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Athi Mongezeleli Joja

Edith Kreeger Wolff Distinguished Visiting Professor

Athi Mongezeleli Joja is an art critic and theorist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has an MFA from Wits University in Johannesburg, where he studied the writing of the late South African art critic Colin Richards. His research interests are in modern and contemporary South African art, anti-apartheid cultural movements, art criticism and critical race theory. Athi is also a member of the arts collective Gugulective, and he is also a member of Azanian Philosophical Society. He has written for magazines and journals including Africanah, Theoria, ASAPArtforumArt South Africa and the Mail & Guardian. He was the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at Northwestern University in 2018, where he collaborated with the art historian and critic Huey Copeland on a project to devise undergraduate and graduate courses – called ‘Appropriation and its Discontents’. 
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