Chandra Frank is a Dutch/South African independent curator based in London and Amsterdam. She holds an MPhil in African Studies from the University of Cape Town and is currently a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work is focused on the Black, Migrant and Refugee women’s movement in the Netherlands during the 1980s. She explores the role of archives, Black and brown feminist genealogy and the politics of pleasure and resistance.
In her curatorial practice, Frank is interested in uncovering hidden queer stories, refiguring the archive and thinking towards decolonial and queer modes of research, curating and healing. To this end, Frank has written various articles, given lectures and presented papers. She has written for Africa is A country, Discover Society, Warscapes and is published in Third Text Africa. She is a 2016 ICA (Institute for the Creative Arts) Curatorial Fellow at the University of Cape Town.
On invitation by Framer Framed, Chandra Frank started working on the Re(as)sisting Narratives project in 2014/2015. The exhibition is focused on lingering colonial legacies between South Africa and the Netherlands through engaging with contemporary artists from both countries. Re(as)sisting Narratives was in 2016 on show at Framer Framed in Amsterdam and District Six Museum in Cape Town.