Molemo Gapare Moiloa is part of MADEYOULOOK, a Johannesburg based inter-disciplinary artist collaborative between Nare Mokgotho and Molemo Gapare Moiloa. The works of MADEYOULOOK often reference everyday innovations; aspects of inner-city life that find simple solutions to ordinary challenges. Related to this is MADEYOULOOK's broader interest in art's relation to audience, concepts of publics and what constitutes an audience. Notions of knowledge production and access to ownership in the wider sense are also central to our thinking. DIY serves as a typical approach, not only to our interests, but also to our own functioning.
Nare Mokgotho and Molemo Moiloa stay in residency at the Thami Mnyele Foundation untill 2 February 2018. They take part in the exhibition ‘Tell Freedom. 15 South African artists’ at Kunthal KAdE, Amersfoort (NL) which runs from 27 January till 6 May 2018. As artist participating in this show, Nare Mokgotho and Molemo Moiloa together with Haroon Gunn-Salie, each had a short or longer residence in the Thami Mnyele Foundation. And in their own unique way these artists represent a victory for the South Africa that the artist Thami Mnyele believed in and fought for. They also embrace different experiences and forms of expression representing the diversity of concerns that post-apartheid South Africa confronts.
The Thami Mnyele Foundation is a fitting tribute to the legacy of Thami Mnyele , an artist who dreamed of becoming an international artist but chose instead to use his talent for the liberation of South Africa.