Wezile Mgibe

Wezile Mgibe is an art practitioner whose interdisciplinary practice encompasses performance, film, installation as a tool for social change. His work confronts prejudices and advocates against social inequality and creates a platform for critical self- reflexivity within unwelcoming spaces. Mgibe’s work is influenced by how things have come to existence, as well as motivations behind certain movements, reactions, human behaviors, and mostly how these become symbols. A contemporary trained movement artist who runs an onsite project in the public realm is very interested in the concept of Belonging. Mgibe is a 2019 David Koloane award recipient, Arts & Culture Trust Finalist Recipient for 2020. His body of work has been witnessed across the country including at Iziko National Gallery (SA), Norval Foundation, FNB Art Joburg, Centre for Applied Human Rights Hub (UK), Hangar Online (Portugal), and Institute for Creative Arts (SA).

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Drawn to collaboration, Wezile Mgibe seeks new ways of performing and presenting his work

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