Usha Seejarim

UshaSeejarim © UshaSeejarim Usha Seejarim is a conceptual and socially engaged artist who uses found objects to communicate complex and simple ideas around the domestic position of women. Seejarim holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of The Witwatersrand and currently enrolled for an MBA through Henley College. Seejarim is best known for her reinterpretation of ordinary and domestic objects by making use of common materials such as safety pins, wooden pegs, irons and brooms. Seejarim has completed numerous public commissions including: The public portrait for Nelson Mandela’s funeral in Qunu, South Africa in 2013; Figures Representing Articles from The Freedom Charter in 2008 in Soweto, South Africa; and an artwork for the facade of the South African Chancery in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2008. Seejarim’s work forms part of public and private collections such as the Iziko South African National Gallery (SANG); the South African Foundation for Contemporary Art (SAFFCA), the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), The Constitutional Court Collection and the Fondazione Fiera Milan, Italy among others.