Asteria Malinzi (Tanzanian, born 1991)
AM – Departure ll, 2015
Unsigned with certificate of authenticity
35 mm film on watercolour paper
118.4 x 84 cm
Ksh 170,000 – 225,000
(US$) 1,500 – 2,000
Provenance: direct from the artist
Asteria Malinzi is a fine art and documentary photographer living and working in Dar es Salaam. The foundation of much of Malinzi’s work is based upon stories and structures of the ocean. Reflecting on histories brought and taken by the ocean, as well as her own personal experiences, photography becomes a medium to reinterpret these happenings. Malinzi also uses herself as a point of reference and as subject matter: often her seascapes and self-portraits seem to slip back and forth, becoming one another.
Malinzi studied at the Cape Town School of Photography where she completed her bodies of work The Middle Passage, 2015; Foreign, 2015; and Perseverance, 2014. Since graduating in 2015 she has participated in several group exhibitions in South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Egypt and was selected for an artist residency at the Yoruba Institute of Arts and Culture in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 2017. Malinzi is co-founder and co-curator of APRIL, a platform for female artists and curators in Tanzania and East Africa.