About the Artists:
NTU is an agency concerned with the spiritual futures of the Internet. Founded by tech healers Bogosi Sekhukhuni, Nolan Oswald Dennis and Tabita Rezaire, NTU seeks to enhance intersubjective virtual user possibilities. NTU provides decolonial therapies for the digital age.
NTU is made up of the following individuals:
Bogosi Sekhukhuni is a conceptual artist and creative director born in Johannesburg. In 2013 Sekhukhuni was selected by the Mail & Guardian as one of the Top 200 Young South Africans. He is a recipient of the 2014 Goodman Gallery annual Working Title prize. Sekhukhuni studied Visual Arts at the University of Johannesburg and works with South African artist group CUSS; a pioneering artist group working primarily in digital art.
In 2014, Sekhukhuni exhibited his first solo presentation at the Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town. He has exhibited in group exhibitions in South Africa and abroad. He has presented at and participated In panel discussions abroad; including the 89Plus panel discussion 89plus Presents: Nouvelles Expériences en Art et Technologie at Foundation Cartier, Paris.
Nolan Oswald Dennis, born in Zambia (1988) and currently based in Johannesburg, Nolan Oswald Dennis works in drawing, painting, installation, space, time and memory. Though research-based, his work emerges as a reaction – finding its form as he tries to process his thoughts and interests, which often relate in some way to (South) African history, popular memory and information systems.The artists writes:
I am interested in aspects of social fiction: mapping the contours of our highly coded human environment, reading the signs/ciphers/markers of blackness in thisness, the mechanics of imaginary topologies and the collapse of social certainty.
Tabita Rezaire is a French-Guyanese and Danish new media artist based in Johannesburg. She holds a Master in Artist Moving Image from Central Saint Martins College in London. Both her research and practice focus on the political aesthetics of resistance through screen-based practices. She engages in cinematic urban intervention and digital activism, producing videos and web-platforms, curating screenings, giving talks and leading booty knowledge workshops.
Exploring the performativity of encounters, online and offline, she addresses the coloniality of power of sexual identity, race politics and gender conformity, confronting the inherited hierarchy of knowledge systems, media stigmatisation and occidental hegemony. She rethinks strategies of perception through image production and alienation, exploring power relationships at stake in contemporary supremacist-hetero-normative economy. Understanding the screen as a site for social and political engagement, the screens she engages with become platforms for radical and militant images.
She is currently busy decolonizing cyber space.