About Lebohang


Lebohang Kganye is an artist living and working in Johannesburg. Kganye received her introduction to photography at the Market Photo Workshop, in Johannesburg in 2009 and completed the Advanced Photography Programme in 2011. She also completed her Fine Arts studies at the University of Johannesburg in 2016 and forms a new generation of contemporary South African photographers.

Although primarily a photographer, Kganye’s photography often incorporates her interest in sculpture and performance. Over the past seven years she has participated in photography masterclasses and group exhibitions locally and internationally. Kganye was the recipient of the Tierney Fellowship Award in 2012, leading to her solo exhibition Ke Lefa Laka. She created an animation from the series, which was launched on Mandela Day 2014 in Scotland, entitled Pied Piper’s Voyage. She was also awarded the Jury Prize at the Bamako Encounters Biennale of African Photography in 2015 and was the recipient of the CAP Prize 2016 in Basel. Kganye recently received the coveted award for the Sasol New Signatures Competition 2017, leading to a solo show in 2018. Kganye’s work forms part of several private and public collections, most notably the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pennsylvania and the Walther Collection in Ulm.

Age 29
Nationality South African
Born in South Africa
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa
Languages spoken English

Other Networks

Current Location: Johannesburg, South Africa



  • Rise Art Prize, Global Artist of the Year Award


  • CAP Prize Recipient, Image Afrique Festival
  • Sasol New Signatures, Coveted Award, Pretoria Art Museum
  • IPA Award Recipient, Moving Image Photographer of the Year, Lucie Foundation


  • Jury Prize, Coup de Couer Award, Bamako Encounters


  • Tierney Fellowship Recipient, Market Photo Workshop