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Zamani Makhanya

b. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 1959

Zamani Romeo Makhanya is an artist and educator. He studied fine art at the University of Fort Hare before embarking on a teaching career at the Ntuzuma College of Education. Makhanya’s works give poetic form to ideas that relate to African culture, spirituality and aesthetics.


Sophie Perryer, 10 years, 100 artists – Art in a Democratic South Africa, (Bell Roberts, Cape Town, 2004), 218-221


  Hayden Proud, ReVisions: Expanding the Narrative of South African Art, (UNISA Press Pretoria, 2006), 328-329


Art education

1985 Honours degree in Fine Art and Higher diploma in Education, University of Fort Hare, Alice

Selected Exhibitions

2017 Sea Level, group exhibition, Artspace Durban
2017 Rainbow Exhibition, Duotone Gallery, Cape Town
2015 Duotone, group exhibiton, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town
2013 Inkunzi Emanxeba: The legacy continues…, group Exhibition, Durban Art Gallry, Durban
2011 “DON’T/PANIC", group exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
2005 The 5 M's Exhibition, group exhibition, The African Art Centre, Durban
2004 Ties That Bind, group exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
2004 Ibuya, solo exhibition, Maison De L’Outre-Mer, Nantes, France
2004 Solo Exhibition, Alliance Francaise, Morningside
2003 Thwasa, 3rd Eye Vision collective, NSA Gallery, Durban
2003 The unfolding spirit, solo exhibition, African Art Centre, Durban 
2002 Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
2001 Untold tales of magic: Abelumbi, group exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
2001 Masked/Unmasked, group exhibition, 37 Craft Avenue, Durban

Workshops & Residencies

2006 Thupelo Regional Workshop,  Durban Cultural and Documentation Centre, Durban


2018 Judge, 2018 KZNSA Members' Exhibition
1986 - 1999 Taught art, Ntuzuma College of Education, KwaZulu Natal