Making Genius


As part of the Johannesburg Creative Mornings talks, Tegan Bristow shares her experience.

In 2017, Bristow lists herself as three things: a South African artist and developer of interactive digital installations; Senior Lecturer and Head of the Interactive Digital Media at the Digital Arts Division of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and Director of the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival since 2016.

Bristow has just completed her PhD on Decolonising Aesthetic Practices in Technology Art Practices in Africa, which she wrote with the Plantery Collegium at the Center for Interdisciplinary Arts at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom. In 2015 she curated the Post African Futures exhibition with the Goodman Gallery in extension of her PhD.

Outside of her curatorial and development practices with art, culture and technology in Africa, Bristow has exhibited her own practice widely – most prominently “Meaning Motion” at the Wits Art Museum. Bristow has also published various journal articles and book chapters on her research and practice, most recently in Critical African Studies in 2017.

Venue: Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Newtown
Time: 8.30am to 10am
Cost: Free


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