Motlhoki Nono

Term: August-November 2022

Motlhoki (b. 1998 in Mabopane, Pretoria) has currently completed her Honours in Fine Art at the University of the Witwatersrand, where she graduated with five distinctions and two awards. Her studio practice is currently based in Johannesburg, where she uses Video, Photography and Printmaking as tools to investigate the intimate and violent politics that are implicated in romantic love. She engages the ideas of consumption, domesticity and romance to perform and document the internal lives and politics of black women in love. Her practice is characterised by a valorisation, problematisation and curiosity towards black love, as well as the complexities and joys of the domestic and heart spaces. She defines her practice as a decolonial and sociological enquiry into love, exploring how love manifests at the intersection of race, class and gender.