Siwa Mgoboza (b.1993) explores notions of difference and belonging – as informed by his personal experiences of prejudice and assimilation. In response, he created Africadia. In creating the hybrid beings that populate this hybrid world, Mgoboza draws on his Hlubi heritage by incorporating the bright and densely patterned Seshweshwe cloth into his photographic, sculptural and textile work. Seshweshwe patterns are immediately recognisable as “African”, but on closer investigation, they have truly global roots – having arrived in Southern Africa from India via Dutch trade routes. Hence, in Africadia Seshweshwe is a symbol of cultural exchanges across continents.
Mgoboza was shortlisted for the Sasol New Signatures Award 2015, the SA Taxi Awards 2016 and Barclay’s L’Atelier Western Cape 2016. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Eduard Louis Laden Art Bursary and the Cecil Skotnes Award for most promising artist.
- 7-colour silkscreen print on 100% archival, cotton-based paper.
- Paper size: 560x760mm
- Limited edition of 50
- Numbered and signed by the artist
- Hand-printed in South Africa
- Please note all prints are sold unframed