Sinethemba Twalo is an artist and curator who is completing a PhD in art history at the University of Johannesburg.
In 2014 Twalo was the artist in residency fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany also a graduate of the Master of Public Spheres programme at the Ecole Cantonale d’art du Valais in Sierre, Switzerland.
Twalo has presented work on international platforms such as the 10th Berlin Biennale (2018), The Taktlos Free Jazz festival in Zurich (2018), the 3rd Black History Month Florence (2018), the 32nd São Paulo Bienal public programme (2016) and the 8th Jerusalem Show (2016). Most of these shows are as a result of an intervention created in collaboration with other leading practitioners in South Africa’s contemporary art landscape.
Established in 2016, in collaboration with artist Dineo Seshee Bopape and curator Gabi Ngcobo, the Nothing Gets Organised platform functions as an unconventional, defiant space for practitioners to unravel and detangle their practices free of commercial restraint. Here, research is ongoing, malleable and open ended.
In 2017, the platform was nominated for the Visible Award. Facilitated by the Cittadellarte — Fondazione Pistoletto, a nonprofit arts and cultural incubation in Italy, the award is devoted to artwork that aims to produce and sustain socially involved artistic practices.
Twalo’s art practice looks to facilitate a greater appreciation for slower, more analytical pieces of work that are less concerned with creating a spectacle.