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Sethembile Msezane was awarded the 2016 TAF & Sylt Emerging Artist Residency Award (TASA). This Residency is awarded annually to an emerging artist living in South Africa as part of Turbine Art Fair and the Sylt Foundation’s Residency Programme.
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Sethembile Msezane (RSA b.1991) completed her BAFA (2012) and a Masters in Fine Art (2017) 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 paucity of the black female body in the monumentalisation of public spaces. She is the TAF & Sylt Emerging Artist Residency Award winner (TASA) (2016). Msezane is the first recipient of the Rising Light award at the Mbokodo Awards (2016). She is a Barclays L’Atelier Top 10 Finalist (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 has had a solo show at Gallery MOMO titled Kwasuka Sukela (2017). Selected group shows include Women’s Work and The Art of Disruptions at the Iziko South African National Gallery (2016), Dis(colour)ed Margins at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (2017), Re[as]sisting Narratives an exhibition at Framer Framed, Amsterdam (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).