Libita Sibungu’s solo and collaborative projects explore the politics of the body and landscape in relation to migration, blackness, and colonialism. The work seeks to unearth lost, buried and hidden testimonies, to reimagine containers of memory and states of liberation emerging out of fugitive experiences. Performance, print, text and sound are collaged together to map time into poetic installations.
Libita’s ongoing body of work; Quantum Ghost, has toured as a solo exhibition and major new commission at both Gasworks and Spike Island, UK, (2019), supported by the Freelands Foundation and Arts Council England.
Recent work has been presented at: Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich and Somerset House, London (2019); Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London; Whitstable Biennale; Eastside Projects, Birmingham (all UK) and Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg (2018); South London Gallery; Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Diaspora Pavilion – 57th Venice Biennale (2017).
Recent awards include: DYCP Arts Council England Funding (2019-2020); Freelands Foundation Programme in association with Gasworks (2018-19); and the Triangle Network Fellowship, Bagfactory, Johannesburg (2018).
Libita (b.1987) completed a BA in Print and Digital Media, from Wimbledon College of Arts in 2009, and currently lives and works in Bristol, UK.