Shenaz Mahomed

Shenaz Mahomed
Shenaz Mahomed (b. 1992) is a Pretoria based curator and artist. She obtained both her BA (2014) and MA degree (2019) in Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria. She was the Curator at Fried Contemporary Art Gallery for 4 years. She has successfully independently curated a series of three group shows there titled ‘Young Collectors’in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Mahomed was the Curatorial Assistant and Logistics Manager at the Javett Art Centre at UP for 2.5 years (2018 - 2021). She is currently a lecturer in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Pretoria and is registered for her PhD in Digital Culture and Media. Her research project entails exploring online platforms as sites for exhibition and implementation of alternative curatorial strategies. Mahomed has participated in a number of prestigious art competitions in South Africa. She has been awarded as the winner of the 2016 David Koloane Mentorship Award with the Bag Factory and has had works exhibited with them at the 2016 FNB Joburg Art Fair. She has also exhibited at the 2017 Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair. Mahomed has participated in group shows at the Aardklop National Arts Festival in 2017 and 2018. She has also been part of the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (2017 and 2021), Innibos Art Festival (2017) and National Arts Festival (2018). In April 2019, Mahomed was invited on a 3 week artist residency at the Mas Des Graviers vineyard (South of France). Mahomed’s work can be found in the art collections of ABSA, University of Pretoria, Department of Arts and Culture, Tiwani Contemporary (UK) as well the private collections of Wayne Barker, Gavin Rajah, Diane Victor, Harrie Siertsema, Raimi Gbadamosi and Vusi Beauchamp. Artist statement: My practice involves a reflective reading of traditional Islamic visuals forms of art and written text as a means to communicate present-day encounters. I aim to interrogate my daily practice of religion and ritual by mapping relations and traces of my actions into art objects. Taking into account our current global crisis and navigating a life during a pandemic, for this exhibition, the works focus on ideas of precaution and lessons to be learnt from history. The works interplay challenges faced in the past and present. I specifically chose to work with history books from my childhood to hint at an innocence and naivety in how we view history and how we handle a repeat of it. The works also highlight how we gamble situations with the limited knowledge we have - the cut outs are strategically placed to reveal, conceal and distort our understanding and view of certain topics.

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