Okhi Mookho Ntho
Born in 1995, Okhi Mookho Ntho began her journey as an artistically inclined child in Maseru, Lesotho, where her creative expression was influenced by a desire to be visible in the art world. Growing up she did not feel represented enough as a Black person in art. Ntho produces African contemporary art paintings focused on portraiture, and centres Black people in her playful paintings engaging with practices of the everyday, including the political work of self-care and leisure. She reminds us of one of Audre Lorde’s famous quotes: "caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare".