Banele Khoza Hlatikulu, Swaziland, b. 1994

Banele Khoza was in born in 1994 in Swaziland. In 2008 he moved to South Africa and schooled there, until 2011 when he enrolled at the London International School of Fashion for a year, studying Fashion Design. Khoza returned in 2012 and studied Fine Arts at Tshwane University of Technology. He opened up his own curatorial space BKhz in Johannesburg in 2018 where he is working and setting up curatorial projects. He lives and works in Johannesburg, ZA.

"I appreciate the freedom I get from living in South Africa, tackling gender norms and also the idea of painting. There is a rich culture and appreciation of the Arts in this country and it inspires me further. I would have been in a box if I was based in Swaziland - however living in South Africa has allowed me to create my own identity that knows of no boundaries".