The core focus of Mulanga's art is to challenge the representation of Black female subjects by investigating the individual's relationship with space. Space works on multiple levels in Mulanga's artworks; on the one hand, it represents the space itself. On the other, it is symbolic as an extension of the individual. The space embodies the human, morphing into an independent protagonist. As is the case with different facets of the human soul, these multi-spaces exist in one moment, inviting one to reflect and interact with them if and when they are ready. It is in these liminal moments that Cinthia Sifa Mulanga highlights the nuances and complexities of a Black woman's identity in today's world.

Mulanga developed a fascination with the radical self-acceptance and self-confidence that Black women exude despite the systems of white patriarchy that bear down heavily on the conditions set for Black women in accruing visibility, success, and confidence. As such, her paintings also operate as multi-perspectival portraits.


Solo Exhibitions:

2023 Giants, Latitudes Centre for the Arts, Johannesburg, South Africa

2023 Embrace: A Path to Growth and Contentment, Bode Projects, Berlin

2022 In The Becoming, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Group Exhibitions:
2024 When We See Us, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel Switzerland.

2023 left hanging - one sculpture, one rug & paintings from the collection of Amoako Boafo, dot. ateliers, Accra, Ghana

2023 When We See Us curated by Koyo Kouoh, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa

2023 Finalists Exhibition, Norval Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa

Art Fairs:

2024 RMB Latitudes, Johannesburg, South Africa

2023 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Bode Projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2022 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Botho Space, Cape Town, South Africa

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Supported by: Landis & Gyr Stiftung, SüdkulturFonds, Swisslos-Fonds Basel Stadt
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