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Simnikiwe Buhlungu

South African artist Simnikiwe Buhlungu is the second artist to be chosen for The Showroom's Mural Commission. Her work references strolling as a form of knowledge production, using text, textile and interactive sound installations to communicate ideas of gathering through a call and response with local communities.

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Simnikiwe Buhlungu was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds a BA in Fine Art from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where she co-founded the collective Title in Transgression. Her practice navigates personal, trans-generational and socio-historical narratives through print and text-based mediums that often take sensory, video, sonic and installation-based forms. Buhlungu’s work has been featured in museums such as Grazer Kunstverein, Austria, and WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Belgium, where she was an artist in residence in 2018. She recently presented a project with artist Malebona Maphutse at the 2019 Bergen Assembly, Norway, and participated in the Future Assembly residency between London, Cambridge, and Lagos, Nigeria alongside Wysing Arts Centre’s Artist-in-Residence Exchange.

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    Event Fortnightly Highlight 3: There Are Other Ways

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    Simnikiwe Buhlungu: Notes To Self: (Intimate 1), Mixtape 1

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    Audio Simnikiwe Buhlungu: Notes To Self: Mixtapenyana (Side C)