Tayhe Munsamy was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tayhe obtained her BA in Fine Art and History of Art from Goldsmiths University of London in 2020. She graduated with a First-Class Honours.
Her practice weaves together her identity as a mixed-race woman and explores elements from the Coloured and Indian communities in South Africa. Storytelling that combines cultural specificity and historical archives with fictional features are evident in her work in written and visual forms – paintings, video, performance, and digital media – to unveil themes of creation, displacement, transformation, and fantasy in relation to notions of the self.
Tayhe’s artworks craft fantastical worlds that celebrate her nuanced identity in all its surviving abundance. These artworks unravel connections, memory, time, and traditions, and explore how the foundation of mythology and folklore create stories that bind us together in a world that has broken our ancestry apart.
In 2021, Tayhe was selected for the RMB Talent Unlocked mentoring program and group show at Everard Read CIRCA Gallery in Johannesburg in association with Strauss & Co South Africa. She continues to showcase her artworks in group shows around South Africa and internationally.
- Tayhe Munsamyhe told us to plant a banana tree for good luck (2)R 8,500.00 ex. vat
- Tayhe Munsamyhe told us to plant a banana tree for good luck (1)R 8,500.00 ex. vat