Partner Residency - Arts Research Africa
Fak’ugesi Festival partners in residencies and creative development programs for digital creatives from across the African continent. Our offering in these partnerships is as a dynamic, critical and regional meeting place and showcase for digital creatives. The Arts Research Africa Residency in partnership the Wits School of Arts, is aimed at linking artists between Festivals on the African continent.
2019 ARA Residency
Russel Hlongwane is a cultural producer and creative industries consultant based in Durban, South Africa. His work is located at the intersection of Heritage/ Modernity and Culture/ Tradition as it applies to various disciplines of artistic practice. His said practice includes cultural research, creative producing, design, curatorship and the creative economy.
He is part of a number of collectives, working groups and programmes spread across the SADC region, the continent and internationally. He operates as a curator, writer, producer, researcher, theorist and consultant. He has shown work in Munich, Marrakech, London, Maputo, Karlsruhe, Harare, Bristol, Tokyo as well as throughout South Africa.