Dolla Sapeta
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Dolla Sapeta

b. New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 1967.

Mxolisi Dolla Sapeta is a painter and writer. Dolla Sapeta explores issues of alienation and dehumanisation in the contemporary urban environment.

 

Art Education

2016: Master of Arts in Creative Writing, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
1999: Drawing Certificate, University of South Africa.
1999: Fine Arts National Diploma, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth.
1998: Foundation Art Studies, Intec College. 

Solo Exhibitions

2013: Bloodline v Deadline, Storefront Art Space, Pittsfield, USA.
2013 - 2014: Midlife Colour, Atheneum Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth. 
2009: New World Other, Bell-Roberts Contemporary Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2007: Detached, Bell-Roberts Contemporary Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2005: Shifting Centers, Green Gallery, Grahamstown.
2000: Makwerekwere, The Nativ Kollektive Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
1998: Fragile Society, Cuyler Street Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth.

Group Exhibitions - International

2019: Nando’s and Spier Trust, 1-54 Contemporary Art Fair, London.
2014: Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity, Treviso, Italy.
2015: Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity, Rome.
2015: Map of the New Art, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice. 
2016: The Art of Humanity, The Pratt Institute, New York.
2014: Liminal Reclamation, Old School, New York.
2008: Frolunda Culturhus, Goteborg, Sweden.
2008: Netherlands Art Fair, Amsterdam.
2002: 4th Pan-Africanist Circle of Artists (PACA) Biennale, Lagos.

Group Exhibitions - South Africa

2018: Collective Ink, GFI Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth. 
2017: Collector’s Edition II, Gallerie Noko, Port Elizabeth.
2017: The Spier Creative Block, GFI Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth. 
2016: The Circus and the Zoo, Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town.
2015: Dialogue, William Humphrey Art Gallery, Kimberley.
2014: Here Be The Dragon, Underculture Contemporary Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
2014: Art Action with Ian von Mementry in Aid of St Francis Hospice, GIF Contemporary Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
2014: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Biennial Exhibition, The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth.
2014: A Shade of Pink, Gallerie Noko, Port Elizabeth.
2014: Xpressions: 2014 Biannual Fine Art Exhibition, ART Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
2014: 4:40, ART Gallery, Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown National Festival, Grahamstown.
2014: Food for thought, ART gallery, Port Elizabeth.
2013: ART Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
2012: National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.
2007: Bell-Roberts Contemporary Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2007: Surface Tension, Heidi Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town.
2003: "Window-dress puppet master versus institution chicken boy", Cuyler Street Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth.
2001: Pty. L.T.D., EPSAC Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth.

Workshops & Residencies

2015: “Singaphi” Environmental Public Art Community Project”, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth.
2013: IS183 Berkshire Residency Program, Massachusetts.
2012: Spoken Word and Music Mamela Festival, poetry participant, The Port Elizabeth Opera House, Port Elizabeth.
2011: Storefront Projects Art Residency, Massachusetts.
2011: Art Omi international Residency program, New York.
2008: KV Konstskola, facilitated workshop, Göteborg, Sweden.
2008: Magisterelever Konst Hogskolan,  Valand Academy, Göteborg, Sweden.
2008: Bell-Roberts Contemporary Art Gallery, facilitated workshop, Cape Town.
1994-95: Gerard Sekoto annual children’s day workshop, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth.
1991-1993: NACOSA Aids Awareness workshop, Port Elizabeth.

Other

2013: Judge, ABSA L’atelier National Arts Competition, Johannesburg.
2010: Public sculpture, Donkin Reserve, Port Elizabeth.
2006: Public mosoaic, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality commission, New Brighton Township, Port Elizabeth. 
2006: The Tower, a public collaboration of mosaic design between Ayanda Mji and Mxolisi Dolla Sapeta, eMbizweni Public Square, Port Elizabeth.
2003: Judge, ABSA L’atelier National Arts Competition, Johannesburg.
2002: Co-Curator, Changing Attitudes, PACA Biennale, Pendulum Art Gallery, Lagos; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
2001: Commissioned by the Department of Road Safety to execute murals in Port Elizabeth, Graaf Reinet and Uitenhage.
1999: Co-executed a monumental wall at the Grand Hotel, Port Elizabeth.
1996: Commissioned by the Department of Health, Aids Awareness mural, Brista House building, Port Elizabeth.

Collections

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth.
Pan African Circle of Artists (PACA), Enugu, Nigeria.
Omi International Art Centre, New York, USA.

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