Sibusiso Bheka discovered photography in 2012 while in secondary school, with the Of Soul and Joy project. He studied photography at the Vaal University of Technology through a Rubis Mecenat and Easigas scholarship grant. In 2013, he exhibited in the group show In Thokoza organized by Rubis Mecenat at the Ithuba Arts Gallery in Johannesburg. He also joined ‘Live magazine’ as a part photographer.
In 2014, his work was exhibited at the Addis Foto Fest in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In 2015, he participated in the group show “Free From my Happiness” at the Ghent International Photo Festival, Belgium which was later shown at the Perignem Studio in Beernem, Belgium (2016) and at the Johannesburg Art Gallery in South Africa. The same year, he took part in the group show “Fresh Produce” organized by Assemblage and VANSA at the Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg. In 2017, his photographic series “Stop Nonsense” was exhibited in the Pan-African exhibition at the 11th edition of the Rencontres de Bamako, African Biennale of Photography and in 2018 at the National Museum of World Cultures in the Netherlands.
In 2018 he was shortlisted for the Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellowship and in the present year 2019 he was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass and the
CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography 2019.
Thokoza, South Africa
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