In 2020 the Thami Mnyele foundation exists 30 years. Thato Mogotsi participated in 2017 the Mondriaan Fund visitors programme. During that visit the board of the foundation invited Thato Mogotsi to survey the art collection of the Thami Mnyele Foundation in combination with research project with the Witwatersrand University Johannesburg.
Thato Mogotsi is an independent curator based in Johannesburg, with a particular interest in photography and the visual archive.
She studied photojournalism and documentary photography at the Market Photo Workshop, and went on to work as a picture researcher and photo-editor in South African media houses. Mogotsi has collectively curated projects and exhibitions in varying institutions, including the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Constitution Hill, WITS Art Museum, The Point of Order, Wits School of Arts (University of the Witwatersrand), Goethe-on-Main, Johannesburg, among others. She remains affiliated as co-director and collaborator with ROOM Gallery & Projects, an independent project space with an ongoing interest in the interdisciplinary practices of early-career artists in transnational dialogue.