Dr. Tegan Bristow is a South African artist and developer of interactive digital installations; Senior Lecturer at the Wits School of Arts of the University of the Witwatersrand and Director of the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival since 2016.
In 2017 Bristow completed PhD on Decoloniality and Actional Methodologies in Art and Cultural Practices in African Cultures of Technology, which she wrote with the Planetary Collegium at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Arts at Plymouth University in the U.K. In 2015 curated the Post African Futures exhibition with the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, in extension of this research. Outside of her curatorial and development practices with art, culture and technology in Africa, Bristow has exhibited her own practice widely – most prominently “Meaning Motion” at the Wits Art Museum. Bristow has also published various journal articles and book chapters on her research and practice, most recently in Critical African Studies in 2017.
Presented on this website are short documentations of projects and collaborations that I have run or am involved in at present. Most of my work is either art, technology or development orientated.
South Africa and the rest of Africa are an exiting site for the technology arts, and we are beginning to see the influx of a strong technology and arts development alongside a growing critical position on the role of African culture and criticism within a globalised information economy.