Martienssen prize award - 2010, University of the Witwatersrand
Katrine Harries print cabinet prize award - 2015, University of Cape Town
Bisi Silva Prize - 2019, Bamako Photography Biennale
Standard Bank Young Artist Award - 2021
Image credit: Lauren Theunissen
Buhlebezwe Siwani was raised in Johannesburg, due to the nomadic nature of her upbringing she has also lived in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal. Siwani works predominantly in the medium of performance and installations, she includes photographic stills and videos of some performances. She uses the videos and the stills as a stand in for her body which is physically absent from the space. Siwani completed her BAFA(Hons) at the Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg in 2011 and her MFA at the Michealis School of Fine Arts in 2015. She has exhibited at the Michaelis Galleries in Cape Town, a site-specific exhibition in collaboration with APEX Art, New York City, in 13th Avenue, Alexandra township, Commune 1, and Stevenson in Cape Town.
Lives and works between Amsterdam and Cape Town.