Billie Zangewa (b. 1973, Blantyre, Malawi; lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa) creates intricate collages composed of hand-stitched fragments of raw silk. Zangewa’s silk paintings illustrate gendered labor in a socio-political context, where the domestic sphere becomes a pretext for a deeper understanding of the construction of identity, questions around gender stereotypes, and racial prejudice.
This event is part of the Seminar series "The Sirens Project: Women's Voices in Literature and the Visual Arts" and is generously funded by an AHSS grants; Dr. Giulio Celotto (Classics), Dr Francesca Calamita (Dept. of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese) and I wish to thank all our sponsors and respective Departments for supporting our interdisciplinary research project.