Neo Diseko

Neo Diseko is a Johannesburg born and based artist. They’re currently completing their master’s degree in Visual Art at the University of Johannesburg. Neo’s work interrogates the politics around the queer body and its orientation to symbolic and physical spaces. Neo was shortlisted for this year’s David Koloane Award, presented by the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, and presents (In)between, as part of the award. “My project is centred on notions of queer in/visibility,” explains Neo. “I explore the how my queer body orients itself in public spaces in and around the Alexandra township. As opposition to Alexandra township, I also evaluate how this identity manifests in alternative public spaces such the gallery spaces I frequent as Naomi; a trans womxn alter ego of mine… I speak to notions of queer in/visibility and how it manifests in public space such as the Alexandra township in relation to these alternative and often safer spaces such as galleries.”

Performance title: (In)between
Date: 11 September 2019
Time: 7 PM
Venue: Museum of African Design Entrance