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I’m a visual artist and curator based in Johannesburg. I’m a Fine Art graduate from Tshwane university of Technology. My work has been exhibited in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape town and Grahamstown. I am the recipient of the Reinhold Cassirer award for 2015 and was in residence at the Bag Factory Artist Studio in Fordsburg, Johannesburg. I have curated several exhibitions in the Southern African region (including Maputo and Harare) for Capital Arts Revolution [an artist’s collective from Pretoria], and Social Life of Waste [S.L.O.W] Art - a network of artists, researchers, writers, gardeners and community developers working within the discourse of waste. I’ve facilitated art workshops for schools in association with Capital Arts Revolution and the American Embassy.

My work varies between drawing, installation, murals, bio-art, photography, digital and video art. A collaborative land art installation was shown at the Venice Biennale 2015-16 at the South African architectural pavilion as part of the Cool Capital biennale. I formed part of the Talent Unlocked Programme facilitated by Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) and Assemblage. I was chosen as 1 of 10 finalists for ‘Continuing Conversations – UJ portrait award 2018.

A recent project is the 'NUMBERS' exhibition curated by myself- a collaborative multi-disciplinary exhibition featuring an interactive multimedia installation and a group show of selected female artists showed at Hazard Gallery, Johannesburg. I was recently in an artist residency at Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art (SAFFCA) in Knysna, 2018. I’m currently in a ‘Artists in Schools’ programme with Sibikwa Arts Centre, as an art facilitator working at a primary school.



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