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14
September2022
Thero Makepe: Family, Memory & NarrativeThero Makepe (he/him) is an artist and photographer born and raised in Gaborone, Botswana, working between Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Gaborone. Makepe’s work is informed by past and present narratives about his upbringing and lived experiences in Botswana and South Africa. Makepe is also a founding member of the Botswana Pavilion, a collective of young artists from Botswana concerned with advancing Botswana’s creative development and artistic archive.

In this talk, Makepe will discuss his practice which is informed by past and present narratives related to my upbringing and lived experiences in Botswana and South Africa. Makepe is interested in posing questions about one’s personal responsibility in times of crisis and how the personal decisions of individuals affect themselves, their families and nations. His work is often resolved in the form of book projects which contain existing public and private archival material such as family photos, documentary screenshots and newspaper articles. Makepe’s approach to photography also employs a variety of photographic styles such as staged portraiture, documentary and re-enactments.
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