Prof. Elfriede Dreyer
Elfriede Dreyer was appointed as senior museum scientist at the Art Bank South Africa in August 2019. She is also Extraordinary Professor in Visual Arts at the University of South Africa and a rated researcher of the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. She has published and curated widely, both locally and internationally. Her field of interest is South African contemporary art and its relation with utopia, space and place, and post-Africanism.
She holds the qualifications of D Litt et Phil (Art History), MA (Fine Arts), BA (FA), BA, HED, UTLM (Piano) and an International Diploma in Multimedia (Groningen). Seminal recent curatorial projects were the ‘Tribute’ exhibition (2019), Klein Karoo National Festival (KKNK), Oudtshoorn; ‘Nomad bodies’ (2014), Wintertuin Gallery, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp; ‘Terra’ (2015), Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein; ‘Titus Matiyane’s Panoramas of the BRICS Capitals’ (2015), University of Johannesburg Gallery; and co-curating ‘The city: a form of life’ (2014), Cool Capital, Pretoria Biennale. In 2005 she co-founded Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio in Pretoria and was its curator until April 2014.