The 6th Infecting The City Public Arts Festival 12-16 March 2013, Cape Town Like facebook for updates Image Map

Athi Patra Ruga


South Africa


Athi Patra Ruga

Athi-PatraRuga’s current artistic practice includes performance, video, and hand-embroidered textile works. He has performed and exhibited in London, New York, Buenos Aires, Milan and China. He lives and works in Cape Town. Athi-Patra Ruga describes his working method as resulting from ‘the clash between material and memory’, but notions of utopia and dystopia also form a common thread. Athi-Patra was part of the Infecting The City 2009 collaboration Amakwerekwere.


Public Arts Festival

6th - 10th March 2012

presented by The Africa Centre

Public art has always been part of who we are on this continent and in this country. The interconnectedness of the African “us” has often been impeded however, throwing people apart and far away from each other, creating a physical and psychic separation. Infecting the City is a small attempt at igniting this interconnectedness through artistic expression, making public space public.

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