photo portrait of black woman

Mmabatho Thobejane, 2024 Photo: My Na Do

Mmabatho Thobejane

Mmabatho Thobejane (she/they) is a South African cultural worker and ngaka ya setso (traditional healer) based in Stockholm.

At the moment she spends most of her time as a producer at MDT – Moderna Dansteatern, one of Sweden’s leading venues for contemporary choreography and performance. She has curated exhibitions and events for institutions such as Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Blå Stället, and Tensta Konsthall. Through Sonic Insurrections, an ongoing collaboration with curator, writer, and researcher Tawanda Appiah, she co-curates a series of gatherings that center sound as a medium. She has published texts in [In Review] and Errant Journal. Above all, her research-centered practice explores, immerses in, and unfolds, the ‘otherwise’.

Published 23 January 2024 · Updated 25 January 2024