CV Usha Seejarim

Usha Seejarim is fascinated by the mundane and the ordinary where domestic and found materials make a distinct appearance in her work. She has had more than seven solo exhibitions and is perhaps most known for her public artworks. Seejarim has completed a number of commissions including Figures representing articles from the Freedom Charter (2008) in Kliptown, Soweto; Pin Code (2005) for the cellular network MTN; artwork for the facade of the South African Chancery in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; various light sculptures that formed part of Why Men (2007-2010) in Sandton, Johannesburg and a seeded portrait for Nelson Mandela’s funeral in Qunu.

Seejarim has a deep commitment to social development. With a background in art education at grass roots level and a propensity for scale through public art, Seejarim brings these together to create large scaled participatory and community based public art projects.

Usha Seejarim holds a Masters degree in Fine Art from Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa. She currently resides in Johannesburg and works between two studios, one being at the Bag Factory Artist’s Studios.

Artworks in the SAFFCA Collection