Art in Recent History of the Trans and Intersex History Movement in Africa

The Art Section of this website is a platform for art made by, or in collaboration with trans and/or intersex people of the African continent and its diaspora.

In certain cases, we also accept work that was created respectfully and opened dialogues that have proved useful in raising public awareness about the existence of the lives and struggles of trans and intersex people.

Future developments will include the development of an art section where we plan to showcase and discuss art developed during the time frame that covers our Timeline. We will be expanding our collection to include a selection of artists representing an array of genres and art mediums.  

One of the first releases of the art section will include a separate timeline to showcase Gabrielle Le Roux’s series Proudly African and Transgender.  

We are looking forward to sharing the early artwork of Robert Hamblin, including his series named Gender, and to release a private collection of photos by Prof. Muholi that was previously given to a handful of trans activists and never seen in public before. We also plan to host a representation of the poetry and performance art by Neo Sinoxolo Musangi.


Are you an African Trans or Intersex Artist?

We may be looking for you!

What we are looking for

We are inviting work in the form of paintings, drawings, photography, and audio visual work. If you would like your work to be part of this online archive, please contact us. We will need the best quality images you have available. If you would like to recommend artists who should be included, please do so, and if possible put us in contact with them.  Autobiographical work exploring gender is also welcome.

What we are not looking for is work that was made that in no way benefited the community or the people featured in it, work that is voyeuristic or sensationalising and that, although it may have been made in an African country or the diaspora, was not useful there and benefited only its makers. 

We are looking for work made between these years: 1950 – 2021 (Our end date is always 3 years short of the current year).