'Ras' Silas Motse (b. 1990) is an Afro-centric, avant-garde artist and curator based in Johannesburg. Born and bred in Thabanchu in the Free State, Silas sudied Fine Arts in Bloemfontein at the Central University of Technology, graduating in 2013. From 2014-2018 he worked at Missourilaan Secondary School in Eldorado Park as an educator for business studies and creative art. In his spare time he managed an after school empowerment program providing art lessons to disadvantaged and troubled learners from his community.
Group-Public Exhibition at Mall of AFRICA by Art Miller Institute of Art
Digital feature with SEE.ME at The Affordable Art Fair in New York
Featured at the National Arts Festival together with The Cultural Exchange and Imiloa
Solo Exhibition ( Bureaucracies of Rubbish: Recycling of Self Identity)at Eyethu Art Space
Group Exhibition: The revulotion Will be Televised: Soweto Art Week 6, ArtAlive
Group Exhibition: Mazars: Egoli ART Fair, with PinpointOne and Gavin Project.
Group Exhibition at Soweto Theatre, titled Taking Back The Land Of The Mind
Solo Exhibition at The Reef Hotel, titled (Untold and Unseen Struggles)
Group Exhibition at Touch of Genius Art Gallery in Randburg
Group exhibitions at Oliewenhuis Art Museum
Group exhibition, titled Absa Township Art Exhibition Crew competition in the Batho location
Group Exhibition at Central University of the Free State, curated by Van Vuuren and P.W Burger