Themba Shibase
Themba Shibase Themba Shibase

Themba Shibase

b. Port Shepstone, 1980. Lives in Durban

Shibase’s work is anchored in questions around identity and authenticity, negotiating the seemingly disparate practices of ancestral heritage and urban culture.

Arts Education


2009: Masters of Technology, Fine Art, Durban University of Technology, Durban.
2004: Bachelor of Technology, Fine Art, Durban University of Technology, Durban.
2003: National Diploma, Fine Art, Durban University of Technology, Durban.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


2009: Hybrid Culture II, Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban.
2008: Rush hour, (multi-media installation), Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2008: Umhlaba Kabani/ Whose Land?, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town.
2008: The Skeptic, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts Gallery, Durban.
2005: D’Urban Critique, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts Gallery, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2010: Harbouring Histories, Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban.
2009: Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
2009: New Connections (Durban University of Technology staff exhibition), KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts Gallery, Durban.
2008: MTN New Contemporaries, University of Johannesburg Gallery, Johannesburg.
2008: Home is my Castle, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town.
2007: About the surface, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts Gallery, Durban.
2007: From Here to There, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2007: Spier Contemporary 2007, Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch.
2007: Art seasons, Franschoek, Cape Town.
2006: Form and Substance, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town.
2006: New Painting, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts Gallery, Durban
2006: University of South Africa (UNISA) Art Gallery, Pretoria.
2006: Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2005: Graduate Show, Durban University of Technology Art Gallery, Durban.
2005: Surface, Franchise Gallery, Johannesburg.
2005: Red Eye, (video installation), Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2005: Being Here, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts Gallery Gallery, Durban.
2004: The legacy of Trevor Makhoba, BAT Centre, Durban.
2004: Black, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts Gallery, Durban.
2004: Summer Show, African Arts Centre, Durban.
2003: Crimes of passion, Bean Bag Bohemia Arts Cafe, Durban.
2003: Summer Show, BAT Centre, Durban.
2003: Margate Open, Margate Art Gallery, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (International)


2009: Living in KZN, artSPACE, Berlin, Germany.
2008: The New Spell, David Krut Fine Art, New York.

Workshops & Residencies


2004: Art for humanity, Amsterdam, Holland.
2004: Building leadership through creative process, Caversham Centre Creative Arts and Writers, Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal.

Collections


Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
University of South Africa (UNISA) Art Gallery, Pretoria.

Publications


2009: Sean O’Toole, Zuma takes the biscuit, 'Financial Mail', February 13.
2009: Estelle Sinkins, Creative young artists, 'The Witness', October 15.
2008: Peter Machen, The art cowboy, 'South African Art Times', October, p.10.
2005: Alexander Sudheim, Exultant expressionism, Art South Africa, vol. 04, issue 02, Bell Roberts Publishing, Cape Town.
2005: Amanda Alexander (eds), Problematising Resistance, Centre for Civil Society, Research Reports, vol. 2, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, Durban.

Awards


2008: Nomination, MTN New Contemporaries (one of the four finalists), Johannesburg Art Gallery.
2007: Nomination, Spier Contemporary 2007, Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch.

Other


2008: Mentor, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA), Nivea Art Award, Durban.
Acquisition Committee member, Durban Art Gallery
Council member, African Art Centre, Durban.
Online Newsletter editor, Art for humanity.
2004 - 2005: Curator, Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban.
2003 - 2005: Art teacher, HIVAN-UKZN, Durban.
2002 - 2005: Part-time art teacher, Africa Art Centre, Durban.
2003: Part-time art teacher, Natal Arts and Craft School for the Disabled, Durban.
2002: Part-time art teacher, Eddington Primary School, Durban.

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