Business Development Director
Makgati Molebatsi is an art advisor and curator with professional expertise spanning art collecting, marketing and integrated communications, and business development. In addition to the art world, she has worked in sectors including FMCG, retail, energy, rail and advertising. She sits on the board of the Bag Factory Artists Studios in Johannesburg, and provides mentorship within the visual arts sector through the Business and Art South Africa (BASA) mentorship programme. She graduated BA Social Sciences from The University of the North and obtained a Certificate in Business Administration from Wits Business School. She also holds a Certificate in Art & Business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London Campus.
Lucy MacGarry has more than 12 years experience in bridging the gap between the art and corporate worlds. In 2018 she founded a South African-based art advisory, consulting to organisations such as Keyes Art Mile and Mesh Club. In 2017 she curated the The South African Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, and from 2014-16 she was Curator of the FNB Joburg Art Fair. Lucy has served as an advisor for private and corporate collections throughout South Africa, and has produced successful collaborations between artists and artisans, commercial platforms and non-profit initiatives for over ten years.
Contact: lucy @latitudesartfair.com
Fair Experience Director
Roberta Coci has over a decade's experience working in the cultural and lifestyle space in Johannesburg. She started her career in editorial, writing for premium publications such as National Geographic, House and Leisure and Sunday Times. After this, she spent several years curating and producing large-scale events such as the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair and the Winter Sculpture Fair, before starting her own company, La Mano, in 2016. La Mano is an events and communications studio with a focus on local design, food, art and culture, through which Roberta creates events and activations such as museum exhibitions, food fairs, film festivals, mentorship groups, and art fairs.
Nokwazi Zimu is a seasoned Media professional, having worked in broadcast media for 15 years, with SABC TV News, e-TV (now eNCA), Talk Radio 702, Summit TV, Power Fm, Kaya Fm, Voice Of Soweto and East Coast Radio, amongst others. Zimu is also a published academic author and holds an MA in Media Studies from Wits University. As the regional and national Vodacom Journalist of the Year (2005) award recipient, she also had the opportunity anchor SABC’s 7pm Prime Time News, Morning Live alongside Leanne Manas and the late Vuyo Mbuli, while hosting the Business Talk Show on SABC 3. More recently, Nokwazi transitioned to the visual arts sector and has worked with the FNB JoburgArtFair and and the Winter Sculpture Fair as their VIP Manager.
Anthea Kemp is a curator and writer with a background in institutional management and development, art criticism, project management, media, and academia. From 2014-2017 she was the director of Hordaland Kunstsentr, a leading contemporary art centre in Bergen, Norway, and prior to that was a PhD fellow in the Art History department at Columbia University in New York. Anthea has curated projects for spaces including Hordaland Kunstsenter (Bergen), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), WIELS Project Space (Brussels), Tallinn Art Hall (Tallin), Santo Domingo Ex-Convento (Oaxaca), Platform Stockholm (Stockholm), the Iziko South African National Gallery (Cape Town), the Johannesburg Art Gallery (Johannesburg), and Bergen Kunsthall (Bergen).
Media and Communications
Bronwyn Coppola is an arts media specialist and communications strategist with more than twenty years experience in the marketing, communications and public relations sector. She established her own business in 2000, working across numerous industry sectors to represent brands like Nike SA, Wilderness Safaris and MiWay, and is now a co-founder of A Better World Network. The UNESCO World Heritage site, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, was a key client until Bronwyn decided to put her BA Fine Arts degree to the more specific task of working with arts-related organisations. These include the FNB JoburgArtFair (2015-18), Business and Arts South Africa, Keyes Art Mile, TMRW Gallery, Stevenson Joburg, more recently LATITUDES Art Fair and the A4 Arts Foundation.