NKHENSANI MKHARI (b.1994) was born in a small town called Mabopane on the far flung edges of Pretoria in the Gauteng province. They currently reside between Cape Town and Berlin.
Nkhensani terms themselves as a post-disciplinary artist, synthesising a myriad of mediums to explore the intersection between bantu autochthonous interfaces and technology. The artist primarily uses the Dikenga cosmogram as a point of departure in their works.
Nkhensani has been an artist-in-residence at Fak'ugesi festival 2018 and 2020; Akademie Schloss Solitude, stuttgart, 2020; Floating Reverie, South Africa, 2022; As We Leave The Window Open, Liste Basel, 2022 and Cynetart 48 Hours, Dresden, 2022.
Nkhensani has curated shows locally and internationally most recently for Overkill Festival 2021 in the Netherlands. Their multimedia installation titled Zibuyile Zinkisi is currently showing as part of the 15th Fellbach Klein Plastik Triennial titled The Vibration of Things curated by Elke Aus De Moore. In 2021 Nkhensani was awarded a scholarship by US based institution The New Centre for Research and Practice in Art and Curation.
Nkhensani is the founder and director of Area Projects working with local artists and those in the diaspora to create equity through block chain smart contracts whilst also curating new media exhibitions.