Mpho Mokgadi (born in 1988, North West) grew up in Pretoria. In his current based, Johannesburg, he has completed an advanced photographic programme at the Market Photo Workshop. Since 2013, his work has been published in online art magazines such as African Photography Network, based in Denmark, and local online blogs Dynamic Africa and Between10and5. Mokgadi was the second runner-up in the Pretoria News and Nikon South Africa competition in 2012. Group exhibitions include: New Black and White Photography (2013) in Cape Town; the African Film Collective (2012) at the Exposure Gallery in Johannesburg and at a group show at Market alumni at the Jo'burg Fringe (2015). He participated in the Gwanza Month of Photography in Harare in 2014. In 2015 he presented a selection of works at THATARTFAIR in Cape Town. The research-based publication UP UP: Stories of Johannesburg's Highrises (2016) was developed in collaboration with the Swiss-based collectives Kunstverein Zurich and Ortreport. Most recently, as part of a residency at Pro Helvetia, Mokgadi developed the self-published photozine titled ‘It's kind of a difficult task.' In 2020, the show ‘IN SITU’ was Mokgadi’s first solo exhibition, held at ROOM Gallery & Projects.
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