SETLAMORAGO MASHILO

BIOGRAPHY

SETLAMORAGO MASHILO

(b. 1987, Pretoria, South Africa)

BIOGRAPHY

Setlamorago Mashilo is compelled by a sense of social conscience. He incorporates proverbs and idioms in his mother tongue (Sepedi) into his multidisciplinary art practice, to translate the community’s oral histories into artistic interventions and installations.

Continuing the thread from his earlier works, Mashilo’s work centres around the consequences of dwelling, building and thinking, by articulating and interrogating narratives that resonate individually and collectively about our sense of loss, nostalgia and inherited memories. His work becomes a form of conversation about our society's values; how they are deeply encoded in our language and in objects and, ultimately, how that shapes the communities of which we are a part.

Mashilo's first solo exhibition was in the Netherlands and he has also exhibited in South Africa, the UK, Germany and China. Recent awards in South Africa include the Facebook Fan's Choice at the 2013 PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Awards and the Turbine Art Fair and Sylt Emerging Artist award in 2014.

SELECTED GROUP/SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

The Land Will Decide, solo exhibition at Everard Read Gallery

Johannesburg Art Fair, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

2017

Johannesburg Art Fair, Everard Read Gallery

 

2016

African Equations, Lizamore & Associates

Installation Art Fair, New York

Tokyo International Art Fair

Performing Wo/Man, North-West University Gallery

Bodulo, Rotterdam International Art Fair

Amandla! Reform, Debate, Redress, Oliewenhuis Art Museum

 

2015

Landlords & Trespassers, Turbine Art Fair

Emerging Artists, Shanghai Art Fair

Capital Present, Fried Contemporary

The Spiritual in the Material”, Lizamore & Associates

FETISH, Albany Museum

When You Come Back, Art on Paper Miami

New Voices, Lizamore & Associates

 

2014

Fresh Produce, Turbine Art Fair

Contemporary Totem Poles (Cool Capital Biennale)

 

2013

PPC Young Sculptor Awards, Pretoria Artist Association

 

SELECTED AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2016

Global Nomadic Art Project

2015

Sylt Residency

2014

Turbine Art Fair & Sylt Emerging Artist Award

2013

PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Award (Fans Choice Award)

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COMMISSIONS/COLLECTIONS

Modern Art Projects

Tambo Foundation