Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award winner – Philiswa Lila's 'Self-Titled'

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17 Sep 2018

This artwork is based on the concept of self. Self is the working relationship that touches on a number of concerns that pertain to visibility, belonging, location, knowledge & understanding. Self-titled refers to my name which is loosely translated as “be healed”.


Healing is taken from ‘Indigenous’ thinker, doers and leaders in African knowledge and understanding, thinking, knowing and doing. The notion of healing in my work deals with how I am interested in body, identity, ritual, religion, politics, etc.' – Philiswa Lila, Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award winner.