Talia Ramkilawan

Talia Ramkilwan was born in Cape Town in 1996 and was raised by a single mother in Nelspruit and later Pretoria. Upon returning to Cape Town in 2015 she studied at Michaelis School of Fine Art, majoring in sculpture. Ramkilawan’s work aims to address her own specific experience with South Asian identity, culture and trauma. She uses mixed media in order to visualise the complexity of one’s relationship to trauma using various mediums including tapestry, video, performance and installation.

Education
2019 Currently completing postgrad in Education
2018 Graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art, majored in Sculpture
2014 Matriculated from Willowridge High School, Pretoria

Group Exhibitions
2018 Michaelis Graduate Exhibition
2018 Heavenly Bodies Group Show, 34 Kloof Street, Cape Town. Curated by Jade Cheyenne.
2017 Mothers, Money, Manuscripts and Minutes, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town. Curated by Thuli Gamedze.

Art Fairs
2019 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, presented by SMITH

Panel Discussions
2018 2018 Here’s the Tea, Panel discussion about the current state of feminism and inclusivity. Hosted by Boni Mnisi, Tyra Naidoo and Githan Copoo.

Media/publications
2018 Chronicles of Resilience and Grrrl Power by Dope Saint Jude. Available at Available at https://bubblegumclub.co.za/music/dope-saint-jude-chronicles-of-resilien...

2017 The Cultural Significance of self-publishing. Bubblegum Club. Available at https://bubblegumclub.co.za/art-and-culture/zine-not-zine-cultural-signi...

2017 This Is What Makes Us Girls zine. Curated by Boni Mnisi. Available at https://issuu.com/whatmakesusgirlszine/docs/_28copy_29_20this_20is_20wha...

2017 The Intersectional feminist zine fighting patriarchy. Between 10 and 5. Available at https://10and5.com/2017/12/12/this-is-what-makes-us-girls-the-intersecti...

2017 This New Feminist Zine is All We Need Right Now. Marie Claire. Available at http://www.marieclaire.co.za/latest-news/feminist-zine