Jamal Nxedlana

Jamal Nxedlana

Jamal Nxedlana is a visual artist and cultural organiser. He is in the unique position of being both a cultural producer and the founder of a number of independent organisations which platform and support the South African arts community.

He is the founder of Bubblegum Club, a media and cultural organisation that platforms radical creativity and supports the next generation of creators.

He is also a founding member of the artistic collective CUSS Group. Over the last decade, this Johannesburg based collective has shown in institutions across the world including the MOMA Warsaw, Berlin Biennale, de Young Museum and Moderna Museet Stockholm.

Nxedlana's artistic practice is rooted in Afrosurrealism and explores themes of race, identity, popular culture and mass production. His photographs have been featured in exhibitions including the Aperture Summer Open, Orlando curated by Tilda Swinton and most recently in The New Black Vanguard, a book and exhibition addressing the radical transformation taking place in fashion and art today.

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