Billie Zangewa

Selected works


Born in 1973 in Malawi, Billie Zangewa lives and works in Johannesburg. Using samples of vibrant silk, the artist hand sews sprightly embroideries who take inspiration from contemporary life scenes. Often the heroin of her figurative compositions, she mixes personal experience with the universal: the bustle of urban megalopolises as well as the actions of ordinary life come alive on the fabric. Everyday life thus becomes a pretext for political reflection on identity, and questions gender stereotypes and racial prejudice.

White Wall - mai 2022
Eliza Jordan - Why Billie Zangewa Depicts Daily Feminism in Silk - PDF of the news
Harper's Bazaar - october 2020
- Meet the textile artist weaving a new world - PDF of the news
Le Monde - mai 2020
Philippe Dagen - Culture Galeries : Billie Zangewa - PDF of the news
ArtReview - mai 2020
Daisy Sainsbury - Billie Zangewa at Galerie Templon - PDF of the news
Living Space - juin 2020
Robyn Lane - Stitch by Stitch - PDF of the news
Connaissance des Arts - avril 2020
- Trois expos d'artistes dématéralisées - PDF of the news
The Art Newspaper - avril 2020
Anaël Pigeat - Les transgressions formelles de Billie Zangewa - PDF of the news
Artskop - mars 2020
- Zangewa : un manifeste pour l'amour dans des temps incertains - PDF of the news
M le Magazine du Monde - mars 2020
- Avie recommandés : le fil de l'intime - PDF of the news
Phaidon - 2019
- Talking textiles with Billie Zangewa - PDF of the news
Sunday Times - juillet 2018
Andrea Nagel - Billie Zangewa - PDF of the news
Elephant - juin 2018
- Billie Zangewa on her sociopolitical silk works - PDF of the news
BBC News - avril 2017
- African artist Billie Zangewa on working with silk - PDF of the news
Aduna - juillet 2016
- Billie Zangewa : painting the contemporary african woman in silk - PDF of the news
True Africa - novembre 2015
Aout Atak - Billie Zangewa on expressing her black femininity - PDF of the news
SA Creatives - août 2014
- Visual Artist working with raw silk - Billie Zangewa - PDF of the news
Between 10and5 - août 2014
Jessica Hunkin - Creative Women : Billie Zangewa - PDF of the news - mai 2007
- Represent Interview : Billie Zangewa - PDF of the news
Alarm - mars 2007
- Billie Zangewa - PDF of the news