Kim Karabo Makin

Kim Karabo Makin

b. Gaborone, Botswana, 1994. Lives and works between Gaborone and Cape Town.

Kim Karabo Makin is a multidisciplinary artist and her practice combines sculpture, sound and installation, with a research base and unique spatial awareness. Her work is informed by her multiculturalism — with particular attention to the role that context plays in identity formation. Kim Karabo Makin is a founding member of the Botswana Pavilion, an artist collective interrogating Botswana’s creative identity. 


2019–present: Master of Fine Arts, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town. 
2018: Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

Group exhibitions

2020: Home is where the art is, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.
2020: The Mutha_Ship Landing, Salt River, Cape Town.
2020: The Botswana Pavilion: Collective Ties, Pro Helvetia Johannesburg [online exhibition].
2020: Past Present Currents, presented by Re-Curators for Latitudes Art Fair [online exhibition]. 
2020: Michaelis Masters Showcase, RMB Turbine Art Fair [online exhibition]. 
2019: Graduate Exhibition, RMB Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg.
2019: The Botswana Pavilion: Subjective Nationhood, Botswana National Art Gallery, Gaborone.
2019: The Botswana Pavilion: No Return, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town.
2019: Formally Known As, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town.
2018: Grad Show 2018, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
2018: 2018 Absa L’Atelier, ABSA Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2018: The Devil Loves When We Loathe Ourselves, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town.
2017: The changing realities in which we live at UCT, Molly Blackburn, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2015: Return to Sender, Centre for African Studies (CAS) Gallery, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.


2020: Moderator, Collective Ties: methods for creative and cultural exchange in the region, British Council, Johannesburg. 
2020: Panelist, Culture, Tourism and the New Narrative, World Bank Art Program. 



Thabo Keorapetse

b. 1993, Francistown Botswana

Thabo Keorapetse is an emerging Botswanean photographer, interested as much in light and the medium of photographic capture, as he is in portraiture and people.


Current: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Film & Television, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology and Innovation, Gaborone, Botswana.


2016 - 2017: Position 2, Nna Le Seabe HIV/AIDS National Art Exhibition, Botswana.
2016: Best in Photography, Botswana Presidents Day Celebration Arts & Craft Competition, Botswana.


2019: Showcase at De Beers Group, De Beers Global Sightholder Sales Building, Gabarone, Botswana.


Ann Gollifer

Ann Gollifer

b. 1960, Guyana, Lives in Gaborone, Botswana. 

Ann Gollifer is a contemporary artist from Botswana, a painter, printmaker, photographer and writer.  Gollifer draws on her South American, British and Botswana heritage, and their shared histories of conquest and colonialism. The complex entanglements of history, place, identity and belonging are are central to Gollifer’s practice.


1983: Master of Art, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh.

Exhibitions (solo)

2023: A Sum of Days, Ed Cross Fine Art London
2020: CARBO ANIMALIS, Guns and Rain Gallery, Johannesburg.
OMANG? – Who are you?, Sophie Lalonde Art, Gaborone.
2012: Branded, The Frame Gallery, Gaborone.
2011: Living on an Horizon: A tribute to Bessie Head, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
2010: What am I doing here? Ke Dirang Ha?, Bicha Gallery, London.
2009: Goddesses and Super Heroes, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
2006: Linhas De Sangue, Territories of the Heart, Museu Nacional de Arte, Maputo.

Exhibitions (group)

2024: Decade: 10 Years of Guns and Rain, Johannesburg
2023: ARCO LISBOA Art Fair, Lisbon, Portugal with Guns and Rain Johannesburg
2022/23: Investec Art Fair Cape Town with Guns and Rain Johannesburg
2021: 1-54 London, with Guns and Rain Johannesburg
2020: Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Guns & Rain, Cape Town. 
2020: Difficult Women, Gaborone Museum, Gaborone. 
2019: Love Is …, The BKhz Gallery, Johannesburg.
2018: Also Known As Africa (AKAA), Guns & Rain, Paris.
2018: Cape Town Art Fair, Guns & Rain, Cape Town.
2017: All Your Secrets, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg.
2017: Omang, AVA Gallery, Cape Town.
2017: Art Africa Fair, Cape Town.
2016: Turbine Art Fair, LL Editions and Guns & Rain, Johannesburg.
2015: Under an African Sun, with Leo Hassaris, London.
2015: Turbine Art Fair, LL Editions and Guns & Rain, Johannesburg.
2015: Turbine Art Fair, LL Editions and Guns & Rain, Johannesburg.
2008: Word, The Monument, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.
2008: Dumbo,Open Studio, Triangle Workshop, New York.
2005: Bienal 05 TDM, Museu Nacional de Arte, Maputo.
2003: Abale, Lusaka, Zambia.
2003: Womanifesto, Procreation-Postcreation, Bangkok, Thailand.
2003: 9th Le Donne Ridono, Biennale a cura del Centro Docementazione Donna di Ferrara, Italy.
2002: Monomotapa, The Bag Factory Artist Studios , Johannesburg.
2001-2002: Hoche Koche (multimedia event, coproduced with Steve Dyer), HIFA, Harare; The Dance Festival, Avignon, France; The Grahamstown festival; and Dance Umbrella, Wits Theatre, Johannesburg.
2001: Thapong International Artists Workshop exhibition, Gaborone, Botswana.
2001: Thupelo International Artists' Workshop exhibition, Cape Town, South Africa.
2000: Three Women Perspectives, Alliance Francaise, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Windhoek and Gaborone.
1997: Botswana Live, The Commonwealth Institute, London; and Stockholm.
1995: Botswana Live, The Commonwealth Institute, London; Chicago; and Washington.
1995: The Mbile International Artists Workshop exhibition, Lusaka, Zambia.
1993: 5th Le Donne Ridono, Biennale a cura del Centro Docementazione Donna di Ferrara, Italy.
1993: Thapong International Artists Workshop exhibitions, Gaborone, Botswana.
1993: Botswana Live, The Commonwealth Institute, London.
1991: 4th Le Donne Ridono, Biennale a cura del Centro Docementazione Donna di Ferrara, Italy.
1991: Thapong International Artists Workshop exhibition, Gaborone, Botswana.

Residencies & Workshops

2018: IASPIS Residency, Stockholm.
2008: Triangle, New York.
2002: The Bag Factory Artists Studios, Johannesburg.
2001: Thapong, Botswana
2000: Thupelo, South Africa.
1998: MBILE, Zambia
1993: Thapong, Botswana
1991: Thapong, Botswana

Public collections

The Sainsbury Africa Galleries, The British Museum, London.
The Triangle International Art Workshops, New York.
The Alliance Francaise, Johannesburg.
The National Museum, Gaborone.
The Thapong International Art Workshop, Gaborone.
The Mbile Art Collection, Lusaka.
Botswana Life Insurance Limited.
Penrich Insurance Brokers, Gaborone.
The Bank of Botswana Fine Art Collection, Gaborone.
The Michaelis Art Library, Johannesburg.

Publications by Ann Gollifer

2012: Gollifer, Ann (ed.), Concept: A forum for creativity.

2011: Gollifer, Ann adn Egner, Jenny (ed.), I don't know why I was created. DADA, Coex'Ae Qgam, Eggson Books, Gaborone, 2011. 

2009: Gollifer, Ann (ed.), Urban Camouflage, Street safaris, Africa e Mediterraneo, Vol. 3-4. Numner 09.

2005:  Gollifer, Ann (ed.), Transitions catalogue for the exhibition presented by The Africa Centre from the collection of Robert Loder of the Triangle Arts Trust

2004:  Gollifer, Ann (ed.), The Nata Baobab, Botsalano Press, Gaborone. 

Publications on Ann Gollifer

2014: Polly Savage (ed) Making Art in Africa


Khumo Sebambo, Ann Gollifer: Seeking pathways to home, (ASAI, 2020).