Makhuba, live performance: 9-16 December 2014, 10am-4pm Monday to Friday . Installation will remain until 4 January.
Free event, advanced booking required.
Artist Lerato Shadi in conversation with Tate Modern Assistant Curator Hansi Momodu Gordon
12 December 2014. 6.30-8.30pm Free, advanced booking required
An In Conversation with the artist followed by reception will take place on 12 December from 6.30 pm in Rivington Place’s main exhibition space on the ground floor to discuss Shadi’s practice and new performance.
This event is free but places are limited, advance booking is required:
Lerato Shadi lives and works in Berlin and Johannesburg. She completed a BFA in Fine Art from the University of Johannesburg. In 2008 she was a featured artist in Art South Africa magazine, and in 2009 she was included in the The Generational: ‘Younger Than Jesus artists-directory’ published by the New Museum, New York. In 2010 she was awarded a Pro Helvetia residency in Bern, Switzerland. In the same year she had her solo exhibition Mosako Wa Seipone at GoetheonMain in Johannesburg. From 2010 to 2012 she was a member of the Bag Factory artist studios in Fordsburg, Johannesburg. In 2012 her work was featured at the Dak’art Biennale in Dakar, Senegal and in the III Moscow International Biennale. She is a fellow of Sommerakademie 2013 (Zentrum Paul Klee) and completed in the same year a residency program by invitation of INIVA at Hospitalfield in partnership with ROSL. In 2014 she was awarded with the mart stam studio grant. Currently she is doing her MFA at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee (GER).
Hansi Momodu-Gordon works on exhibitions, commissions and acquisitions. Since joining Tate in 2011 she has assisted on the exhibitions Damien Hirst (2012) and Ellen Gallagher: AxME (2013), curated the exhibition Word. Sound. Power. (2013) and assisted on Richard Tuttle’s commission for the Turbine Hall I don’t Know . The Weave of Textile Language (2014). She has also worked on live and event-based projects in The Tanks and the Turbine Hall: Across the board, (2012- 2014) taking place in London, Accra, Douala and Lagos; Materialising the Social, (2012); Eddie Peake: Amidst A Sea Of Flailing High Heels… part 1 (2012); Tania Bruguera: Surplus Value, (2012; Neue Sloweniche Kunst: An Historical Perspective, (2012). Hansi Momodu-Gordon contributes to the research and development of art from Africa and its Diaspora within the Tate Collection and assists the Africa Acquisitions Committee.