Biennale of Sydney

Breaking Bread

Inspired by an optimism for new utopias, Breaking Bread collaborate with a range of Sydney-based practitioners who share their ethos of food and food sharing as a generative activity that can birth new understandings.  Presented by the Powerhouse Museum and the Triangle Network.

Breaking Bread

Formed 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa


Breaking Bread is a multidisciplinary art space that uses food to bring people together and induce cultural dialogue. Through our gastronomy-centred approach and practice, we attempt to create an accessible and shared common ground, uniting literary criticism, sound, performance and visual art to create a community of questioning minds, with an aim of building an alternative cultural infrastructure. As a space that engages in experiments in food, sound, visual and performance art, we aim to address, engage with discussions around cultural, knowledge-generating, historic and power-politic related questions.

Ziphozenkosi Dayile
Born 1986 in East London, South Africa

Unati Silinga
Born 1978 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Thobile Ndenze
Born 1978 in Mthatha, South Africa

Joey Modiba
Born 1986 in Limpopo, South Africa

Breaking Bread is presented at the 22nd Biennale of Sydney with generous support from the Powerhouse Museum and generous assistance from Triangle Network supported by Mercedes Villardel, and Julian Knights AO and Lizanne Knights.

Breaking Bread's residency at Thirning Villa, Ashfield was made possible through a partnership with Inner West Council.

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