Sibusiso Bheka

Born in 1997 in Thokoza, South Africa. Lives and works in Thokoza, South Africa.

Sibusiso Bheka is Of Soul and Joy’s Project Assistant. In 2018 he was shortlisted for the Magnum foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellowship and in 2019 he was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass and for the CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. He joined the Of Soul and Joy project in 2012 and graduated in Photography at the Vaal University of Technology in 2018. His work was shown at the Ithuba Arts Gallery, Johannesburg (2013), the Addis Foto Fest, Ethiopia (2014), the Ghent International Photo Festival, Belgium (2015), the Johannesburg Art Gallery in South Africa (2016), the Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg (2016), and the 11th Bamako Encounters, Mali (2017).

Sibusiso Bheka’s work documents his environment by night, giving us to see his reality of Thokoza, his playful moments almost surreal just before light disappears.

Please read Magical Realism, an essay by Sean O’Toole