London

Zanele Muholi
Born 1972 in ​​Umlazi, Durban, South Africa
Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa
Zanele Muholi document and archive the lives and struggles of LGBTQI+ communities. Through portraits, calligraphy, installations, and, more recently, paintings and sculptures, Muholi evoke the fate of Black South African women workers, and explore violence and questions of identity. Muholi’s self-proclaimed mission is to ‘re-write a Black queer and trans visual history of South Africa for the world to know of such resistance and existence at the height of hate crimes in South Africa and beyond.’ Creating a powerful, daring aesthetic with an evocative force, Muholi free themselves from codes and rules to create new canons and models.
Zanele Muholi, Loba III, Paris, 2019, Baryta print, 80 x 60 cm, Edition of 8 + 2AP. Courtesy of Galerie Carole Kvasnevski.

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