Nelago Sholongoh

Nelago Shilongoh

Theatre maker

  • Colonial legacy, Decolonization, Reappraisal of the colonial past

  • Windhoek (Namibia)

​Nelago Shilongoh is a theatre maker, visual culture researcher, curator, and performer whose work is predominantly influenced by reflections and research on identity, and how history and the present marry. She is an award-winning performer and theatre director with a centredness on decolonial themes and imaginations. As a visual culture researcher and curator, Nelago Shilongoh and her working partner Shomwatala Ndeenda Shivute, have been working on the ongoing research project, Ma Ndili, which expresses the artists’ “state, sense and place of being” in Windhoek with its colonial remnants and continuations. Since 2019, she serves as the Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Namibia.    

Nelago Shilongoh at the Latitude Festival:

Suppressed Memory: Identity and the Politics of Memory on Trial 

Good Question, Next Question: Idenitity

Contributions by Nelago Shilongoh