Exhibiting Artist: Matty Monethi

Monethi uses painting, printmaking and text to explore the personal dimensions of migration and memory.

Matty Monethi (b. 1996) was born in Maseru, Lesotho and grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Monethi completed her Diploma in Fine Art at the Ruth Prowse School of Art in Cape Town in 2016, and in 2017 embarked on a semester abroad at the University of Hertfordshire, in the United Kingdom, where she specialised in printmaking. In 2020 Monethi completed a BA Fine Arts (with distinction) at the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg. Monethi uses painting, printmaking and text to explore the personal dimensions of migration and memory. Through the use of family and personal photographic archives she scrutinises her connections with her adopted countries, cultures and close relationships.

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