FORMS is a gallery without a space, based in South Africa and on the internet. It takes shape through collaborations with artists who make work that is critically, aesthetically and politically important. Founded in 2021, FORMS responds to a local context through a programme that is globally relevant and accessible.


FORMS was established by Anthea Buys (b. 1984, Johannesburg), a curator and writer with over a decade's experience curating exhibitions and other projects in institutional, commercial and experimental contexts. She has organised exhibitions at venues 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 2018 she co-founded the experimental artistic platform Weekend Server (Bergen/Athens) and in 2019 co-founded Latitudes Art Fair (Johannesburg).

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: @forms.gallery