Born in 1978 in Thaba Tseka, Lesotho, Thakane Lerotholi is one of the few female artists in her country. Today, she lives and works in the city of Maseru. She successfully completed her Fine Arts degree at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, in South Africa, in 2008. Her work was first exhibited at the Jack Heath Gallery, a university art space.
Thakane Lerotholi specifically works with clay sculpture but is also interested in painting. Her terracotta, has a touch of the surreal, it displays faces and figures that seem to have come out of the idiosyncratic and dream world of their creator.
Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions in South Africa, in 2006 and in Lesotho, in 2013. As an artist in residence in Changchun and Shenzhen, China, she was first able to show her work outside Africa.
Thakane Lerotholi is equally invested in community matters, as a volunteer, teaching artisanal craft classes at the International Blue Cross Rehabilitation Centre, in Thaba-Bosiu, and the Lesotho National Association for Visually Impaired People.
KHANYA / LIGHT, 2015,
Ceramic sculpture, 120 x 30 cm,
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.
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