Residencies

The Bag Factory’s visiting artist program, which began in 1996, has already welcomed more than 200 artists, researchers, and curators, from around the world, to Johannesburg. Up to eight residencies are programmed each year, inviting mid-career international artists to work alongside a community of fifteen Johannesburg-based peers for one to three months. Residencies are self-directed and focus on enabling artists to research and develop new work in a supportive environment. Through public events, outreach, and Open Studios, these opportunities encourage interaction and dialogue between the visiting artists and local audiences.

 

CURRENT & UPCOMING RESIDENCIES

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions, the Bag Factory’s international residency programme is postponed until further notice. 

 

Kutlo Mabua (Botswana)
1 SEP 2021 – 30 NOV 2021

EM Mirembe (Curator, Uganda)
2 SEP 2021 – 30 NOV 2021

Kutlwano Monyai (RSA)
1  OCT 2020 – 30 SEP 2022

Princia Matungulu (RSA) 
1 OCT 2021 – 30 SEP 2022

Federica Bueti (Curator, Germany)
1 OCT 2021 – 30 NOV 2021

Tuva Bjork (Finland) 
1 NOV 2021 – 31 JAN 2022

Sofia Ana Elise Steinvorth (Curator, Germany)
1 FEB 2022 – 31 MAR 2022

Vincent Schier (Curator, Germany)
1 SEP 2022 – 31 SEP 2022

 

PREVIOUS RESIDENCIES

Hemali Khoosal (RSA)
5 OCT 2020 – 30 SEP 2021

Cheriese Dilrajh (RSA) 
5 OCT 2020 – 30 SEP 2021

 

Joe Turpin (RSA)
1 JUN 2020  – 31 JUL 2021

Tila Likunzi (Curator, Angola)
27 FEB 2021 – 26 MAY 2021

Thebe Phetogo (Botswana)
1 FEB 2021 – 30 APR 2021

Levy Pooe (RSA)
1 DEC 2020 – 19 FEB 2021

Lebogang Mogul Mabusela (RSA) 
5 OCT 2020 – 8 JAN 2021

 

Luso-Linkup (Angola/Mozambique)
1 SEP2020 – 30 NOV 2020

Henrietta Scholtz (RSA)
1 JUN – 31 AUG 2020 

Yolanda Mazwana (RSA)
1 OCT 2019 – 30 SEP 2020

Gina Maxim (Zimbabwe)
3 FEB – 30 APR 2020

Andreas Andersson (Sweden)
2 MAR – 30 APR 2020

Dudubloom More (RSA)
2 DEC 2019 – 7 FEB 2020

Erla Haraldsdóttir (Iceland)
15 JAN – 15 APR 2020

Ronel de Jager (RSA)
1 OCT 2019 – 31 JAN 2020

Fadzai Muchemwa (Curator, Zimbabwe)
2 SEP – 29 NOV 2019

Elizabeth Kobusinge Karamagi (Uganda)
2 SEP – 29 NOV 2019

Mako Ishizuka ( Sweden/Japan)
29 AUG – 29 OCT 2019

Stacey Gillian Abe (Uganda)
1 JUL – 15 SEP 2019

Amina Zoubir (Algeria)
1 – 30 JUN 2019

Alexandre Kyungu (Congo)
1 APR – 02 MAY 2019

Erla Haraldsdóttir (Iceland)
14 JAN – 15 APR 2019

 

Malebona Maphutse (RSA)
1 OCT 2018 – 29 MAR 2019

Olivia Botha (RSA)
10 DEC 2018 – 15 FEB 2019

Simphiwe Buthelezi (RSA)
25 SEP – 14 DEC 2018