Foxy Production is pleased to present the inaugural North American solo exhibition of South African artist Bogosi Sekhukhuni. Describing himself as a “lightworker and creative director,” Sekhukhuni addresses the interplay between consumption and identity within a South African and global context. He looks at the ways we negotiate systems of technology, commodification, and belief, using a range of media, including video, sculpture, and the internet. He researches the rational and speculative ideas we use to navigate a world of rapid social and technological change.
Sekhukhuni’s exhibition at Foxy Production includes both new and recent painting, drawing, video, and sculpture. He will present his Dream Diary series that he describes as “primarily conversations that I have with myself about the nature of a collective consciousness.” He will also show Consciousness Engine 2: absentblackfatherbot (2013) [image above], a two-screen interactive video based on his last conversation with his father; a large improvised battery that will be used to illuminate a series of drawings; and an earth, metal, and wood installation, a “frequency bath,” combining physics, therapeutics, and land art.
Sekhukhuni is a founding member of the “tech-health artist group” NTU and has worked with the digital art collective, the CUSS Group. His most recent project is a “visual culture bank and research gang” called Open Time Coven, which investigates “emergent technologies and repressed African spiritual philosophies.”
Bogosi Sekhukhuni (Johannesburg, 1991) studied Visual Arts at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Recent exhibitions include Afrotopia, Rencontres de Bamako: African Biennale of Photography, Mali; and Art/ Afrique, le nouvel atelier, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France in 2017; 2nd Kampala Biennale, Uganda; 9th Berlin Biennale (NTU with Cuss group), Germany; and Dak’Art, Dakar Biennale, Senegal in 2016. In 2015 Sekhukhuni’s work was included in the 89+ Prospectif Cinéma program at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Film Will Always Be You: South African Artists on Screen at Tate Modern, London; Co-Workers – Network as Artist at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; and Filter Bubble at the LUMA Foundation’s Westbau in Zürich, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets. His first solo show was Unfrozen: Rainbowcore at Whatiftheworld in Cape Town in 2014. With CUSS Group, Sekhukhuni was included in Private Spaces: Art After the Internet at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2014).
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