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Dineo Seshee Bopape


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MoMA PS1 will present the first US museum exhibition of artist Dineo Seshee Bopape (b. 1981 Polokwane, South Africa). On view in the double-height Duplex Gallery, Bopape’s new, site-specific installation is comprised of dense accumulations of soil and clay sourced from multiple sites across the Americas and Africa that mark historic rebellions by enslaved peoples. 

Organized by Jocelyn Miller, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1.

Generous support is provided by The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, and The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art.

Additional support is provided by the MoMA PS1 Annual Exhibition Fund, The Tom Slaughter Emerging Artists Endowment Fund, and the Ava Olivia Knoll Fund.

Special Thanks to Triton. 

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Dineo Seshee Bopape. Dineo Seshee Bopape, 2018. Installation view Pinkchuk Art Center, Kiev. Image courtesy Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev. Artwork courtesy the artist & Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut / Hamburg. Photo: Maksym Bilousov & Valentina Tsymbaliuk

Dineo Seshee Bopape. Lerole. footnotes (The struggle of memory against forgetting), 2018. Installation view Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg. Courtesy the artist & Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut / Hamburg

Dineo Seshee Bopape. Untitled (Of Occult Instability) [Feelings], 2016-2018. Installation view of 10th Berlin Biennale. Courtesy the artist & Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut / Hamburg. Photo: Timo Ohler.


Dineo Seshee Bopape. The stronger we become, 2019. Installation view of The South African Pavillion, La Biennale di Venezia. Courtesy the artist & Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut / Hamburg.

Dineo Seshee Bopape. Believe, 2019. Installation view at MOCCA, Toronto. Courtesy the artist & Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut / Hamburg.