Born in 1987, in Dar es Salaam, Rehema Chachage moved to South Africa in 2009, and began her studies at the Michaelis School of Fine Arts in Cape Town.
Multidisciplinary multimedia artist, she uses her own history, her private life, and her personal experiences as an African woman as her main sources of inspiration. Both fascinated by the traditional rituals that surround women and a keen observer of her own society, she explores, through videos and installations, the universal themes of identity, heritage, and the status of women in patriarchal societies.
She has shown her work across the African continent, notably in Tanzania and South Africa, and also participated in several important artistic events in Europe, South America and Asia. Her works were shown at the Dakar Biennial, in 2012, at the BOZAR in Brussels, in 2014, at BRASS’s Odyssées Africaines exhibition, and most recently at the Villa Borghese in Rome, in 2015.
Plywood plates and strings of light,
Panel (ARI) – 20,3 x 75,2 x 5 cm,
Panel (NGUVU) – 30,3 x 122,1 x 5 cm,
Panel (KASI) – 30,4 x 97 x 5 cm,