Pamela Phatismo Sunstum was born in 1980 in Mochudi, Botswana, and currently lives and works between Johannesburg, South Africa and Ontario, Canada. Her multidisciplinary practice spans installation, drawing, painting and animation and her work explores themes such as cosmology, mythology, history and science.
In 2018 Pamela was included in the exhibition Women on Aeroplanes featuring Lungiswa Gqunta and Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa at The Showroom. She was the first artist to be commissioned to create The Showroom's Mural Commission.
Pamela has recently been included in Vitamin D3: Today's Best in Contemporary Drawing published by Phaidon and Winter Light (2020) at Southbank Centre. Recent exhibitions include All My Seven Faces, CAC Cincinnati (2019); Diorama, Tiwani Contemporary (2019); Multiple Transmissions: Art in the Afropolitan Age, Wiels, Brussels, Belgium (2019); Fly Me to the Moon, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland and Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria (2019); Women on Airplanes, The Showroom, London (2018); Artpace, San Antonio (2018); There are Mechanisms in Place, Michaelis School of Fine Art Galleries, Cape Town (2018).