Mark Coetzee is Program Director of PUMAVision and Chief Curator of puma.creative. He is originally from Cape Town, South Africa. Before joining PUMA, he was the director of both the Contemporary Arts Foundation and the Rubell Family Collection (RFC) from 2000 to 2009. He is was adjunct curator at the Palm Springs Art Museum from 2008 to 2009. Committed to education, he served as an adjunct faculty member at the New World School of the Arts, was co-director of the New World School of the Arts Honors Program, and from 2001 to 2009 the director of the Curatorial Training Program. He is a recognized artist in his own right as well an art historian and writer. Coetzee has published extensively on art, writing for journals including the Mail & Guardian, Revue Noire and the Sunday Independent, and publishing over 30 monograph catalogs on various artists. His latest publications include monographs on Hernan Bas, Keith Haring, Eberhard Havekost, and John Stezaker.
He has received various grants and awards for his work from foundations such as the Arts & Business Council of Miami of Americans for the Arts, Business & Arts South Africa (BASA), Harry Crossley Foundation, Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa, Maggie Laubscher Foundation, Miami Design Preservation League, Ruth Prowse Foundation, Irma Stern Foundation, Montague White Trust, National Arts Council of South Africa and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Coetzee studied at the University of Stellenbosch, the University of Cape Town, and the University of Paris-Sorbonne.
Selected Recent Exhibition Catalogs and Books