Lebogang Mogul Mabusela is a multidisciplinary artist and a self-proclaimed monotypebabe and zinequeen based between Johannesburg and Pretoria. In 2019 she graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from the Wits School of Arts where she was also awarded the Standard Bank Fine Arts Prize. Mabusela has participated in a number of group exhibitions throughout her career at places the Wits Art Museum, The Point of Order, The Project Space, The Melrose Gallery, Turbine Art Fair and Latitudes Art Fair to name a few and more recently at the Design Indaba in Cape Town as part of top the 50 Emerging Creatives class of 2020. Mabusela prides herself in being the founder of Makoti Technologies™ (est 2017) a Bridal gifts shop that works as a mobile outlet offering a dynamic range of gunz, tools and technologies that enhance women’s desires and roast patriarchy, while maintaining their attitudes.
Mabusela’s work draws on capitalism and consumer products to interrogate the idea of the art object and value in thingumabobs, while strategically roasting patriarchy by making work that subverts the gender norms perpetuated by Sepedi-setswana proverbs and realised in stories collected from childhood memory and experiences.