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Donna Kukama was born in 1981 in Mafikeng, South Africa, and completed her postgraduate studies at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais (Sierre, Switzerland) in 2008, under MAPS (Master of Arts in the Public Sphere). Kukama is a multimedia artist working in video, sound, and performance. Predominantly performance-based, her work often presents itself as moments within reality that question the way in which histories are narrated, as well as how value systems are constructed. Through creating fleeting moments that exist between reality and fiction, her performances manifest through the unscripted participation of others, and often resist established "ways of doing". Kukama has presented work in various museums internationally, including the Maison Rouge (FR), the Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp (BE), the New Museum (USA), and the Kunshalle Luzern (CH). Recently, she participated in the Sao Paulo Biennale in 2016, and the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art and the New Museum Triennial in 2015. She currently lives and works in Johannesburg, where she is also a lecturer at the WITS School of Arts.

Born in 1975 in Kimberley, South Africa, James Webb is an interdisciplinary artist whose work – framed in large-scale installations in galleries and museums or as unannounced interventions in public spaces – often makes use of ellipsis, displacement and détournement to explore the nature of belief, and the dynamics of communication in our contemporary world. Webb’s practice employs a variety of media including audio, installation and text, referencing aspects of the conceptualist and minimalist traditions, as well as his academic studies in advertising, comparative religion and theatre. His work has been exhibited at the Wanås Konst in Sweden, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, CCA Kitakyushu in Japan and the Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan. Recently, he has participated in 13th Sharjah Biennale (2017) and the 12th Bienal de la Habana (2015). Webb lives and works in Cape Town.

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Donna Kukama, 1981, ZA

James Webb, 1975, ZA