Uthando Baduza is the Chief Curator for the Red Location Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth. He has worked for the District Six Museum as an Assistant Exhibition Curator, Human Sciences Research Council and Press as an Arts and Culture Researcher and Commissioning Editor respectively. He was also the FET Researcher at the Centre for Integrated For Post-School Education and Training at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He has consulted for various government departments and organisations in the areas of arts, culture, heritage, policy, higher education and publishing. He has also served on various local, provincial and national Task Teams and Committees. He has curated and co-curated several exhibitions for various institutions across the country.
Uthando is doctoral candidate in the Research Chair, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria. His doctoral research seeks to interrogate the relationship between talent and training in determining success as an artist in South Africa using a grounded theory approach.'
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from the University of the Western Cape (UWC). In addition, he holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Heritage and Museum Studies (joint programme of the Universities of Cape Town and Western Cape with the Robben Island Museum). He was awarded an MA in Public and Visual History (cum laude) from UWC.