Nancy Mteki: Honai

Njelele Art Station, Harare, Zimbabwe
05 Aug 2015 - 28 Aug 2015

Nancy Mteki: Honai

Njelele Art Station presents Nancy Mteki’s solo show ‘Honai’ until August 28 2015.

Nancy Mteki exists on the axis of self exploration in a society that shames whilst simultaneously sexualizing and objectifying the black female form.  Through the series ‘Honai’ her body transcends space encountering and challenging the public gaze, revealing her vulnerability and displaying her power.

Equipped with the camera and experience of rejection, mothering and loss she invites the audience to her reawakening. She boldly stares at you against the backdrop of domesticity rewriting history and challenging the narrative of Black African female voicelessness. Each image layered with political force, freezing time and space, pushes one to reimagine ‘woman’, ‘man’ and ultimately ‘self’.


Nancy Mteki is a Zimbabwean artist whose work draws on women and their daily experiences in society. Introduced to photography in 2008 at Iliso Labantu (The Eye of the People) founded by Alistair Berg and Sue Johnson, she has exhibited her work, in addition to participating in workshops and residencies, in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Maputo, Aberdeenshire, Abu Dhabi and Harare. 





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