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  • Bonolo Kavula, Mpho ya Badimo, 2022, Punched Shweshwe, thread and Wood, 30 x 21 7/8".
    picks January 23, 2023

    Bonolo Kavula

    Bonolo Kavula decided early in her career what she did not want her art practice to be about: the political burden of being a Black woman in South Africa. Born in 1992, the artist found that most of the art history she encountered in her country was charged with the discourses of racial and cultural identity politics. Since her time studying at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town, Kavula has been determined to play and experiment with form. She has developed a visual language that is entirely her own, drawing from traditions of both painting and printmaking. Her works, elaborate and