I come from a holy place

Bekezela Mguni2022

Mattress Factory

Mattress Factory
Pittsburgh, United States

The warm color of gomphrena fills the room and we are invited into a space of reflection upon entering Bekezela Mguni’s installation. Found and collaged tin, surrounding images of the artist held in tenderness by her mother and father reflecting softness, reverence, and connection. Steel sheets cut to form three adinkra symbols that adorn the wall, imbued with the energy of visual proverbs. Mguni uses text, found objects, flowers, video, and print media to carve out space for Black presence and to offer affirmation in a world that continues its violent attempts to erase, devalue, and disappear Black people.


  • Title: I come from a holy place
  • Creator: Bekezela Mguni
  • Date Created: 2022
  • Location Created: Pittsburgh, PA

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