Dineo Seshee Bopape
Hours and dates
- From 10am to 6pm daily
Dineo Seshee Bopape was born in the year of the golden rooster, 1981 on a Sunday. If she were Ghanaian, her name would be akosua/akos for short. Bopape lives in Southern Africa.
She has shown her work internationally in numerous solo exhibitions, most recently in 2022 at Ocean Space, Venice ; and Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan ; Secession, Vienna, and in 2021 at Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. She co-represented South Africa at the Venice Biennial in 2019.
lerato laka le a phela le a phela le a phela
( My love is alive, is alive, is alive)
Dineo Seshee Bopape’s artwork, Lerato Laka Le A Phela Le A Phela Le A Phela / My Love is Alive, is Alive, is Alive (2022) takes viewers on a captivating journey that begins in the Solomon Islands and extends to plantations along the Mississippi, the vibrant landscapes of Jamaica, and ultimately, her South African homeland. Her exploration of these diverse locations serves as a unique language, enabling the convergence and intersection of timelines within the vast expanse of water. It’s a revisit to the notion of “dogs that are not asleep”.
Bopape’s artistic approach blends elements of magical inquiry, historical intrigue, ancestral wisdom, a penchant for illusions, boundless imagination, and a profound sense of hope. This harmonious fusion enables her to operate within the realm of post-post-colonial agency, engaging in a profound dialogue with the expansive Ocean.
Commissioned by TBA21–Academy and co-produced with Pirelli HangarBicocca.
TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection.