SMAC Gallery presents Abalozi Bayeza / Os Deuses Estão Chegando, a new ‘constellation’ of works by Lhola Amira.
This body of work is born from a series of appearances by Lhola Amira in Bahia and surrounding Brazil, over a period of weeks in late 2018. Translating from Zulu and Portuguese as “The Gods Are Coming”and comprising of new installations and photographic narratives, Abalozi Bayeza / Os Deuses Estão presents an introduction to Amira’s ongoing engagement with Brazil.
Lhola Amira, born in 1984 in Gugulethu, South Africa, currently lives and works in Cape Town. Their practice includes ‘Appearance’, photography, video and sculpture.
The artist refers to the solo presentation of her work as a ‘constellation’. Her work has been included in art fair presentations at Artissima, the Investec Cape Town Art Fair (including a solo booth at the 2018 SOLO section, curated by Nontobeko Ntombela), LOOP Barcelona, and the FNB Joburg Art Fair.
SMAC is a leading South African contemporary art gallery representing established and emerging artists from South Africa, Africa, and beyond. The gallery first opened in Stellenbosch in 2007, launching a second space in Cape Town in 2011 and a third space in Johannesburg, in 2016.
Venue: SMAC Gallery, 19 Keyes Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196
Time: Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm | Sat 10am to 3pm
Tel: 010 594 5400
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