Selected Works

Thabiso Sekgala

Johanna Mthombeni, Loding, former Kwandebele, 2009 Color photograph on fibre paper

Thabiso Sekgala

Amman, Traces, Jabal Weibdeh, 2013 Dibond-mounted inkjet print on archival fibre paper

Thabiso Sekgala

Inside Bulawayo Mall, 2013 Dibond-mounted inkjet print on archival fibre paper

Thabiso Sekgala

Samuel or Thulani Msiza, Loding, former Kwandebele, 2010 Inktjet fibra print

Thabiso Sekgala

Jane Nkuna, Loding, former Kwandebele, 2009 Inktjet fibra print

Thabiso Sekgala

Tiger, 2012 Dibond-mounted inkjet print on archival fibre paper 70 x 70 cm

Thabiso Sekgala

The air we breathe, these metal release Co2 for miners underground, Marikana, 2012 Dibond-mounted inkjet print on archival fibre paper 70 x 70 cm

Thabiso Sekgala

Second Transition 17, 2012 Dibond-mounted inkjet print on archival fibre paper

Thabiso Sekgala

Sitting on koppie during the last days of the strike, Marikana, 2012 Inkjet print on archival fibre paper

Thabiso Sekgala

Last March, 2012 Dibond-mounted inkjet print on archival fibre paper

Thabiso Sekgala

Moment of Joy, 2012 Inkjet fibra print

Thabiso Sekgala

Road divide Gauteng and Northwest province, Hamaskraal, former Bophuthatswana, 2011 Colour photograph on fibre paper

Biography

Thabiso Sekgala (b. 1981 in Johannesburg, South Africa) was a photographer whose work explored themes of abandonment, memory, spatial politics and concept of home.

‘In photography I am inspired by looking at human experience whether lived or imagined,’ Sekgala once expressed. ‘Images capture our history and who we are, our presence and absence. Growing up in both rural and urban South Africa influences my work. The dualities of these both environments inform the stories I am telling through my photographs, by engaging issues around land, peoples’ movement, identity and the notion of home.’

Sekgala held solo exhibitions in South Africa and Europe and exhibited in group shows internationally, including Les Rencontres D’Arles, LagosPhoto Festival and Bamako Biennale. In 2013 he had residencies in both the Kunsterhaus Bethanien, Berlin, and at HIWAR/Durant Al Funun, Jordan.

He studied at Johannesburg’s Market Photo Workshop from 2007 to 2008 and was awarded the Tierney Fellowship in 2010.

Sekgala died in Johannesburg in 2014.

Exhibitions

Thabiso Sekgala || Bôna

25 January - 29 February 2020

The Wretched of the Screen / ...

25 June - 21 September 2019

[In Context] Where We Are / 2016

29 October - 07 December 2016

New Revolutions: Goodman Gall...

04 June - 23 July 2016

News

Thabiso Sekgala: Solo Exhibit...

Posted 11 September 2019

Thabiso Sekgala at LagosPhoto...

Posted 03 November 2017

Dhlamini, Goldblatt and Sekga...

Posted 01 June 2017

Thabiso Sekgala at the Walthe...

Posted 01 May 2017

Press

Thabiso Sekgala / Sunday Time...

Thabiso Sekgala / British Jou...

Thabiso Sekgala / Prufrock / ...

Thabiso Sekgala / Mail and Gu...