Siemon Allen. Photo Graham De Lacy | Wim Botha. Photo Graham De Lacy | Nicholas Hlobo at SCAD, Savannah, GA, USA (2019). Courtesy Goodman Gallery | Sethembile Msezane photographed at Studio Malick Sedibe, Bamako (2022). Courtesy the artist. Photo Uiler Costa Santos
Siemon Allen (1970–) was born in Durban, South Africa, and is based in the United States of America. He obtained an MFA from the Technikon Natal, KwaZulu-Natal in 1999. Select group exhibitions include 23 Kilograms Galerie West, The Hague, Netherlands (2013) and Desire: Ideal Narrative in Contemporary South African Art, South Africa Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2011); and solo exhibitions include Records, Goodman Cape, Cape Town, South Africa (2013) and STAMP COLLECTION – Imaging South Africa, Hemicycle/Corcoran Museum, Washington, DC (2001).
Wim Botha (1974–) was born in Pretoria, South Africa. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art from the University of Pretoria in 1996. Select exhibitions include Wim Botha: Heliostat, Norval Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa (2018), Larger Than Life – Stranger Than Fiction, 11th Triennale für Kleinplastik, Fellbach, Germany (2010) and A Premonition of War, Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (2005).
Nicholas Hlobo (1975–) was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He graduated with a Bachelor of Technology from Wits University of Technology in 2002. Select group exhibitions include The White Hunter: African Memories and Representations, FM Centre for Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy (2017) and What we talk about when we talk about love, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa (2011); solo exhibitions include Uhambo, Level 2 Gallery, Tate Modern, London, UK (2008) and Umtshotsho, Standard Bank Young Artist Award, Monument Gallery, Grahamstown (2009).
Sethembile Msezane (1991–) was born in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town in 2012 where she was also awarded a Master’s in Fine Arts in 2017. Select solo exhibitions include Liguqubele iZulu, BKhz, Johannesburg, South Africa (2023) and All Things Being Equal, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town (2017); and the group exhibition Speaking Through Walls, Maa ka Maaya ka ca a yere kono, 13th Bamako Encounters African Biennale of Photography, Bamako, Mali (2022).