Born in 1977 in Cape Town, Unathi Sigenu was an award-winning multimedia artist with political awareness. His artistic practice focused on installations, paintings, performances and videos primarily by exploring themes revolving around urban context and violence. Furthermore, Sigenu was a founding member of the renowned artist collective Gugulective, based in the Gugulethu township. Gugulective was initiated as a platform situated in the intersection between art and political activism. Sigenu participated in numerous residencies and exhibitions in South Africa and at an international level.
Unathi Sigenu passed away in Cape Town in late December 2013.