Senzeni Mthwakazi Marasela

Profile of 2015 FutureGreat artist, selected by Koyo Kouoh

By Koyo Kouoh

Covering Sarah (detail), 2009–10. Photo: Franko Khoury. Courtesy National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

I came across Senzeni Marasela’s work during one of those websurfing sessions that takes you randomly from one page to the next. I was intrigued by the intensity and depth of scope of her work. I was all the more surprised that up to then I had neither been exposed to her practice nor had I ever heard anyone talk about her. Born in Thokoza, South Africa, Marasela studied at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where she obtained a…

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