Wonder Buhle

b.  Kwa-Ngcolosi, KwaZulu-Natal, 1989

Wonder Buhle is a mixed-media artist whose work deals with family dynamics and the stereotypes associated with men in South Africa.

Education and Teaching


2011: Advanced apprenticeship training, Durban University of Technology, Durban.
2011: Velobala Mentorship Programme, Durban University of Technology, Durban.
2011: Drawing and painting teacher, BAT Centre, Durban.
2010: Visual Arts Residency Program, BAT Centre, Durban.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


2020: COMFORT, BKhz, Johannesburg.
2018: Ukumisa Insika, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.

Solo Exhibitions (International)


2019: To Find Me, PilippZollinger Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2019: the head the hand, Blank Projects, Cape Town.
2017: Looking After Freedom, Michealis gallery, Cape Town.
2017: FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg.
2016: FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg.
2015: Members exhibition, KwaZulu-Natal Society of the Arts (KZNSA) Gallery, Durban.
2015: Blowing in the wind, KwaZulu-Natal Society of the Arts (KZNSA) Gallery, Durban.
2015: Joburg Art Fair Fringe, Johannesburg.
2015: Henry George Gallery, Johannesburg.
2014: 50 shades of Grey, Art Eye Gallery, Johannesburg.
2014: Young Blood Gallery, Cape Town.
2014: African Art Centre, Durban.
2014: AWE, KwaZulu-Natal Society of the Arts (KZNSA) Gallery, Durban.
2013: Misconception, Durban University of Technology, Durban.
2013: Art Eye Gallery, Johannesburg.
2013: Margate Art Museum, Margate.
2013: African Art Centre, Durban.
2012: Velobala exhibition, Durban University of Technology, Durban.
2012: ABSA L’atelier competition, Art Space Gallery, Durban.
2011: Don't Panic, Durban Art Gallery.
2011: Velobala exhibition, African Art Centre, Durban.
2011: Who am I, BAT Centre, Durban.
2011: Izikhwephazethu, Durban Art Gallery.
2010: Student exhibition, BAT Centre, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (International)


2020: The Medium is the Message, Unit London, London.
2018: In residence: Joey Chin & Buhle Wonder Mbambo, The Art House, Wakefield, United Kingdom.
2016: Bremer Burgerschaft, Bremen Parliament, Germany.
2012: Städtische Galerie, Bremen, Germany.

Public Art Projects


2014: Mural, Colgate and Palmolive, kan land, Durban.
2012: Mural, Lindelani primary school, Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal.
2011: Mural, Inqolo Noseyili exhibition (by artist Zoro Xaba), Durban.
2011: Mural, Renewing BAT Centre, Durban.
2011: Mural, Don't Panic exhibition, behind English Market, Durban.
2010: Mosaic, Sakhithemba Centre, Ilovu, KwaZulu-Natal.

Workshops


2012: Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) Art workshop, Collective Studios (residency abroad discourse), Johannesburg.
2012: Don’t Panic facilitated by Gabi Ngcobo, Zamani Makhanye & Sfiso Ka-Mkame, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2011: Sculpture workshop with Danielle Ncube, BAT Centre, Durban.
2011: Art workshop (Tribute to Ernest Mancoba) curated by Lionel Davis, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2011: Art workshop exploring Contemporary art, Edel Studio, Bremen, Germany.

Commissions


Nandos commission.
Colgate commission.

Collections


Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
Art Eye Gallery, Johannesburg.
Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa.

Wonder Buhle's work is also included in private collections in Austria, Switzerland and the USA.


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