Pippa Skotnes was born in Johannesburg and studied at the University of Cape Town. She is an artist, curator, scholar and director of the Centre for Curating the Archive. She obtained a BA Fine Arts Degree, a Post Graduate Diploma in Printmaking, a Master of Fine Art degree and a Doctor of Literature Degree.
She is the author and editor of several books, including Sound from the thinking strings (1991), Miscast: Negotiating the presence of the Bushmen (1996), which accompanied a major exhibition on the colonial history of the San at the South African National Gallery, Heaven’s things (1999) and Claim to the Country: The Archive of Lucy Lloyd and Wilhelm Bleek (2007). She has also published a number of artist’s books including Lamb of God, which is, in part, a narrative inscribed on the bones of horses. Her work has been exhibited in many different parts of the world including Germany, America,a