Zanele Muholi was born in 1972 in Umlazi, South Africa. She currently lives and works in Johannesburg. She studied advanced photography at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg. In 2009 she received her MFA at the Ryerson University, Toronto. She has won several awards with her art, like the ‘Fine Prize for an emerging artists’ during Carnegie International in 2013. She participated in exhibitions in cities like Cape Town, Johannesburg and in Kassel during Documenta13. At Framer Framed she participated in the group show What We Have Overlooked (2016) in Amsterdam.