Buhlebezwe Siwani

Buhlebezwe Siwani (born in 1987, Johannesburg, South Africa; lives and works in Cape Town and Amsterdam) works with performance, photography, sculpture, and installation. Buhlebezwe’s work interrogates the patriarchal framing of the Black female body and the Black female experience within the South African context. As an initiated Sangoma, a spiritual healer that works within the space of the dead and the living, Buhlebezwe focuses her artistic practice on rituality and the relationship between Christianity and African spirituality. Her own body is central to her work, which operates in multiple registers as subject, object, form, medium, material, language, and site.

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