Sharlene Khan

Sharlene Khan is a South African visual artist and scholar whose work often incorporates a range of media which generate installations and performances that focus on the socio-political realities of a post-apartheid society and the intersectionality of race-gender-class. She uses masquerading (i.e. the donning of costumes and enacting of characters in photography and video) as a postcolonial strategy to interrogate her South African heritage, as well as the constructedness of identity via rote education, art discourses, historical narratives and popular culture. She holds a PhD (Arts) from Goldsmiths, University of London.  She has exhibited widely locally and internationally. In 2015 she was awarded second prize in the Bremen Videokunst Prize for the production of her video When the moon waxes red. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture at Rhodes University.

Exhibitions at the KZNSA

Re-membering: Memory, Intimacy, Archive
Main, Mezzanine and Media Galleries