Anastasia Pather is an artist, finger painter, and female. Concerned with surface, gender and value, Pather enjoys the ambiguity of double meanings and innuendo. Born in 1987, she is yet to understand the formulaic act of an artist biography as anything other than proving you should be liked because someone has previously liked you. That being said, in 2020 Anastasia was selected by the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden for a residency in Marrakech. In 2018 she was selected for the OpenLab Residency in Richmond, Northern Cape, and named by the Project Space as a finalist for the Young Female Residency Award and one of the top twenty artists of Joburg Art Fair, 2018. Pather has also been a semi-finalist for the SA TAXI Foundation Art Award. Anastasia paints in Johannesburg and has had three solo shows at 99 Loop, Cape Town (2016, 2017, 2018).