Leo Makgekgenene (1995-)

Artwork by Leo Makgekgenene

ABOUT LEO MAKGEKGENENE

Legakwana Leo Makgekgenene is a New Media graduate from the Michaelis School of Fine Art. Makgekgenene was born in 1995 in Gaborone, Botswana and has lived and worked in South Africa since 2009. Many of Leo’s works aim to rematerialize the metaphorical spaces in which we hold the taught ideas and memories that ultimately shape who we are and how we choose to present ourselves. The artworks become a way to break these spaces down and refabricate a space for unencumbered self-representation. Leo’s work explores and interrogates self; it is an allegorical description of a personal journey through three spaces of being and represents its documentation with the surety and unabashed creativity of Neo-negritude. Makgekgenene’s work is a vibrant culmination of photography, photo-manipulation, live video, and animation, sculpture, costume making and integrated sound pieces.