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Under the Patronage of
His Excellency the President of Malta

and

Siwani Buhlebezwe

Nationality:

South Africa

Buhlebezwe Siwani (1987, Johannesburg) works with performance, photography, sculpture and installation questioning the patriarchal framing of the black female body and experience rooted the South African context. As a Sangoma, a spiritual healer that works within the space of the death and the living, Siwani focused her artistic practice into rituality and the relationship between Christianity and African spirituality, between ancestral rituals and modern life, touching social and political topics such as the female body, black communities, histories of colonization and the paradoxes of our contemporary society, all seen through the filter of the artist’s own biography and experience.