05/09/2023 - 30/09/2023

Contemporary - Multidisciplinary

Zana Masombuka - Nges’rhodlweni: A Portal for Black Joy

Tue-Sat: 12:30-5:30pm

October Gallery presents Nges’rhodlweni: A Portal for Black Joy, by South African artist Zana Masombuka, also known as ‘Ndebele Superhero’.

In her first solo exhibition in London, Masombuka explores the intersection of identity and culture in a mix of mediums that include photography, film, sculpture and performance. From these diverse materials, she weaves inspiring visual narratives of arresting aesthetic subtlety, drawing inspiration from her upbringing in a small rural town in the Ndebele homeland in South Africa.

Place is central to Masombuka’s work, and her practice is imbued with traditional Ndebele lore, which the artist employs to bring about a radical re-examination of the individual’s position within the wider community.


Bloomsbury 24 Old Gloucester St, WC1N 3AL