FNB Art Joburg
Sandton Convention
Centre, Johannesburg,
South Africa​

First Person Series: Zanele Muholi


First Person is an intimate video-based series by FNB Art Joburg where artists, curators and gallerists offer personal accounts of their platforms, practice, process, and projects. This week, we feature Sir/ Professor Zanele Muholi.

A visual activist working in the medium of documentary and performance photography, Muholi’s arresting portraits contribute towards South Africa having a democratic queer visual history. Looking to offset the stigma and negativity attached LGBTQ+ identities in African societies, they speak to us about their queer approach to archiving. Touching on rememory and performative photography as subversion, we learn why their relationship with portraiture remains ceaseless.



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Ruth Ige. Don't hide your glory, 2022.
Acrylic on canvas. 122 x 122cm. (© Copyright 2022, STEVENSON. All rights reserved)