Lebohang Kganye is a South African photographer who explores the contradictions of family history through the concept of family photo albums. The key themes in Lebohang’s work are the role of the archive, memory and fantasy. Her works confront how family photo albums don't have a fixed narrative -…Show more they are open to use to reinterpret our past.
The artist is a Fine Art graduate of the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and has been the recent recipient of several accolades, including the ‘Sasol New Signatures’ award and the ‘CAP Prize’.
Lebohang has shown her work extensively, with exhibitions in Johannesburg, New York and Lisbon.Show less
"What makes Lebohang’s work compelling is that she pushes the boundaries of photographic traditions by incorporating sculptural and performative elements into her process and compositions. Her work is layered drawing from personal archives (family photographs), reenacting past moments and inserting herself into these narratives in the present. She also distorts the linearity of time by exploring how history, memory and nostalgia can be altered, reshaped and rewritten, in a sense she is time traveling through her work. Lebohang’s visual language has an undeniable presence. There is a real reimagining of what the 'family portrait’ can be and the numerous ways in which one can document lived experiences. "
Touria El Glaoui - Rise Art Curator
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