Lebohang Kganye

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Lebohang Kganye (*1990 in Johannesburg / South Africa) is a visual artist and photographer living and working in Johannesburg. She gained her first experience in photography at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg in 2009 and completed the Advanced Photography Programme in 2011. She received a Diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Johannesburg in 2014 and is currently pursuing her Masters in Fine Arts at Witwatersrand University in South Africa. 
Kganye, who is best known for her photographic work, often combines the archival and the performative with a practice that focuses on storytelling and memory as it plays out in the familial experience. Her ongoing interest in the materiality of photography is variously explored through the use of sculpture, performance and moving images. Even as her work reflects a particular South African experience, she critically engages with oral traditions as specific forms and memories as tangible source materials. 

In 2022, she is one of three contemporary artists representing South Africa at the Venice Biennale. 

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