Artists and Projects

artist

Breeze Yoko

year

2015

about the artist

Breeze Yoko is a multidisciplinary artist based in Cape Town, South Africa.

about the residency

Breeze Yoko was invited to Residence Botkyrka in the autumn of 2015 in collaboration with Iaspis. During the stay, he created a public artwork that highlighted The Fittja Kitchen container during the years 2015-2020. In an interview, he talks about the pattern that may represent a presence of the African continent in Europe.

In 2016, Breeze participated in the exhibition that were shown at Botkyrka konsthall as part of the .

documentation

Breeze Yoko, Fittja Kitchen Container, 2015. Photo: Anneli Bäckman

Breeze Yoko in the exhibition Övergångar / Transitions (2016) in front of his wall painting “He who feeds you, controls you / Den som livnär dig, kontrollerar dig” – Thomas Sankara.

Interview with Breeze Yoko in the cultural magazine DĪN (2016). Text: Anneli Bäckman.

artist talk

Artist talk with Breeze Yoko
24 November 2015
Botkyrka konsthall in Tumba

What happens to a city and all its cultures and subcultures in the wake of systematic segregation? Meet artist Breeze Yoko in a conversation about Johannesburg and the awakening opposition among South Africa’s youth.

The student uprisings #Feesmustfall began in the spring of 2015 with a resistance to colonial symbols such as the statue of colonialist Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town. Since then, wave after wave of student demonstrations have occurred throughout South Africa. Breeze Yoko will give us an insight into South Africa some 20 years after the fall of apartheid, where more and more youth are organizing themselves and demanding their rights.

Breeze Yoko is artist in residence at Residence Botkyrka in November, he is active within the field of graffiti, painting, film and around issues of self-organization and self-empowerment, inspired by the “Black Consciousness Movement” a pan-Africanist vision of a united Africa among liberated black Africans, lead by Steve Biko in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

collaboration and support

The residency programme was part of a collaboration with Iaspis.

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