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Tuli Mekondjo

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.

Education

Self Taught

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.

Collections

Foundation Blachere, France.
Ilham Gallery, Malaysia.
University of South Africa (UNISA).
ARAK Collection, Qatar.
Africa First Collection, Palestine.

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