Boniswa Khumalo

Khumalo Boniswa

Boniswa Khumalo is a gender-queer South African visual artist who does not believe in meritocracy. In an attempt to compensate for the erasure of African knowledge, her art is rooted in exposing and the dismantling of colonial definitions of sex, race, societal structures, gender, beauty ideals, and relationships. Her depiction of ordinary life, through her contextual lens, is politicized by the mere fact of the disenfranchised disposition that is imposed on people who bear the brunt within patriarchal, colonial, and capitalist systems of oppression.