Zanele Muholi, Dee Mashoko, Harare, Zimbabwe, 2011, from the series Faces and Phases (2006–ongoing). Gelatin silver print, 34 × 24 inches (86.4 × 61 cm). Acquired through the generosity of the General Acquisition Fund and the Acquisitions Circle. Courtesy of the artist; Yancey Richardson, New York; and Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg. © Zanele Muholi
Influential artist and activist Zanele Muholi discusses their work in conversation with Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator, including the ongoing portraiture series Faces and Phases. Select works from the series, which seeks to document and uplift Black queer South African communities, are on view in i’m yours: Encounters with Art in Our Times.
Zanele Muholi HonFRPS is a South African artist and visual activist working in photography, video, and installation. Muholi’s work focuses on race, gender, and sexuality with a body of work looking at Black lesbian, gay, transgender, and intersex individuals.
The Artist’s Voice: Zanele Muholi is made possible, in part, by the Bridgitt and Bruce Evans Public Program Fund.