Ana-José Riley (b.1999) is a Cape Town based art-maker, art-thinker, art-wonder-er///etc. Informed by her English and Venezuelan heritage and immigrant status (a resident to here), her art-practice is situated.
In 2022 she obtained her BA in Fine Arts from the University of Cape Town (Cum Laude). There, she majored in sculpture and print-making and developed a multidisciplinary approach to her art; considering and including: video, sound, book-making, dust-practices, and installation-work. She speaks through the material and metaphorical - the process mostly asks questions out-loud: exploring themes surrounding position, location, mobility, language, and white supremacy. In a state of searching, her ongoing interest is the topic of home: home as in right here.