A newly gathered team directed by Chief Operating Officer Laura Vincenti and Fair Curator Tumelo Mosaka, will make use of their knowledge of the art world to reiterate Cape Town Art Fair’s (CTAF) position as Africa’s leading fair. CTAF, currently in its 5th edition, will return to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from the 17th to the 19th of February 2016. The fair will once showcase a diverse representation of artwork, installations, and special projects by established and emerging artists from around the world.
In his position as Fair Curator, Mosaka will utilise almost two decades of experience as a curator for institutions including the Krannert Art Museum and MoMA to further develop CTAF’s programme, focusing on the Cultural Platforms section, the Talks programme, and Tomorrows/Today, a curated section of the fair dedicated to solo presentations by some of Africa and the diaspora’s most critically-engaging emerging artists.
Previously the Fair Architect, Vincenti has lead the CTAF’s growth in her broadened role as Chief Operating Officer, by attracting a host of new international galleries and expanding the Fair by 1000sqm. Vincenti gained valuable experience managing the design of Italian art fair Artissima, as well as other large-scale art biennales and international exhibitions, which she is using to place CTAF on the global art calendar.
Rose Setshoge is the Marketing and Communication Manager at Fiera Milano Exhibition Africa, the producers of Cape Town Art Fair. She is managing Cape Town Art Fair’s integrated marketing and public relations plan. Her wealth of experience includes past roles in journalism and advertising.
Sophie Lalonde is responsible for key accounts at Cape Town Art Fair. Lalonde has been involved with an array of southern African artists and community based projects in southern Africa as well as prominent galleries locally and internationally.
Khanya Mashabela, CTAF’s Gallery Liaison, will foster active relationships with participating galleries and attend to the details of the Fair, including operations and communications. Mashabela has worked at leading Cape Town galleries and a private museum.
Combining Cape Town’s economic and cultural advantages with their experience of the art world and events management, Cape Town Art Fair’s team has come together to produce a fair that will place a spotlight on some of the world’s most important artists and the galleries that represent them.