b. Kwanza-Sul, Angola, 1982. Lives in Windhoek, Namibia.
Tuli Mekondjo’s works vividly express the generative powers of women, nature and the imagination in healing, and build on her early history of displacement as a Namibian refugee in Angola and Zambia during the struggle for Namibian Independence. A primarily self-taught artist, Mekondjo has been exhibiting her works since 2016 and is represented by Guns & Rain.
Solo exhibitions (Namibia and South Africa)
2020: Investec Cape Town Art Fair, with Guns & Rain, Cape Town, South Africa.
2019: The Project Room, Windhoek, Namibia.
2016: The Bellowing Mind, Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek, Namibia.
Group Exhibitions (Namibia and South Africa)
2020: Borders of Memory, (online), Guns & Rain, Johannesburg.
2019: Suffrage, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg.
2019: NJE Collective, Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town.
2018: NJE Collective, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg.
2018: Future Africa Visions in Time, Windhoek, Namibia (a collaboration between the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, Iwalewahaus Bayreuth and the Goethe-Institut Namibia).
Group Exhibitions (International)
2020: Virtual Contemporary Art Fair, ARCO Lisboa, Lisbon.
2019: 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Guns & Rain, London, United Kingdom.
2016: Collective at the Art Market, Budapest, Hungary.
Foundation Blachere, France.
Ilham Gallery, Malaysia.
University of South Africa (UNISA).
ARAK Collection, Qatar.
Africa First Collection, Palestine.
Martha Mukaiwa, 'Two Women Meet At the Borders of Memory" , The Namibian, April 30,2020