Nyakallo Maleke is an artist and writer based in Johannesburg. Her practice is grounded in an expanded concept of drawing, which she views as a means to tell stories about space, movement and walking. Maleke's drawings take shape through various media, techniques, and disciplines, and are manifested in installations, performances, sound pieces, prints or sculptures. Her recent works are invested with materiality, often combining traditional drawing media with meticulous embroidery-like stitching and unconventional materials like as wax paper. Maleke earned her Master of Arts Degree (with distinction) in Public Sphere at the Ecole de Design et haute ecole d'art du valais (edhea) in Switzerland (2019), where her research utilised the medium of drawing to think through notions of migration, vulnerability, and writing about public space. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wits University (2015) and has participated in group exhibition at venues including NGO - Nothing Gets Organised (Johannesburg, South Africa), Stevenson (Cape Town, South Africa), and Modzi Arts Gallery (Lusaka, Zambia).
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