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In Conversation with Lebohang Kganye


Artist Lebohang Kanye and curator Serubiri Moses

The Black Archival Imagination seminar series invites you to a conversation featuring visual artist and photographer Lebohang Kganye and curator Serubiri Moses. Lebohang Kganye Bio: Lebohang Kganye (Johannesburg, 1990) is a South African artist who combines photography, installation, performance, and moving images into her multifaceted artistic practice. Her work addresses South Africa's complex past, reflecting the realities and consequences of apartheid and colonialism. Over the last thirteen years Lebohang Kganye has formed part of a new generation of contemporary South African photographers. Kganye's practice explores a familial archive that is concerned with layered and temporal storytelling. While her work may resonate with a particularly South African experience; it critically engages with oral tradition as form and memory as a tangible source material. Kganye was the recipient of the 2022 Foam Paul Huf Award and her survey solo exhibition Haufi Nyana? I've Come to Take You Home is shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Foundation Prize with an exhibition at the Photographers Gallery, London, and Deutsche Börse Foundation, Frankfurt (2024). Other notable awards include the Grand Prix Images Vevey 2021/22 and the 2019 Camera Austria Award. Serubiri Moses Bio: Serubiri Moses is an author and curator based in New York City. He has written several book chapters translated into five languages and edited Forces of Art: Perspectives from a Changing World (Valiz, 2021). He currently teaches Art History at Hunter College, CUNY, and is a Visiting Faculty member at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Co-sponsored by: Duke English, Africa Initiative (AI); Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI); African and African American Studies (AAAS); Concilium on Southern Africa (COSA)


Africa focus, Humanities, Lecture/Talk, Visual and Creative Arts