Mark Coetzee

Executive Director & Chief Curator, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), Cape Town, South Africa
Four Season AL MarYah
24TH and 25TH JANUARY 2018
"Join me on the 22nd of March 2018 at Art Talks II: Evolving Cultures, Developing Collections alongside Dalloul Art Foundation, Jean-Paul Najar Foundation and Salsali Private Museum where we will explore the future of museums and their role in the changing contemporary art market. Learn more on the overview page."

zeitz mocaa is The first major contemporary art museum to be built in Africa

Mark Coetzee is currently Executive Director and Chief Curator, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Cape Town, South Africa, 2013 - present) which he helped found in 2013; Chair, Art in Public Places Programme at the V&A Waterfront (Cape Town, South Africa, 2013 - present); and Director, Curatorial Training Programme (Cape Town, South Africa, 2013 - present).

Past positions include: Curator, Zeitz Collection (Switzerland, 2009 - 2013); Cultural Specialist, Zeitz Foundation (Kenya, 2009 - 2013); Visiting Professor, New World School of the Arts, University of Florida (Miami, USA, 2009 - 2016); International Advisory Council and Adjunct Curator at the Laumeier Sculpture Park (St. Louis, USA. 2013 - 2017); Program Director, PUMAVision and Chief Curator, PUMA.Creative (Herzogenaurach, Germany, 2009 - 2013); Selection Committee,

PPR Foundation for Women’s Dignity and Rights, (Paris, France, 2011 - 2012); Director of both the Contemporary Arts Foundation and the Rubell Family Collection (Miami, USA, 2000 - 2009); Adjunct Curator, Palm Springs Art Museum (USA, 2008 - 2009); Adjunct Faculty Member, New World School of the Arts; Co-Director, New World School of the Arts Honors Program; and Director, Curatorial Training Program (Miami, USA, 2001 - 2009).

He is a recognized artist in his own right as well an art historian and writer. Coetzee has published extensively on art, writing for journals including the Huffington Post, Mail & Guardian, Revue Noire and the Sunday Independent, and written over 30 monograph catalogs on various artists. His latest publications include monographs on Hernan Bas, Keith Haring, Eberhard Havekost, and John

Stezaker. Coetzee studied at the University of Stellenbosch, the University of Cape Town, and the University of Paris-Sorbonne.