Jabulani Chen Pereira graduated from New York University. She Holds a master’s degree in Museum Studies. Her thesis titled Museum Exhibitions, Mass Violence and Human Rights, examines and tracks the display and use of found photographs taken by perpetrators and exhibited within museums. Prior to her studies, she worked extensively on human rights programs within South Africa. She is currently working on visual memory and integrates her photographic work with issues of history (fact and fiction), human rights and memory. During her time in New York, she collaborated with Prof. Peter Lucas and assisted in the producing a film titled, Mural of Pain. This film focuses on photographs and memories of families in Brazil who lost loved ones due to gun violence. She also worked with Prof Jian Chen and co-curated an exhibition, titled SKIN.
In South Africa she curated two exhibitions titled, Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Red Location Museum, Nelson Mandela Metro) and 100 Years of Women in Law (Travelling Exhibition).
Jabu is a member of the Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR) and works at the Alf Kumalo Museum in Johannesburg.