EXHIBITIONWezile Harmans: Do Not Trust the Borders29 JAN – 25 FEB 2022The Bag Factory is pleased to present DO NOT TRUST THE BORDERS a solo exhibition of new work by Wezile Harmans. This exhibition interrogates the migration policies that have resulted in the dehumanization of certain bodies through the colonial visa application processes. The intimidating buildings … Read more


Please join us for a conversation around live art on Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 18:00 CATNeo DisekoLerato ShadiNelisiwe XabaABOUT THE PANEL DISCUSSIONThe Bag Factory, a pioneering contemporary visual arts organisation in Johannesburg, currently celebrates its thirty year anniversary. Numerous acclaimed South African artists who specifically engage with live art have been resident artists at the … Read more PANEL DISCUSSION: RE/PERFORMING LIVE ART IN SOUTH AFRICA

OFF/ EXHIBITIONBag Factory 30 Years; So Far, The Future 01 MAY – 19 JUN 2021 The Bag Factory is excited to announce its 30th anniversary exhibition, Bag Factory 30 Years: So Far, The Future, presented in partnership with FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg.The Bag Factory is celebrating three decades of our history and legacy as a non-profit … Read more

OFF/ EXHIBITIONMeeting Places10 APR – 10 MAY 2021Meeting Places is a collaborative exhibition presented by the Bag Factory and Guns & Rain at the new Oxford Parks precinct in Dunkeld. The exhibition features a selection of artists affiliated with the Bag Factory’s studios and Guns & Rain gallery. Join us for the opening on Sat 10 April … Read more

OPEN CALL: TURN2 ResidenciesCuratorial Research Residencies in Johannesburg for curators and cultural practitioners based in Germany. For Residencies in Berlin for curators based on the African continent, please click here.A joint project of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation), the ZK/U – Center for Arts and Urbanistics and the Triangle Network.In collaboration with and … Read more

EXHIBITIONLevy Pooe: Mphe mphe ya lapisa20 FEB – 12 MAR 2021The Bag Factory is pleased to present Mphe Mphe ya Lapisa, a solo exhibition of new work by Levy Pooe, winner of the prestigious 2020 Cassirer Welz Award presented by the Bag Factory in partnership with Strauss Education.This body of work is an extension of … Read more

Bronwyn Katz: Erf

Working primarily with discarded bedsprings sourced from forgotten and neglected spaces in Johannesburg’s CBD, Katz has produced a body of work titled Erf. The exhibition is a continuation of Katz’s process-based work, through which she explores the potential of her material to serve as markers and representations of space and memory.Artworks/ Installation/ Openning Featured Articles Video interviews 

Inside Jobs – a solo project by Pebofatso Mokoena

20 SEP – 4 OCT 2018 Engaging in theories of time, chaos, probability and randomness, the exhibition marks the artist’s consistent push to make sense of the chaotic nature of overwhelming global cultures, socio-politically, psychologically, and personally.In short – the works on this exhibition are rooted in conversations about the nature of one’s individuality mingled around … Read more Inside Jobs – a solo project by Pebofatso Mokoena