Cheryl Traub-Adler

b. Cape Town, South Africa, 1959.

Cheryl Traub-Adler is an interdisciplinary artist. Her public art intersects between performance, embodied practice and localized site-specific disruption. Her studio practice focuses on the creative process in printmaking, collage, poetry and painting.


1981: Michaelis School of Fine Art, Diploma in Fine Art - Photography major.

1995: Centre for Creative Education, Waldorf teacher training - Foundation phase.

2003: Bridging Polarities through Art - A 2-year part-time training in process art facilitation
Online Studies.

2011-19: Online courses – Medicine and the Arts: Humanizing Healthcare, The University of Cape Town; What is a Mind?, The University of Cape Town; Identity, Conflict and Public Space, Queen’s University; Politics, Art and Resistance, The University of Kent; Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum, University of Leicester; Why We Post, University College London; Arts and Technology Teach-Out, University of Michigan.

Solo Exhibitions

2017: Analogue V, Alliance Française, Cape Town, South Africa.

2012: The Figure Imagined, Art In The Forest, Cape Town, South Africa.

2012: Ancestral Robe Washing, FirstSite Specific, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. 

2014: The Minds Eye, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudshoorn, South Africa.

Group Exhibitions

2020: Fly To Me, The Project Space, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2019: Fundamental Rationalism, Eclectica Print Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2018: Politics of Water (Performance Photographs Curated by Mirjam Asmal), Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa.

2018: Privacy is not a Right, Slave Church Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.

2018: Politics, Art and Resistance, TATE Modern/TATE exchange FutureLearn, United Kingdom.

2017: New Guard, ArtB Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2015: Persistence of Memory, Centre for Curating the Archive, Untitled Studios,  Cape Town, South Africa

2015: Oppressive Space, Wolf Architects Pumflet ‘Rondehuis, Cape Town, South Africa.


2020: Garden of a Future Nostalgia (with Luan Nel), Nel Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2019: Daor Contemporary Opening: Installation - Mixed Tapes ReWind Version 2

2019: My Mothers Dress (Finalist Winner), PPC Imaginarium, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa.

2018: Home Affairs / Artweek Cape Town (Curated by Astrid Von Brucken), Collaborative Intervention,  Daor Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa.

2018: Deconstructing National Monuments, Thupelo Workshop, Cape Town, South Africa.

2018: Artists Breath, GUS Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa.

2016: Paths of Pilgrimage, Roundabout.LX, Lisbon, Portugal.

2015: Bloed, Snake Eagle Thinking Path, Matjiesfontein, South Africa.

2014: Making Space, Open City, Church Square, Cape Town, South Africa.

2014: Basurama, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa.

2014: Kraal.Installation Performance, Nieu Bethesda, South Africa.

2014:  Hyym Zys Hyym/Home Sweet Home Installation, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudshoorn, South Africa.

2014: Cage of Follies, Geodesic Dome, Tankwa Karoo, South Africa.

2013: Lifna Adam- Artisinal Response, Installation,  Fez, Morocco

2013: Xtincture & the Salt in the Wound, Greatmore Studio, Cape Town, South Africa.

2011: Ithemba Love Letters (with OneMileClock), BurningMan, Nevada, United States of America.

2010: Dream Interactive BodyMap Installation, AfriKaburn, Stonehenge Private Reserve, South Africa.

2010: TroyArtPuppet contributor to TroyArt, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


2019: Mihloti Ya Wansati / Women’s Tears (with Lizette Chirimme), Investec Art Fair Gallery Night, AVA Stoep, Cape Town, South Africa.

2017: What the Body Remembers, Collaborative Alliance Française du Cap, Cape Town.

2017: Drawing the Line, Kalk Bay Platform, Collaborative public intervention with Gita Galinea and SlowLife, Kalk Bay, South Africa

2014: How long is a piece of string? Afrikaburn, Tankwa Karoo, South Africa.

Helena Uambembe

b. Pomfret, Northern Cape, South Africa, 1994. Lives in Johannesburg.

Helena Uambembe is an interdisciplinary artist (textiles, printmaking, photography, performance). Drawing on her own life story, her art reflects on the erasure of histories of conflict and complicity of South Africa’s wars in Angola and Namibia, and the unspoken legacies of those wars that shadow the present.   


2018:  B Tech in Fine and Applied Arts – Tshwane University of Technology.

2016: National Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts - Tshwane University of Technology.

Solo exhibitions

2018:  KutalaChopeto [Seeking Comfort], World Refugee Day exhibition. Point of Order, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Group exhibitions

2020:  Qual Futuro, Online exhibition.

2020:  The Borders of Memory, Two Woman Show, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2020:  Covert Bioscope. Bag Factory. Online Exhibition.

2019:  Texidermia do Futuro. Museu National de Historia Natural, Luanda, Angola.

2019:  Multiplies, Johannesburg.

2019:  Resistance is Us. Absa Art Gallery, Johannesburg.

2019:  Summer Salon, Bag Factory Artist Studios, Johannesburg.

2019:  The Warmth of Other Suns, The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg.

2019:  Print Like a Girl, Turbine Art Fair, Gallery 2, Johannesburg.

2019:  Print Like a Girl, Art Room Gallery, Johannesburg.

2019:  Compulsive exhibition, Johanne van Heerden Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa.

2019:  Mark-making, Trent Gallery, Pretoria.

2019:  I don’t know what you are talking about, but I know what you mean, PASTOgalleria, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2019:  Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Offset, Cape Town, South Africa.

2019:  Spaces in Between, Tmrw Gallery, Johannesburg.

2018:  TUT Studio exhibition 2018, TUT Arts Campus, Pretoria.

2018:  Till Art Do Us Apart, TUT Art Festival, Pretoria.

2018:  Print Art – Now and Then, Trent Gallery, Pretoria.

2017:  Silences in Between, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town.

2017:  Nirox Sculpture Winter Fair, Johannesburg.

2017:  The Centre of the less good idea season 1. Arts on Main, Johannesburg.

2017:  South-South. Let us begin again. Goodman Gallery Cape Town.


2019:  ​Caminho do Mato, Caminho do Flores, Flores de Amor Extended,  Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg.

2019: ​Caminho do Mato, Caminho do Flores, Flores de Amor, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg.

2019:  ​Therapy for the Black Man (In Honour of...), Underline Projects, Johannesburg.

2019:  ​Load I shall Carry (Prayer to mother Njinga), The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg.

2018: Tchiganchi, The Point of Order, Johannesburg.


2019:  The Violence of an Anxious Mind - Panel Discussion, Bag Factory Artist
Studios, Johannesburg.

2019:  David Koloane Panel Discussion, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg.

2019:  AFEMS – African Feminism Conference, Performing Normalcy: A focus on the
Women of the 32 Battalion, Johannesburg.

2018:  BLT People’s Table, Johannesburg.

2016:  The History we are told not to Speak (The history of the Pomfret community), Unisa School of Arts Conference, Pretoria.

2016:  Black Portraiture iii. The Untold Story of the Pomfret Community, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.


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.


Self Taught

Solo exhibitions

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

2020:  Borders of Memory (with Helena Uambembe), Online Exhibition, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2020:  Virtual Contemporary Art Fair, ARCO Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

2019:  Suffrage, Women’s Group Show, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2019:  NJE Collective, Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, South Africa.

2019:  1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Guns & Rain, London, United Kingdom.

2018:  NJE Collective, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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).

2016:  Collective at the Art Market, Budapest, Hungary.


Foundation Blachere, France

Ilham Gallery, Malaysia

University of South Africa (UNISA)

ARAK Collection, Qatar

Africa First Collection

Media links


Jonathan (Jon) Berndt

b. 1950, Ladybrand, (then Orange) Free State, South Africa; d. 2010, Cape Town.

Jon Berndt was one of the founders of the Poster Workshop at the Community Arts Project. Best known for his political and educational graphics,  Berndt’s early creative practice was influenced by the Arte Povera movement. His last major project took the form of imagined public art works, where his acute political and graphic sensibilities are amply evident.

Nirveda Alleck

b. 1975, Mauritius. Currently lives in Mauritius.

Nirveda Alleck is a multi-disciplinary artist who fuses public and personal situations to create works that unpack psychological notions of time, space, life and death.


2014 Des hommes, des mondes, College des Bernardins, Paris, France.

2013: La Belle Peinture 2, Phoenix le Halles, Ile Maurice.
2013: Made in India, collaborative exhibition, Reunion Island.
2013: Select Works, solo at Angsana Balaclava, Mauritius.
2013: Still Fighting Ignorance and Intellectual Perfidy, Malmo Konsthall, SWEDEN and Kunsthalle Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Marrakech Biennale Parallel projects 2014
2013: Art Warning the World, France.

2012: We Have Lost The Way, La Tour Koenig, Mauritius.
2012: Art Party- solo, Henessy Park Hotel, Mauritius.
2012: La Cinematheque Quebequoise, Canada.
2012: Dakart Biennale 2012, Senegal.

2011: One Color, Pfeister Gallery, Bornholm, Denmark.
2011: To Africanize is to Civilize, Silencio, Paris Photo OFF, France
2011: FAIVA Residency Exhibition, Mali
2011: ohannesburg Art Fair, South Africa.
2011: One Minutes Africa Awards, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo Egypt.
2011: FOCUS11 : Contemporary Art Africa, Art Basel, Switzerland.
2011: Open Studio, Omi International Art Centre, NY, USA.
2011: One Minutes Video Africa- Bamako, Mali.

2010: World Festival of Back Art International Exhibition, Dakar, Senegal.
2010: La Foire des Mascareignes, Reunion Island.
2010: The Landing of the Dodos Public Art Project, Mauritius.
2010: 200 yrs Grand Port Battle Commemorative Exhibition, Mauritius.
2010:: Dakart Biennale of Contemporary Art, Senegal.

2009: Biennale Arts Actuels, Reunion Island.
2009: Vieme Jeux de la Francophonie, (Francophonie Games) Painting Exhibition, Lebanon.
2009: Indian Diaspora International Exhibition, Mauritius.
2009: Pan-African Art Festival, Algeria.

2008: Anniversary Raffle, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa.
2008: INTERLACE- Drawing Connections between SA, Finland and Mauritius, IMAAYA Gallery,                             Mauritius.

2008: House Games, Jyvaskula, Finland.
2008: Tulipamwe International Artists Exhibition, Goethe Centre, Namibia.
2008: Imaaya Exhibition, Imaaya Gallery, Mauritius.
2008: Omada, Live video performance, Mauritius.

2007: International Urban Workshop Exhibition, Thupelo, Cape Town, South Africa.
2007: Présent Immobile, Solo Show at La Citadelle, Mauritius.
2007: Liberté D’expression, Right Now ! Exhibition, IBL Gallery, Mauritius.
2007: International Women’s Exhibition, MGI Gallery, Mauritius.

2006 Resident Artists Exhibition, Bag Factory Fordsburg Artists studios, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2005: 2nd Triennale of Contemporary Art, Mauritius
2005: ESTAFAB, 2nd East Africa Biennale, Tanzania
2005: Salon de Mai, Moka, Mauritius
2005: International Painters Exhibition, Chitrakala Parishek, Bangalore, India
2005: 11th Triennale India, New Delhi, India

2004: Duad- solo show, Max Boullé Gallery, Mauritius

2003: Pond, Group Exhibition, Cochrane Street, Glasgow, Scotland

2001: Diplomatic Immunity, Hunter College, Times Square Gallery, New York, USA.

1999: Glasgow Art Fair, St Georges Square, Scotland
1999: Interim Show, Glasgow School Of Art, Scotland

1998: 6th Biennial Of Contemporary Art, Seychelles

Zilch And All, Solo Show, Max Boullé Gallery, Mauritius

1997: Michaelis School Of Fine Art Graduate Exhibition, Cape Town, South Africa
Preface, Centre For African Studies Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa Members Exhibition, Ava                                           Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Exhibition Screenings

2006 and 2007: Femlink International Video Collage, travelling exhibition.
Lebanon, Beyrouth, “Les Instants Video” with Shams,
France, Paris, Mairie du IXeme,
Mexico, 6DOF, Puebla, Cultural Centre La Cloaco,
Croatia, Pula, Pula Film Festival,
Greece, Athens Video Art Festival,
USA, Cambridge Massachusetts, Cyber Arts Night Vision Festival,
France, Cachan, Espace Dialogos, Orangerie,
Argentina, Buenos Aires Centro Cultural San Martin, Cultural Media and Art,
Macedonia, Skopje, Mala Stanica multimedia centre in collaboration with Lokomotiva,                                    Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture,
Germany, Berlin, Directors Lounge, Contemporary Media and Art,
Netherlands, Eindhoven, Temporary Art Centre,
Canada, Quebec, Centre Videofemmes,
Spain, Barcelona, Loop Festival,
USA, Fitchburg State College.
France, Paris, Nuit Blanche, La Bellevilloise,
Scotland, Edinburgh: European Biennale of Contemporary Art,
France, Paris, Internat, Jeune Creation Exhibition of Contemporary Art,
Lithuania, Kaunas, European Biennale of Contemporary Art,
Poland, Varsovie, European Beinnale of Contemporary Art,
France, Mende, European Biennale of Contemporary Art,
Uruguay, Montevideo, Foundation of Contemporary Art FAC.
Indonesia, Teater Utan Kayu,
France, Nimes: Biennale Europeenne d’Art Contemporain,
Indonesia, Bandung, Cinematic Lab

Filmography and Video Works

2001: Gist, Video installation, Scotland
2004: Counter Currents, Synchronised video work, Mauritius
2005: Ravinal Man, 17 min film, Funded by Mauritius Film Development Corporation
2006: Perfect Match, Video Performance- looped, Mauritius
2006: Power, Soweto. Video work 20 min looped, Johannesburg SA
2007: Histories, Documentary on Freedom of Expression, commissioned by Right Now! Association,                   Mauritius.
2007: Tragedy of a swing and a chair- for Femlink International, 2 min video.
2008: Omada Video performance, 8 min music and dance video, Mauritius
2009: Ephemeral, Biennale Art Actuels, 8min video
2011: The return, video Art, 2 mins, commissioned by One Minutes Africa
2011: one color, video art, 3min
2011: L’Offrande, video Art, nominated for One Minutes Africa Prize
2011: They spoke different tongues, 15 min 2 channel video, Mali
Art OMI Alumni, GSA Alumni, UCT Alumni

Collections and Commissions

Azuri, Mauritius
Ministry of Arts and Culture, Mauritius
Okombahe Community, Namibia
Lalit Kala Akademi, India
Reinsurance Consultants, Mauritius & SA
Holcim Cements, Mauritius
Shields Mural Project, Peugeot Centre, Glasgow Scotland
Church House, Bridgeton, Glasgow Scotland
UCATT (Workers Union) March Banner, Scotland
Isle of Arran Distillers, Scotland
J.D.Weatherspoons Ltd, Glasgow and Edinburgh Branches, Scotland
Hannibal (historic documentary), Channel 5, Wark Clements Productions, Scotland
Citigate Scotland
Mc Cabe Contemporary Art (Cecily Getty), Cape Town, South Africa
Independent Outdoor Media, South Africa


2012: Dakar Biennale Catalogue
2011: Joburg Art Fair Catalogue
2011: Migrant C Catalogue, Joburg Art Fair
2011: Fanzines by Focus Contemporary African Art
2010: Dakart Biennale Catalogue
2009: Biennale Arts Actuels Catalogue, Reunion Island
2009: Francophonie Games Art and Culture Catalogue, Lebanon
2009: 2nd PanAfrican Festival Catalogue, Algeria.
2009: Indian Diaspora International Exhibition Catalogue.
2007: International Urban Workshop Exhibition, Thupelo, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
2007: Présent Immobile, La Citadelle, Mauritius
2007: Art in Mauritius by Hans Ramduth, MGI Publication, Mauritius.
2007: National Art Gallery, 1st Salon d’Ete Catalogue, Mauritius.
2006: Bag Factory Resident Exhibition Catalogue.
2005: 11th Triennale India Catalogue
2005: Estafab Catalogue 2005 Tanzania
2005: National Art Gallery Mauritius website:
2001: Diplomatic Immunity Catalogue, UK in New York Festival
1998: “24 Artworks by selected South African Artists”, McCabe Gallery Publication, South Africa.

Awards and Prizes

2012: Cultural Leadership Training, at the African Arts Institute of South Africa, EU/AFAI funded.
2012: Recipient of Emma Award by Bank One, for Arts and Culture, Mauritius.

2011: Nominated for FNB Art Prize at Joburg Art Fair
2011: Nominated For One Minutes Africa 2011, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
2011: Francis J Greenburger Fellowship at Omi International Arts Centre
2011: Recipient of International Grant for Artist Scheme, Ministry of Arts and Culture Mauritius

2010: Laureate at Dakar Biennale 2010, Soleil d’Afrique Prize

2008: Sponsored by HIVOS to take part in Tulipamwe International Artists Workshop and Exhibition Namibia

2004: Selected for ‘1er Fond D’Aide au Développement du Film’, Mauritius Film Development Corporation

1999: School of Fine Art Postgraduate Scholarship, Glasgow School of Art

1998: Most Promising Young Artist Award, Seychelles Biennial of Contemporary Art

1997: Dean’s Merit List, University of Cape Town

1994: Edward Louis Ladan Bursary offered by the University of Cape Town

Residencies and Workshops

2011:                  Soleil D’Afrique Organization Residency (October 2011), Bamako, MALI
Omi International Artists Residency,Ghent, New York, USA
One Minutes Africa workshop, Bamako, MALI
2009:                Biennale Arts Actuels Residency, Reunion Island, French Territory
2009:                Vieme Francophonie Games Painting Workshop, Beirut, Lebanon.
2009:                Indian Diaspora International Workshop, Mauritius.
2008:                Tulipamwe International Artists Workshop, Namibia
2007:                Artist in Residence, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa
2007:                Thupelo International Workshop, Cape Town, South Africa
2006:                 Artist in Residence, Bag Factory Fordsburg Artists Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa
2005:                 International Painters Camp, Chitrakala Parishek, Bangalore, India
2004:                Scriptwriting workshop with Mama Keita, MFDC Mauritius
2001-2002:    Artist in Residence, St Patrick’s Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland

Other Projects

Chair of Arterial Network Mauritius Chapter
The Landing of The Dodos public art project
Establishment of migrant-C, Mauritius Indian Ocean Artists Collective

Professional Experience

2013: Visiting Lecturer in Experimental Video, MA Visual Art and BA Digital Arts, University of Mauritius.
2012: One Day Create, outdoors Creative Art Classes, Mauritius
2012: Visiting lecturer in Art Theory at Mahatma Gandhi Institute, University of Mauritius (Critical                       Issues on Contemporary Art)
2011: Arts Consultant at Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site, Mauritius
2008- 2009: Lecturer, Mauritius Institute of Education, Mauritius
2006: Visiting Lecturer, Mahatma Gandhi Institute, University of Mauritius. (Painting)
2004 - 2008 Education Officer, Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Mauritius.
1998-1999: Community Arts Teacher, Coatbrigde Community Centre, Glasgow, Scotland


2001 Master of Fine Art (MFA), Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

1997 Bachelor of Art in Fine Arts (Hons.), First Class, University of Cape Town, SA

Randolph Hartzenberg

Born in Cape Town, 1948. Lives in Cape Town.

Through his paintings, installations and performances, Randolph Hartzenberg produces works that are as emphatic in their physicality as they are cerebral in content.


Art in South Africa, The Future Present


Staking Claims catalogue


One and another – Art South Africa, Volume 8, Issue 3, Autumn 2010 –  article by Randolph Hartzenberg




Grahamstown National Arts Festival Performance , 2012

Randolph Hartzenberg, created “Three Days” for the Making Way exhibition curated by Ruth Simbao at the 2012 National Arts Festival. The performance took place at Fort Selwyn in Grahamstown.

Art Education

1994: MA Fine Art, University of Cape Town.
1989: BA Fine Art, University of Cape Town.
1982: Higher Diploma Drama in Education, University of Cape Town.
1968: Certificate Art Teaching, Hewat Training College.

Solo Exhibitions

2008: Prints, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
1996: Map of the Neighbourhood, Metropolitan Life Gallery, Cape Town.
1994: Domestic Baggage, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

Selected Group Exhibitions (South Africa)

2016: Burr, the AVA/Strauss & Co. print portfolio 2016. The AVA Gallery, Cape Town
2013: Making Way, Curated by Ruth Simbao, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg
2012: Making Way, Curated by Ruth Simbao, Grahamstown Art Festival
2009: Dada South, IZIKO South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2007: africa south, Curated by Mario Pissarra, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2007: ReCenter, Curated by Mario Pissarra, Look-out Hill, Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
2006: Facing the Past: Seeking the Future — Reflections on a Decade of Truth and Reconciliations Commission, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2006: Amajita in Conversation, Curated by Thembinkosi Goniwe, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2005: Botaki 3, Curated by Mario Pissarra, Old Mutual Asset Managers, Pinelands, Cape Town.
2004: Botaki, Curated by Mario Pissarra, Old Mutual Asset Managers, Pinelands, Cape Town.
2002: Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Spier, Stellenbosch.
2001: Telling Tales, 3rd I Gallery, Cape Town.
2001: Homeport, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town.
2000: Kwere Kwere: Journeys into Strangeness, Curated by Rory Bester, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
1999: Staking Claims, Curated by Emma Bedford, The Granary, Cape Town.
1998: !Xoe Site Specific, Nieu Bethesda.
1998: 30 Minutes, Robben Island Prison Complex, Robben Island.
1997: Hong Kong, etc., Curated by Hou Hanru, Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg.
1997: District Six Sculpture Project, Cape Town.
1997: Cyst: Works in Paint, Curated by Claire Menck, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town and Sandton Civic Gallery, Johannesburg.
1996: Hardground Printmakers in collaboration with Stellenbosch University Gallery curated by Jonathan Comerford
1996: Faultlines, Curated by Jane Taylor, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
1978-1979: Response To The Detentions, Curated by Dimitri Nicholas-Fanourakis, Space Theatre Gallery Bloem Street, Cape Town
1968: Artcom, Argus Gallery, St Georges Street, Cape Town

Group exhibitions (international)

2003: Kwere Kwere: Journeys into Strangeness, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
1999: Dialogue, Arhus, Denmark.
1995: Transitions, Bath Festival, UK and Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1995: Siyawela: Love, Loss and Liberation in South African Art, Curated by Colin Richards, Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, UK.
1995: Venice Biennale (participant in work by Malcolm Payne), Venice, Italy.
1994: Displacements, Curated by Jane Taylor and David Bunn, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA.


2013: Three Days, Making Way, Curated by Ruth Simbao, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg.
2012: Three Days, Making Way, Curated by Ruth Simbao, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.
2000: I Want To Hear My Brother, The Granary, Cape Town.
1996: The Ninth Haptic String, Faultlines, The Castle, Cape Town.
1991: Eight Haptic Strings, Michaelis Gallery, University of Cape Town.
1982: Member of the Community Arts Workshop, (CAP) Mime Group, Culture and Resistance Festival, Gaberone, Botswana
1977: Hand Signals, Space Theatre Gallery, Cape Town.
1976: The Zoo has Nothing to Hide, Space Theatre Gallery.

Collections (Public and Corporate)

South African National Gallery, Cape Town; The Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town; The University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg; Vodacom, Cape Town; The Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA; and Norad, Oslo, Norway.


2003: Breadline/Waterline, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2000: Breadline/Waterline, Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.
1995: Commissioned participation in Malcolm Payne’s installation for the Venice Biennale, Italy.


1996: Artist in Residence, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa.


Mario Pissarra, “Quiet Provocations: thoughts on two sculptures by Randolph Hartzenberg”,

Thembinkosi Goniwe, Mario Pissarra and Mandisi Majavu (eds), Visual Century Vol.4, Wits University Press, Johannesburg.

Randolp Hartzenberg,, “One and Another”. Art South Africa 8(3): 12.

Deela Khan, “Salt on my breath”.


Visual Century Vol.4 , Ed. Thembinkosi Goniwe, Mario Pissarra and Mandisi Majavu, Wits University Press


Mario Pissarra, Botaki Exhibition 3: Conversations with Donovan Ward, OMAM, Cape Town.

Botaki: Conversations with South African artists, Ed. Mario Pissarra, Old Mutual Asset Managers, Cape Town.

Emma Bedford, Staking Claims: Confronting Cape Town, South African National Gallery, Cape Town

Clare Menck and Johann Louw in collaboration with the William Fehr Collection and the Sandton Civic Gallery, Cyst: Works in paint, The Artists' Press, White River.
Emma Bedford, Contemporary South African Art, South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
Sue Williamson, Thirty Minutes: Installation by nine artists, Robben Island Museum, Cape Town.
Philipa Hobbs and Elizabeth Rankin, Printmaking in a Transforming South Africa, David Philip, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Sue Williamson and Ashraf Jamal, Art in South Africa: The future present, David Phillip Publishers, Cape Town.

Clive van den Berg, Panoramas of Passage: Changing landscapes of South Africa, University of Witwatersrand Art Galleries, Johannesburg and Meridian International Centre, Washington DC.

Joe Dolby and Deon Viljoen, Friends’ Choice 1975-1991 / Vriende Se Keuse 1975-1991, Friends of the South African National Gallery sponsored by Creda Press, Cape Town.

Gavin Younge, Art of the South African Townships, Thames and Hudson, London.


Maurice Mbikayi

b. Kinshasa, 1974. Lives in Cape Town

Displaying a bold design sensibility Mbikayi skillfully integrates found materials and political themes, producing works that are fresh and startling.

Arts Education

2009 Photography, Vega Photography School, Cape Town
2000 Graphic Design and Visual Communication, Institut des Beaux-Arts, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
1994 Diploma in Fine Art, Institut des Beaux-Arts, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Exhibitions (solo)

2011 Notre Peau, Association for Visual Arts; Centre for African Studies Gallery, University of Cape Town, Cape Town; Villa Arcadia, Hollard Campus, Parktown, Johannesburg
2010 Echoes, Alliance Francaise, Cape Town
2007 Maurice Mbikayi, The Framery Gallery, Sea Point, Cape Town

Exhibitions (group)

2010 Amani Festival, LookOut Hill, Khayelitsha, Cape Town
2009 Artreach in progress, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
2008 Soul of Africa, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Johannesburg. The art of determination, Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA), National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
2007 Human Rights Day, Iziko Slave Lodge, Cape Town. Reconcilliation Day, Iziko Slave Lodge, Cape Town. Blank Projects, Woodstock, Cape Town. Sanlam Gallery, Baxter Theatre, Cape Town. X-Cape Circuit, Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town
2006 A Response to Picasso and Africa, Alliance Francaise, Cape Town. A journey together, voyage ensemble, Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town. Portrait, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town. The Framery Gallery, Sea Point


2010 Voices (performance), Spier Contemporary 2010, City Hall, Cape Town. Distant relationships (performance), Mullineux Wine Cellar, Riebeek Kasteel, Cape Town Healing (performance), Festival of cultural diversity, Khayelitsha, Cape Town
2008 Talking Heads, video performance with Magdelena Kunz and Daniel Glaser, Pro Helvetia Swizz Council, Cape Town


The Development Bank of South Africa, Midrand. Hollard Corporate, Johannesburg


2011 Business Art South Africa, July 27, p. 6. SA Art Times, February, p. 28. What’s on in Cape Town, Mail and Guardian, January 28 to February 3, p. 3. Cape Times, January 21
2010 Ruth Simbao, Cosmolocalism: The audacity of place, CCA Lagos Newsletter, no. 10, September-December. Jay Pather (ed.), Spier Contemporary 2010, Africa Center, Cape Town
2010 Sean O’Toole, Parting shot, Sunday Times, March 28. Art South Africa, Winter, vol. 8, issue 4
2007 Andrew Mulenga, Artistically brushing out xenophobia in SA, Weekend Post, November 30


2010-2011 The Hollard Creative Exchange Programme, Cape Town and Johannesburg
2007 Best group proposal, Table Mountain Cable Way Station Award


2010 Up and Down (with Steve Bandoma), research project from 2010 Reasons to live in small town, VANSA, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Performance Arts Workshop – Spier Contemporary, Hidding Hall, University of Cape Town.
2010 Portrait, a film documentary for Red Cross Exchange programme, Cape Town. Stroke of genius, workshop facilitator, Bien Donnee Mannor farm, Department of Sport and Cultural Affairs, Department of Trade and Industry, Cape Town
2009 Art therapy workshop for adolecents and elderly, CWD Trauma and Healing Project, Delft, Cape Town
2009 Art therapy workshop for women with HIV/AIDS, CWD Trauma and Healing Project, Delft, Cape Town
2009 Art therapy workshop for children, Lawrence House Shelter, Woodstock, Cape Town
2007 Educational youth programmes (with Kathy Coates), a series of mixed media installations, Iziko South African National Gallery, Annexe, Cape Town. The art of dessent, a film documentary with Lionel Davis, Jonathan Zapiro, Ruth Carneson, Cape Town
2006-2007 Multimediations, Cape Africa Platform (with City Varsity), Cape Town
2006 Facilitator, Art therapy workshop for refugee women and children, Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town


A Creative Exchange

Getting under our skinSuzy Bell, Cape Times January 21, 2011

Maurice Mbikayi Art South Africa 2011

Maurice Mbikayi: The Creative Exchange

“Voyage Ensemble, A Journey Together” , Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town 2007. Exhibition booklet.

“Voyage Ensemble, A Journey Together” , Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town 2006

Lizette Chirrime

b. 1973, Nampula, Mozambique. Lives in Cape Town.

Lizette Chirrime produces mostly mixed media works, usually centred on textiles, and sometimes incorporating performative aspects.  Her works frequently incorporate autobiographical aspects, reflecting her life’s journey and dreams. Her images display a strong inclination towards abstraction, with affirming, organic forms that reference human, spirit and plant life. 

“Voyage Ensemble, A Journey Together” , Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town 2006


    Migration Week, 2006 Published by the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town pp 99 – 112


Face(IN) Cape Town, 2006-2007, Exhibition pamphlet


  Love Cape Town magazine, volume 1, 2007, pp 56, 57


Rootz magazine,2007, vol 24


  “Voyage Ensemble, A Journey Together”, Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town 2007. Exhibition booklet.


Cape unplugged, Issue 3, 2008 pp 35-37


  Sombres, Movimentos e Sonhos (Shadows, Movements and Dreams), 2013, American Cultural Centre,Maputo – Catalogue


Roots, 2013, Institute of Visual Arts and Language, Exhibition pamphlet (catalogue)


  Viva magazine, August 2013


French/Mozambican Cultural Centre , June August 2013, Events program pg 18


Art education

Mostly self-taught, attended several art workshops.

Workshops & residencies

2015: In Print, ASAI/ Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
2006: Truworths Artists Residency Programme The Castle, Cape Town.
2005: Greatmore Studio, Cape Town.

Exhibitions (solo)

2016: A Sinfonia da Alma Liberta II (Sounds of a Free Soul), World Art gallery, Cape Town.
2013: A Sinfonia da Alma Liberta, Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano, Maputo.
2005: Mozambican Consulate's Residence, Cape Town.
2004: Metamorforse de Saco, Associacao Mocambicana de Fotografia, Mocambique.

Exhibitions (group)

2017: 35. Lizamore and Associates, Johannesburg.
City lights…and shadows. Stephen Welz, Johannesburg.
Dress code. Gallery MoMo, Cape Town.
Beyond Binaries. Essence Festival, Durban.
2015: In Print / In Focus, Michaelis Gallery, University of Cape Town.
2013: Sombres, Movimentos e Sonhos, American Cultural Centre, Maputo.
2007: Voyage Ensemble: A Journey Together, Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town.
2007: africa south, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2006: Face (in), Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
2006: Cape Town Art Festival, Artscape, Cape Town.
2005: Artists Residency Exhibition, Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town.
2004: Arte no Feminino, Museu Nacional de Mocambique.
2004: Evento Bolsa de Turismo, Feira de Arte, Lisbon.
2003: Ma Maf Festival, Centro Cultural Franco Mozambicano.


Mozambican Consulate, Cape Town. Private collections in Italy, Spain, Portugal and South Africa.


2013: Viva Magazine, August issue.
2008: Cape unplugged, Issue 3, pp 35-37
2007: Soul Fibre, Love Cape Town, Issue 1.
2007: Love Cape Town magazine. Volume 1. pp 56, 57
2007: “Migration Week”, Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town.
2007: Rootz Africa, volume 24.
2006: Cape Times, 21 September. Cape Argus, 11 August.
2005: The Tatler, October.
2004: Jornal Noticias, Maputo, 6 October.
2004: Jornal Savana, Maputo, 8th and 29th October.


2003-2010: Clothing and wall hanging commissions, private clients.
2009: Wall hangings, Lim Interior Design.


2004: First Prize, Evento Bolsa de Turismo Competition.


Garth Erasmus

b. 1956, Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Lives in Brackenfell, Cape Town.

Visual artist and musician best known for his innovative use of materials, Garth Erasmus has extensive experience as a facilitator and teacher. Erasmus unsettles the hegemonic, exclusionary constructions of African and coloured identity through introspective explorations of his decolonial identity, frequently presented on an intimate scale.