This is the short biography of Sithabile Mlotshwa, an Independent Curator, Designer, Blogger and Visual Artist working internationally but with a base in Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Sithabile is Founder and Director of the Thamgidi Foundation, Producer and Artistic Director IFAA Art Platform, Co-Producer and Curator 1st edition Yango Biennale 2014 in Kinshasa Congo, Co-producer and Artistic Director IFAABelgium, Initiator and Artistic Director Bulawayo Biennale, Former Secretary General ResArtis, 2008 President of the Jury Dak’art Biennale, Producer, Writer and Editor of The Artists Newspaper, Producer and Artistic Director The Artists Art Fair, Producer and Curator Collector’s Weekend, Producer Art, Books en Wine, Owner Chapandoz Brand, Art Collector and a Philanthropist.
Sithabile was speaker at 2010 TEDxWomen Amsterdam. Her 2015 – 2025 IFAA project in the Fight against Social and Environmental degradation was in 2016 nominated for the TEDxAmsterdam Awards. Sithabile is publicized in The Next Women (an Online Magazine For Female Business Heroes) as an inspirational woman. She is also publicized in the Rebelle Art & Feminism 1969 -2009 catalogue of the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem, which offers a retrospective, and a look at the Dutch women’s art movement, and pays particular attention, among other things to the role of Women in the Visual Arts Foundation, and the role of women artists in artists’ initiatives.
Sithabile was selected for the Asia-Europe Network Training Program of Independent Autonomous Art Centres in Paris organized by Asia Europe Foundation, Trans Europe Halles & Artfactories where she represented the Netherlands for the building of the Asia – Europe Network for Independent Cultural Centres.
She was 2009 advisory Board member of the Gelders Balkon (Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem). She is a Member of the Alliance of Artists Communities and 2017 Jury Member Orisha Prize. She has illustrated books and participated in numerous exhibitions and in the restoration of the Cyrene Mission (restoration of a church which is on UNESCO world heritage list).
Hereby below a few web-inks for your reference in regards to the above mentioned:
IFAA Art Platform: https://ifaa-platform.org/
Thamgidi Foundation: http://www.thamgidifoundation.org/
IFAA Belgium: https://ifaabelgium.wordpress.com/
Dakart Biennale: http://biennaledakar.org/2018/
Yango Biennale: http://www.yango-biennale.org/
The Artists Newspaper: https://theartistsnewspaper.com/
Museum of Modern Art Arnhem: https://www.museumarnhem.nl/
ORISHA Award by ORAFRICA: http://www.orafrica.com/en/artists/
Collector’s Weekend: https://collectorsweekend.org/
Sithabile Mlotshwa’ Blog: https://mlotshwa.wordpress.com/
Art Books en Wine: https://artbooksenwine.wordpress.com/
My 2010 talk at TEDxWomen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or9a5mqmvqA
The Asia Europe Foundation – Independent Cultural Centers Leadership Training: https://indepartspacestraining2007.wordpress.com/participants/sithabile-mlotshwa/