2006 - 2011
The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Wits School of Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (Hons.)
2014 – 2015
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Michaelis School of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts
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.
She is represented in the Spier Private Collection in the Western Cape and a number of other private collections. She lives and works in Cape Town.