THENJIWE NIKI NKOSI: THE BEGINNING OF STORIES (PART 1 OF MANY)
Seed Space / 1201 4th Ave. S., Suite 117 December 2, 2017 - January 20, 2018
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi’s The Beginning of Stories (Part 1 of many) will be on view from Saturday, December 2 through Saturday, January 20.
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi (b.1980) was born in New York and has lived in Harare and Johannesburg on and off since the early 1990s. She is a painter, video artist and filmmaker who divides her time between studio work and navigating the field of collaborative practice. Her work investigates power and its structures – political, social, architectural. Implicit in her examination of these structures is an interrogation of the invisible forces that create them, and an imagining of alternatives. Her paintings and films have been shown at the Ifa Gallery in Berlin, the South London Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rio de Janeiro and the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg. Reflections on the collaborative project Border Farm will be included in the forthcoming publications Wide Angle: Photography as Public Practice (Fourthwall) and What We Want is Free: Critical Exchanges in Recent Art (SUNY Press). Nkosi obtained her BA from Harvard University and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York.
image: still from "End of History III" (2014) single channel, looping video