31 March to 10 April 2022
VEZA New Media Focus
VEZA 02 ran from 31 March to 10 April 2022 and focussed on digital art and the remarkable possibilities of new media. It took the form of a selling exhibition of important video artworks at SP–ARTE (Sāo Paulo) and simultaneously online, powered in partnership with Niio — a state of the art platform that enables new media to be preserved, certified and seamlessly acquired. This moment also marked the launch of the VEZA NEW MEDIA FUND, providing support to artists working in film, video and other digital platforms.
Galleries from 25 cities spread across five continents came together to participate in this new hybrid model of VEZA 02. In addition to the focus on new media, galleries presented works from their programme in a variety of media. Explore these as well as our other gallery members here.
Titled Bending the Axis, the VEZA 02 curatorial programme was curated by Meyken Barreto, Uche James Iroha, and the curatorial duo Carlos Quijon, Jr. & Kathleen Ditzig and was made possible with the generosity of Mr. Jorge M. Perez and the inaugural SOUTH SOUTH x El Espacio 23 Curatorial Residency.
As an extension of the Bending the Axis online exhibitions, the VEZA 02 curated talks programme included four live panel discussions that touched on the thematic threads established through the visual programme. Speakers included Pio Abad, Kimberly Drew, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa.
23 February to 7 March 2021
Meaning “to show, produce or reveal” in isiZulu — one of South Africa’s 11 national languages — the first edition of VEZA was a hybrid of a live selling event powered by auction technology on 23 February 2021 and a peer-led Online Viewing Room (OVR) that was open to the public from 24 February to 7 March 2021. VEZA featured 50+ galleries from more than 40 cities spread across 30 countries and 5 continents, coming together in their dedication to art of the Global South. SOUTH SOUTH recognises the crucial role played by independent and nonprofit spaces. Proceeds from the auction were donated to 3 charity partners — RAW Material Company (Dakar), Green Papaya Art Projects (Manila) and Casa do Povo (São Paulo), selected for their operations supporting artistic production in the Global South. The gallery presentations were accompanied by dedicated curated programmes by esteemed curators Elvira Dyangani Ose, Rodrigo Moura, Paula Nascimento and Suzana Sousa.