Cape Town native Jonathan Garnham left South Africa during the Apartheid era. An artist by training, he came back in 2005 to start a project space, which has since then become one of the country’s most sought-after commercial galleries. Blank Projects is a staunch champion of emerging South African artists, including performer and video artist Donna Kukama, Cinga Samson, best-known for his intriguing fictional portraits, and Igshaan Adams, who made a name for himself with his meticulously woven abstractions.
For its debut in Art Basel Miami Beach’s Nova sector, Blank Projects will present a new body of work by the Malawian-born, Johannesburg-based artist Billie Zangewa. Inspired by the artist’s daily life, the delicate silk collages articulate a female perspective that has never been more urgent.