Artist Profile: Pauline Ngouala

Painter Pauline Ngouala is currently collaborating with visual artist and activist, Zanele Muholi for a project standing to be the voice of the oppressed and marginalized. Ngoula’s paintings portray women who were killed in South Africa solely because they were lesbians.  Both Buhle Msibi and Busi Sigasa are displayed in the painting based on photos taken by Muholi. Violence against Gay, Lesbian, Bi, and Trans people is a problem that happens far to often, and these paintings aim to enlighten those who don’t know and raise awareness of this issue ravaging the community. Some of the portraits by the artist will be on display in Brussels during LGBTI African film festival Massimadi, May 1-3 2014. 

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