Alka Dass

Alka Dass

b. 1992, Durban, South Africa. Lives in Johannesburg.

Alka Dass is a multidisciplinary artist who draws inspiration from Hindu mythology and rituals. Dass uses archival imagery to investigate the cultural and psychological spaces that are traditionally assigned to females in Desi culture. 

Education


2016: National Diploma, Durban University of Technology, Durban.

Work Experience

2016-2017: Gallery Assistant, Loading Bay Gallery, Durban.
2016: Assistant, Durban University of Technology, Digital Sculpture Festival, Durban.
2011-2013: Art and Craft curator, Holy Family College Collage, Durban.

Solo Exhibitions


2019: When I Was a Child I Thought the Moon Followed Me, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town.
2019: Where does the pain go when it goes away?, Lizamore and Associates, Johannesburg.
2018: Alka Dass, The Project Space, Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions


2020: Folds and Faults, University of Free State, Free State [online exhibition].
2020: Site Visit, L’AIR arts, Paris [online exhibition].
2020: #ALL WOMXN MATTER, Julie Miller Gallery, Johannesburg [online exhibition].
2020: Latitudes Art Fair, Johannesburg [online exhibition].
2020: Untangled, World Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2020: She Impressions, The Project Space, Johannesburg.
2020: Rise, 44 on Long Street, Cape Town.
2019: Aardklop National Arts Festival, Potchefstroom.
2019: Familiar Threads, Museum of African Design, Underline Projects, Johannesburg.
2019: Empathic Whispers, SMITH Gallery, Cape Town.
2019: Eulogy: A Tribute to Benon Lutaaya, Lizamore and Associates, Johannesburg.
2019: First Sunday’s, Victoria Yards, Johannesburg.
2019: Open Hands, Alliance Français, Johannesburg.
2019: Arty Bollocks, Victoria Yards, Johannesburg.
2019: Invisible Realm of Impossibility, FIAP Jean Monnett, Paris.
2019: Open Studio, August House, Johannesburg.
2019: Tswela Pele: First Collection of the Art Bank of South Africa, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2018: A flood in my Hands, Aardklop National Arts Festival, Potchefstroom.
2018: FNB Joburg Art Fair, The Project Space, Johannesburg.
2018: Now, StArt Art Festival, St Theresa’s School, Johannesburg.
2018: ABSA L’Atelier Art competition, ABSA Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2018: Lipstick and Ladies, Afropolitan Gallery, Victoria Yards, Johannesburg.
2018: Open Studios, SAFFCA, France.
2018: Decently Damaged, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York.
2018: A flood in my Hands, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria.
2017: Aardklop National Arts Festival, The Bag Factory, Potchefstroom.
2017: FNB Joburg Art Fair, The Bag Factory, Johannesburg.
2017: Young Capital/ White Noise, Johannesburg Fringe, Johannesburg.
2017: Cultivate, King David School, Johannesburg.
2017: Turbine Art Fair, The Project Space, Johannesburg.
2016: Femergy, ArtSpace, Durban.

Residencies


2019: L’AiR Arts, Paris.
2019: Draw, international residency, Caylus, France.
2018: SAFFCA (Southern African Foundation For Contemporary Art) Residency, France.

Awards


2017: Winner, Young Female Residency Award, The Project Space, Johannesburg.

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Cheryl Traub-Adler

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. In studio Cheryl Traub-Adler focuses on the creative process in printmaking, collage, poetry and painting.

Education

1981: Diploma in Fine Art, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
1995: Waldorf Teacher Training, Centre for Creative Education, Cape Town. 
2003: Bridging Polarities through Art, Online Course. 
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.
2012: The Figure Imagined, Art In The Forest, Cape Town.
2012: Ancestral Robe Washing, FirstSite Specific, Plettenberg Bay. 
2014: The Minds Eye, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudshoorn.

Group Exhibitions

2020: Fly To Me, The Project Space, Johannesburg.
2019: Fundamental Rationalism, Eclectica Print Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2018: Politics of Water (Performance Photographs Curated by Mirjam Asmal), Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2018: Privacy is not a Right, Slave Church Museum, Cape Town.
2018: Politics, Art and Resistance, TATE Modern/TATE exchange FutureLearn, London.
2017: New Guard, ArtB Gallery, Cape Town.
2015: Persistence of Memory, Centre for Curating the Archive, Untitled Studios,  Cape Town. 
2015: Oppressive Space, Wolf Architects Pumflet ‘Rondehuis, Cape Town.

Installations

2020: Garden of a Future Nostalgia (with Luan Nel), Nel Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2019: Daor Contemporary Opening: Installation - Mixed Tapes ReWind Version 2
2019: My Mothers Dress (Finalist Winner), PPC Imaginarium, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2018: Home Affairs / Artweek Cape Town (Curated by Astrid Von Brucken), Collaborative Intervention,  Daor Contemporary, Cape Town.
2018: Deconstructing National Monuments, Thupelo Workshop, Cape Town.
2018: Artists Breath, GUS Stellenbosch, Cape Town.
2016: Paths of Pilgrimage, Roundabout.LX, Lisbon.
2015: Bloed, Snake Eagle Thinking Path, Matjiesfontein, South Africa.
2014: Making Space, Open City, Church Square, Cape Town.
2014: Basurama, Gardens, Cape Town.
2014: Kraal.Installation Performance, Nieu Bethesda, South Africa.
2014:  Hyym Zys Hyym/Home Sweet Home Installation, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudshoorn.
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.
2011: Ithemba Love Letters (with OneMileClock), BurningMan, Nevada.
2010: Dream Interactive BodyMap Installation, AfriKaburn, Stonehenge Private Reserve, South Africa.
2010: TroyArtPuppet contributor to TroyArt, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Performance

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

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Thalente Khomo

b. 1995, Port Shepstone; Lives in Durban.
Thalente Khomo creates imaginative works in photography, performance and printmaking. Drawing on personal and cultural histories, her images give visual form to a world that is at once physical and spiritual, modern and ancient. Khomo is a member of the Amasosha Art Movement.

Education


2020: Bachelor of Technology, Photography,  Durban University of Technology, Durban.
2019:  National Diploma, Photography, Durban University of Technology, Durban.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


2019:  UkuThwebula, Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2019:  Utalagu Art Exhibition, Ikomkhulu Art Space, Durban.
2019:  Kabusha Photography End Year Exhibition BTech, Durban Art Contemporary Space, Durban.
2019:  Tshwele Pele Art Bank Exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2019:  Thupelo Workshop Exhibition, Pietermaritzburg.
2019:  Articulate Africa Exhibition, Durban International Convention Centre, Durban.
2019:  Ukuba duo Exhibition (with Thembi Mthembu),  The office 97 Gallery, Durban.
2019:  Amososha Art Movement, Essence Festival, International Convention Centre, Durban.
2018:  Ikhaya Exhibition, Ikomkhulu Art Space, Durban.
2018:  Isambumbulo, Henry George Gallery, Johannesburg.
2018:  Masihambisane, African Art Centre, Durban.
2017:  Inyathuko (The Journey), Ikomkhulu Art Space, Durban.
2017:  Amososha Art Movement, Essence Festival, International Convention Centre, Durban.
 2016:  Abangoni,  Happy Hippo Backpackers, Durban.
2017:  Essence Festival, International Convention Centre, Durban.
2016:  Messages From the Soul, KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) Gallery, Durban.

Helena Uambembe

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, Helena Uambembe 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.   

Education

2018: B Tech in Fine and Applied Arts, Tshwane University of Technology, Tshwane.
2016: National Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts, Tshwane University of Technology, Tshwane.

Solo exhibitions

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

Group exhibitions

2020: FNB Art Joburg, Luamba Muinga, Johannesburg. 
2020:  Qual Futuro, Online exhibition.
2020:  The Borders of Memory, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg.
2020:  Covert Bioscope, Bag Factory Artist Studios. 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, Offsetculture.art, 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, Krugersdorp, South Africa.
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.

Performances

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.

Conferences

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.

Texts

 

Yasmien Mackay

b. 1997, Durban, South Africa; lives in Durban.

Yasmien Mackay utilizes digital photography, video and printing, with found objects and installation, to explore and provoke responses to questions of patriarchy, culture, language and identity in contemporary society. A graduate of DUT, Mackay has been exhibiting her work since 2016.

Education


2019:  Bachelor of Technology, Fine Art (cum laude),  Durban University of Technology, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2020:  An Unfurling: Young Artist Project, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) Gallery, Durban.
2019:  When Thoughts Become Things, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2019:  Zeitgeist Africa, Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban.
2019:  Entrepreneurship Through the Arts, Durban International Convention Centre, Durban.
2019:  Emma Smith Nominee Exhibition, Durban University of Technology, Durban.
2018:  DUT Fine Art & Jewellery Design Graduate Exhibition, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) Gallery, Durban.
2018:  SHIFT. DISREGARD. RETHINK, Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban.
2018:  DOES THIS OFFEND YOU?  BAT Centre, Durban.
2016:  National Creative Arts Youth Festival, Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban.
2016:  New Beginners, Durban Art Space, Durban.

Awards


2019:  Fine Art Excellence Award (Fourth Year Top Student), Durban University of Technology.
2018:  Fine Art Excellence Award (Third Year Top Student), Durban University of Technology.
2018:  Dean’s Merit Award for National Diploma in Fine Art, Durban University of Technology.
2017:  Fine Art Excellence Award (Second Year Top Student), Durban University of Technology.
2016:  Third Place, National Creative Arts Youth Festival.
2016:  Fine Art Excellence Award (First Year Top Student), Durban University of Technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa

Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa

b. Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 1956. Lives in Johannesburg.

Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa is an artist, art educator and one of South Africa’s first black curators. Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa began making art in the late 1970s as a response to life under apartheid. With a strong focus on the political, her aims include giving voice to the rural and urban histories of black women.

Arts Education


1978 - 1979: Fine Arts Diploma (Printmaking), The Evangelical Lutheran Church Art and Craft Centre at Rorke's Drift, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

Exhibitions

2018: FUBA: Preserving a Legacy, Keyes Art Mile, Johannesburg. 
2017: A Labour of love, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2015: A Labour of Love, Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, Germany.
2014: Impressions of Rorke’s Drift - The Jumuna Collection, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2012: A Fragile Archive, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2010: Strengths and Convictions: The Lives and times of South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo.
2003: Rorke's Drift: Empowering Prints 1962 - 1982, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2003: Time, Memory and Desire, Standard Bank Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
1999: [Rewind] Fast Forward.za, Van Reekum Museum of Modern Art, Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
1998: Trans Figurative, Association of Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town.
1989 - 1990: Art/Images in Southern Africa, Kulturhuset, Stockholm.
1988: The Neglected Tradition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, .
1986: Images of South Africa (solo), Gabarone. 

Other

2020: Panelist, “Building legacies: Investing in Culture”, Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town.
2019: Curator, Admission of Guilt, 179 Buitengracht St, Gardens, Cape Town.
2016: Panelist, "A reflection on the role of the arts in the struggle" panel discussion, Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg,.
2016: Curator, Assemblage. Johannesburg.
2014: Panelist, Seminar: Towards a working concept of socially engaged Art in 2014, KZNSA, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
2013: Co-Curator, Umhlaba 1913–2013: Commemorating the 1913 Land Act, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2013: Facilitator, Print Workshop, National School of the Arts (NSA), Johannesburg.
2009 - 2013: Curatorial Content Manager, Steve Biko Centre, King William's Town.
1994 - 1999: Committee member, Acquisitions Committee, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1986 - 1988: Coordinator, Alexandra Art Centre, Johannesburg.
1983 - 1985: Curator, FUBA Gallery, Johannesburg.
1980 - 1983: Worked at the African Art Centre, Durban.

Publications

2004: Dhlomo, B and Godby, M “Art and Politics in a Changing South Africa: Bongi Dhlomo in Conversation with Michael Godby."African Arts, vol. 37, no. 4.

Links

Thami Jali

b. 1955, Lamontville, Durban.
Thami Jali is a painter, ceramicist and printmaker. As an alumni of the Rorke’s Drift Art & Craft Centre, he helped to re-establish the ceramics studio for their 2004 re-opening. Jali’s subject matter is as broad as his skill set, engaging areas from political life, dreams and the surreal, to forms from nature. 


Education


1983 - 1984: Ceramics, Natal Technikon, KwaZulu-Natal.
1981 - 1982: Rorke's Drift Art & Craft Centre, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


2014: Restless Spirt, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2007: Transformation, BAT Centre - Menzi Mchunu Gallery, Durban.
1998: Ungqofo Ulalele, BAT Centre - Menzi Mchunu Gallery, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2014: Retroactive, KwaZulu-Natal Society of Art (KZNSA) Gallery, Durban.
2011: Three Parts More Harmony, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2011: Amandla, BAT Centre - Menzi Mchunu and Democratic Galleries, Durban.
2010: Amandla, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2009: A Known Heritage, Kizo Art Gallery, Umhlanga.
2004: InniBos Kunstefees, Nelspruit.
1995: Africus: Johannesburg Biennale ’95, Johannesburg
1995: 38 Essex Road, NSA Gallery, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
1994: National Arts Trust Exhibition, BAT Centre, Durban.
1992: Thupelo Workshop Exhibition, Federated Union of Black Artists (FUBA) Gallery, Johannesburg.
1991: Thupelo Workshop Exhibition, Federated Union of Black Artists (FUBA) Gallery, Johannesburg.
1990: Vulamehlo – Open Eye,  Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
1989: Five Friends, (Paul Sibisi, Mpolokeng Ramphomane, Sifiso kaMkame, Gordon Gabashane and Thami Jali), fka Natal Society of Art (NSA) Gallery, Durban.
1989: Objects of Utility, Federated Union of Black Artists (FUBA) Gallery, Johannesburg.
1988: Friends of Freedom, Federated Union of Black Artists (FUBA) Gallery, Johannesburg.
1980 - 1982: Festival of African Art, University of Zululand, Richards Bay.

Group Exhibitions (International)


1997: New Dehli Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Dehli.
1993: ART OMI, International Artists Workshop, New York.
1990: Art from South African Townships, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London.
1983: Art Communication, Indingilizi Gallery, Mbabane.

Workshops & Residencies


1997: Artist in Residence, Edgewood College, Wisconsin.
1990: Zabalaza Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art, London.

Awards


1982: First Prize - Sculpture, Festival of African Arts, University of Zululand, Richard's Bay.

Other


2017: Judge, PPC Imaginarium Awards, South Africa.
2004: Re-established the ceramics studio, Rorke's Drift Art & Craft Centre, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
2000: Ceramic tile project, Matsulu Art Centre, Mpumalanga. 
1991: Trustee, Community Mural Projects, Cultural Trust, Durban.
1987: Pottery and sculpture teacher, Mofolo Art Centre, Soweto.
1983 - 1984: Founder, Art Communications, Natal Technikon (now Durban University of Technology).

Public collections


Campbell Collection, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.
Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.
The Constitutional Court, Johannesburg.
University of Zululand, Richard's Bay.

Sithembiso Sangweni, Thami Jali, artist on a mission, (ASAI, 2018).
Thami Jali, Recalling Community Mural Projects, (ASAI, 2018).
Jenny Stretton, Thami Jali: Restless Spirit, (ASAI, 2018; originally published in 2014 by Durban Art Gallery).
Jenny Stretton, Thami Jali talks to curator Jenny Stretton about his vision for the future, (ASAI, 2018; originally published in 2014 by Durban Art Gallery).
Bren Brophy, Terry-Anne Stevenson reflects on an artistic life shared with Thami Jali, (ASAI, 2018; originally published in 2014 by Durban Art Gallery).
Witty Nyide, Directions to find Thami Jali (ASAI, 2018; originally published in 2014 by Durban Art Gallery).

Avhashoni Mainganye

Avhashoni Mainganye

b. Venda, Limpopo, South Africa, 1957. Lives in Thohoyandou.


Avhashoni Mainganye is an artist, art educator, cultural activist and poet, and has been instrumental in promoting artistic activity in Limpopo. Initially producing art with strong socio-political overtones, his work has become increasingly abstract,  with questions of African culture interfacing with broader humanist concerns. 


 
 

 

Phillipa Hobbs, Messages and Meaning: The MTN Art Collection, (David Krut Publishing, Johannesburg, 2006), 147)
 

 

 

 

Brett Kebble Awards 2004, (Marulelo Communications: Cape Town, 2004), 146-147)

 

 

 


Art education


1981-82: Rorke's Drift Art & Craft Centre, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
1985-89: Funda Art Centre, Soweto, Johannesburg.

Solo Exhibitions

2010: Journey, iZArte, Zutphen, Netherlands.
2008: Journey, Association for the Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2000: Coker College, North Carolina, USA.
1992:  Polokwane Art Museum, Polokwane.

Group Exhibitions


2019: The Mahlakasela collection, Henry Ponder Gallery, South Carolina.
2016: FNB Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
2015: Art Santa Fe 2015, Sante Fe Convention Center, New Mexico.
2015: Opening the Drawers: A Limited Edition Print Pop Up Shop, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg.
2015: Venda Tsonga Craft Art Exhibition, Madi a Thavha Lodge, Limpopo.
2014: Work on Paper, Trent Gallery, Pretoria.
2011: Collages, African Studies Centre, Leiden, Netherlands.
2007: 30 Years of Soweto Printmaking, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2006: Avashoni Mainganye and Sandile Zulu – New Works, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg.
2004 - 5: Soul Of Africa: Art as a Cornerstone for Development, The Development Bank of Southern Africa, Johannesburg.
2001: Golelanwali, Alliance Francais, Johannesburg. 
1995: Spring Time in Chile, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile.
1995: Africa95, Royal Academy of Arts, London.
1994: Artists for Peace, Geneva.
1989: Women, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
1988: VhaVenda / Shangaan Wood Sculptures, South African Association of Arts, Pretoria.
1987: National Museum & Gallery, Gaborone.
1985: BMW Tributaries, Africana Museum in progress, Johannesburg.
1985: Artimo (Art in Motion), Market Gallery, Johannesburg.

Workshops & Residencies


2016: Transvisions in Wood, Karoo.
2008: International AIDS Conference, Polokwane Art Gallery, Polokwane.
2007: Triangle workshop, Isle of Tanera Mhor, Scotland.
2006: Greatmore Studios residency, Cape Town.
2005: Venda Land of Legends, Venda & Tsonga wood carving workshop, Netherlands.
1999: Craft/Art, Joint wood carving workshop with Graham Jones, Grahamstown Arts Festival, Grahamstown.
1995: Spring in Chile cultural exchange programme, Chile.
1994: Koma, collaboration with Stefano Kofmehl of Locarno, Switzerland.
1990: Soweto Action, Art Residency, France & Switzerland.
1986 - 2006: Thupelo Art Workshops, Cape Town.

Awards

2020: ACT Lifetime Achievement award for Visual Arts.
2016: MEC Achievers Award, Limpopo Department of Arts and Culture, Polokwane.
2008: Top five, Sasol Wax Art Awards, University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
2007: Top ten, Sasol Wax Art Awards, University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2005: Achievers Award, Limpopo Mapungubwe Arts Festival, Polokwane.
2004: Finalist, Brett Kebble Awards.
1994: Participant, FNB Vita Awards.
1985: Solomon Reuben and Ann Winer Bursary.

Other


2014: Host, the Ubuntu Trust, Thohoyandou Arts & Culture Centre, Thohoyandou.
2009: Selection panel, Department of Arts and Culture's Arts & Craft Awards.
2004 - 5: Selection panel, Soul of Africa exhibition, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Johannesburg.
2001: Art teacher, printing, Feniks International 20th Anniversary, Belgium.
2000: Art teacher, painting and printing at Coker College, North Carolina
1999: Arts facilitator, Thohoyandou Arts and Culture Centre, Thohoyandou.
1985 - 2006: United States - South Africa Leader Exchange Program (USSALEP)

Public collections


IBM South Africa, Cape Town.
MTN, Johannesburg.
Anglovalal Mining Company, Johannesburg.
Fur Volkerkunde Museum, Hamburg, Germany.
Totem Meneghelli Gallery, Johannesburg.
Polokwane Art Museum, Polokwane.
University of Zululand, Richards Bay.
University Limpopo, Mankweng.
University of Venda, Thohoyandou.
The Ghandi Foundation, London.

Links

Julia Hango

Julia Hango

b. 1993, Windhoek, Namibia. Lives in Swakopmund.

Julia Hango plays with photographic techniques, frequently centering her body in challenging fixed notions of gender roles and identity. Using her naked female form and the camera as her weapons Julia Hango confronts society on issues surrounding bodily anatomy, identity, and gender.

Education


Self-taught

Solo Exhibitions

2018: Manifestation of the self / A new chapter, the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek.
2016: Naked Spaces, The Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek.
2015: Provocatore, Jojo’s Art and Music Cafe, Windhoek.
2015: Silent Violence, The Warehouse Theatre, Windhoek.

Group Exhibitions

2016: Beyond Binaries, Essence Festival, Durban. 
2016: I Am a Different me, queer/ trans/lesbian photographic project, the Other Foundation, Johannesburg.
2016: I Am a Different me, the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek.
2016: ARTMESIA, DF Contemporary, Cape Town.
2016: Fierce, Afrovibes, Amsterdam.
2016: Amazing Namibian Women, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek.
2016: Conversations: Collaboration Between JuliART and Oddgtl, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek.
2016: So Namibia Collective, That Art Fair, Cape Town.
2015: FOR TONY, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek.
2015: XOM/ETOSHA - a Namibian Story, Goethe-Insitut Namibia, Windhoek.
2015: XOM/ETOSHA - a Namibian Story, Vänersborgs Konsthall, Vänersborgs, Sweden. 

Other


2017: Short List, Geraald Kraak Award. 
2017: Founder, Juliart and WINE: Nude life drawing salon.
2016: Founding member, "So Namibia" Collective.

Texts

Bongisa Msutu, Techniques of Asserting Humanity, ASAI, 2021. 
Marcia Elizabeth, The female form used as a weapon against the patriarchy, Bubblegum Club, 2018. 

Paul Sibisi

b. 1948, Umkhumbane, Durban.
A former student at Rorke’s Drift, long-serving art teacher and seasoned political and cultural activist, Paul Sibisi has been an influential figure in Durban’s art scene for decades. His paintings and prints provide cutting commentary on social injustice, with an emphasis on the affirmation of dignity of ordinary people. His aesthetic is both expressive and graphic, realist and poetic.

Gavin Younge, Art of the South African Townships, (Thames & Hudson London, 1988 ), 18-25, 72-75

 

E.J De Jager, Images of Man: Contemporary SA Black Art & Artists, (Ciskei: Fort Hare University Press in association with Fort Hare Foundation, 1992 ), 26-33

 

Hayden Proud, ReVisions: Expanding the Narrative of South African Art, (UNISA Press Pretoria, 2006), 250-251

 


Education and Training


1987: Art Education and Graphic Techniques, Fircraft College, Birmingham.
1973 - 74: ELC Art and Craft Centre, Rorke’s Drift, KwaZulu-Natal.
1968: Ndaleni Art School, KwaZulu-Natal.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)


2003: Revisiting Myself, African Art Centre, Durban.
1981: Exhibition, African Art Centre, Durban.
1973: Exhibition, Bojo Gallery, Durban.

Solo Exhibitions (International)


1987: My People are Our People, Anderson O'Day Gallery, London.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2016: Beyond Binaries, Durban Art Gallery and KZNSA Gallery, Durban.
2006: ReVisions, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2002: Abelumbi: Untold tales of magic, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
1990 - 19991: Art from South Africa South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1989: Five Friends (Paul Sibisi, Mpolokeng Ramphomane, Sifiso kaMkame, Gordon Gabashane and Thami Jali), fka Natal Society of Arts (NSA), Durban.
1987: Exhibition, Paul Mikula and Associates, Durban.
1986: Contemporary African Art: Selected works from the Pelmama Permanent Art Collection, Gallery 21, Johannesburg.
1985: Tributaries, Africana Museum in Progress, Johannesburg.
1984: Weddings — members exhibition, fka Natal Society of Arts (NSA), Durban.
1984: African Arts Festival, University of Zululand, Kwadlangezwa.
1983: African Arts Festival University of Zululand, Kwadlangezwa.
1982: African Arts Festival University of Zululand, Kwadlangezwa.
1982: My environment — members exhibition, fka Natal Society of Arts (NSA), Durban.
1981: Members exhibition, fka Natal Society of Arts (NSA), Durban.
1981: Exhibition of Black Art as Represented in the Campbell Collections of the University of Natal, Durban.
1981: African Arts Festival, University of Zululand, Kwadlangezwa.
1981: Haenggi Foundation National Art Competition Exhibition, Gallery 21, Johannesburg.
1980: African Arts Festival University of Zululand, Kwadlangezwa.
1980: Members exhibition, fka Natal Society of Arts (NSA), Durban.
1976: Urban African Art, Norman Dunn Gallery, Hilton.
1974: Annual Exhibition, University of Fort Hare, Alice.
1974: Exhibition (with Vuminkosi Zulu), fka Natal Society of Arts (NSA), Durban.
1973: Art SA Today, Durban Art Museum, Durban.
1973: Black Expo, African Art Centre, Durban.
1970: Annual Exhibition, University of Fort Hare.
1968: Exhibition, Metropolitan Church Hall, Pietermaritzburg.

Group Exhibitions (International)


1990 - 19991: Art from South Africa, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.
1982: International Print Biennale, Bradford.
1984: International Print Biennale, Bradford.
1982: Art Toward Social Development: An Exhibition of SA Art, National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone.

Awards, Fellowships and Grants


1987: Fellowship, British council.
1984: Grant, Operation Crossroads Africa.
1981: First Prize, Art on the Mole '81 Competition.
1981: Fourth Prize, Haenggi Foundation National Art Competition.
1980: Third Prize, Art on the Mole '80 Competition.
1973: Graphic art award, Black Expo '73.
1973 - 1974: Bursary, South African Institute of Race Relations, (for study at ELC Art and Craft Centre, Rorke’s Drift).
1970: Award, University of Fort Hare Art Exhibition.
1968: Bursary, Department of Bantu Education, (for study at Ndaleni Art School).

Teaching


1975 - 77: Art Teacher, Kwathambo Combined School, Amanzimtoti & Mzuvele High School, KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal.
1969 - 71: Art Teacher, Applebosch Training College, Oswatini, KwaZulu-Natal.

Commissions


1986: Portfolio for Natal Performing Arts Council (NAPAC) - now The Playhouse Company.

Collections


Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
Killie Campbell Collection, Durban.
Norval Foundation, Cape Town.
Pelmama Art Collection
University of Fort Hare, Alice.
University of Zululand, Richards Bay.

Brenton Maart, Paul Sibisi and the Art of Protest, (ASAI, 2018).
Kolodi Senong, The visual narratives of Paul Sibisi,(ASAI, 2018).

Mthobisi Maphumulo

b. 1988, Imfume, Durban, South Africa.
Mthobisi Maphumulo is a Durban-based artist and the founder of the Amasosha Art Movement, a collective of young artists working in the city. He uses oil pastel and monoprint, making figurative imagery that is critical of capitalist social structures, like race and class. Using symbolism and layered titling, his works reflect on South Africa’s unequal economy, emphasising the social and psychological effects of dispossession and impoverishment.

Art Education


2015: Certificate in The Business of Art, Curate.A.Space, Durban.
2013: Printmaking Workshop, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2012: Certificate in Mural making, Bremen.
2010: Certificate in Visual Art, BAT Centre, Durban.
2011: Certificate, Velobala weekend art classes, African Art Centre, Durban.

Group  Exhibitions (South Africa)


2019: Articulate Africa, A4 Arts Foundation, Cape Town.
2018: Thupelo International workshop exhibition, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town.
2017: From the horse’s mouth, Ebony gallery, Cape Town.
2017: Members group exhibition, KZNSA Gallery, Durban.
2016: Beyond binaries, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2016: Essence Festival, ICC, Durban.
2016: 20 Years Later: A Fresh Look at the Bill of Rights, African Art Centre, Durban.
2016: Invisible, KZNSA Gallery, Durban.
2015: Lessons, Nedbank, Durban.
2015: Joburg fringe, ArtsonMain, Johannesburg.
2015: After Winter, Henry George Gallery, Johannesburg.
2015: Fresh produce, Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg.
2015: Digital art, BAT Centre, Durban.
2015: Blowing Minds, University of the Free State gallery, Bloemfontein; KZNSA gallery, Durban.
2015: Transformation, Incubation, Activation, KZNSA Gallery, Durban.
2014: Reflection, BAT Centre, Durban.
2014: Ababhemu, 8 Morrison Street, Durban; Grahamstown Art Festival, Grahamstown.
2014: Hilton Art Festival, Durban.
2014: Bobathathu June 16 exhibition, Sushi Corner, Durban.
2014: Awe, What you say about what?, KZNSA Gallery, Durban.
2014: Twenty/20 - A clear vision, Growing the Mandela Legacy, Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria.
2014: Emerging Eyes, African Art Centre, Durban.
2013: Group Exhibition, The Collective art gallery, Durban.
2013: Group Exhibition, Wushwini Art and Culture Heritage Centre, Durban.
2012: Contemporary Voices, African Art Centre, Durban.
2011: Izikhwepha Zethu, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2011: Don’t Panic, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2010: Group Exhibition, BAT Centre, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (International)


2018: 7th International Biennial pastel exhibition, Nowy Sącz, Poland.

Amasosha collective exhibitions


2016: Messages from the Soul, KZNSA Gallery, Durban.
2016: Creative pot, Umlazi community hall, Durban.
2016: Hope in the struggle, Amini Florida, Durban.
2015: Siyaya, Greedy Buddha, Umhlanga.
2015: Eye Candy, Hilton Art Festival, Durban.
2015: Umhlabelo, Atelier Shop 2, Durban; BAT Centre, Durban.

Public Art Projects


2010: Mosaic at Sakhithemba Centre, KwaZulu-Natal.
2011: Mural of Inqola noseyili at photography exhibition by Zoro Xaba, Durban.
2011: Renewal of BAT Centre Mural, Durban.
2011: Waterfall Mural, Victoria Market bridge (for Don’t panic exhibition), Durban.
2012: Mural in Concordia-Tunnel, Bremen, Germany.

Collections


Nandos Art Collection, Southern Africa.
Amazwi Contemporary Art, Michigan.
Leiterin der stadtischen Galerie, Bremen.
Durban Art Gallery collection, Durban.
Bertha Foundation collection, International.
Deborra Patta private collection, South Africa.
Kevin Mabanga private collection, South Africa.

Awards


2015: Most promising artist, KZNSA Gallery, Durban.

Other


2012: Facilitator at Wushwini Art and Culture Heritage, Art in school Project, Durban.

 

Patricia de Villiers

b. 1950, Cape Town, South Africa; lives in Cape Town.
Patricia de Villiers is an artist, illustrator and designer. She has been active as a cultural worker and poster designer since the early 1970s, contributing to community organisations including the Community Arts Project in the 1980s in Cape Town, and the Broadside Workers’ Theatre Company in the UK. 

Bio

Born nearly in 1950 in Cape Town, to an Afrikaans father and an English mother.

Schooled in numerous places and received an education (of a sort) in fine art at what was then the Johannesburg College of Art, primarily dedicated to the production of ‘commercial artists’, teachers and, above all, industrial designers.

Fled the miseries and artificialities of apartheid in the early 1970’s to study and then practice stage design in London. Drawn by Marxism and Feminism I joined a touring theatre company that made plays ‘with and about’ the trade union movement and drew its inspirational roots from Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weil as well as the folk tradition of the broadside ballad.

Post 1976, I resolved to return to South Africa, and decided that my most practical contribution to the anti-apartheid struggle was to become a printer. I then learnt the trade (with limited success) at a Cooperative Press where I learned in particular to throw large reams of paper up the stairs. I was also schooled in the politics of the ANC but was finally (I thought shamingly) advised that I was ‘probably most suited to cultural work’.

I returned to Cape Town in the early eighties and soon discovered that the local printing trade did not accommodate white female offset litho machine operators. However, after a period back in theatre with the People’s Space, I was introduced to the Community Arts Project at a serendipitous moment  - just after the Gaborone Arts Festival when the assembled artists poets and performers were buzzing with excitement and resolve.

Joined and remained for 10 years with the Silkscreen Workshop aka Poster Workshop aka Media Project. After a quiet beginning, with the launch of the UDF and thereafter until the end of the decade, the workshop became a production line for hand-printed posters, banners and T-shirts, enthusiastically, if somewhat wildly, produced by youth groups, civics and community organisations of various affiliations. Our efforts to move with the times and become a training centre rather than a ‘service organisation’ never quite took off – the prescience of IBM in showering computers across the liberation movement meant that our methodologies and love of the silkscreen took on a quaint and nostalgic aspect.

After the birth of my daughter (in the nick of time, given my age) I turned to illustration, poster making and cartoon strips for both adults and children. This enjoyable, poorly paid, and, at times, lonely and apparently irrelevant, occupation was followed by an opportunity to work in the newly designed provincial health department. Here I spent 15 years striving to fit my rough round peg into the infinitely square, finely chiseled and intellectually challenging hole that is the health sector.

These days I am busy oiling my rusty artistic cogs with a view to doing, full-time, what I think I do best and certainly love the most – drawing, painting and making things with my hands.

Education


1990: Advanced Diploma in Adult Education (with distinction), Centre for Adult & Continuing Education (CASE), University of the Western Cape, Cape Town.
1981: Certificate in Reprographics (day-release), London College of Printing, London.
1973: Certificate in Theatre & Costume Design, Sadler’s Wells Design School, London.
1972: National Diploma in Fine Arts (with distinction), Johannesburg School of Art, Johannesburg.

Career


1997 - 2012: Deputy Director of Health Promotion, Western Cape Health Department, Cape Town.
1989 - 1997: Volunteer, Community Arts Project (CAP), (made various posters, illustrations to support the ANC electoral campaign), Cape Town.
1982 - 1989: Founder member and Project Coordinator of 'CAP Poster Workshop'/ 'CAP Media Project', Community Arts Project (CAP), Cape Town.
1981 - 1983: Stage Management & Costume Design, People’s Space Theatre, Cape Town.
1971 – 1981: Resident Designer, Co-writer/ Producer, Broadside Workers’ Theatre Company, London.
1970s - Lithographic Printer, Spiderweb Print Cooperative, London.
1970s - Freelance stage and costume designer, London, Birmingham, Bristol.

Published Works


1989 - 1997: Cartoon booklets and other materials for adults, Careers Research and Information Centre, Grassroots Educare, Early Learning Resource Unit, Catholic Welfare and Development, Cape Town; Juta Publishers, Maskew Miller Longman, Johannesburg; Constitutional Assembly, South Africa.
1989 - 1997: Thirteen fully-illustrated children’s books and numerous contributing illustrations and posters, Juta Publishers, Maskew Miller Longman, Heinemann Publishers, Kagiso Education Publishers, Johannesburg; Oxford University Press, Cape Town.
Ann Gollifer

Ann Gollifer

b. 1960, Guyana, Lives in Gaborone, Botswana. 

Ann Gollifer is a contemporary artist from Botswana, a painter, printmaker, photographer and writer.  Gollifer draws on her South American, British and Botswana heritage, and their shared histories of conquest and colonialism. The complex entanglements of history, place, identity and belonging are are central to Gollifer’s practice.

Education


1983: Master of Art, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh.

Exhibitions (solo)

2015: OMANG? – Who are you?, Sophie Lalonde Art, Gaborone.
2012: Branded, The Frame Gallery, Gaborone.
2011: Living on an Horizon: A tribute to Bessie Head, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
2010: What am I doing here? Ke Dirang Ha?, Bicha Gallery, London.
2009: Goddesses and Super Heroes, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
2006: Linhas De Sangue, Territories of the Heart, Museu Nacional de Arte, Maputo.

Exhibitions (group)

2020: Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Guns & Rain, Cape Town. 
2020: Difficult Women, Gaborone Museum, Gaborone. 
2019: Love Is …, The BKhz Gallery, Johannesburg.
2018: Also Known As Africa (AKAA), Guns & Rain, Paris.
2018: Cape Town Art Fair, Guns & Rain, Cape Town.
2017: All Your Secrets, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg.
2017: Omang, AVA Gallery, Cape Town.
2017: Art Africa Fair, Cape Town.
2016: Turbine Art Fair, LL Editions and Guns & Rain, Johannesburg.
2015: Under an African Sun, with Leo Hassaris, London.
2015: Turbine Art Fair, LL Editions and Guns & Rain, Johannesburg.
2015: Turbine Art Fair, LL Editions and Guns & Rain, Johannesburg.
2008: Word, The Monument, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.
2008: Dumbo,Open Studio, Triangle Workshop, New York.
2005: Bienal 05 TDM, Museu Nacional de Arte, Maputo.
2003: Abale, Lusaka, Zambia.
2003: Womanifesto, Procreation-Postcreation, Bangkok, Thailand.
2003: 9th Le Donne Ridono, Biennale a cura del Centro Docementazione Donna di Ferrara, Italy.
2002: Monomotapa, The Bag Factory Artist Studios , Johannesburg.
2001-2002: Hoche Koche (multimedia event, coproduced with Steve Dyer), HIFA, Harare; The Dance Festival, Avignon, France; The Grahamstown festival; and Dance Umbrella, Wits Theatre, Johannesburg.
2001: Thapong International Artists Workshop exhibition, Gaborone, Botswana.
2001: Thupelo International Artists' Workshop exhibition, Cape Town, South Africa.
2000: Three Women Perspectives, Alliance Francaise, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Windhoek and Gaborone.
1997: Botswana Live, The Commonwealth Institute, London; and Stockholm.
1995: Botswana Live, The Commonwealth Institute, London; Chicago; and Washington.
1995: The Mbile International Artists Workshop exhibition, Lusaka, Zambia.
1993: 5th Le Donne Ridono, Biennale a cura del Centro Docementazione Donna di Ferrara, Italy.
1993: Thapong International Artists Workshop exhibitions, Gaborone, Botswana.
1993: Botswana Live, The Commonwealth Institute, London.
1991: 4th Le Donne Ridono, Biennale a cura del Centro Docementazione Donna di Ferrara, Italy.
1991: Thapong International Artists Workshop exhibition, Gaborone, Botswana.

Residencies & Workshops

2018: IASPIS Residency, Stockholm.
2008: Triangle, New York.
2002: The Bag Factory Artists Studios, Johannesburg.
2001: Thapong, Botswana
2000: Thupelo, South Africa.
1998: MBILE, Zambia
1993: Thapong, Botswana
1991: Thapong, Botswana

Public collections


The Sainsbury Africa Galleries, The British Museum, London.
The Triangle International Art Workshops, New York.
The Alliance Francaise, Johannesburg.
The National Museum, Gaborone.
The Thapong International Art Workshop, Gaborone.
The Mbile Art Collection, Lusaka.
Botswana Life Insurance Limited.
Penrich Insurance Brokers, Gaborone.
The Bank of Botswana Fine Art Collection, Gaborone.
The Michaelis Art Library, Johannesburg.

Publications by Ann Gollifer

2012: Gollifer, Ann (ed.), Concept: A forum for creativity.

2011: Gollifer, Ann adn Egner, Jenny (ed.), I don't know why I was created. DADA, Coex'Ae Qgam, Eggson Books, Gaborone, 2011. 

2009: Gollifer, Ann (ed.), Urban Camouflage, Street safaris, Africa e Mediterraneo, Vol. 3-4. Numner 09.

2005:  Gollifer, Ann (ed.), Transitions catalogue for the exhibition presented by The Africa Centre from the collection of Robert Loder of the Triangle Arts Trust

2004:  Gollifer, Ann (ed.), The Nata Baobab, Botsalano Press, Gaborone. 

Publications on Ann Gollifer


2014: Polly Savage (ed) Making Art in Africa

Links

Khumo Sebambo, Ann Gollifer: Seeking pathways to home, (ASAI, 2020). 

 

Joe Madisia

b. 1954, Luderitz Namibia.

A veteran artist who specialises in printmaking, sculpture and mixed media.

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This video was produced in 2015 by Namibian Visual Artist Joe Madisia as part of his ART exhibition and book launch titled: “AFRICAN PARADOX – Experienced in Namibia” held at Franco Namibian Cultural Centre in Windhoek in September.

Education


1996 -1999 BA Fine Arts, UNAM (University of Namibia) BA Fine Arts.
1983 Attend “ecc” Evening classes.

Employment


2005 Director - National Art Gallery of Namibia.
2001 Acting director - John Muafangejo Arts Centre. Katatura.Windhoek, Namibia.
2000 Lecturer - Arts Management and Development.National government.
1991 Art Workshop Coordinator - Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek
1987 Media Technologist - Academy for Tertiary Education , Namibia
1983 Reprographic and photographic staff - “Namib Advertising and Public Relations” advertising agency.
1978 Senior Operator Instructor/Supervisor - Rossing Uranium Mine, Swakopmund

Positions held


2001- 2003 Technical advisor to the Technical Committee for The Independence Memorial Museum, Namibia
2001 Assisted in arranging 1st National Conference on Art and Culture Policy in Namibia.
2001 Board of Directors member. Franco Namibian Cultural Centre.
2001 Team member of the Technical Committee for establishing Katutura Communittee Arts Centre.Windhoek , Namibia
2000 Facilitator - SADC Arts and Culture – theory workshop at GOP
2000 Member of committee for National Standard Setting Body for Arts and Culture, Namibia
1994 Founder member of the “Tulipamwe International Artist’s Workshop”, Namibia.
1993 Member of Technical Committee - Namibian monetary currency, Bank of Namibia.
1990 Member of National Symbols Technical Sub-Committee , Namibia
1990 Member of greater steering committee for the establishment of the National Art Gallery of Namibia

Solo Exhibitions (Namibia)


2015 African Anthologies.
2010 Franco Namibian Cultural Centre – “Quarter of Century Black &White Printmaking”
Retrospective of Black & White prints 1985 – 2010. Windhoek, Namibia
2005 Franco Namibian Cultural Centre. Windhoek, Namibia.
2000 National Art Gallery of Namibia – “Retrospective 1982 - 2000 ”. Windhoek, Namibia.
1995 National Art Gallery of Namibia – “Impressions of Walvis Bay". Windhoek, Namibia.
1994 ”Walvis Bay, Namibia” Exhibition
1991 Commercial Bank Foyer (today Nedbank) – Bulow str. Windhoek, Namibia
1991 Exhibition of Card board Prints in colour. “Loft” Gallery. Windhoek,Namibia
1990 Impression of India. “Artelier Kendzia” – Windhoek, Namibia
1990 Exhibition that coincides with launch of Legal Assistance Human Rigths Calendar for
which Madisia’s lino prints was used at: Council of Churches Hall in Katutura. Windhoek , Namibia.
1989 Die Muschel Gallery. Swakopmund, Namibia
1983 SWABANK – Swakopmund. Namibia
1982 AMA Gallery. Windhoek, Namibia

Group Exhibitions (Namibia)

2015 Bipolar Dreams, Fine Art Gallery, Swakopmund
2013 The third Annual Visual Art Museum Programme Exhibition opened last week at the
National Art Gallery of Namibia.
2009 “Sculptures in Space” at Franco Namibian Cultural Centre. Windhoek, Namibia.
2003 Group exhibition with artist: Max Katschuna, Shikongeni at NAGN. Windhoek, Namibia.
1997 “Ondambo” International Artists Conference/Workshop Exhibition at NAGN. Windhoek, Namibia.
1995 Standard Bank Namibia Bienalle. Windhoek, Namibia.
1994 Tulipamwe International Artists Workshop. National Art Gallery of Namibia. Windhoek.
1994 Koos van Ellinckhuijsen & Joe Madisia. Woerman Haus Gallery. Swakopmund, Namibia.
1992 Joe Madisia and Friends. Franco Namibian Cultural Centre. Windhoek,Namibia
1990 Malo Hoebel & Joe Madisia at Woermann Haus Gallery. Swakopmund, Nambia.
1986 “Namibia Art Today”. Arts Association of Namibia (NAGN). Windhoek, Namibia.
1985 Standard Bank Art Bienalle. Windhoek, SWA/Namibia.
1984 “Namibia Art Today” Arts Association of Namibia. National Art
Gallery of Namibia (NAGN). Windhoek, Namibia.
1983 Luderitz Centenary Festival Exhibition with Bill Parker. Luderitz, Namibia

Group Exhibitions (International)


2012 “Made in Africa – Towards Cultural Liberation” at Sandton Gallery, Nelson Mandela Square on 24 May.
2009 “Dialogue among Civilizations” Art for Human Rights exhibition at University of Technology – Durban, South Africa.(catalogued)
2004 “Generation of Namibian Printmakers” traveling exhibition to Burundi, Comores
Islands, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagaskar, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia,
Zimbabwe and South Africa by Namibia Artists – Alliance Française project.
2003 “Omaheke” Zeitgenossische Graphik aus Namibia – Tecklenburg, Germany.
2001 “Break the Silence” Artist for Human Rights Trust bill board exhibition at University
of Technology – Durban, South Africa.
1995 “Thapong International Artists’ Workshop” Exhibition at National Art Museum –
Gaberone, Botswana.
1995 “11th International Print Bienalle” – Frederikstad, Norway (catalogued).
1995 “21st International Print Bienalle” – Ljubljana, Slovenia (catalogued).
1995 “Right to Hope” Trust International traveling exhibition - World Wide
(Commemoration of United Nations’ 50th Anniversary) – New York (catalogued)
1994 “Namibian Artists” Exhibition at Grahamstown Art Festival – South Africa
(catalogued).
1994 “22nd Sao Paolo Bienalle” – Sao Paolo, Brazil (catalogued).
1991 Joe Madisia and John Liebenberg – “Aphone Gallery” L’Usine. – Geneve,
Switzerland.
1991 “Namibian Artists” at Baxter Gallery – Cape Town, South Africa.
1991 “Namibian Art” at Volksbank – Trossingen, Germany.
1990 SADC Visual Art Exhibition – Gaberone, Botswana.
1990 Africa Day Festival Exhibition at Pragadi Maidan Centre – New Dehli, India.

Exchange programs


2009: UNESCO workshop on the protection of National Heritage
2007: Cologne, Germany official opening of an archeological exhibition titled “ In the Shade of the Acacia” at the
“Rauschenstrauch –Joest Museum.
2007: Fellowship - Historical and Contemporary Art Museums in Washington, Baltimore, Forthworth, Dallas, San
Diego, Indianapolis and New York.
2007: Conference- Luanda, Angola organized by UNAP (Union of Angolan Plastic Arts)
2007: Invitation to Caracas in Venezuela to participate in African Conference of Latin American and African Countries; South Africa, Mali, Ghana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Senegal, Angola, Niger, Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay
2000: Goethe Institute, Berlin Curation and Museum Conference
1994: Bremen - “Practische Solidariteit von Volk zu Volk
1993: Exchange programme and exhibition with artist: Zigi Harder, Ravensburg, Germany.
1993: Exchange Programme and exhibition with artist: Dagman Staurheim, Hågå -Aus- Torpa, Norway.
1991: Zurich and Geneva – Switzerland – Spent three weeks with Zimbabwean artists,playwrights and musicians.
1990: New Delhi – India – Spent one month with fellow Africans from the continent.

Publications


2004 Namibian – PM’s Birtday Supplement – 23 January; Q&A with the PM. Pg.8
2004 “The Concept of Progress in Different Cultures”. A cooperative conference project of Goethe Institute, Deutsche Gessellschaft fur Technische Zussamenarbeit and Namibian Economic Policy Unit. ISBN 99916-16-68-14-4
2003 “Omaheke –Getrennte Vergangenheit – Gemeinsame Zukunft – Zeitgenossische Grafik aus Namibia” Kerstin-A. Hempker – Kirchenkreise Steinfurt-Coesfeld-Borken und Tecklenburg. Martin Rehkopp – Kulturforum Rheine. Druckerei Rennemeier – Rheine.
2009 “Secret Namibia”. Lily and Marcel Jouve. ISBN 978 1 77007 649 5
2010 “John Ndevasia Muafangejo – Etchings, woodcuts and linocuts from the Collection…” ©Arts Association Heritage Trust. ISBN 978-99945-71-11-6.
2009 “Posters in action” – “Visuality in the Making of an African Nation.” Edited by Gorgio Miescher, Lorena Rizzo and Jeremy Silvester: Basler-Afrika Bibliographien. ISBN 978-3-905758-09-2.
2005 Algemeine Zeitung: 25 Februar, pg 11
2004 “Insight, Namibia” November 2004. Ed: Tangeni Amupadhi and Robin Sherbourne: ISBN 1812-9943.
2000 “ Different perspectives – SADC 2000 Lecture Series”. Capital Press (PTY) Ltd. ISBN 99916-50-70-x.
2000 “Ondambo – Afrika Kunst Forum”. H.Bogatzke, R.Brokmann, C.Ludziweit– Gamsberg Macmillan. . ISBN 99916-0-211-9
1997 “Printmaking in a transforming South Africa”. Phillipa Hobbs & Elizabeth Rankin. National Book Printers, Drukkery Street, Goodwood, Western Cape. ISBN 0 86486 334 9.
1997 “Art in Namibia” - National Art Gallery of Namibia. Adelheid Lilienthal. ISBN 99916 30 73 2.
1995 “The Right to Hope”. Essay - “A Creative Response to our World in Need”. Edited by Catherine Thick. ISBN 1-85383-39-6
1992 Revue Noire – Art Contemporain Africain. ISSN 1157-4127.
1992 The Windhoek Advertiser; Saterday - 8 August; pg.60. “Joe Madisia & Friends”.
1991 Namibia Today; 25-31 October; page 19: “The power of arts”
1985 The Namibian; Friday 30 August; page 27: Live Arts.- “Artist with a conscience”.

Other


2011 Art and Social Justice workshop, Ziphathele Secondary, Clermont, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2011 Art for Humanity workshop, Chesterville Secondary School, Durban, South Africa

Links


Biography by Olja Dzuverovic - pdf (681kb)

Saara Nekomba

b.1986, Elombe, Namibia; lives in Windhoek.

Saara Nekomba is a Namibian artist who creates mixed-media paintings using beads, textiles and collage.

Education


2009: Diploma, Applied Arts, College of the Arts, Windhoek.
2007: John Muafangejo Art Centre, Windhoek.

Solo Exhibitions (Namibia)

2014: Abstract Intervention, Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek.

Group Exhibitions (Namibia)


2014: Bank Windhoek Triennial Exhibition, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek.
2009 - 2014: New Beginnings, Annual College of the Arts Exhibitions, Windhoek.
2009 - 2014: VA-N (Visual Artists Namibia), Annual Members’ Exhibitions, Woermannhaus Gallery, Swakopmund.
2012: Ghetto Soldier, Katutura Community Arts Centre Gallery, Windhoek.
2011: Oshietwapo Exhibition
2007 - 2008: Annual Student Exhibition, John Muafangejo Art Centre, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek.

Group Exhibitions (International)


2014: Thupelo Exhibition, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa.
2012: World Events Young Artist (WEYA), Bonington Building, Nottingham, England.
2012: Group Exhibition, Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham, England.
2012: 5th African Arts and Craft Expo, Abuja, Nigeria.

Links

Jonathan (Jon) Berndt

b. 1950, Ladybrand, 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.

Faith47

b. 1979, Cape Town. Lives in Los Angeles, USA. Faith XLVII (previously Faith47) is a street and studio-based artist who works with a wide range of media.  Her approach is explorative and substrate appropriate – from found and rescued objects, to time-layered and history-textured city walls and their accretions, to studio prepared canvas and wood. Her murals can be found in many cities in Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia.

Solo Exhibitions


2018: Elixir, Fabien Castanier Gallery, Miami.
2015: AQUA REGALIA, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York. 
2014: Aqua Regalia, London, UK
2013: Fragments of a burnt history, David Krut Gallery, Johannesburg.
2009: Epitaph, Mrego, Brussels. 
2008: The Restless Debt Of Third World Beauty, Atm Gallery, Berlin.
2008: The Restless Debt Of Third World Beauty, The Woom Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Group Exhibitions - International


2020: One World, Fabien Castanier Gallery, Miami. 
2020: Unprecedented Times, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Vienna.
2019: 20 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Cory Helford Gallery, Los Angeles.
2019: Together, KP Projects Gallery, Los Angeles.
2019: Conquête Urbaine, Calais Museum of Fine Art, Paris. 
2019: Veni, Vidi, Vinci, Fluctuart, Paris.
2019: Tàpia, B-Murals, Barcelona. 
2019: Capture the Street, River Tales, Germany.
2019: We Rise, Los Angeles, USA.
2019: Beyond the Streets, New York City.
2019: Women in Street Art, Bernard Magrez Foundation, France.
2019: Art Miami, Miami.
2019: Art Basel, Miami. 
2018: One Way Through, Heron Gallery, San Francisco. 
2018: Women in Street Art, The Bernard Magrez Foundation, Paris. 
2018: True Will, Chins Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.
2018: Moniker Art Fair, New York and London.
2018: Art Miami, Fabien Casteneir Gallery, Miami.
2018: Art Basel Miami, Miami.
2017: Urban Currents, Gallerie Kirk, Denmark.
2017: Magic Cities, Munich, Germany.
2017: the UrbanArt Biennale® , UNESCO Voelklinger Huette World heritage site,  Germany.
2017: Homeless, Void Projects, Miami.
2016: XX: A moment in time, Saatchi Gallery, London.
2016: Freedom as Form, Wunderkameren Gallery, Milan. 
2016: PM10, Urban Nation Museum, Berlin. 
2016: Agitprop, Brooklyn Museum, New York. 
2014: Artscape , Malmoe, Sweden.
2014: Forest for the trees mural festival, Portland.
2014: Rencontres Australes d’Imaitsoanala, Antananaraivo, Madagascar.
2014: A study of Hair, Backwoods Galley, Melbourne.
2014: Redux , Inoperable Gallery, Vienna.
2014: Outdoor Urban art festival, Rome, Italy.
2014: Wywood walls, Art Basel, Miami.
2013: Anniversary Group Show ,White Walls Gallery, San Fransisco.
2013: Memorie Urbane Contemporary Festival, Gaeta, Italy.
2013: Escape the Golden Cage , Vienna, Austria.
2013: XII. Into the Dark, Unit44, The Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle.
2013: Scupltura Viva International Symposium, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy.
2013: DOS, Toronto.
2013: Women on the walls, Jeffrey Deitch and Wynwood Walls, Miami. 
2013: Beyond Eden, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles.
2013: Wall Therapy, New York. 
2013: Wooster Collective 10 Year Anniversary Show, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York. 
2013: Nuart Festival, Stavanger, Norway.
2013: Avant-Garde Urbano Festival, Tudela de Navarra, Spain.
2013: Los Muros Hablan, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 
2012: Antenna Garden, Rtist Gallery, Melbourne.
2012: Carbon Event, Melbourne.
2012: Warrington Museum, London.
2012: Herzensbrecher, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin.
2012: Kulturhuset , Stockholm.
2012: Wynood Walls, Miami.
2011: Urban Painting, Milan.
2011: MSA Gallery, Paris.
2011: Urban Mural Project, Greece. 
2011: Gossip Well Told, Second Edition, Warrington Museum, London.
2011: City Leaks Festival, Cologne.
2011: Inner Walls, Milan.
2011: Les murs litinerrance, Paris.
2011: Gossip Well Told, Blackall Studio, London.
2011: Visual Intervention, Rochester.
2011: Archetypes, View Art Gallery, England.
2011: Artmosh, Munich.
2011: Wuppertal Museum, Germany. 
2010: Moniker Art Fair, London.
2010: Stroke03 Art Fair, Berlin.
2010: Escape 2010, Veinna.
2010: Biennial, Sao Paulo.
2010: Urbanus International Mural Project, China.
2010: Focus10, Switzerland.
2010: Le Salon Du Cercle De La Culture A Berlin, Circle Culture Gallery, Berlin.
2010: Design For Humanity, Thinkspace, Los Angeles.
2010: or Those Who Live In It…, Mu Gallery, Eindhoven.
2010: Muao Project, A Coruna, Spain. 
2010: Paint Your Faith, Aayden Gallery, Vancouver.
2010: A Cry For Help, Thinkspace, Los Angeles. 
2009: The Generations, The Showroom Gallery, New York.
2009: Artmosh, Paris.
2009: Artotale International Mural Project, Lueneberg, Germany.
2009: No New Enemies , Mr Ego, Brussels. 
2009: Four, 34 Long Fine Art Gallery , Cape Town.
2008: 1st Internationale Graffiti Bienale, belo Horizonte, Brazil. 
2008: Anything Could Happen, Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles. 
2008: Fatally Yours, Crewest Gallery, Los Angeles.
2007: Crossover, Showroom Gallery, New York.
2007: Be Girl Be, Jntermedia Arts, Minneapolis.
2007: Pick Of The Harvest: Batch Four, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles.
2005: Subglob, Orebro, Sweden
2005: Go Gallery, Amsterdam

Group Exhibitions - South Africa


2020: Staring Straight to the Future, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town.
2020: PINK, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg. 
2020: Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town. 
2019: On Main Road, Constitution Hill Women’s Jail, Johannesburg, South Africa 
2019: FNB Art Joburg, Johannesburg.
2018: Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town. 
2017: Dislocation, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town.
2017: Invisible Exhibition, The Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg.
2017: Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town.
2011: Outside, 34 Long Gallery, Cape Town.
2010: Cool Stuff, 34 Fine Art Gallery, Cape Town. 
2010: Nothing Is Everything, Word Of Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2009: Group Soup, Word Of Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2007: The Art Of The Living Dead, Baseline Studios, Johannesburg. 
2006: New Suburbia, Pretoria.
2006: Lines Of Attitude, South Africa and Kenya. 

Murals - International

2020: Y/our Vote, USA. 
2019: Universal Studios Indoor Artwork Commission, Los Angeles. 
2019: Dictator Art Installation, Columbia.
2019: United Labor Organization 100 Year Mural, New York City.
2019: Maya Angelou School Mural Upliftment Project, Los Angeles. 
2019: Mural Arts Large Mural Production, Philadelphia.
2019: Projection Mapping Mural, BLINK, Cincinnati. 
2019: RED, Mural Project for HIV Awareness, Lyon.
2018: Summit LA18, Los Angeles. 
2017: Artscape Festival, Sweden.
2017: Art Republic Mural Project, Jacksonville. 
2017: Art Council Public art intervention, New Orleans.
2017: Art Miami, Juxtapoz Clubhouse installation, Miami. 
2016: Cities of Hope Mural Project, Manchester. 
2016: Inter|urban Mural Project, Cleaveland. 
2016: Wynwood Walls, Art Basel, Miami.
2015: The Psychic Power of Animals Street Intervention, New York. 
2015: Dragon Tiger Mountain Mural Project, Nanachang, China.
2015: Pow Wow Taiwan, Taipei. 
2015: Ono’u Mural Project, Tahiti.
2015: Festival Mural, Montreal, Canada.
2015: Murals for Oceans Expedition Mural Project, Cozumel, Mexico.
2014: 5 Sector Mural Project, Glasgow.
2014: Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary Group Show, Paris.
2014: Djerbahood, Djerba, Tunisia.
2013: Pow Wow Mural Project, Hawaii.
2013: Upfest Mural Project, Bristol.
2013: MAUS Mural Project, Malaga, Spain.
2012: Mural Project, Tel Aviv.
2012: Aarhus International Mural Project, Aarhus, Denmark.
2012: Mural Project, Sion, Switzerland.
2012: Mural Project, Melun, France.
2012: Paris Free Walls, Paris.
2012: Wall Therapy, Mural Project, New York.
2012: World Open Walls, Miami.

Murals - South Africa

2017: Johannesburg Mural, Sandton. 
2016: 1200 - 900 BC, Cape Town, South Africa. 
2016: Unearth, Napier, South Africa. 
2015: Landfill Meditation Street Intervention, Johannesburg.
2015: Feet Don't Fail Me Now, Johannesburg. 
2014: A Study of Warwick Triangle at Rush Hour, Durban.
2015: Una Salus Victus Nullam Sperare Salutem, Johannesburg, 2015.
2014: Harvest, Cape Town. 
2012: The Long Wait, Johannesburg.

Selected Publications & Links

Dave Mann, "CHANT: Faith XLVII’s public practice", Daily Maverick, April 22, 2020.

Ilana Herzig, "The Renegades Making Feminist Art In the Streets", Hyperallergic, October 31, 2019.

Petra Mason, "15 Young local artists that have wowed the world in 2019/", Times Lives, December 15, 2019.

Charu Suri, "Five Women Reinventing the Face of Street Art", Muse, August 8, 2018.

Liz Ohanesian, "This South African Street Artist Moved to L.A. to Explore the Politics of Being Human", LA Mag, April 17, 2018.

Brent Lindeque, "South African graffiti piece tops the worlds best list!', Good Things Guy, January 11, 2018.

Petra Mason, "Re-Mixing History: African Women Artists at Art Basel Miami Beach 2017", Whitehot Magazine, December 2017.

Elizabeth Mccray, “Faith47”, Bliss magazine, April 2014

Ashraf Jamal, “Graffiti art: Faith 47,” Financial mail, April 23, 2014.

Brendon Bell-Roberts; Ashraf Jamal, “100 Good Ideas,” March, 2014.

Lisa van Wyk, “Faith47: Street Artist,” Mail & Guardian. 

Daisy Wyatt, “In search of a female Banksy: Aiko and Faith47 take on a male-dominated street art world,” The Independent, October 15, 2013.

Charlie Finch, “The Savage Street,” Artnet. 

Bsrat Mezghebe, “Faith47, Street Art and South Africa’s Contradictions,” CIMAMAG, October, 2013.

Dal + Faith,” Very Nearly Almost Magazine, March, 2013.

Foadmin, “Faith47: Sea to Sea,” Fair Observer, December 26, 2012.

Andy Davis, “We Close Our Eyes to Stay Blind,” November 21, 2012.

“Interview with Faith47,” Dumbwall.

Matthew Krouse, “Streets ahead in the realm of public art,” Mail & Guardian, October 26, 2012.

“Faith47 (ZA),” Art Bastard.

“Walls & Frames: Fine Art from the Streets,” September, 2011.

Nicholas Ganz, “Graffiti World," 2009.

Kiriakos Iosifidis, “Mural Art,” November, 2008.

Nicholas Ganz, “Graffiti Woman,” 2006.

 

Lionel Davis

b. 1936, District Six, Cape Town. Lives in Muizenberg, Cape Town.

A former political prisoner, Lionel Davis’ name features prominently in the history of the Community Arts Project, Vakalisa Art Associates, Thupelo Workshop and Greatmore Artists Studios. Drawing, painting, and printing, and often combining these media, Davis works in visual modes that range from the realist to the abstract. His themes include everyday scenes as well as reflections on black and African identity.