Njelele Art Station


Breeze Yoko

06.11.19 - 18.11.19

Breeze Yoko is on residency at Njelele from 6 to 18 November 2019. (Photo: Madoda Mkhobeni)Breeze Yoko is on residency at Njelele from 6 to 18 November 2019. (Photo: Madoda Mkhobeni)

Breeze Yoko is a South African based multidisciplinary artist and curator specialising in video/film and graffiti/street art. Yoko has participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus, and in urban art projects in South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Senegal, Germany, France, Sweden and many more places, where his whimsical yet powerful murals unfurl a kind of humanity and beauty that re-imagine their environments. In a search for new methods to ‘read the city’, Yoko uses a visual vocabulary that addresses a myriad of social and political issues.
     
His films have won awards at the Tricontinental Film Festival, South Africa; Special mention in the Sienna Film Festival, Italy; and Dak’Art, Senegal. He has curated a number of urban culture events and exhibitions including ‘Street Talk’ (2014), Hazard Gallery, Johannesburg featuring some of South Africa’s prominent street artists; and Deep Memory’ (2017), Kalmar Art Museum, Sweden featuring contemporary artists from around the globe. Yoko is founding director of Ubuhle Bendalo urban contemporary art residency programme.


Residency

During his residency, Yoko will produce an episode entitled ‘Love is a Revolutionary Act,’ part of a planned podcast series.

Events

14.11.2019
Love is a Revolutionary Act
Screening + Director’s talk
Open Studio | Njelele Art Station

13.11.2019
Artist Talk: Breeze Yoko & Raphael Chikukwa
Harare Conversations | NGZ

This residency is supported by Pro Helvetia Johannesburg financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) through its Regional Arts Progamme.


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