In Search Of…
by Musa N. Nxumalo
For In Search Of…, Nxumalo presents the Alternative Kidz and In/Glorious bodies of work, which, according to the artist, look at ‘the melting pot that is urban youth culture in Johannesburg’. It has been suggested that the photographs are partial selfportraits, representing a world in which the artist is personally immersed, but they are also enigmatic images that reach far beyond their immediate context.
Musa N. Nxumalo was born in 1986 in Soweto, Johannesburg, where he now lives and works. He studied at the Market Photo Workshop and has participated in a range of group exhibitions both locally and abroad, including four solo shows. The book In Search Of…, which accompanies this exhibition, includes Alternative Kidz and In/Glorious and more recent projects. In 2015 it was nominated for the prestigious First Book Award and has been shortlisted to the final 10.