About the Museum


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© George Prassas (O&PL), Photo: Iwan Baan

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© George Prassas (O&PL), Photo: Iwan Baan

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Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), opening on September 22, 2017, is the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art. Zeitz MOCAA collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits twenty-first century art from Africa and its Diaspora. The museum hosts international exhibitions, develops supporting educational and enrichment programs, encourages intercultural understanding, and guarantees access for all. Over one hundred galleries are dedicated to a permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, and Centres for Art Education, Curatorial Excellence, Performative Practice, Photography, the Moving Image, and the Costume Institute. Zeitz MOCAA was established through a partnership between the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz in 2013. Mark Coetzee is our Executive Director and Chief Curator. We partner with various local and international institutions, manage a Curatorial Training Program, and loan artworks to museums globally.

Collection Highlights


Sethembile Msezane

Signal Her Return I

Nandipha Mntambo

Vela Sikubhekile

Mary Sibande

In the midst of chaos, there is opportunity

Kendell Geers

Hanging Place

Daniella Mooney

And So Be It
Zeitz MOCAA: Collection Highlights

Sethembile Msezane

Signal Her Return I, 2016
Eighteenth-centruy bell, hair and candles

Nandipha Mntambo

Vela Sikubhekile, 2011
Cowhide, resin, polyester mesh, waxed cord, and horn

Mary Sibande

In the midst of chaos, there is opportunity, 2017
Fibreglass, vinyl, metal, painted wood, 100% cotton, and polyester fibrefill

Kendell Geers

Hanging Place, 1993
Rope and clay bricks

Daniella Mooney

And So Be It, 2014
Carrera marble and brass
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