Completing her studies at the University of Johannesburg in 2016, Lebohang Kganye forms a new generation of contemporary South African photographers. She uses her family’s collected photographs as material for both memory and fantasy, merging fictional characters with ‘real’ ones in a new, imagined universe.
Kganye was the recipient of the Tierney Fellowship Award in 2012, leading to her exhibition Ke Lefa Laka. She was awarded the Jury Prize at the Bamako Encounters – Biennale Internationale de la Photographie Africaine de Bamako, Bamako (2015) and was the recipient of the CAP Prize 2016 in Basel. She has participated in major exhibitions both in South Africa and abroad in institutions such as Fondazione Prada, Milan; Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech and Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town. Kganye’s work is part of various collections, such as the Walther Collection, New York and Neu-Ulm, and The Jean Pigozzi Collection, Geneva.