b. 1965, Goldfields, South Africa. Lives in Gugulethu, Cape Town
Nkoali Nawa started out as a gold miner before turning to art and obtaining a diploma and degree in fine art from Technikon Free State. His work depicts the daily struggles of impoverished South African communities and the harsh working conditions of miners.
2001: National Diploma, Fine Arts and B. Tech, Technikon Free State, Bloemfontein.
Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)
2008: Space, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town.
2002: Close-Up, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town
Group Exhibitions (South Africa)
2020: Latitudes Art Fair Online, The Creative Block by Spuer Arts Trust, online.
2018: Rituals, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town; Bashu Uhuru Freedom Festival, Johannesburg.
2007: Group Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
2006: Group Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
2004: Heike Davies, Nkoali Nawa and Committee Work, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town.
2004: Exhibition, Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg
2003: The Brett Kabbel Art Awards, Cape Town International Convention Centre
2003: Members' Exhibition, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town
2003: Group Exhibition, SA National Gallery Annexe, Cape Town.
2002: South African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX), Johannesburg.
2002: Group Exhibition, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg.
2002: Outdoor gallery (Billboard), Johannesburg.
2002: Group Exhitbition, Fordsburg artists studios, Johannesburg.
2001: Group Exhibition, DC art gallery, Cape Town.
2001: Group Exhibition, Spaza art gallery, Johannesburg.
1998: Annual student art exhibition, Central university of technology, Bloemfontein.
1995: Annual student art exhibition, Central university of technology, Bloemfontein.
Group Exhibitions (international)
2013: Our Daily Work/ Our Daily Lives, Michigan State University Museum (MSUM), East Lansing.
2006: L’atelier, Renault Show Room, Paris.
2004: The ID of South African Artists, Fortis Circus Theater, Scheveningen.
2018: Nando's Creative Exchange, Cape Town.
2002: Bag Factory Visiting Artist, Johannesburg, & Greatmore Art Studios, Cape Town.
2003: National Finalist, The Brett Kebble Awards, Cape Town.
Murals: Mineworker Development Agency; National Union of Mineworkers South Africa (NUMSA); Coca-Cola South Africa.
Book illustrations and covers: Human Rights Media Centre; Keels Publisher.
Report Covers: Labour Research Service; Ditikini Investment Company annual .
Artwork: Community House, Salt River.
1996 – 2003: Art Lecturer and teacher, various schools and institutions, South Africa.