Gerald Machona

Gerald Machona is a visual and performing artist who grew up in Zimbabwe and is currently based in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Art degree at the University of Cape Town (2009) and is currently a Master of Fine Art candidate at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. Machona's work engages with issues of migration, social interaction and xenophobia, and he uses decommissioned Zimbabwean dollars as a key medium which allows for integration between sculpture, performance, video and photography. He has participated in group exhibitions such as A Night Show, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town (2011); The Geography of Somewhere, Stevenson Gallery in Johannesburg (2011); and US II, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (2010). Machona was selected as one of the top ten artists practising in South Africa by Business Day and the Johannesburg Art Fair (2011) and is a member of the Visual and Performing Arts of Africa research group at Rhodes University.


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