Xanthe Somers (b. 1992 ZW) was born and went to school in Harare, Zimbabwe. She graduated from Michealis School of Fine Art, UCT in Cape Town in 2015 with distinction, majoring in printmaking and ceramics - she went on to be awarded a grant to study a MA Postcolonial Culture and Global Policy at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work has gravitated towards large scale installation and sculptural forms and she defines herself as a contemporary ceramic sculptor. Somers's current practice deals with memory discourse and the problems that encircle the preservation and remembrance of memory on an individual scale as well as within the collective memory of society. Through visually stimulated materiality, she aims to find new ways, outside of the memorial or monument, to represent memory.
Somers has attended art residencies at both Fusion Art Gallery in Turin, and Index in Zurich. In 2016 Somers has been a top 10 finalist in two international art competitions, The Celeste Prize and The Blooom Award. Her work is help in numerous public and private collections.