THE BEGINNING OF STORIES
December 2, 2017 - January 20, 2018 (Reception: December 2 7:00pm - 10:00pm)
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi’s The Beginning of Stories will be on view from Saturday, December 2 through Saturday, January 20.
She will also give a lecture at Vanderbilt University on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi was born in New York to a South African father in exile and a Greek-American mother. In 1992, two years before South Africa's first democratic elections, she moved with her family to Johannesburg. She is an artist who divides her time between studio work and navigating the field of art as social practice. Her work investigates power and its structures – political, social, architectural. Implicit in her examination of these structures is an interrogation of the invisible forces that create them, and an imagining of alternatives.
Her paintings and films have been shown at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg, the Ifa Gallery in Berlin, the South London Gallery and Tate Modern in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rio de and most recently at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Nkosi obtained her BA from Harvard University and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She currently lives and works in Johannesburg.
image: still from "End of History III" (2014) single channel, looping video