Fonseca & Mokgata is a collaborative artistic duo by Carla Fonseca (b. 1989) and Nthato Mokgata (b. 1985)
They live and work in Johannesburg, South Africa
Carla Fonseca received a BA honours degree in Performance Art and Theatre Making from the University of Cape Town. Her artistic practice has produced numerous performance, video art, as well as theatre pieces focused on South Africa’s historical and current societal traumas for over a decade.
Nthato Mokgata has his formal education is in graphic and multimedia design. He has spent the past 15 years as an active graphic and sound designer, visual artist, musician, and filmmaker. His artistic practice has focussed on challenging notions of reconciliation, history, self-determination, nationhood, identity, and pan-Africanism.
AWARDS, RESIDENCIES & PUBLICATION
Standard Bank Artists of the Year Award (Nthato Mokgata)
Again She Reigns, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
The Same Pain (Theatre, 65 min) – Soweto Theatre, Johannesburg, SA
Modjadji In Absentia (Theatre, 70 min) – Market Theatre Johannesburg, SA
Burkinabe (Dramatic Feature Film, 75 minutes, writer, director, producer, actor) – Burkina Faso, West Africa
Modjadji (Theatre, 65 min) – Magnet Theatre, Cape Town, SA
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS SMS 1 – Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg, SA (Carla Fonseca)
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS SMS (Video Installation) – SA (Nthato Mokgata)
Hold your tongue (Performance Artwork & Photography) – Art café, Berlin, GER (Carla Fonseca)
Too Leite (Performance Artwork) – Cape Town, SA (Carla Fonseca)
The Future Sound of Mzansi (Documentary Film, 72 minutes) – SA / Global (Nthato Mokgata)
Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Kalashnikov, Cape Town.
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS SMS 3 – RMB Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, SA
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS SMS 2 – FNB Art Joburg Fair, Johannesburg, SA