Located in the historic grain silo at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, in Cape Town, South Africa, Zeitz MOCAA is the largest art museum in Africa.
It is Jochen Zeitz in partnership with the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, who founded the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town (South Africa). This contemporary art museum collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits twenty-first century art from Africa and its Diaspora. MOCAA also hosts international exhibitions, Centres for Art Education, Curatorial Excellence, Performative Practice, Photography, the Moving Image, and the Costume Institute.
The building is made up of curved concrete lines and features 9,500 square meters of space over nine floors, including 6,000 square meters for displays. Overall the 9,500sqm complex consists of nine floors including 80 galleries, 18 education rooms, a rooftop sculpture garden as well as storage and conservation areas, a restaurant, a coffee shop, and bookstores. It is the London-based designer Thomas Heatherwick that has been chosen to design this conversion in 2014. The opening ceremony was presided over by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on September 22, 2017.
Executive Director and Chief Curator: Koyo Kouoh
Chief Operations Office: Fawaz Mustapha
Director of Institutional Advancement, Zeitz MOCAA and Executive Director, Zeitz MOCAA Foundation USA: Brooke Minto
The Zeitz MOCAA opens everyday including public holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).
- LAYING BARE: STUDIO PROCESS AT THE MUSEUM – Kemang Wa Luhulere
19th December 2019 – 10th May 2020
- ACTS AT THE CROSSROADS
Artist: Otobong Nkanga
Curator: Precious Mhone
21th November 2019 – 23th February 2020
- TWO TOGETHER – Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou, Ndjideka Akunyili Crosby, Joel Andrianomearisoa, Lungiswa Gqunta, Nicholas Hlobo, Taiye Idahor, Isaac Julien, Mouna Karray, Glenn Ligon, Misheck Masamvu, Zanele Muholi, Sethembile Msezane and Athi Patra Ruga.
07th November 2019 – 25th October 2020
- AND SO THE STORIES RAN AWAY
Exhibition Curators: Liesl Hartman and Richard Kilpert
Mentor artists: Jill Joubert and Isabelle Grobler
Invited artist: Lynette Bester
08th September 2019 – 30th March 2020
- WHY SHOULD I HESITATE: PUTTING DRAWINGS TO WORK
Curatorial Assistant: Tammy Langtry
25th August 2019 – 23th March 2020