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Meleko Mokgosi

Meleko Mokgosi

Clinical Assistant Professor
B.A. Visual Arts, Williams College, 2007
, Whitney Independent Study Program, 2008
M.F.A. Interdisciplinary Studio, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011

Meleko Mokgosi is an artist who works within an interdisciplinary framework to create large-scale project-based installations. By working across figurative painting, cinematic tropes, psychoanalysis, and post-colonial theory, his practice interrogates the specificity of regionalism in order to address questions of nationhood, colonial and anti-colonial sentiments, and the perception of historicized events. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Botswana National Gallery, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center.


Meleko Mokgosi had his debut solo exhibition at Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, where he presented the final chapters of his three-year long history painting project Pax Kaffraria. Along with Laura Slatkin, he organized the spring 2014 Distinguished Faculty Lecture featuring the artist Mary Kelly. 


Contact Information

Meleko Mokgosi

Clinical Assistant Professor
1 Wash Pl, Room 428
(212) 992-6314
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2014 Spring

Introduction to Painting I
Mon 8:55 AM - 12:15 PM

Exhibition Systems and Curating
Thu 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

2014 Fall

Advanced Drawing
Tue 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Proseminar: Theory and Methods in the Arts: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Thu 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM

2013 Spring

Introduction to Painting I
Mon 8:55 AM - 12:15 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

visual arts; art history; psychoanalytic theory; critical theory, post-colonial studies; semiotics

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