Born in 1993 in Nelspruit South Africa, Megan-Leigh Heilig grew up in Johannesburg, graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor in Fine Art (BFA) in 2015 and is currently studying towards a Masters in Fine Art (MFA) at the University of Cape Town.
She works primarily in video, film, installation and sculpture, using these mediums to question notions of self: intersectionality within history, memory in personal and national archives. Megan has recently exhibited in the Seven Hills 2nd Kampala Biennale: Virtual Mobilities, curated by Elise Atangana, with a focus on selected video. She was also recently selected to participate in the International Video Art House Madrid (IVAHM), curated by Nestor Prieto, as well as the YaPhoto collaboration between London and Yaounde in 2017. In 2016 she was nominated for best experimental short by the Top Indie Film Awards; and was pre-selected for KraftaDoc Film Festival. She has also intervened in project and public spaces, both 'real' and virtual, through various other site specific and collaborative engagements.