ROSEGALLERY presents the exhibition What Are You Leaving Behind? by artist Lebohang Kganye.
Primarily known for her photography, Lebohang often incorporates the archival and performative into a practice that centers storytelling and memory as it plays itself out in the familial experience, and explores a familial archive that is concerned with layered and temporal storytelling.
Kganye’s work is centered around personal and familial history. Her series Ke Lefa Laka: Her-story stems from confronting grief from the loss of her mother, while maintaining a connection to her and generational history. The title translates to “it’s my legacy” in seSotho. Kganye explains, “That work just came on its own, somehow it gave birth to itself through me.”
Lebohang Kganye was born in 1990 in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she currently lives and works. Kganye received her introduction to photography at the Market Photo Workshop, in Johannesburg, in 2009 and completed the Advanced Photography Programme in 2011. She obtained a Diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Johannesburg in 2014 and is currently doing her Masters in Fine Arts at the Witwatersrand University. Notable awards include the Grand Prix Images Vevey 2021/22, Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize, 2020, Camera Austria Award, 2019 and the finalist of the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative, 2019.
Lebohang Kganye : What Are You Leaving Behind?
February 22 – April 9 april, 2022
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, B-7
Santa Monica, CA 90404