Lumieres d'Afriques | NEO MATOME
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Born in 1967, in Johannesburg, South Africa Neo Matome lives and works in Gaborone, Botswana. After receiving her BA in Graphic Design at Coventry University in the United Kingdom, she pursued and completed an MFA in Computer Graphics Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the United States, with the support of a Kellogg Foundation scholarship.


Her creative process, involves painting, digital photography and installation work. Neo Matome is an committed artist, who confronts the recurring themes of gender, identity and power in Southern African societies.


Neo Matome is employed as a Graphic Designer at the University of Botswana. She has contributed to the promotion of visual arts as a curator and a member of the committee that founded the Thapong Visual Arts Centre – a space where artists can come together, attend workshops and exhibitions. Currently, she serves as Deputy Chairperson of the Creative Industries Sector Committee under the Human Resource Development Council.


In 2010, she had her first solo exhibit in the Museu Nacional de Arte in Maputo, Mozambique and, in 2011, at the Botswana National Museum in Gaborone.



Neo Matome

Neo Matome,
Green Energy, 2015,
Photography and digital manipulation,
Printed on Hahnemühle photorag baryta,
3 photographs of 40 x 40 cm,
©Neo Matome

As you know, the Coronavirus is spreading worldwide. After Asia, Europe and the American continent, the African continent sees the Covid19 epidemic coming with great concern, given the limited health infrastructures available in some countries.


All the AAD teams wish to give their warm support to the artists, professionals, partners and volunteers involved in our projects throughout Africa.


We have preventively taken the decision to temporarily suspend all our activities in the field in order to participate in the security of all and to try stop the spread of the virus on the continent.


As we know today, the speed of implementation of measures to protect people on a collective scale is critical in the future fight against the impact of this virus.


In these times of containment, you can find some of our projects and keep in touch on :


The virtual gallery of the Lumières d'Afriques exhibition


AAD website 


AAD instagram


AAD facebook


Above all, take care of yourself and your loved ones.


AAD team.