Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose (he/they) is an artist, curator, filmmaker, researcher, sessional lecturer and a co-founder and member of Re-curators Curatorial Collective. He is interested in developing and cultivating research and artistic methodologies around Black cultural production in Africa and its diaspora. With a decolonial approach as his operational framework, his scope includes curatorial projects such as exhibitions, workshops, acquisitions and publishing. Collaboration, speculation, experimentation, community and care are at the core of these projects.
Nyawose graduated with a BA (Hons) in film from AFDA: The School for the Creative Economy (formerly The South African School of Motion Picture and Live Performance) and received an Honours Degree in Curatorship from the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Curating the Archive (UCT). He is the 2019 recipient of the Andrew Mellon Graduate Internship at Iziko South African National Gallery and a Creative Knowledge Resources fellow (2019–2020), an interdisciplinary project funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and UCT which seeks to document and study socially engaged art and interventionism. Nyawose sits as a member of the University of Cape Town’s Works of Art Committee which is responsible for the institution’s art acquisitions and curation. In 2021, Nyawose presented a solo exhibition eBhish’ at blank projects in Cape Town. He is the 2021–2022 University of Cape Town’s Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) Live Art Festival Curatorial Fellow and an Institute of Creative Arts Fellow (2020).