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Mthobisi Maphumulo

b. Imfume, Durban, South Africa, 1988.

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.

Art Education


2015  The business of Art Certificate, Curate.A.Space, Durban, Sout Africa
2013  Printmaking Workshop, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2012  Mural certificate, Bremen, Germany
2010  Visual Art Certificate, BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa
2011  Velobala weekend art classes Certificate, African Art Centre, Durban, South Africa

Selected  Exhibitions


2019  Faces of Freedom, solo exhibition, The Office, Morningside, South Africa
2016  Essence Festival, ICC, Durban, South Africa
2016  New ideas about Bill of Rights, African Art Centre, Durban, South Africa
2016  Invisible, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2015  Lessons, Nedbank, Durban, South Africa
2015  Joburg fringe, Johannesburg, South Africa
2015  After Winter, Henry George gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2015  Fresh produced, Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa
2015  Digital art, BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa
2015  Blowing Minds, University of the Free State gallery, Bloemfontein, South Africa
2015  Blowing Minds, KZNSA gallery, Durban, South Africa
2015  Transformation, Incubation, Activation, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2014  Reflection, BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa
2014  Ababhemu, 8 Morrison Street, Durban, South Africa
2014  Hilton Art Festival, Durban, South Africa
2014  Ababhemu, Grahamstown Art Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa
2014  Bobathathu June 16 exhibition, Sushi Corner, Durban, South Africa
2014  Awe, What you say about what?, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2014  Twenty/20 - A clear vision, Growing the Mandela Legacy, Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa
2014  Emergining Eyes, African Art Centre, Durban, South Africa
2013  The Collective art gallery, Durban, South Africa
2013  Wushwini Art and Culture Heritage Centre, Durban, South Africa
2012  Contemporal Voices, African Art Centre, Durban, South Africa
2011  Izikhwepha Zethu, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2011  Don’t Panic, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
2010  BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa

Amasosha collective exhibitions


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

Public Art Projects


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

Collections


Nandos
Amazwi contemporal Art
Leiterin der stadtischen Galerie 
Durban Art Gallery
Bertha Foundation

Awards/Prizes


2015 Most promising artist at KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa