Thulile Gamedze (1992) is a Johannesburg-based cultural worker — producing writing, curricular, drawing and clothes — interested in the dialogic possibilities that emerge through the collapse of disciplinary structures. She has an M.Phil in Fine Art from the University of Cape Town and has written extensively for online and print-based art publications, including the catalogues for Documenta 14, the 10th Berlin Biennale, and iterations of Recontres’ de Bamako. She has also published in academic journals including South Atlantic Quarterly and Radical Philosophy. She teaches irregularly in art history at the University of the Witwatersrand, and is a member of Africa South Art Initiative (ASAI).

Thuli was a member of iQhiya, a collective of Black women artists, who actively exhibited between 2015 and 2018, including at documenta14: Learning from Athens. She is part of an ongoing collaboration with her sibling Asher Simiso, with whom she works and writes as gamEdze and gamedZe. She is also part of Overnight Services with Abri de Swardt; a museum sleep and dreaming project.

Across disciplines, Thuli's practice is interested in close reading — methods of digestion and response to the details or excisions of a text, image, idea, or history, that can be expressed in any number of forms. Frequently, her focus is on ‘high capacity matter/s:’ shapeshifting, fluid, or Queer matters, like water, dreams, rehearsal, personality, intuition, absurdism, textile — things that exceed taxonomy and confuse discipline.