Kofi Maqhawe
Dotsey

Awardee

Country

South Africa

Kofi Maqhawe Dotsey promotes gender equality through visual art.

Themes
Racial justice
Gender equality
Sexual / queer expression
Reexamining history
Disciplines
Artistic Research
Dance
Design
Performance
Photography
Theatre
Visual Art
Awards
SEED Award 2021

Profile

Kofi Maqhawe Dotsey is a South Africa-based multidisciplinary artist. They have trained in visual art, performance (theatre and dance), music and design. Their collaborative work was featured in South Africa Dirty Laundry, an exhibition on the surge of rape in South Africa. A queer multidisciplinary artist whose work is visceral and multi-dimensional, directing its focus on illuminating the experiences of living on society’s margins. Their artworks find connections in spirituality; particularly African spirituality, not only as subject matter but vehicles of transformation. They founded Pyramidkofi, an art house and open space for other queer artists.