Michele Mathison
b.1977, Zimbabwe


Michele Mathison was born in 1977 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and currently lives and works between Zimbabwe and South Africa.

In 2000, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Mathison creates sculptures and installations that investigate issues of migration, labour, cultivation, creation and destruction, reminding us of the violence inherent in colonisation and the exploitation of labour and natural resources. Informed by his own migratory experience, living primarily in South Africa and Zimbabwe, his practice forms a visual language that is both personal and political, by transforming everyday objects into charged artistic declarations.


Falling Awake 2021.12.01–2022.01.14
Personal and Political 2021.05.26–2021.07.31
The Spectacle 2020.12.14–2021.02.28
Apartment X THEFOURTH 2020.09.15–2020.10.31


— Available Works