Artist Talk: Buhlebezwe Siwani (online)

© Buhlebezwe Siwani

Artist Talk: Buhlebezwe Siwani (online)


This event is part of our Past Programme

Hear artist Buhlebezwe Siwani in conversation with Mariama Attah

Working in photography, performance, sculpture and installation, artist Buhlebezwe Siwani examines the Black female body and experience in the South African context. In this online discussion with curator Mariama Attah, Siwani will share how activism is at a cross-section of her practice as she looks at themes around patriarchy, home, and spirituality.

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Watch this event from Wed 3 Feb 2021, 18.30 GMT

Artist Talk: Buhlebezwe Siwani


Mariama Attah is a photography curator, writer and lecturer with a particular interest in overlooked visual histories, and how to use photography and visual culture to amplify under and misrepresented voices. Mariama is Curator of Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. She was previously Assistant Editor of Foam Magazine. Prior to this, she was Curator of Photoworks, where was responsible for developing and curating programs and events including Brighton Photo Biennial and was Commissioning and Managing Editor of the yearly magazine Photoworks Annual.

Buhlebezwe Siwani was raised in Johannesburg, due to the nomadic nature of her upbringing she has also lived in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal. Siwani works predominantly in the medium of performance and installations, including photographic stills and videos of some performances. She uses the videos and the stills as a stand in for her body which is physically absent from the space. Siwani completed her BAFA (Hons) at the Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg in 2011 and her MFA at the Michealis School of Fine Arts in 2015. She has exhibited at the Michaelis Galleries in Cape Town, a site-specific exhibition in collaboration with APEX Art, New York City, in 13th Avenue, Alexandra township, Commune 1, and Stevenson in Cape Town. She lives and works between Amsterdam and Cape Town.

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