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					                            MARIA FIDEL REGUEROS
                                       Curriculum Vitae
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                                         D.O.B: 12 June 1975

Current Activity:
Borders – Bamako Encounters –African Photographic Biennale hosted at the Johannesburg Art
Gallery and South African National Gallery, Cape Town. Project Manager & Public Educational
Programme Developement on behalf of French Institute of South Africa, 2010.

SPace - Currencies in Contemporary African Art, exhibition of 26 Contemporary Pan african artists
exhibited at Museum Africa 11 May - 11 July 2010 – Duties Include – Curator: Exhibition Logistics &
Public Educational Programme Developement

Urbanart project – a creative collective registered by Maria Fidel Regueros and Andrew. L Wessels
focused on Visual Arts and Film TV & Video production.
    –            Tempo|o|rary Exhibitions - Use of urban spaces to house contemporary Visual Arts
        exhibitions (project in developement)

    –   Chimurenga Series (Working Title) Dramatization of Contemporary African Texts & Images into
        exhibitions and filmic medium (animation, short film, documentary and music videos); (project in

>> …a series of encounters - in conversation with artists<< project, a series of talks between
contemporary African artists featured on the 1 Johannesburg Art Fair and their local counterparts; March
2008, conceptualized and implemented by Maria Fidel Regueros,

Disturbance - an exhibition of contemporary art from Scandinavia and South Africa –
October 08 – February 09 - Johannesburg Art Gallery
Co-curator – January 08 – February 09, Johannesburg Art Gallery
Duties Include: Curatorial concept & Project development: exhibition planning, public
education programing, fundraising & coordination of exhibition.

Thami Mnyele & Medu Art Ensemble – Johannesburg Art Gallery - October 08 – March 09
Duties Include: Co-Curator, Project development: exhibition planning, public education
programing, fundraising & coordination of exhibition.
FRIENDLY TAKEOVERS/Urban Concerns – South Africa Swedish Partnership project –
Johannesburg Art Gallery - February - September 2008
Duties include: Project Management, Educational Programming, Administration

AFRICA REMIX – Johannesburg Art Gallery – May – October 2007 –
Duties Included: Overall Project Coordination; Public Panel Discussions, Artists & Exhibition

Responsible for National and International Networking and Fundraising, CAPE Project
(NPO Director - Development Phase, the Cape Africa Platform Section 21 responsible
for overall project programme ) - Dec 2001 – November 2003
Project Management, Administration and Coordination of various projects within the
CAPE initiative. Duties included:
Project Management - VANSA/CAPE Visual Arts Conference (Development Phase),
Fundraising - CAPE project & Cultural Mapping programme under the CAPE AFRICA PLATFORM
Database Management - Fundraising & Project Marketing database
Payroll Administration, Human Resources

Gallery Manager, Exhibitions Curator and Coordinator, Sandro’s Gallery, Harare,
Zimbabwe (May 1995 – May 2000):
Responsible for Annual exhibition planning and organisation of exhibition openings – Part of the activities included an
elaborate and continuous interaction with various local and foreign artists.
Media Coverage and exhibition publicity –
Staff supervision and payroll administration, Bookkeeping and filing and disbursement of artist earnings etc.

Curatorial Experience
disturbance - an exhibition of contemporary art from scandinavia and south africa –
October 08 – February 09 - Johannesburg Art Gallery
Co-curator – January 08 – February 09, Johannesburg Art Gallery
Duties Include: Project conceptualisation and development: exhibition planning, public
education programing, fundraising & coordination of exhibition.

Curation and Exhibition Design - on behalf of the Joubert Park Project for Traffik Consultancy,
August 2002,.
Was responsible for the curation of 3 Photographic exhibitions for the World Summit on Sustainable
Development, August 2002, Johannesburg South Africa.

           “Child labor in South Africa” Johannesburg International Airport, Johannesburg, South
           Photographs by Peter Magubane, a world acclaimed photographer.
           In conjunction with Unicef, Global Movement for Children and the Gauteng Tourism Authority

           “Alexandra Fragments”, Ultrec Stadium, Alexandra Township, Johannesburg
           Photographs by Caroline Suzman well known South African photographer.

           “ Headline Photos”, Oppenheimer Towers, Soweto Township, Johannesburg.
           Photographs by Alf Kumalo, Ralph Ndawo and Bob Gosani , established DRUM Magazine
           photographers from the period 1950s- 1970s.

Assistant Curator , Sandro’s Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe (May 1995 – May 2000):
Assisted in the curation of exhibitions. Approached Embassies in Harare to exhibit and expose the local public to
foreign art. Some examples are the Czech, Brazilian and Italian embassies in Harare.

Film & TV production

Production Manager – “ Standard bank Low Income DVD”, Muti Films, Director, Guto Bussab, (2007)

Production Coordinator – “ Auto & General “ The restaurant’ 30” TVC for FUEL CS, Dir. Andrew Wessels (2006)

Production Coordinator - “ Grace,” TV Drama - Director Angus Gibson, DOP, Dewald Aukema, Producer: Marki
Pretorius for Curious Pictures Pty Ltd (2006)

Production & Cast Coordinator - ” Tsha Tsha” TV Drama Series, for Curious Pictures Pty Ltd (2006)

Script Coordinator - Heartlines Series, Producer: Marki Pretorius Curious Pictures Pty Ltd (2005)

Co-Director – documentary “ Art in SA Prisons” for the department of Correctional Services and the Department of Arts
and Culture. (2005)

Post Production Coordinator – MTv Base Spotlight Series. (2005)

Co-Producer/Production Manager, Music Video “Ndiredi” performed by Simphiwe Dana for Gallo Records December

Uhuru Productions Pty Ltd – 3 Continents Film Festival – Outreach Programme –
Facilitate discussions on festival films presented (November 2004)

Uhuru Productions – Production Coordinator – 26 minutes documentary Venda (2004)

Uhuru Productions – “My land My life” – Production Assistant (2003)

Uhuru Productions – Assisted with Fundraising for first 3 Continents Film Festival (2003)

Ice Media – directorial debut of Teddy Matera “Norma Comes to Jozi” – locations manager and production assistant.

Ice media – Production Coordinator – Umsobvomvu Youth Fund TV advertisement (2003)

WTN, UK - Production Manager - Roving report for WTN on the subject of Ivory Trade in Zimbabwe, duties
included – (February 2000)

Fundraising Experience

Fundraiser, various projects – Johannesburg Art Gallery, 2007 – 2008

Assistant Fundraiser for the Joubert Park Public Art Project, Johannesburg, South Africa
(July – November 2001)
Appointed to assist in fundraising for the Public Art Project. Raised R20 000 and assistance in kind - printing of
Project materials and Radio publicity.

Fundraiser for Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) Fringe event - Gallery Exhibition at “Gallery 168”.
(February 1999)
Helped raise sponsorship from local wine label, “Mukuyu Wines” to support advertising and approached artists to
participate in the event.

Assisted with research, Plus Plus Plus (+++), Johannesburg, South Africa, December
2002 - March 2003
Research on Faraday Station and surrounding precinct – qualitative research to be used in
artistic interventions planned for the current architectural redevelopment of the area.

Assistant Researcher, Ivor Chipkin, WISER, Johannesburg South Africa (October 2002)
Assisted in collating information on the informal sector in the East Rand, for the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council,
paying specific attention to social, gender and traditional factors contributing to the stronghold of this form of economic
engagement in the specified locality.

Assistant Researcher, Trinity Session, Johannesburg South Africa (May 2002)

Assisted Trinity Session with research and analysis of collected material on Visual arts and Crafts Sectors and
Industries in the SADC region. Paper commissioned by UN.

Other Work Experience
Project Coordinator, “Society & Information” Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria (November 2000 – May 2001)
Project Coordinator “European Volunteer Service”, Bulgaria, a European Commission Programme for sending
volunteers abroad and upon their arrival back in the country assisting them in the implementation of development
Part of the Bulgarian delegation at a Workshop held in Gliwice, Poland on “Draft Constitution for the European Union

Commissioned to write Project Proposals to various funding organizations in Europe
           -    “ Minority rights awareness in the face of globalization “ – and
                 “Exchange of know-how between Bulgarian NGOs and those found in Southern Africa specifically
       focusing on Zimbabwe and South Africa - Charity Know How, U.K.
       Project Proposal Translations from English into Bulgarian and from Bulgarian into English

Assistant Web Page Administrator of , Harare, Zimbabwe - (Part Time March-June 2000)
Was responsible for Product Identification - identifying Zimbabwean Artisans whose innovative and exciting products
could be uploaded and sold on the website. Photographing (digital format) of products and styling them
in Adobe Photoshop. Maintaining contact with NOVICA Head Office in the USA. Dispatch of products to clients
abroad. Administrative responsibilities including the update of existing database on artisans and stock

Gallery Archivist and Assistant editor of Magazine, Chapungu Sculpture Park, Harare, Zimbabwe
(January – November 1998):
Was appointed primarily to update of the photo archives of the Chapungu Sculpture Park. In addition assisted
Gallery’s Magazine Editor with layout and content.

Project Coordinator, Inter Country People’s Aid, Harare, Zimbabwe – Local NGO (March                         – October
Was in charge of an income-generating programme in a peri-urban squatter settlement
 “ Dzivarasekwa Extension ”, Zimbabwe. Duties included were - Identifying products, which the target group could
produce within its capabilities in order to generate income, while teaching basic business skills to the target group.
Creating network relations with whom, the target group could assimilate and maintain sustainable relations and results.
Weekly reports on activities and proposals on how to expand activities. Appealing to international organisations,
diplomatic missions and other related NGOs for aid. Representing the Organisation at related NGO meetings.

Independent Work
Translator, Volunteer Service Overseas (April 2001):
 Translating of Teaching Materials on “Sexual Education and Personal Development “ for workshop held in Lom,
Bulgaria as part of Volunteer Service Overseas, UK activities in Bulgaria for people with learning difficulties and

Simultaneous Translator (March 2001)
Participated in Workshop Held in Melnik, Bulgaria “Mental Health & User Organizations”, organised by “Hamlet Trust”,
a UK based NGO.

Visual Arts Project Manager, (February – March 2001)
Independently (as Association “Face”) with a group of colleagues developed “ Waste”, an Open Society, Sofia - Project
proposal for an Interactive Open Air exhibition using waste as art, whereby Bulgaria’s most prominent artist,
photographers and theatre performers are to interact with the public. Overall aim was to raise awareness through art of
the varied uses of waste products and about the level of pollution in the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia;

Exhibition Curator, Sandro’s Gallery (April 2000)
Organised an exhibition of sculptures and painting at Sandro’s Gallery of International Artists (Colombia, Sweden and
Zimbabwe) – proceeds went to Island Hospice, Harare.

2010: Educational Supplement contributor, Space – Currencies in contemporary African Art, exhibition of
      26 Pan african artists at Museum Africa, 11 July – 11 May.

2008: Review of exhibitions at Intermission/Private practice exhibition Space – Lister Medical Building
1998: Article on the workshop held on Intellectual Rights in film within the region, Zanzibar International
      Film Festival, Zanzibar.

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, Bulgarian,and some French
COMPUTER SKILLS: All Microsoft and MAC OS X Applications, Microsoft Project, Adobe Photoshop,
Final Cut Pro

                    Honors Degree “Heritage Studies – Presentation and re-representation of History”,
                   University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Major in Heritage Studies with special
                   attention to Museums & Public Culture.
1996-1999           Bachelor of Arts Degree UNISA (University of South Africa), Pretoria, South Africa,
                    Majors in Political Science and Development Administration with Minors in Socio-Cultural
                    Anthropology and Economics
1993 - 1995
A’ Levels          English Literature, Geography & Art

O’ Levels           English Language & Literature, French, Mathematics, Sciences, Geography and Art

Melissa Mboweni            

Thembinkosi Goniwe         

Clive Kellner                        Previous Head, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Bie Venter                           Joubert Park Pubic Art Project, Johannesburg, South Africa, PO Box 53257,
                                     Troyeville 2139, Johannesburg, South Africa,

Mr Steven Sack                       Director of Arts, Culture and Heritage services, City of Johannesburg.
                                     Tel: (011) 373-7502.

Susan Glanville             

Andrew Wessels                       TV Director/Editor, FuelCS,

Rehad Desai                          Uhuru Productions Pty Ltd,,

Mariki Pretorius                     Curious Pictures, Producer,

Natalie Dixon                        SL Magazine, previous Chief Editor.

Tendeka Matatu                       Ten10 Films, 0832797306

Ditte Aae Bernardini                 Sandro’s Gallery Director, Harare, Zimbabwe

Paul Wade-                           Ink Spots Graphic Design Studio, Harare, Zimbabwe

Astrid Honeyman-     Director of Inter Country People’s Aid NGO, Harare, Zimbabwe,

Phillip Roberts      WTN, London, UK,

Georgia Patrikios-, Harare, Zimbabwe

Krassimir Popov -    “Society & Information” Foundation, 13 Aksakov Str. Sofia 1000,