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

International Women’s Month Series: Reshma Chhiba


A collaboration between the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), FNB Art Joburg and Open City, CONSTRUCT is a video-based series profiling femme artists with practices based in Johannesburg. Under the theme Reflections of Self, the second season sees artists interrogating ways that their personal lives show up in their practices.

In this week’s episode we hear from Reshma Chhiba. A visual artist and dancer, Chhiba is interested in the intersection between contemporary visual art and classical Indian dance practices in South Africa. The artist is the co-founder and Creative Director of Sarvavidya Natyaalaya and also serves as exhibitions curator at the Wits School of Arts. Referencing Kali, the Hindu goddess of ultimate power, time, destruction and change, Chhiba’s practice interrogates defiance and defiant womanhood.



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