Joost Bosland is one of the thirteen owners of Stevenson, a gallery with spaces in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and an office in Amsterdam. He has been with the gallery since a three-month internship in 2005. He holds a BA from Duke, an MA from Wits, and is currently pursuing a PhD on the writings of the South African art theorist Colin Richards (1954-2012). Among the artists Bosland works closely with at the gallery are Nicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa Langa, Zanele Muholi, Robin Rhode, and Viviane Sassen. Stevenson opened in 2003, and currently represents 31 artists and employs 34 people. In the absence of local institutions dedicated to contemporary art, from 2005 to 2015 the gallery was instrumental in bringing international artists to South Africa, often for the first time, including El Anatsui, Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, Rineke Dijkstra, Olafur Eliasson, Glenn Ligon, and Walid Raad. Stevenson exhibits at Art Basel, Frieze London, Paris Photo, and Art Basel Miami Beach.

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