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DIRECTOR & CURATOR
Born 1983, Botswana. Same Mdluli is an artist, arts administrator, and writer living in Johannesburg. She has recently completed her PhD in Art History at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Mdluli completed her B-Tech in Fine Arts in 2006 at the University of Johannesburg (formally Wits Technikon) and an MA in Arts and Culture Management at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2010. She has worked as an administrator at both the Cape Town and Johannesburg Goodman Gallery in 2007 and 2010 respectively and also taught art for a few years at primary school level. She has participated in some group exhibitions and won some awards including the 2012 Mentorship Award from the South African Arts Writers & Critics Association and Post Graduate Merit Award from the Wits University. In 2012 and 2013 she was selected as a Junior Research Scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and as a participant at the Diversitas Summer School in Oldenburg, Germany respectively. She was recently invited as guest researcher at the Institut National d’histoire de l’art (INHA) in Paris for the ‘Culture Profession’ programme under the department of Art and Globalisation. She was recently selected as one of Mail and Guardian top 200 young influential people and sits as an advisory panel member for visual arts for the National Arts Council.