(b 1975South Africa. Lives and works in Cape Town)
Ferial Mohamed explores the intersection between language and visual art, in the context of identity and decoloniality. Her work is intended to entertain and engage, relaying lived experiences from a host of characters and objects connected to the Cape Flats where she grew up.
She is interested in narrative as a form of empowerment, as cultural inclusion, making it part of recorded history.
"My images oscillate between the grotesque and the whimsical, challenging the viewer to probe the subject beyond its surface."