Athi-Patra Ruga 'The Future White Women of Azania: The manifesto', 2012. Performance with costumes, props, lights and music, GIPCA Live Art Festival, Cape Town. Duration variable. Photo by Ashley Walters. Courtesy of the Artist and the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts.
Born in Umtata, South Africa, in 1983, Athi-Patra Ruga studied fashion illustration in Johannesburg and works with performance, textile, and photography. His construction of myth remodels everyday life in post-apartheid South Africa, while his 2D tapestries deliver a contemporary pop sensibility.