curatorial residency: JulyAugust 2016

Mika Conradie (South Africa)

Mika Conradie

(b. 1989, South Africa) is a researcher and curator preoccupied with plant-thinking, rhythmanalysis, ecology studies, decolonial spatial practice, the post-contemporary and collective social infrastructures in Johannesburg. Her curated and co-curated projects include Or As With (NewARC, Johannesburg), Identikit (Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg), supplies (Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg), The Forecasters (Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju) and Listening Through the Image (Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg). As one half of pool (a curatorial collective with Amy Watson) she co-developed the long-term research project Ocean-Thinking that will travel to Madagascar in October 2016 with the support of Pro Helvetia Johannesburg. She lectures in Exhibition and Curatorial Practice at the Market Photo Workshop and is currently completing an MA in History of Art at Wits University, with a focus on spatial practice, vernacular infrastructures and collective agency in the South African visual arts. She is a member of Tropical Depression, a makeshift trans-continental collective that speculates on artistic mobility and infiltration within contemporary structures of capital, and that emerged, in part, through a shared awkward crush on Jakarta.

This residency is a part of the "Re-Directing: East" project which is co-financed by the City of Warsaw.