Mbali Tshabalala is a Johannesburg based artist and curator, artist and creative entrepreneur who has recently relocated from Cape Town after spending two year as assistant curator at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA). She’s currently completing a Bachelors Degree in Fine and Applied Art from the Tshwane University of Technology. Mbali studied printmaking at the Art Proof Studio and has a background in Graphic Design. She is also the founder of the Collective UNTITLD, Anecdotes Gallery and Project Space and has been working as a curator in Pretoria, Cape Town and Johannesburg for the last six years.
Artist Statement: “My artistic practice is an ongoing interrogation of ideals around mental health in black societies; expressed through cultural and religious beliefs that assert misconception and contribute to uninformed notions and superstitions such as, ‘black people don’t get depressed’, or that mental illness is ‘a symptom of bewitchment or privilege’.