Nocebo Bucibo is a photographic researcher living and working in Johannesburg. She is currently a Development Studies, Phd candidate at the University of Pretoria. She works as a photography lecturer at Vega School and at the Market Photo Workshop. She has previously been a photography lecturer at the Vaal University of Technology and Damelin. She has worked on a number of photographic projects such as the 20018/19 Market Photo Workshop Incubation program, the Wits Roodepoort project in conjunction with PARI and the VUT Sharpeville project. She was a 2009 Sasol signatures finalist and SABS young design achievers finalist in the same year.
Nocebo is doctoral candidate in the Research Chair, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria. Her doctoral research critically examines the role photography plays in the (re)making of the Thokoza hostels.
Nocebo holds a Masters degree in Fine Arts from Wits University (with distinction), where she was awarded the Wits Institute Fellowship from 2017-2019 and is a member of the Golden Key Society (2019). She has a National Diploma and BTech in photography from the Vaal University of Technology.
In 2018 she had a solo exhibition titled: ‘iHostela Ngeliny'iKhaya: Regarding Photography as a Just Image’ at the Workers Museum in partnership with the City of Johannesburg. Some of the images from this project where part of a group exhibition, at the Turbine Art Fair (2018). Her body of work titled ‘Ikhaya’lam’ (2010) was exhibited as part of a group exhibition at The Lovell Gallery during the 5th Month of Photography in Cape Town (2012). This work was also exhibited at Constitution Hill as a solo exhibition (2014) and at the JOBURG Fringe, under Kwasuka gallery (Maboneng in 2015). A selection of images from ‘Ikhaya’lam’ have also been exhibited in a group show titled ‘Invisible Borders: Cultural Time Zones in Johannesburg and New Delhi’, Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study and at the 2016 Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP).