Simnikiwe Buhlungu

ZA, 1995
  • resident
    • 2020 – 2022

Artist statement

Simnikiwe Buhlungu (b. 1995) is an artist from Johannesburg, South Africa. Keenly interested in how knowledge is produced, by whom and how it is disseminated, Buhlungu locates socio-historical and everyday phenomena by navigating these questions and their inexhaustible potential answers.

Through this, she maps points of cognisance, i.e. how do we come to know?, in four and a half moments – namely: a lost wallet, a Khuaya, honey bees, a library, and a puddle (that’s the half) – which situate various layers of awareness as syncopated and reverberated ecologies. Lately, she has been listening to modular synthesis, thinking about apiaries, and seeking contributions to Simunye Resource Works, a publishing house that is forever yet-to-exist.

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