About Artist

Meindl’s work concerns human experience and raw emotion. Born in the seventies during the unrest of apartheid in South Africa, in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, the artist sees herself as a social commentator, critiquing violence, loss, death and the strength of community in the face of disaster. Meindl draws inspiration from her Xhosa culture and Freud’s psychoanalysis.

Trilingual Nozibele Meindl speaks German, Xhosa and English. She lives in Bremen, Germany where she has worked as a visual artist for the past decade. Her media choices include charcoal, oil paints, acrylics, inks and a variety of domestic media induced by memory. Traditional works are digitally modified, while charcoal drawings mutate into computer-generated animations. She uses photographs, glue, paint, text, pens, pastels, and string in her works. 

As an art-activist, she confronts gender based violence, femicide and the sexual abuse of children. 

Currently completing her Bachelor of Arts and Culture in Digital Multimedia at the University of South Africa, Nozibele Meindl is inspired by collaborations with other artists.