Moshekwa Langa is an artist and visual anthropologist who grew up in Bakenberg in South Africa. His work deals in various mediums such as installation, drawing, video and sculpture.
Langa attended Rijksakademie in the Netherlands in 1997 after working as a producer for the South African Broadcasting Corporation in Johannesburg.
Langa’s drawings include materials such as thread and are highly influenced by graffiti. He claims that daily life and the indifference associated with such routine as well as passion are major inspirations for his work. The South African artist’s poetic works also archive the rituals of sangomas, grieving, gossip and love. Langa has been featured in the Venice and São Paulo Biennale as well as several major museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He is currently based between Amsterdam and Johannesburg.
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