(b 1994Zimbabwe. Lives and works in Cape Town)
Serraf’s work explores the surreal nature of navigating post-apartheid South Africa as a foreigner to construct meaning and discover belonging. The alien socio-political and physical landscapes of the country, reinforced by actions, reactions and interactions, continually conjure a sense of extreme displacement and a search for the familiar.
“My work is informed by memories I have from when I was a child in Zimbabwe and my endeavour to understand the nostalgia I feel toward the unfamiliar,” she says. “In an attempt to figure out what I am and where I belong, I will continue to visualize my memories, thoughts and narratives.”