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Meleko Mokgosi

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Francistown, Botswana

Works in
New York City


University of California Los Angeles, 2008, MFA
Williams College, BA


Current Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2016 The Ease of Fiction
California African American Museum

Meleko Mokgosi (born in Francistown, Botswana) is an artist who works within an interdisciplinary framework to create large-scale project-based installations. Mokgosi works across history painting, cinematic tropes, psychoanalysis, and post-colonial theory. His studio program interrogates narrative tropes and the fundamental models for the inscription and transmission of history along side established European notions of representation in order to address questions of nationhood, anti-colonial sentiments, and the perception of historicized events. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Botswana National Gallery, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art.

Recent Exhibits

Meleko Mokgosi participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2016 Democratic Intuition: Lerato
Jack Shainman Gallery 20th Street
Sep, 2016 Democratic Intuition: Comrades II
Jack Shainman Gallery 24th Street
Sep, 2015 GIBCA - Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art
Röda sten konsthall, Göteborgs konsthall, Hasselblad Center, 3:e Våningen, KKP Galleri
Apr, 2015 Democratic Intuition
ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston)
Jan, 2015 Remembering Things Past
Islip Art Museum
Apr, 2014 Pax Kaffraria
Honor Fraser
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