South African multidisciplinary artist Anja Marais was born in a small town in the African savanna and currently lives and work in the USA. Her art projects reinterpret cultural lineage, seeking a new understanding of false supremacies and fragmented heritages. She received the Harpo Foundation Grant Award (2020), The Ellies Creator Award (2020), and the Orlando Contemporary Art Prize finalist (2019). Her installations are currently on display at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Charlotte, NC (2020-21) and before the Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC (2019-20). Recently the subject of solo exhibitions at Bridge Red, Miami (2018), University of the Arts, Philadelphia (2016), and University of Northern Colorado, Greeley (2015). In recent years her group exhibitions have included the Museum of History of St Petersburg, Poterna Hall, Russia; the Museum of Contemporary Art Miami; the IMAS Museum, TX; the University of the Arts, Philadelphia; the MDC Museum of Art + Design, Miami, FL; the Baker Museum of Naples, FL and Doral Museum of Contemporary Art, FL. She took part in national art residencies like Ucross, WY (2017), The Millay Art Colony, NY (2017), Santa Fe Art Institute, NM (2019), Sedona Art Colony, AZ (2016), and the Vermont Studio Art Residency, VT (2015). She also attended international residencies in Japan (2009), Korea (2010), Russia (2013), and Finland (2014). She received her BFA(Hons) in 1998 from the University of South Africa.