Zanele Muholi documents and archives the lives and struggles of LGBTQI+ communities, evoking the fate of black South African women workers, violence and questions of identity, through portraits, photographs, calligraphy, installations or more recently paintings and sculptures.
Muholi’s self-proclaimed mission is to 're-write a black queer and trans visual history of South Africa for the world to know of our resistance and existence at the height of hate crimes in South Africa and beyond’.
Creating a powerful, daring aesthetic, with an incredible evocative force, Sir Muholi frees themself from codes and rules to give us new canons, new models.