Cultural Producers 2023

Lesiba Mabitsela is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and fashion practitioner who lives in Johannesburg. His practice incorporates visual art and design with critical fashion and performance studies in his exploration of African masculine identities.

Lesiba is a former recipient of the Andrew W Mellon Foundation scholarship, contributing to the completion of his master’s degree in theatre and performance at the University of Cape Town, guided by the multidisciplinary studies offered under the auspices of the Institute for Creative Arts (formerly known as GIPCA). He is also a founding member of the African Fashion Research Institute.