Lesiba Mabitsela

Lesiba Mabitsela is a South African interdisciplinary artist, designer and Fashion practitioner currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mabitsela’s practice incorporates visual art and design with critical fashion and performance studies in his exploration of African masculine identities. Mabitsela 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 which was guided by the
multidisciplinary studies offered under the auspices of the Institute for Creative Arts (formerly known as GIPCA). Mabitsela is also a founding member of the African Fashion Research Institute.

fashioning education

Berlin University of the Arts
College of Art, Media and Design
Institute of Clothing and Textile Design

Strasse des 17. Juni 118
10623 Berlin

+49 (0)30 3185 2016


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