Lemogang Matlhong

General Assistant

Lemogang Matlhong is a black woman multidisciplinary artist from South Africa. She graduated from Intermediate at the Market Photoworkshop in 2009. As part supporting the administerial duties of the institutions she has worked on various projects namely, OSF-SA 25 Year Anniversary Art Exhibition, Nthetheleo Foundation and the CLPA Mentorships Project.  

Lemogang is a qualified Expressive Movement facilitator and is currently studying at The School of Movement Medicine. She came into both practices through Lesaka La Basadi, an autonomous space for self-healing and transformation. Women who experience/d violence converge with the aim to reclaim, rebuild, reinvent, maintain, and take control of own lives – own being.

Lesaka caters for women living in various townships, informal settlements, peri-urban and rural settings, in the main. Majority are unemployed, in or dropped-out of school, in or in-between low paying jobs and or other “hand-to-mouth” income generating creativities. South Afrika at its margins. A complex multifaceted set of conditions that incessantly beckon women of all hues once forms of structural and inter-personal violence threaten or hit home.

 Through her professional practice she has been able to assist with supporting students within the Market Photoworkshop. She is currently working on a formally structured platform that will assist artists in channeling their traumas into visual works.