Phindile Mamba

b. 1977, Mbabane, Eswatini; lives in Mbabane.

Phindile Mamba is an artist from Eswatini, working primarily in painting. Mamba’s brightly coloured portraits exist in a surreal world, in which her subjects are depicted alongside playfully rendered animal and plant life. Mamba’s works and their titles engage the imperative for women—in Eswatini, and the wider world—to take back their own power, even under the oppressive conditions that create their ongoing suffering.

Education


Short Courses, Cooperative and Development Education Centre (CODEC), Ezulwini Valley, Eswatini.
National Handicraft Centre, Ezulwini.

Solo Exhibitions (Eswatini)


2020: A Woman's Power, Yebo Art Gallery, Ezulwini.

Group Exhibitions (Eswatini)


2021: Eswatini Contemporary, Yebo Art Gallery, Ezulwini.
2019: Eswatini Now #5, Yebo Art Gallery, Ezulwini.
2018: Swaziland Independence, Yebo Art Gallery at Sharma House, Ezulwini.
2018: Contemporary Swaziland, Yebo Art Gallery, Ezulwini.
2017: The Burning Question, Yebo Art Gallery and Bushfire Festival of the Arts, Eswatini.
2016: Just Now! Yebo Art Gallery and Bushfire Festival of the Arts, Eswatini.
2016: Infinite Variations, Yebo Art Gallery, Ezulwini.
2015: Ezulwini Annual Biennale, Bushfire Festival of the Arts, Eswatini.
2014: All Over the Show, Yebo Art Gallery, Ezulwini.
2014: "Livi LaBomake" (Women’s Voices), touring project, Eswatini
2014: Online Exhibition, Global Fund for Women.

Group Exhibitions (International)


2022: Eswatini: Protest and Hope, The Forge, Johannesburg.
2021: Art Joburg, Artsy, [online].
2021: Turbine Art Fair, with White River Art Gallery, [online].
2019: On Balance, Women, Wine and Words Festival, Harare, Zimbabwe.
2019: Art Joburg, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2016: Exploring Southern African Consciousness, Mbombela Art Gallery, Nelspruit, South Africa.

Collections


United States of American Embassy, Eswatini.
Private Collections

Publications


Women, Wine and Words Festival, On Balance, a woman from each African Country (Harare: Calameo Publishing, 2020).

Press

Mmeli Mkwanazi, Yebo Art Gallery Promotes Art Online, (The Times of Swaziland, 2021)

Links


Phindile's profile on Yebo Art Gallery, Eswatini