Ukhona Ntsali Mlandu is an artist and arts manager whose work pursues a decolonial, intersectional, black radical feminist perspective.
Her work and interests over the years have included public art, spatial justice and place-making, heritage and memory, healing justice and restorative justice, mobility justice and the interests of artists and cultural workers who are mothers. Her lived experience of mothering without a living mother necessitated her intentionality in building communities of care for her own and her children’s survival and holding beyond her own capabilities.
She has also experienced the judgement and lack of support and expectation to get it right all the time without inconveniencing everyone which fuels feeling of inadequacy.
She takes the role of continuing to support younger and new mothers as well as those who have been on the journey for longer in all her lives as a professional and one who lives and operates in a rural, urban and global contexts.