Bulumko Mbete, born in 1995, is a Joburg based artist and creative

practitioner with multicultural heritage. Mbete completed her BFA at

the Michaelis School of Fine Art. She undertakes research in

different forms of craft design making. These methodologies are

predominantly performed by women in Southern Africa. Bulumko is

interested in materiality through using textile, beading, natural

dyeing and weaving she creates a framework to communicate

generational traditions and gestures of love. Mbete s interests

expand into ways of engaging with the archive and using the archive

for creative storytelling. In this pursuit, she uses archival matter such

as photographs, textiles, and clothes. She explores the geographic

connections and synchronicities within her family in relation to

South African history and its effect on migration, labour, farming

and love.