SETLAMORAGO MASHILO

BIOGRAPHY

SETLAMORAGO MASHILO

(b. 1987, Pretoria, South Africa)            

BIOGRAPHY

Setlamorago Mashilo is compelled by a sense of social conscience. He employs the use of ‘dika le diema’ (Sepedi proverbs and idioms) into his multidisciplinary art practice, to translate the community’s oral histories into artistic interventions and installations.

Taking the baton from his earlier works, Mabu a u tswitswe, Bodulo and Landlords & Trespassers, Mashilo’s work oscillates around the ‘consequence’ of dwelling, building and thinking, often [re] interrogating and [re] articulating narratives that resonate individually and collectively about our sense of loss, nostalgia and inherited memories. His work becomes a form of conversation about the values of our societies; how they are deeply encoded in our language and the objects that are derived from them and, ultimately, how that extrapolates into the communities we grow up in.

 

SELECTED AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2013

PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Award (Fans Choice Award)

2014

Turbine Art Fair & Sylt Emerging Artist Award

2015

Sylt Residency

2016

Global Nomadic Art Project

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COMMISSIONS/COLLECTIONS

Modern Art Projects

Tambo Foundation

 

SELECTED GROUP/SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013

PPC Young Sculptor Awards, Pretoria Artist Association

2014

Fresh Produce, Turbine Art Fair

2014

Contemporary Totem Poles (Cool Capital Biennale)

2015

Landlords & Trespassers, Turbine Art Fair

2015

Emerging Artists, Shanghai Art Fair

2015

Capital Present, Fried Contemporary

2015

The Spiritual in the Material”, Lizamore & Associates

2015

FETISH, Albany Museum

2015

When You Come Back, Art on Paper Miami

2015

New Voices, Lizamore & Associates

2016

African Equations, Lizamore & Associates

2016

Installation Art Fair, New York

2016

Tokyo International Art Fair

2016

Performing Wo/Man, North-West University Gallery

2016

Bodulo, Rotterdam International Art Fair

2016

Amandla! Reform, Debate, Redress, Oliewenhuis Art Museum

2017

Johannesburg Art Fair, Everard Read Gallery

2018

The Land Will Decide, solo exhibition at Everard Read Gallery

2018

Johannesburg Art Fair, Everard Read Gallery