FORMS is a gallery without a space located in South Africa and on the internet. The gallery's programme bridges local and international themes and scenes, taking shape through a combination of online and in-real-life (IRL) manifestations. At the heart of this programme are ongoing collaborations with artists who make work that is critically, aesthetically and politically important. Also central to the FORMS ecosystem are connections with like-minded spaces, people and organisations. FORMS's objective is to change the way audiences relate to, access and collect art, blending digital-first experiences with personalised IRL encounters with art. The gallery was started in 2021 by curator Anthea Buys.


Anthea Buys is the founder and director of FORMS Gallery and FORMS Collect. She is a curator and writer with over a decade's experience curating exhibitions, collections and experimental projects in institutional, commercial,and private contexts. She has worked with institutions including  Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Tallinn Art Hall (Tallinn), WIELS (Brussels), South London Gallery (London), the Iziko South African National Gallery (Cape Town) and Hordaland Kunstsenter (Bergen), where she worked as director from 2014 to 2017 (incl.) In 2021 Anthea completed a PhD in art history, specialising in critical theory and aesthetics.

A small cohort of artists makes up the core family of FORMS. These artists are based in or otherwise connected to the gallery's geographic home, South Africa. You can read more about them here.


Anthea Buys: anthea@forms.gallery

Tel: +27 (0)79-628-3361

Instagram: @formsgallery