Mohau Modisakeng has won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for 2015

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Mohau Modisakeng has won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for 2015. Mohau Modisakeng is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily as a sculptor who moves into performance, video and photography as the concept requires.

He was born in 1986, and grew up in an informal settlement in Soweto. In 2009, he graduated from the Michealis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town. Last year, he had solo exhibitions at Kunstraum Innsbruck in Austria and at Big Pond Artworks in Munich, Germany. His work was exhibited in Lagos, Nigeria, at the Archer Gallery in Vancouver, Canada, and in Cape Town at the Chavonnes Battery Museum in partnership with Zeitz MOCAA. He is also currently showing at the 56th Venice Biennale.