Dr. George Mahashe

2022 Program Artist

Dr. George Mahashe (born in 1982, Bolobedu, South Africa; lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa) works in the field of photography at the intersection of artistic practice, archives, anthropology and society & technology. His research takes khelobedu as a central idea, drawing on its capacity for complicating ways of knowing. Mahashe is based at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town where he convenes the Honours in Curatorship programme. He is currently convenor of the Connect South Africa residency programme (initiated through a collaboration between CERN and Pro Helvetia) facilitating two selected artists with scientists from the South Africa’s astronomical observatories (SARAO and SAAO). His latest camera obscura installation Lebitla la Ngaka is currently on at the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria as part of the exhibition Interfacing New Heavens.


In Conversation: Dr. George Mahashe and Buhlebezwe Siwani

2022 Biennial artist Buhlebezwe Siwani is joined by Dr. George Mahashe for an intimate conversation that brings together Mahashe’s ongoing research at the intersection of artistic practice, archives, and anthropology with Siwani’s work, which interrogates the patriarchal framing of the Black female body and experience within the South African context. Moderated by curator Emilie Croning, […]

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June 3

1:00pm – 2:30pm

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