Lebohang Kganye

Although primarily a photographer, Lebohang Kganye often incorporates her interest in sculpture, performance, installation and film in her work. She explores fictional history by using archives to merge illusive characters with “real” characters in a new universe. Kganye received her introduction to photography at the Market Photo Workshop, in Johannesburg, in 2009 and completed the Advanced Photography Programme in 2011. She is currently doing her Masters in Fine Arts at the Witwatersrand University.

Kganye was awarded the Jury Prize at the Bamako Encounters Biennale of African Photography in 2015, the Rise Art Prize Global Artist of the Year in 2018, The Tokyo International Prize 2019 and more recently The Camera Austria Artist of the Year 2019.

She has participated in major exhibitions locally and internationally, including Give me Yesterday, The Prada Foundation, Milan (2017), Africa is No Island, MACAAL, Marrakesh (2018), Tell Freedom, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort (2018), Recent Histories, an Arthur Walter collection travelling exhibition (2016 – Ongoing), or Not the Usual Suspects, Iziko National Gallery Cape Town (2019).

Lebohang Kganye is an artist represented by AFRONOVA GALLERY. Her participation in the biennale is supported by The Market Photo Workshop.