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Chandra Frank

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.


Exhibitions


Exhibition: Re(as)sisting Narratives in South Africa

Exploring lingering legacies of colonialism between South Africa and the Netherlands through engaging with contemporary artists from both countries

Exhibition: Re(as)sisting Narratives

Exploring lingering legacies of colonialism between South Africa and the Netherlands through engaging with contemporary artists from both countries

Agenda


Feminist art practice today: pushing the boundaries
Dialogue on what feminist art practice means today; with Iris Kensmil, Chandra Frank, Elizabeth Kleinveld and Milo van der Maaden.
Performance: My Tongue Softens On The Other Name
Interactive performance reflecting on the exhibition Re(as)sisting Narratives, through taking inspiration from a poem by Gabeba Baderoon.
Re(as)sisting Narratives in context
A conversation in the context of exhibition 'Re(as)sisting Narratives' with curator Chandra Frank, participating artist Judith Westerveld, and moderator Jennifer Tosch.
The Story Might Not Be Complete
A discussion on erasure and the archive.
International Women’s Day at Framer Framed
Opening exhibition Society and lecture by Chandra Frank.
Gerilja Talks: Nancy Jouwe x Black Women in the Dutch Arts Scene
On the valuable contributions that Black women have made to the Dutch arts scene.

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