Robert Hamblin

Robert Hamblin is an artist, father and a gender activist born in Johannesburg South Africa. He lives and works in Cape Town. Hamblin’s paintings and photographic works have been exhibited in South Africa and internationally. The artist has received critical acclaim for his work that contribute to debates around body politics in a post-apartheid-regime era. Hamblin’s work is concerned with issues of queer masculinity as a transgender person. He transitioned from queer female in apartheid era South Africa to transgender male after the fall of the apartheid government. His perspectives of coming into white maleness in such a critical time is visited in his work. His first book is Robert: A Queer and Crooked Memoir.