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Meleko Mokgosi

Meleko Mokgosi

Born in 1981, in Francistown (Botswana)

Meleko Mokgosi studied at the Slade School of Art in London before settling in the United States, and still maintains close ties with his native country.

His interest lies particularly in history painting. He uses this genre, through which European nations told their myths and conquests, to engage with the history of southern African countries. “You have to know the history of painting, but you also have to know how to negate it,” he says.

Selected Bibliography

Farago, Jason. Comrades : [Exhibition, Cape Town, Stevenson Gallery : 21 January - 27 February 2016]. Cap Town : Stevenson, 2016. (Catalogue Stevenson Gallery no. 85.).

Biswas, Allie, "Meleko Mokgosi with Allie Biswas",, [consulté le 6 avril 2017], 04/10/2016, 6 p.

Mullen, Matt, "Artists at work : Meleko Mokgosi",, [consulté le 28 mars 2017], 08/11/2016, 4 p.

Jacobson, Karen. Meleko Mokgosi : Pax Kaffraria. Los Angeles : Hammer Museum, 2014.

Lipschutz, Yael, "Meleko Mokgosi’s Existentialism",, [consulté le 28 mars 2017], 29/06/2012, 1 p.

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