RESIDENCY ANTHEA BUYS (ZAF)
Anthea Buys is Hordaland Art Centre’s resident for January 2012. During her residency, she will be researching the rise of “amateur professionalisms” in contemporary artistic and curatorial practice.
Her research will entail developing an archive of anecdotal, instructional and critical material on artists’ and curators’ cultivation of expertise in conventionally non-art disciplines for art-related purposes.
Anthea Buys (b. 1984, Johannesburg) is a curator and writer based in Cape Town, South Africa. She currently works at the South African National Gallery as curator of contemporary art. After stumbling into the art world as a far-too-young journalist for the Mail & Guardian in South Africa, she began working with artists on what turned out to be exhibitions. She is writing a PhD on imaginary architecture, and her amateur expertise include growing Cape fynbos, a plant species unique to the Southern tip of Africa, and baking.