In the first in our series of talks with this year’s shortlisted artists and photographers for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, Lebohang Kganye takes us through her practice and her nominated exhibition Haufi nyana? I’ve come to take you home (2023), which first showed at Foam in Amsterdam.
Kganye brings us beyond the image, to other areas of making that encompass installation and liveness, locating us within a unique sense of place and collective identity. Together with curator Catherine Wood, we will look at the wider histories of South Africa and the legacies surrounding apartheid and colonialism that inform Kganye’s research and work.
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Lebohang Kganye (b 1990, South Africa) is a photographer also working with sculptural, performative, theatrical and moving image. Kganye’s work explores themes of personal history and ancestry whilst resonating with the history of South Africa and apartheid. She incorporates the archival and performative into her practice that centres storytelling and memory in the familial experience.
Catherine Wood is Director of Programme for Tate Modern, where she oversees exhibitions, displays, commissions, performances, film screenings and community projects. She was previously Senior Curator for International Art (Performance) and has held roles at the Barbican Art Centre and British Museum. Publications include Performance in Contemporary Art (2018).
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