Dr. Sakhile Matlhare

Foto: Katharina Dubno

Sakhile Matlhare is co-founder and art director of Sakhile&Me, an art exhibition and research space based in Frankfurt, Germany. Sakhile received a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College, a Master of Arts from the University of Sydney and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University before deciding to trade in a life in the academy to open an exhibition and research space inspired by artists she met during her doctoral fieldwork. In her earlier years, Sakhile worked as a freelance muralist and as a photo archivist for the Alumni office at her high school (Maru-a-Pula), experiences that continue to influence a path through which art making becomes a viable platform and vehicle for learning, doing self-work and investigating the possibilities and limitations of studying, living and working abroad. On Friday, Sakhile will join SoC as a panalist, reflecting on Frankfurt’s activism.