Invidual residences


From Monday, 10 October 2022 to Monday, 24 October 2022

Masters in Fine Arts Researcher (University of the Witwatersrand)
Johannesburg, South Africa


She is a multi-medium artist based in Johannesburg. Growing up in the Freestate, South Africa, in an incredibly sheltered community, this geo-specificity has greatly impacted their artistic practice and research methodology as an auto-ethnographer. Their work, though personal in nature, intends to dissect white Afrikaner culture. Their work is photographic, cinematic, performative, textual, sound and voice as well as drawing and painting driven. Besides this they explore notions such as archive methodology as artistic research. joy. considers themselves to be a happy feminist. a feminist killjoy. a disobedient queer.

In addition to their contribution as an artistic practitioner, they are a cultural author having written for a number of titles. joy. forms a part of communities such as Women Photograph and Through the Lens Collective.

They are currently completing their Masters in Fine Arts at the Wits School of Arts. They are currently a holder of the Wits Postgraduate Merit Award 2021-2022.


The work attempts to show how autoethnographic writing, research and art making can reveal a complex narrative of Afrikaner whiteness and its relationship to silence and secrecy. This will be done by studying interpersonal relationships, cultural tradition, lived experience and generational belief through methods such as self-writing, art making, critical analysis of texts and interviews with family members. Through queering space, familial space/domestic space and the transgression of my body through my art practice, I am able to suggest a means of transformative action that takes the form of decolonial theory and its methods such as unlearning.

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