Eliza Kentridge was born in Johannesburg in 1962. She studied English Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand before moving to England in the late eighties. She has worked for three decades as an artist, exhibiting in South Africa, England and the USA. She uses paper, fabric and clay to make work that revolves around glimpsed narratives and words – a sort of poetry. Her debut collection of poetry, Signs for an Exhibition was published by Modjaji Books in 2015. It won the UJ prize for debut creative work the following year. She lives in a small waterside town in Essex.