Lebohang Kganye, O emetse mohala, 2016, Inkjet print on cotton rag paper, Edition of 5 + 2AP, 64 x 90 cm. Courtesy AFRONOVA GALLERY
Lebohang Kganye, O emetse mohala, 2016, Inkjet print on cotton rag paper, Edition of 5 + 2AP, 64 x 90 cm. Courtesy AFRONOVA GALLERY  

A photographer by training, Lebohang Kganye’s ongoing interest in archives and memory often takes shape as sculpture or performance. For Kganye, the family archive provides fertile ground on which to interrogate genealogy, memory, and fantasy. Several bodies of work have circulated around these themes, such as Ke Lefa Laka / Her-story (2012–13), which mediates on familial loss and becoming using manipulated family photographs.

Kganye completed the Advanced Photography Program at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg (2011), and is currently finishing a degree in fine arts at the University of Johannesburg. Her work has been exhibited widely; among the most recent are Nathi.Aha.Sasa. / Us.Here.Now., Wiener Festwochen, Vienna (2017); Recent Histories: New African Photography, The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm (2017); Le jour qui vient, Galerie des Galeries, Paris (2017) and Give Me Yesterday, Fondazione Prada, Milan (2016–17). Kganye was a recipient of the CAP Prize 2017 and the 2012 Tierney Fellowship Award. She also received the 2015 Jury Prize: Coup de Coeur at Rencontres de Bamako – Biennale africaine de la photographie, Bamako.