Dineo Seshee Bopape

  • Dineo Seshee Bopape (b. Polokwane, South Africa, 1981) is known for her playful and experimental video works and installations of found objects. Through weaving together a variety of media, from video and installation to drawing, painting and performance Bopape’s practice focuses on the performative aspects of culture. Bopape engages the viewer with the explicit questioning of political and social positioning’s of the self and other. Taken from her own experience, Bopape traverses themes of sex, gender, race in her dense and chaotic installations of brightly colored objects, often accompanied by plastic bags. Bopape’s installations refuse and calls attention to consumerist culture and waste to provoke an ethical response by the audience in positioning themselves within this challenged environmental landscape.

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Dineo Seshee Bopape (b. Polokwane, South Africa, 1981) is known for her playful and experimental video works and installations of found objects. Through weaving together a variety of media, from video and installation to drawing, painting and performance Bopape’s practice focuses on the performative aspects of culture. Bopape engages the viewer with the explicit questioning of political and social positioning’s of the self and other. Taken from her own experience, Bopape traverses themes of sex, gender, race in her dense and chaotic installations of brightly colored objects, often accompanied by plastic bags. Bopape’s installations refuse and calls attention to consumerist culture and waste to provoke an ethical response by the audience in positioning themselves within this challenged environmental landscape.