Residents / ROSL Scholars 2016

Hospitalfield and the Royal Over-Seas League worked with exhibiting partners The Grundy, Blackpool; Rhubaba, Edinburgh; and Auto Italia, London

  • Bogosi Sekhukhuni

    ROSL Scholars 2016

    “I am a lightworker and creative director born in Johannesburg. As a product of the fabled rainbow nation, in 2013 I was selected by the Mail & Guardian as one of the Top 200 Young South Africans.” Sekhukhuni studied Visual Arts at the University of Johannesburg and began working with the South African artist group CUSSGROUP. He makes art objects for a living through his studio practice; a visual culture bank and research gang called Open Time Coven, which investigates the roles emergent technologies play on culture and researches on repressed African spiritual philosophies. In 2014, working with set design, music and video, he presented his first solo exhibition at the Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town. He has participated in group exhibitions in South Africa and abroad including the Stevenson Gallery (Johannesburg), Centre Pompidou (Paris), The Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw) and the Musee d’ART Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

    NTU is an agency concerned with the spiritual futures of technology. Founded in 2015 by tech healers Bogosi Sekhukhuni, Nolan Oswald Dennis and Tabita Rezaire, NTU seeks to enhance intersubjective virtual user possibilities by providing decolonial therapies for the digital age. Drawing from African spiritual philosophies, NTU embrace the interdependency of the organic, spititual and technological realm to restore energetic imbalances. NTU presented Nervous Conditioner, a network prototype at Post African Futures exhibition in Johannesburg and collaborated with Saith Technologies for their first solo show commissioned by 89+ for the Co-Workers: Network as Artist exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art Paris.

  • Jessica Yu

    ROSL Scholars 2016

    Jessica Zhan Mei Yu is a writer and a Creative Writing PhD student at the University of Melbourne. She was selected as one of Melbourne Writers Festival’s 30 under 30 in 2015. Her work has been published in The Best Australian PoemsOverlandCorditeThe Lifted Brow, Award Winning Australian WritingThe Saturday Paper and more. She is currently working on her PhD thesis as well as her first novel. She has spoken and performed at Melbourne Writers Festival, Emerging Writers Festival, Digital Writers Festival and on ABC Radio and Triple R. She has received a Glenfern Fellowship and a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship. She was awarded Best Fiction at the Express Media Awards in 2014, received second prize in the John Marsden Prize for Young Writers 2011 and was the Victorian recipient of the Taronga Poetry Prize in 2008.

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  • Tahi Moore

    ROSL Scholars 2016

    Tahi Moore is currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. He graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. He produces installations across a range of media including video, sculpture, painting and performance. Moore’s video works reference philosophy, literature, film and popular culture. His works have been shown in London, Los Angeles, Auckland, Melbourne and Lyon. Recent solo exhibitions include at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, and Auto Noir, Artspace, Auckland, both 2014; and recent group exhibitions include Tahi Moore / John Skoog, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland, 2014.