Callan Grecia

(b 1991South Africa. Lives and works in Durban)

Through his art, Grecia aims to pause and critically examine his own experiences of academic art. He describes it as a process of unlearning and finding new ways of relearning aspects of Western practice to facilitate new critical dialogues. Grecia reflects on the complexities of a young democracy, commenting on, in his view, a nation seemingly obsessed with consumerism, rainbow-nationalism. He also distils his lived experience as a person of colour in post-apartheid South Africa.

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