TAF Emerging Artists Award

This residency programme is a collaboration with the Turbine Hall Art Fair in Johannesburg (TAF).

Sarah Biggs (winner2015) and Sethembile Msezane, Winner of the 2016 TASA Award

Sethembile Msezane is TASA winner for 2016. She will have a solo exhibition at Turbine Art Fair 2017.

Sethembile Msezane (RSA b.1991) is currently a Masters in Fine Art scholar at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Msezane maps out how the process of commemorative practice informs constructions of history, mythmaking, and ultimately addresses the absence of the black female body in the monumentalisation of public spaces. Msezane is a the TAF & Sylt Emerging Artist Residency Award winner (TASA) (2016) . She is a Barclays L’Atelier Top 10 Finalist (2016). Msezane was an invited artist at Situate: Art in Festivals (residency) in Hobart Australia (2016). She performed The Charter for Any Given Sunday an initiative by Khanabadosh and Institute for  Contemporary Art Research (2016). Azania- What Will Be Remembered, What Will Be Forgotten? was performed at Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Art (GIPCA) event Intersect (2016). She performed at the removal of the John Cecil Rhodes statue at UCT (2015). She is a Sasol New Signatures Merit Award winner (2015). Msezane was a speaker at the Between 10 & 5 Creative Women Conference (2015). She was invited by the Open Stoep Residency at the AVA gallery as well as Vrystaat Kunstefees Festival to perform her piece Love In The Time of Afrophobia (2015). In Infecting the City 2015 she performed Ellipsis and FR!KA. She was a participant at OPENLab2014 – a residency in Bloemfontein and Richmond.

Selected group shows include The Art of Disruptions at the Iziko South African National Gallery (2016), Dance, if you want to enter my country!/ Global Citizen at GoetheOnMain, Johannesburg (2016), Nothing Personal at SMAC Gallery, Cape Town,  #theopening at Greatmore Studios, Cape Town (2016), Translations at Emergent Art Space and Reed college, Portland, Oregon (2015), Anywhere the Wind Blows at Brundyn+ (2014), Camouflage at Circa, Johannesburg (2013), Greatest Hits 2012, If the Halls could Talk at Association of Visual Arts (AVA) in Cape Town (2013).

Sethembile Msezane will be our guest in Germany at the Künstlerhäuser Worpswede in April 2017 and on the Island of Sylt in May 2017.


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In Kooperation der Sylt Foundation mit dem Land Niedersachsen wird Sethembile Msezane im April 2017 zu einem vierwöchigen Aufenthalt in den Künstlerhäusern Worpswede und im Mai 2017 als Stipendatin auf Sylt sein. Im Gegenzug wird einem der drei Jahresstipendiaten des Landes Niedersachsen im Bereich Bildende Kunst ein vierwöchiger Aufenthalt in Johannesburg/Südafrika ermöglicht. Die Wahl dieses Stipendiaten / der Stipendiatin wird von der Niedersächsischen Kunstkommission getroffen.