Tanisha Bhana (South Africa)
Tanisha Bhana is a self-trained artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa, focusing on new media.
Influenced by her profession as an attorney in the financial services global markets industry, her connection to her ancient heritage, and projects in marginalized communities in South Africa, she claims to act as a medium for the places that we inhabit.
She is the recipient of various merit awards in South Africa and has published a monograph with ArtCo Publishing in Germany.
Tanisha has held solo exhibitions in South Africa and Germany and participated in curated exhibitions in South Africa, France, Germany, Netherlands, Namibia, China and the United States for shows, projects and Biennales curated by Gordon Froud, Celia de Villiers, Anna Liebenberg, Derek Zietsman, Rafael Powell, Wayne Matthews, Professor Karen von Veh and Judy Peter.
She has held talks and discussions and displayed artwork on the topics of Rebirth, Transformation and Decomposition in South Africa and has displayed artwork for collaborative projects and performance-dialogues on War, Women and the Human Spirit, at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (Canada), General Consul of France (Istanbul, Turkey), Graduate Institute, Geneva and University of Oxford, Centre for International Studies.
Her work is represented in private and corporate collections