Buhlebezwe SIWANI

Buhlebezwe Siwani © Ashley Walters, 2017

Native country / Pays d'origine :

Afrique du Sud

Biography :

Buhlebezwe Siwani was raised in Johannesburg and due to the nomadic nature of her upbringing she has also lived in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal. She completed her BAFA(Hons) at the Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg in 2011 and her MFA at the Michealis School of Fine Arts in 2015.

Siwani works predominantly with performance and installations, she includes photographic stills and videos of some performances. She uses the videos and the stills as a stand in for her body which is physically absent from the space.

Biographie :

Buhlebezwe Siwani a grandi à Johannesburg et, en raison de la nature nomade de son éducation, a également vécu dans le Cap-Oriental et le KwaZulu Natal. Elle a obtenu sa licence en Beaux-Arts de la Wits School of Arts de Johannesburg en 2011 et son Master en Beaux-Arts de la Michealis School of Fine Arts en 2015.

Siwani travaille principalement avec des performances et des installations, elle inclut des photographies et des vidéos de certaines performances. Elle utilise des vidéos et des images pour remplacer son corps qui est physiquement absent de l’espace.