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Thero Makepe, a Botswana-born artist and photographer, works across Cape Town, Johannesburg, in South-Africa and Gaborone in Botswana. His practice reflects on personal and societal narratives of his upbringing in Botswana and South Africa. Makepe's work, often presented in bookform, incorporates various photographic styles and archival materials. He was selected as one of the twenty artists for Foam Talent 2024-2025.

A founding member of the art collective The Botswana Pavilion, his art raises questions about personal responsibility during crises and the impact of individual decisions on communities and nations.

Installation view 'We Didn't Choose to Be Born Here' by Thero Makepe in Foam Talent 2024-2025 © Foam. Photo by Christian van der Kooy
— Lekgetho Makola in Foam Magazine #65: Talent

View Thero Makepe's work in Foam Talent Digital 2024-2025

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