Lives and works in Johannesburg


Artist (since 2014, age 33)

Current Works

The Garden of Excuses, Frieze Projects, London (2017)

Chapter P: The Not-Not Educational Spirits, Berlin Biennale public programme, Berlin (2017)

“Chapter Y: Is Survival Not Archival?”, ICA Live Arts Festival, Cape Town (2017)


AIR Residency, Antwerp (2015)
Residency, Frac Pays de La Loire (2013)
Standard Bank Young Artist Award, South Africa (2013)
Finalist for the MTN New Contemporaries Award, South Africa (2010)
Pro Helvetia studio residency, FOCUS, Basel (2011)

Wyss scholarship (2005–2008)

First Works

“Diketo”, performance, Potchefstroom Arts Festival, South Africa (2004)
“The Red Suitcase”, performance, various locations (2005–2008)


University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, PhD in Fine Arts (since 2015, discontinued because #FEESMUSTFALL, re-registering in 2018)
Ecolé Cantonale d'Art du Valais, Sierre, Masters of Art in the Public Sphere (2005–2008)
Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Fine Arts (1999 & 2001–2003)
Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, Industrial Engineering (1998)
Mmabatho High School (1996–1997, 15 months)
St Mark's High School (1996, 1 month)
Prestige College (1996, 2 weeks)
Pretoria Girls (1996, 1 week)
St Luke's High School (1996, 8 months)
Woodmead High School (1995)
International School of South Africa (1993–1994)
Motladi Kgoadigoadi Primary School (1991–1992)
Morongwa Primary School (1989–1990)
DP Kgotleng Primary School (1987–1988)

Mother: Business woman and HR consultant
Father: Architect
Younger Sister: Law student

Dream job as a child: Pilot

Historical Event

27 April 1994

Maia Marie, Johannesburg, 30.11.2017