Athi-Patra Ruga – "Miss Azania, Exile is waiting" by Athi-Patra Ruga, was on display as part of the Pan-African exhibition during the African biennale, that took place at the Bamako National Museum throughout December and January. Created in 2015, it is part of Ruga's epic series, "The Future White Woman of Azania," that began in 2010.
Athi-Patra Ruga – "The Future White Woman of Azania" features a number of female characters -- usually played by Ruga himself -- in vibrant and bizarre outfits. The series won Ruga international acclaim, with exhibitions across the world, including Moscow, Venice, France and the US. In 2015, he won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Performance, the most prestigious award in South Africa.
Athi-Patra Ruga – "The Night of the Long Knives I", 2013. The world of Azania is depicted as a tropical idyll with lush vegetation. Its ballooned "white woman" rides on the back of a zebra.
Athi-Patra Ruga – A still from "Over the Rainbow," a film as part of Ruga's 2016-2017 "Queens of Exile" exhibition. This project is a continuation of his "The Future White women of Azania" series, exploring the theme of exile.