Xia Cweba

Xia Cweba works predominately in painting and printmaking {silkscreen} are inspired by African symbolism of fertility dolls, layered women using different aspects of feminity and aspects of fertility both African Taboos and Westernised Ideologies. During the making the artist considers the idea behind apraxia and lets go of traditional art-making and it boundaries this allows the viewer to travel from different directions within the space looking at scratches, brush strokes and collage imaginary these posses a lot of cultural/traditional/spiritual meanings but the artist chooses to focus on the aspect of identity and belonging to a certain background of ethnicity and spirituality . But most importantly Xia’s work touch on the ongoing debate women of colour have about fitting into different worlds in a modern era.

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James Nilsen-Misra

My dark images offer a subtlety of indistinct form. Revealing and concealing studio installations. Intrigued by the shadowed memory of the archive, here the Kallenbach/Gandhi gay myth of petroleum jelly on a mantle shelf near the bed as a "constant reminder" of Kallenbach having taken complete possession of his body.

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Jessica Doucha

Her practice is centred around time-based, process orientated and experiential work. For her, the action of making is a salient form of thinking and evolution. Her two dimensional is often mixed media and have an illustrative, narrative quality, evoking ones subjective imagination. She works in array of of visual languages including sculpture, performance, drawing, painting, printmaking and video.

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Brooklyn J. Pakathi

Proposal: Most people act, speak, and engage differently online than they do irl (in real life) We often assert a level of confidence, brashness and boldness that presents our digital personas as disparate identities towards our offline realities. Our personalities alter and adapt towards different situations online in which thought, messaging and meaning are more […]

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Rose Mara Kielela

I understand art as a space for the elaboration of experiences. The experiences happen in the body from all the physical and animist senses, so there is no privileged media in my work, the visual, the auditory, the sensory, the olfactory, the mobile, the relational, the performative are together and are organized according to the My need to express what happens to myself. The principles that nourish my creative doing are based on elements present in the Afro Brazilian cultural manifestations, so I organize my work based on the concept that the researcher Alejandro Frigerio names as multidimensional performance present in the African American cultural manifestations, and therefore, through images, movements, supports, sounds and relationships, I active to the utmost my presence and the presence of the audience, generating a space of communication. My initial training is contemporary dance, however, I have always sought and continued to seek transit through other artistic languages in the prospect of broadening my creative universe, which has resulted in video performance, performance, photography, installations, etc. aligning myself with the decolonial option, which seeks to transcend the creative categories centered on the European perspective, and recognize the aesthetic epistemology of the global south.

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lubanzadyo

Proposal: Biography: Filmmaker : Lubazandyo mpemba bula . Angola, 1989 . Graduated in Law, worked in Advocacy in collective tutelages and immigration, studied documentary cinema in the Institute of Cinema of São Paulo, with emphasis in Direction, Cinema and Painting in Movement – Museum of Image and Sound – São Paulo, Master in Sociology – […]

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Chloë Reid

Chloë Reid is a South African artist currently considering her practice through a socio-physiological framework. Positioned between sociology, biology and psychology, this term refers to the relationship between a society and the habitual physical functions of individuals within that society. She uses film, writing and audio to pare down, repeat and create rhythmical descriptions of objects and actions in an attempt to locate a kind of politics in regular intuitive performance.

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Phoka Nyokong

Phoka's work is a documentary of current emerging social cultures. Using performance, installation, video and works on paper, he directs his critique at the state of confusion caused among society by our very own conflicting and shared aspirations. The work might take on a satirical or more serious turn, using devices such as irony and commentary to expose the tragedy of our highly contested existence.

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Nicola Holgate

As a predominantly figurative artist, ​I am particularly interested in portraiture and stories. My work is more often than not inspired by my immediate environment and those who move through it. What could be more interesting than people?

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