Wezile Mgibe

My intentions are to use art as a tool for social change. I have been deliberate in highlighting voices and bodies in the process of creating work. I am interested in concept of distortion, memory, displacement and how historical events are presented in the modern days. In my practice, I always produce peculiar and durational work. In this way, I am giving a room to further conversations, which is something i believe we should have trough art, a conversation. Through my practice I have developed an awareness that I am not unique, but that all people are on a journey of discovery as one that addresses social change, and one that requires us to face and perhaps forgive some very difficult realities. I envision my work as assisting humans to find their voices, despite their marginalization and exclusion from public and social spaces because of their economic status, background, gender or sexual orientation.

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