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Dr. Daniel Rankadi Mosako is a renowned artist, archivist, and heritage practitioner who has earned numerous degrees, including a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in Education, Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Art History, Bachelor of Information Science Honours, Postgraduate Diploma in Heritage and Museum Studies, Master of Historical and Cultural Science in Heritage and Museum Studies, Master of Arts in Fine Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy in Art.

Mosako has published interdisciplinary works and showcased his artwork in numerous solo and group exhibitions. His curatorial experience includes:

  • Temporary Exhibition titled: Redefining Social Cohesion at the University of Pretoria, 2018.
  • University of Witwatersrand Faculty of Health Science Centennial Exhibition under the theme “Reflecting on the past to pave the way for the future”, 2019.
  • Sesquicentennial Exhibition titled: “reimagining The Archives and Artistic Reflection, Recording, and Appraising Unisa’s Existence” at the University of South Africa Art Gallery, 2023.
  • Durban Photo Fair Exhibition, title: “Picture a New Africa”, 2023.

Mosako's creative output focuses on the discourse of social cohesiveness, using metaphors to represent it. His archive and heritage studies concentrate on public programming concepts and techniques for making archives accessible to the public, as well as applying learning theories to facilitate archives museum education content.

Mosako has traveled to various destinations for art exhibitions and conference presentations, including:

  • 2004 Ngoma Triangle Arts, Uganda
  • 2005 Insaka Triangle Arts, Lusaka, Zambia
  • 2005 Greatmore Studios Trust, South Africa
  • 2014 UNESCO Art Camp, Ordino, Andorra
  • 2015 National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • 2015/16/17 Art Santa Fe Art Fair, Santa Fe, USA
  • 2016 Seoul Trade Expo, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2016 Red Dot Miami Art Fair, Miami, USA
  • 2016 Art Expo New York, New York, USA
  • 2016 San Diego Art Fair, USA
  • 2016 That Art Fair, Woodstock, South Africa
  • 2016 Essence Book & Art Affair, Durban, South Africa
  • 2016/17 Johannesburg Art Fair, Sandton, South Africa
  • 2017 Art Africa Fair, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2017 Unisa Masters and Doctorate Art Students, University of South Africa, South Africa
  • 2018 Aardklop Festival, North West University, South Africa
  • 2018 Dubai Hotel Show, Dubai
  • 2019 Birmingham Autumn Fair, United Kingdom
  • 2020 Birmingham Spring Fair, United Kingdom
  • 2021 Uncanny Stories, University of South Africa, South Africa
  • 2022 Andorran National Commission for UNESCO retrospective exhibition of Art Camp Andorra ‘Colors for the planet’, Andorra
  • 2022 Looking Into and seeing Beyond, University of South Africa, South Africa
  • 2023 Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 2023 Indigenous Knowledge Management, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2023 Museum & gallery exploration, Gaborone, Botswana

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