Micha Serraf (1994 – ) was born and raised in Zimbabwe and fled to South Africa where he is currently based. In the mobility that has been a defining factor of his life, Serraf has taken note of the behaviour of themselves and other foreign nationals in their navigation of post-apartheid South Africa. They display an acute awareness of what the safest shape they need to take on to survive particular contexts. This fluid presentation of self, and the ability to be malleable are tactics used to access acceptance and camouflage. In this exposure to several ways of existing, Serraf has experienced and observed a variety of gender norms, enactments and ideologies. Serraf seeks to dissect and dismantle the understanding of gender and belonging within this configuration, demonstrating the evolutionary, fluid and emotional entanglements related to the purpose, interpretations and performance of gender and origin.
Micha Serraf attended the University of Cape Town, and completed his Honors Degree in Fine Art with a specialization in Photography. His work has been featured in both local and international publications and media. Serraf has won multiple international awards including Pride Photo of the Year and being selected by Foam Magazine as 1 of the top 20 emerging artists from around the world for 2020.