Lesego Motsiri

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Lesego Motsiri lives and practices in Bloemfontein, South Africa, where he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Free State in 2018. He specializes in digital art, photography and video art.

In 2021 Motsiri made it as a semifinalist at the New Breeds Art competition and the Sasol New Signatures Art competition. His work was selected for the Art Bank of South Africa for the TIRO YA DIATLA exhibition; and he was also selected as one of the top 13 finalists of WHAT’S THE STORY? , an international photography contest by The Budapest Diary Creative Space in 2020. In the same year he had two online exhibitions named Intangible, Augmentation (3D virtual exhibition) and Level One (web-page exhibition), for the Vrystaat Kunstefees. In 2016, he took part in the District Six 50 th Commemoration Print Exchange hosted by the District Six Art Museum, Cape Town; as well as making it to the semi-finals of the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition.

In addition, Motsiri had a solo exhibition at the Central University of Technology Art Gallery, Bloemfontein, titled The_Black_Season_17 in 2017. The same collection of artworks was used in collaboration with Motlatsi Moeketsi Khotle (choreographer) for a two hour theater dance production titled Black Season_17, which premiered at the Ernest Oppenheimer Theatre, Bloemfontein, in 2017 and 2018.

Lesego Motsiri is a member of the Free State Art Collective and has taken part in national exhibitions Betwixt & Between, an online exhibition LOCKDOWN, A viral art experiment by the Free State Art Collective and the Free State Art Collective exhibition at Gallery 2 in 2021.

Motsiri’s work now forms part of the National Art Bank collection and has been bought by collectors around the country.