Thenjiwe Nkosi

Thenjiwe Nkosi was born in New York, and grew up in Harare and Johannesburg. She is a painter, video artist/filmmaker who divides her time between studio work and the field of collaborative practice. She received her MFA from New York's School of Visual Arts and is currently an artist in residence at the Bag Factory Artists' Studios in Johannesburg. Her recent projects have been collaborations with artists in the Zimbabwe/South Africa border region, where she has followed her interest in art as social practice. In 2011 her work appeared in several exhibitions, including VANSA's 2010 Reasons to Live in a Small Town at Goethe on Main in Johannesburg and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Rio De Janiero in the show (Re)constructions: Contemporary Art in South Africa. Her film Border Farm (2011) - a collaborative film project - appeared in the Next Future Program at the Fundao Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon and in Contemporary African on Screen Film Festival at the South London Gallery.


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