Zamani Makhanya

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

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

10 years , 100 artists - Art in a Democratic South Africa - Zamani Makhanya


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

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)

2004: Alliance Francaise, Johannesburg.
2003: The unfolding spirit, African Art Centre, Durban.

Solo Exhibitions (International)

2004: Ibuya, Maison De L’Outre-Mer, Nantes, France.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)

2017: Sea Level, Artspace, Durban.
2017: Rainbow Exhibition, Duotone Gallery, Cape Town.
2015: Duotone, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town.
2013: Inkunzi Emanxeba: The legacy continues…, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2011: “DON’T/PANIC", Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2005: The 5 M's Exhibition, The African Art Centre, Durban.
2004: Ties That Bind, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2003: Thwasa, 3rd Eye Vision collective, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Art Gallery, Durban.
2002: Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town.
2001: Untold tales of magic: Abelumbi, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2001: Masked/Unmasked, 37 Craft Avenue, Durban.

Workshops & Residencies

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


2018: Judge, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) Members' Exhibition, Durban.
1986 - 1999: Art Teacher, Ntuzuma College of Education, KwaZulu Natal.