Rehema Chachage (*1987, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) is a Mixed Media artist-working mostly in video and sculptural instillations as well as performance-based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Rehema Chachage graduated in 2009 from Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town where she received a Bachelors of Arts in Fine Art degree.

The themes explored in her work are very much determined by her situatedness, but the most prominent ones are ‘rootedness’, ‘gender’ and ‘identity’ explored in her earlier works from the point of view of a stranger, the outsider, the other, alien and often voiceless—a feeling gathered from the social alienation she experienced in the four years spent as a ‘cultural foreigner’ and a non-South African, black female student in a predominantly white middleclass-oriented institution.

Of late, her interest in these themes have steered her in the direction of exploring rituals as valuable tool for reading into social norms and tensions, including the woman’s identity, gender relations and subversion.


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