Simnikiwe Buhlungu

Photo on 2017-08-28 at 3.44 PM #2Through print and text based mediums and often taking form of sensory, video and installation based forms, my interest in navigating through the personal, experience, transgenerational and socio-historical narratives presents itself as a complex web of [re]imagined engagements surrounding, but not exclusive to, issues surrounding the positionality of the aforementioned lived experiences in relation to language and knowledge production(s) – which are [un]written, [un]spoken, [un]performed, made [in]visible. My practice begins to develop into conversation between posing questions and attempting to provide answers to the ideas with which I am wrestling.

Simnikiwe Buhlungu (b. 1995) is a Johannesburg-based artist who is also currently Photo on 2017-08-28 at 3.44 PM #4completing her BA (Fine Arts) degree at the University of Witwatersrand Wits in Johannesburg. Her work has also existed in a variety of forms though a number of exhibitions and spaces. She enjoys music from Afrobeat, electronic, soul amongst many others; and reading/watching interviews with musicians. She also makes zines and publications as an extension of her practice.


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