Athi-Patra Ruga is a multi-faceted artist who works in a lot of different mediums ranging from tapestry to photography to performance art. Much of his work takes a deeper look at gender and identity in post-colonial Africa by employing a complex, fantasy world. Luxury brand Louis Vuitton recently commission Ruga to created a giant tapestry will be displayed this fall in the brand’s Champs-Élysées flagship store in Paris.
Athi-Patra Ruga lives and works in Johannesburg and Capetown.
(The Night of the Long Knives I, 2013)
(The Night of the Long Knives II, 2013)
(The Future White Women of Azania, Performance, 2012)