Lebohang Kganye, Ke Sale Teng, 2017, Animated film, 3’22’’, Courtesy AFRONOVA GALLERY
Lebohang Kganye, Ke Sale Teng, 2017, Animated film, 3’22’’, 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 program in fine arts at the University of Johannesburg. In the last five years her work has reached a wider audience, participating in group exhibitions at HANGAR – Centro de Investigação Artística, Lisbon (2016); Tiwani Contemporary, London (2015); and Pretoria Art Museum (2014), among others. Kganye was the recipient of the Tierney Fellowship Award (2012) and winner of the Jury Prize: Coup de Coeur, Rencontres de Bamako – Biennale africaine de la photographie (2015).