Untitled – Metamorphosis 2015
Mohau Modisakeng was born and raised in Soweto, Johannesburg in 1986. Through his work, Modisakeng delves into the influence of South Africa’s history on how South Africans view and understand their culture, political and social roles as human being in post-colonial Africa as well as post-apartheid South Africa.
To achieve this, he uses material, metaphor and the black body as tools. His work is represented through film, large-scale photographic prints, installations and performances.
Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art where he completed his Undergraduate and Masters degree.
Mentored by Jane Alexander
Predominantly worked and trained in sculpture
He currently lives and works between Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Ditaola X, 2014
Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art
As part of a two-person exhibition, Modisakeng will represent South Africa at the 57th Venice Biennale
Lefa la Ntate, Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery, University of the Free State
Lefa la Ntate, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
Lefa la Ntate, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg
Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair, Johannesburg
Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center, St Loius
Standard Bank Young Artist, Grahamstown Arts Festival, South Africa
62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria
The Venice Biennale
VOLTA NY, New York
The Museum of Fine art, Boston
The 21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, Massachusetts
The IZIKO South African National Gallery, Cape Town
The FNB Joburg Art Fair
The Saatchi Gallery, London
The Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar
The Focus 11, Basel
The Stevenson, Cape Town
The public collections of the Johannesburg Art Gallery
The Zeitz MOCAA.
For more visit: http://www.mohaumodisakengstudio.com.