Motlhoki Seed Awards recipient

Motlhoki Profile
Folial 2022
Lenyalo 2020


  • Racial justice
  • Gender equality
  • Reexamining history
  • Other(s)


  • Photography
  • Video Art
  • Other(s)


  • South Africa
Motlhoki completed her Honours in Fine Art at the University of the Witwatersrand, where she graduated with five distinctions and two awards. Her studio practice is currently based in Johannesburg. She uses video and printmaking as tools to investigate the textures of intimacies and violences that are implicated in romantic love. Nuanced ideas of inheritance, consumption, texture, and materiality are notable qualities in her work. Her practice is characterised by a valorisation, problematisation and curiosity towards black love, as well as abstract narrative and relationalities of space. She defines her practice as a decolonial and sociological enquiry into love, exploring how love manifests at the intersection of race, class and gender.
Ka di Sontaga 2020