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Mthobisi Maphumulo

b. 1988 Imfume, Durban.

Mthobisi Maphumulo is a multimedia artist based in Durban. His work in oil pastels and mono print is a critique on the social construction of society with particular interest in notion of class and the contemporary effects of colonial history. He is the founder of Amasosha Art Movement, a collective of young artists based in the city.

Education and Training

2015 The business of Art Certificate,
2013 Printmaking Workshop, Durban Art Gallery
2012 Mural certificate, Bremen, Germany
2010 Visual Art Certificate, BAT Centre, Durban
2011 Velobala weekend art classes Certificate, African Art Centre, Durban
2007 Electrical Engineering, N3 Certificate, FET College

Group Exhibitions

2016 Essence Festival, ICC, Durban
2016 New ideas about Bill of Rights, African Art Centre, Durban
2016 Invisible, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2015 Lessons, Nedbank, Durban
2015 Joburg fringe, Johannesburg
2015 After Winter, Henry George gallery, Johannesburg
2015 Fresh produced, Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg
2015 Digital art, BAT Centre, Durban
2015 Blowing Minds, University of the Free State gallery, Bloemfontein
2015 Blowing Minds, KZNSA gallery, Durban
2015 Transformation, Incubation, Activation, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2014 Reflection, BAT Centre, Durban
2014 Ababhemu, 8 Morrison Street, Durban
2014 Hilton Art Festival, Durban
2014 Ababhemu, Grahamstown Art Festival
2014 Bobathathu June 16 exhibition, Sushi Corner, Durban
2014 Awe, What you say about what?, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2014 Twenty/20 - A clear vision, Growing the Mandela Legacy, Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria
2014 Emergining Eyes, African Art Centre, Durban
2013 The Collective art gallery, Durban
2013 Wushwini Art and Culture Heritage Centre, Durban
2012 Contemporal Voices, African Art Centre, Durban
2011 Izikhwepha Zethu, Durban Art Gallery
2011 Don’t Panic, Durban Art Gallery
2010 BAT Centre, Durban
2010 Durban Art Gallery

Amasosha collective exhibitions

2016 Messages from the Soul, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2016 Creative pot, Umlazi community hall, Durban
2016 Hope in the struggle, Amini Florida, Durban
2015 Siyaya, Greedy Buddha, Umhlanga
2015 Eye Candy, Hilton Art Festival, Durban
2015 Umhlabelo, Atelier Shop 2, Durban
2015 Umhlabelo, BAT Centre, Durban

Public Art Projects

2010 Mosaic at Sakhithemba Centre, Illovo, KwaZulu-Natal
2011 Mural of Inqola noseyili photography exhibition by Zoro Xaba, Durban
2011 Renewing BAT Centre Mural, Durban
2011 Waterfall Mural, Victoria Market bridge, Don’t panic exhibition, curated by Gabi Ngcobo, Durban
2012 Facilitator in Wushwini Art and Culture Heritage, Art in school Project, Durban
2012 Mural in Concordia-Tunnel, Bremen, Germany


Nandos art collection
Amazwi contemporal Art, USA
Leiterin der stadtischen Galerie Bremen, Germany
Durban Art Gallery collection
Bertha Foundation collection
Over 40 Private collectors


2015 Most promising artist at KZNSA Gallery, Durban