BIOGRAPHY

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

EDUCATION

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

2020   

Standard Bank Artists of the Year Award (Nthato Mokgata)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


2020

Again She Reigns, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2019 

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

2017

  Modjadji (Theatre, 65 min) – Magnet Theatre, Cape Town, SA

2016

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)

2015    

Hold your tongue (Performance Artwork & Photography) – Art café, Berlin, GER (Carla Fonseca)

2012    

Too Leite (Performance Artwork) – Cape Town, SA (Carla Fonseca)

The Future Sound of Mzansi (Documentary Film, 72 minutes) – SA / Global (Nthato Mokgata)

 

ART FAIRS

 

2020 

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Kalashnikov, Cape Town.

2016

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

Fonseca & Mokgata 

99 LOOP STREET

CAPE TOWN

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