Artists | Santu Mofokeng

2016
Tiisetso Molobi
Lazi Mathebula
Pamela Clarkson
Atta Kwami
Mongezi Ncaphayi
Em'kal Eyongakpa

2015
Atef Berredjem
Rehema Chachage
Mohamed Ahmed Abdel Rasoul

2014
Moshekwa Langa
Bernard Akoi-Jackson
Helen Zeru Araya
Admire Kamudzengerere

2013
Ashraf Moneim
Awaad Issa
Lara Bourdin
Zanele Muholi
Louis Boshoff
Ruan Hoffmann
Krishna Luchoomun
Sultana Haukim
Adriaan de Villiers

2012
Koyo Kouoh
Michele Tabor
Viktor Ekpuk
Santu Mofokeng
Mihret Kebede

2011
Hasan and Husain Essop
Nisren Abasher Ahmed
Leo Lefort

2010
Akintunde Akinleye
Akirash
Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi
Ruan Hoffmann
Michael Tsegaye

2009
Adriaan de Villiers
Hadia Gana
Zanele Muholi

2007
Victor Ekpuk
Doreen Southwood
Clifford Charles
Assefa Gebrekidan

2006
Guy Wouete
Thulani Shongwe
Nicholas Hlobo
Doreen Southwood
Odili Donald Odita

2005
Rehab El Sadek

2003
Papisto Boy
John Murray
Isaac Carlos
Rose Kirumira
Dominique Zinkpé

2002
Senzeni Marasela
Tarek Zaki
Kheto Lualuali
Meshac Gaba
Darryl Accone
Nawaal Deane
Henk Rossouw
Rafs Mayet
Louis Mhlanga

2001
Krishna Luchoomun

2000
Moss Mogale
Samson Kambalu
Abrie Fourie
Dominique Fontaine
Ilse Pahl

1999
Saliou Traore
Alassane Drabo
Harry Mutasa
Moshekwa Langa
Jeremy Wafer

1998
Mustafa Maluka

1997
Shepard Mtyshelwa
Liza du Plessis
Allina Ndebele
Greg Streak
Dominic Tshabangu

1996
Stephen Maqashela

1995
Ina van zyl
Progress Matubako

1993
Tito Zungu
Noria Mbabasa
Helen Sebidi
Sue Williamson
David Koloane
Andries Botha
Pat Mautloa

1992
Sandra Kriel
Clifford Charles
Dianse Paulse
Sarah Tabane

South Africa
Santu Mofokeng

Santu Mofokeng Santu Mofokeng is regarded as one of the most important and influential African photographers living today.
Santu Mofokeng (born in 1956 in Johannesburg) started taking pictures in the early '80s. After a short period as a street photographer and some jobs in dark rooms of newspapers, he completed his first photographic essay in 1986, entitled Train Church. Mofokeng focuses on capturing the aspects that dominate the daily life of the blacks in South Africa, like the experience of commuting and the pervasiveness of spirituality.
Mofokeng's photo-essays (some of which are still on-going and have been for years) highlight a range of different issues and topics: the Soweto of the artist's youth, his studies of quotidian life on farms and in townships, with a special focus on self-representation and family histories of the black South Africans, and pictures, which betray a concern with religious rituals and typologies of landscapes. Santu Mofokeng stretches the use of the word landscape to its fullest in order to invoke literal, colloquial, psychological, philosophical, mystical, metaphysical and metonymic meanings and applications.
He participated in Documenta 11 (2002) and the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007). He was a member of the Afrapix Collective (1985 - 1991), which became well known for documenting the battle against Apartheid. He also was a photography researcher for the African Studies Institute (ASI) in Johannesburg for almost ten years and received a fellowship to study at the International Center of Photography in New York. Mofokeng received a DAAD artist-in-residence in Germany and was laureate of the Prins Claus Award 2009.
Santu Mofokeng is guest at the Thami Mnyele Foundation in June and July 2012. Till the 29 July 2012 his work is visible in the exhibition "Santu Mofokeng Chasing Shadows - Thirty Years of Photographic Essay" organized by Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen and curated by Corinne Diserens.

Santu Mofokeng links

santumofokeng.com
Santu Mofokeng in Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerpen

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