Yasmien Mackay

b. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 1997. Lives in Durban.

Yasmien Mackay utilizes non-traditional media (digital photography/ video/ printing, and found objects/ 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.

Group exhibitions

2020:  An_Unfurling, Young Artist Project. KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2019:  When Thoughts Become Things. Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2019:  Zeitgeist Africa. Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2019:  Entrepreneurship Through the Arts. Durban International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa.

2019:  Emma Smith Nominee Exhibition. Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa.

2018:  DUT Fine Art & Jewellery Design Graduate Exhibition. KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2018:  SHIFT. DISREGARD. RETHINK. Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2018:  DOES THIS OFFEND YOU?  BAT Centre, Durban, South Africa.

2016:  National Creative Arts Youth Festival. Durban University of Technology Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

2016:  New Beginners. Durban Art Space, Durban, South Africa.


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


2019:  Fine Art Excellence Award ( Fourth Year Top Student).

2018:  Fine Art Excellence Award ( Third  Year Top Student).

2018:  Dean’s Merit Award for National Diploma in Fine Art.

2017:  Fine Art Excellence Award ( Second Year Top Student).

2016:  Third Place in the National Creative Arts Youth Festival.

2016:  Fine Art Excellence Award (First Year Top Student).









Stacey Stent

b 1947, Cape Town

Stacey Stent is satirical cartoonist, animator and graphic designer who has worked extensively in print and online media.


1971 Diploma in Graphic Design, University of Cape Town, South Africa.


1997-2012 Graphic designer and animator for Multimedia Education Group (UCT)[later named Centre for Educational Technology]
1988-1997 Graphic Designer, Industrial Health Research Group, University of Cape Town.
1987-1989 Graphic Designer for the Community Arts Project (CAP), Cape Town
1984-present Free-lance cartoonist and illustrator, Cape Town
1984-1986 Illustrator for Molo Songolo Newsletters, Cape Town

Published Works

2015 to present Stent’s Spot, weekly animated cartoon strip, Money Market UK
2008 to present Stent, monthly animated cartoon strip, Noseweek.
1989-1990 Flash, weekly animated cartoon strip, Independent Online
1987-1990 Who's Left, weekly animated cartoon strip‚ Weekly Mail Newspaper.
1986-1989 Illustrations, Community Arts Project newsletters & calendar.
1984-1986 Illustrations and cartoons, Molo Songololo newsletters.


1991 Visual Arts Group exhibition, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town.
2015 Speechless, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town.
2009 CCIBA (Centre for Comic, Illustration and Book Arts), at Stellenbosch University.
2007 Africa South, AVA Gallery, Cape Town.
1996 (Dis)playing the Game, District Six Museum, Cape Town.
1993 Streets, District Six Museum, Cape Town.
1990 Group Show of South African Art, South African National Gallery, Cape Town.


2010 What’s so funny: Andy Mason
2009 Just for Kicks: Andy Mason
2008 Don't Joke!: The Year in Cartoons: Andy Mason
1999 Title: Nelson Mandela: A Life in Cartoons. Dugmore, Francis, Rico

Maimuna Adam

b. 1984, Maputo Mozambique

Maimuna Adam’s practice employs a diverse set of techniques to bring together the themes of memory, history, travel and migration. Her works weave fictional and non-fictional narratives related to the experiences of family and friends.


2008 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, University of Pretoria, South Africa


2015 Family, 2 month residency at Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies(BIGSAS), Bayreuth, Germany
2014​ ¡Toma!, Instituto Cultural Moçambique-Alemanha (ICMA-Goethe Zentrum), Maputo, Mozambique
2013​ Bon Voyage, Galeria “Sala de Espera”, Associação Kulungwana, Maputo


2015 Rastros, Museu Capixaba do Negro (MUCANE), Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
2015 As Margens dos Mares, SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil
2015 Odyssées Africaines, BRASS Centre Culturel de Forest, Brussels, Belgium
2015​ Colecção Crescente, Galeria “Sala de Espera”, Associação Kulungwana, Maputo
2014​ Processos, Galeria “Sala de Espera”, Associação Kulungwana, Maputo
2013 !Kauru: Africa Imagined, Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa
2013 hetero q.b., Chiado National Contemporary Art Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 Temporary Occupations – Documents, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
2013 Crescent Collection, Kulungwana, Maputo
2013 Living in this world, Mediateca BCI – Espaço Joaquim Chissano, Maputo
2012 100 Works, 10 Years: A Selection from the PLMJ Foundation Collection, Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva Foundation, Lisbon
2012 _tribune video, École Superieure d’Art de La Réunion, Le Port, Réunion
2012 Between there and here, Bienal MUVART’12, ICMA-Goethe Zentrum, Maputo
2012 Africa meets Europe, Galeri Matesh, Breda, The Netherlands
2012 Crescent Collection, Kulungwana, Maputo
2012 César Schofield Cardoso, Maimuna Adam, René Tavares. Graça Brandão Gallery, Lisbon
2012 VI São Tomé & Príncipe Art and Culture Bienal, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon
2011 VI Art and Culture Bienal, CACAU, São Tomé, São Tomé
2011 Dockanema 6, Video Art/Fundação PLMJ session, Maputo
2011 Bienal TDM 2011, National Art Museum, Maputo
2011 Exhibition of Mozambican Art French-Mozambican Cultural Center, Maputo
2010 MUVART’10 Contemporary Art Bienale, National Art Museum, Maputo
2010 Women and Borders, French-Mozambican Cultural Center, Maputo
2010 Love/Hate soccer, French-Mozambican Cultural Center, Maputo
2010 Temporary Occupations – Paper/Role, Minerva Central Bookshop, Maputo
2009 TDM Bienal (Honorable Mention, video “The Curtain”), National Art Museum, Maputo
2009 Karingana wa Karingana, Camões Institute, Maputo
2004 Art in the Feminine, National Art Museum, Maputo


2012 PLMJ Foundation CPLP Video Art Prize, Lisbon


Jarrett Erasmus

b. 1984, Cape Town. Lives in Johannesburg.

Erasmus works in various media, focusing on current collaboration while thinking about post apartheid realities and its affects on the social dynamics between communities in South Africa as well as the diaspora.


2017  Masters in Fine Art, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
2016  ZHdk Summer School programme, Zurich, Switzerland
2007 - 2010  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
2005 - 2006  Design and Visual art Certificate, Arts and Media Access Centre (AMAC), Cape Town, South Africa
2003 – 2005  Cape Peninsula University of Technology Graphic Design

Projects and Exhibitions

2019  The Main Complaint, group exhibition, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa
2018  Curatorial Care, Humanising Practices conference, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South
2018  Museum Dialogues conference, Goethe Institut, Windhoek, Namibia
2018  Kewpie, The Daughter of District Six, public art event in collaboration with Gay And Lesbian Memory in Action and District Six Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
2017  Panelist, Any Given Sunday presentation, African Art in Venice Forum, Italy
2016  Re(as)sisting Narratives, group exhibition, District Six Museum, Cape Town, South Africa (Burning Museum)
2016  Foundations and Futures, group exhibition, Bag Factory Arts studios, Johannesburg, South Africa
2016  Festival D’Art Urbain, Antanarivo, Madagascar
2016  Straatpraatjies, Burning Museum performance, Cape Town, South Africa
2016  Poetry Circle Nowhere workshop, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2015  Empty Ghosts, Public Art project, Johannesburg, South Africa
2015  Artificial Facts: Boundary Objects, group exhibition, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany (Burning Museum)
2015  Objetos Frontera, CA2M, Madrid, Spain (Burning Museum)
2015  Addressing the Headquarters, presentation, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Burning Museum)
2015  Cover Version, Gallery MoMo, Cape Town, South Africa (Burning Museum)
2015  Fortunes Remixed, group exhibition. Bag Factory Artist’s Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa
2014  Manufractured, Burning Museum performance, Cape Town, South Africa
2014  Ubuntu Artist Exchange, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
2014  Plakkers, group exhibition, Brundyn Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (Burning Museum)
2014  Do It, Michaelis Gallery, UCT, Cape Town, South Africa (Burning Museum)
2013  TO LET , Centre For African Studies gallery, UCT, Cape Town, South Africa
2013  Co-Curator, Till it Breaks, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa
2013  Currency and Curiosity, Joule City Incubator & Research Studio, Cape Town, South Africa
2012  Material Things, solo exhibition, Nafasi Art Space, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2012  S A S, group exhibition, Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa
2011  Mural Painting project at Community House, Salt River
2010  Plures Tectonicus (Many Mansions), Graduate solo exhibition, Albany Natural Sciences Museum Shell Gallery, Grahamstown, South Africa
2006  Mural painting, Artscape Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa

Workshops and Residencies

2018  OpenLab: The Art of Making, artists residency, Richmond, South Africa
2014  Thupelo Artist’s Workshop, Cape Town, South Africa
2014  Arts Aweh Ambassadors programme (facilitator), Cape Town, South Africa
2013  Resident artist, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa
2012 Cyan Development Concepts creative development workshops (teacher), Cape Town, South Africa
2012  Visiting Artist Residency, Through the lens: Drawing workshop, NAFASI Art Space, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2012  Visiting Artist Residency, Bag Factory Artist’s Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa
2012  Artist's workshop, Thupelo, Cape Town, South Africa
2011  Participant and facilitator, Koekenaap artists workshop, Matzikama District, South Africa


Awards and Academic achievements

2013  Business and Arts administrative certificate
2012  David Koloane Award
2011  Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Painting), Masters Degree Scholarship


2017 - present  Sessional Lecturer, Visual Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
2014  Infecting the City Festival High Schools programme, South Africa
2013 – 2014  Researcher and Digital archivist, Africa South Art Initiative (ASAI), Cape Town, South Africa
2010 – 2012  Facilitator, Cyan Development Concepts community arts and creative development workshops, Cape Town, South Africa
2009 – 2010 Intern, Artb Gallery, Bellville, South Africa

Assistant (N.R.F. internship), Visual Art undergraduate programme, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Production Assistant, VOLTA Art Fair, Art Basel, Switzerland
Board member, Thupelo Artists Workshop, Cape Town, South Africa

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. www.bagfactoryart.org.za
2005: 11th Triennale India Catalogue
2005: Estafab Catalogue 2005 Tanzania
2005: National Art Gallery Mauritius website: www.nagmauritius.org
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

Victoria Wigzell

b. 1990, Johannesburg. Currently studying in Switzerland.

Victoria Wigzell’s work explores systems of understanding that shape human interactions and ways of being within particular societies or communities.

Exhibitions (group)

2013: Regions A-G. Group exhibition as part of the Johannesburg Central
Library Project, Johannesburg
2013: Re-Structuring Encounters. Sanlam Art Gallery, Sanlam Head Office, Bellville, Cape Town
2013: An Experiment to Test the Destiny of the World. Group exhibition organized by the Sober and Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art. Ithuba Arts Fund Gallery, Johannesburg

2012: NEWWORK 12, exhibition of graduating class of 2012 Wits Art Museum, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
2012: Big and Young, group exhibition comprised of graduate works from four students from the University of the Witwatersrand. Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg

2011: Original/Copy, an exhibition for The Heather Martienssen Prize finalists.
2011: Substation Gallery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg


2012: Play>Urban. One-month residency in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand and Ecole Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg. Johannesburg

2011 - 2012: Artconnect. Three-month residency for young artists through the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA). In collaboration with Zakara Raitt. Johannesburg

2011: Urban Games. One-week residency in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand and Ecole Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg. Johannesburg


2013: Hans Joerg Wyss Scholarship, offered yearly by the Ecole Cantonale D’art Du Valais to students from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America

2012:  Giovanna Milner Scholarship, for outstanding work in Fine Art and History of Art. University of the Witwatersrand. Johannesburg

2011: Standard Bank Group African Art Prize, for best undergraduate essay in African Art Studies. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

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2013: Joule City Arts Incubator Graduate Development Programme: African Knowledge Incubator. Six- month interdisciplinary internship focused on content production, and accredited arts administration training. Joule City, Cape Town

2013: Production assistant to Simon Gush: Upcoming solo show at Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, July 2013
2013: Production assistant to Ruth Sacks: 2000 Meters Above the Sea, Centre for Historical Re-enactments, Johannesburg

2013: Production assistant to James Webb: MMXXI, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg

2012: Production assistant to Abdulrazaq Awofeso: Fragments from the City, Goethe on Main, Johannesburg
2012: Production assistant to Godfried Donkor, Johannesburg 2011


Current: Master of Arts in Public Spheres (MAPS) Ecole Cantonale D’Art Du Valais, Sierre, Switzerland Current
2012: BA (Fine Arts) (with distinction), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Sonya Rademeyer

Sonya Rademeyer

b. Zimbabwe, 1964. Lives in Cape Town

Sonya Rademeyer explores the relationship between bodily empathy and vision through her use of non-traditional materials and video.

Arts Education

2010 MA(VA) Stellenbosch University (currently registered)
1996 BA (FA) Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam

Exhibitions (solo)

2011 Looking to See, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
2009 not in a body of words, US Gallery, Stellenbosch
2008 I am an African, Blank Projects, Cape Town
2007 Babble, AVA, Cape Town
2005 Origin, art-B Gallery, Bellville, Cape Town

Exhibitions (group)

2010 Mother Nature: Art and Psychology in Conversation, Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch, South Africa
2009 Ceramics Exhibition, William Humphrey Art Gallery, Kimberley, South Africa
2007 Flesh, KKNK. X-Cape 07, Cape Town. South African Short Films, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown. Cultivaria Festival, Paarl, South Africa
2006 Dept of Science & Technology National Art Competition. Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Cape Town
2005 Vuleka, Art-B Gallery, Bellville. Brett Kebble Art Awards, Cape Town
2004 Exfoliate, Art-B Gallery, Bellville. Vuleka, Art-B Gallery, Bellville, Cape Town
2003 AVA Members Exhibition, AVA Gallery. Brett Kebble Art Awards. Vuleka, Art-B Gallery, Bellville, Cape Town. PPC Young Sculptors Awards, Pretoria, South Africa
2001 Women€™s Work, Kalk Bay, Cape Town
1998 Unity in Diversity Arts Festival, Good Hope Gallery, Cape Town

Exhibitions (international)

2009 Tape exhibition, Arnhem, Netherlands
2009 1st International Art & Science Festival, Patra, Greece
2009 International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, Korea
2009 One World, €“Many Papers, Distillery Gallery, Boston, USA
2008 Dwayer, L'Atelier D’ Alexandrie, Egypt
2008 Dak'€™Art Biennale, Senegal
2007 Cent livre Objects pour Senghor, Maison de la Culture Douta Seck, Dakar Senegal
2007 Selfportrait-a show for Bethlehem, Museo Arte Contemporaneo, Sante Fe, Argentina
2007 International Contemporary Art Center, Naples
2007 MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art Rosario, Argentina
2007 Muzeul de Art Satu Mare, Romania
2006 The Abstract Mind Mural, Chicago, USA.
2006 Too much Freedom? Freewaves, 10th Biennale Festival of Film, Video and Experimental Media, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2006 Selfportrait – a show for Bethlehem, Al Kahf Gallery, Palestine
2006 Oficyna Art Space Szezecin and Museum of Swinoujcie, Poland
2006 Ecartista 1st Annual Exhibition (online), Egypt
2005 Imagining the Book International Biennale, Egypt
2005 NY International Independent Film and Video Festival, New York
2005 A Cross Cultural View of Women in the Arts, Chicago
2005 Art at War Exhibition, Castillo Gallery, USA


Private collections: South Africa, United Kingdom, Egypt
Public collections: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt. Dept of Science & Technology, South Africa
International Contemporary Art Centre, Naples, Italy


2007 Distinction, 3rd Edition International Artistic Documentaries
2004 Winner New Media, Vuleka
2003 Merit Award, PPC Young Sculptor Award

Dathini Mzayiya

b. Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 1979. Lives in Cape Town.

Dathini Mzayiya skillfully blends drawing and painting in his striking renditions of everyday subjects.


© Mario Pissarra, 30/01/2006

Image: Dathini Mzayiya “Rewinding at the End of the Day II” 2005

Umsi (the smoke) is a group exhibition featuring Lindile Magunya, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Thulani Shuku, Dathini Mzayiya, Lonwabo Kilani, and Vivien Kohler. Inspired by Magunyas “documentation of the ongoing burning of the shacks in his area”; the artists share a “common concern around the housing problems in the Western Cape [and are] questioning the ongoing burning of the informal settlements”. They believe that through coming together they can “voice these social issues louder than an individual can.” The motivation for collective action is also a practical one. The artists, who between them have studied at every local institution accessible them, primarily NGO’s, colleges and workshops, “decided to create our own opportunities [to build] our group career as well as our individual careers [due to] the gap …between galleries and emerging artists, and … the lack of resources for …solo exhibitions” Guided by emerging curator Vuyile Voyiya, who has been mentor to the group, these paintings come from a workshop held last year as well as from works produced subsequently.

Magunya provides the most explicit interpretation of the theme with The Cries and Abandon, which utilises a simple but effective split frame composition. Generally he does a decent job capturing the texture and character of objects but he struggles with resolving the tension between the pictorial representation of debris with the production of sophisticated commodities (art). His solutions: to simulate through paint on canvas the illusion of a torn edge, or to physically severe edges of his board and to present them in black tomato boxes, were perhaps better ideas than results. In particular the sawn edges appear contrived, and he may have been better served by painting on real debris.

Mzayiya, particularly with his two paintings titled Rewinding at the End of the Day, presents a less direct take on the theme by addressing the need for social spaces for dialogue. His larger than life seated figures are wedged into corners and pressed against walls, their shadows emphasising their marginality. He demonstrates both graphic and gestural sensibilities but the overall result is essentially realist in its convincing representation of ordinary people in everyday guise.

Ngqinambi creates an extraordinary interplay between a tightly modelled naturalism, seen primarily in his figures, with his painterly treatment of the natural elements where the boundaries between land and sky are as fluid as the shifts between the evocation of a deep illusory space and the affirmation of a flat painted surface. Consequently his figures occupy a liminal space that communicates a sense of waiting. A series of small paintings highlights the artist’s ability to skilfully evoke epic narratives without resorting to large scale.

Kilani demonstrates an impressive proficiency for drawing. His birds eye perspectives on solitary sweeping men are extremely effective. The contrast of fairly acute illusory space with flat, textured ground is a striking compositional device that establishes a sudden sense of finding oneself on the precipice of a silent excavation. However as a painting the flat ground lacks interest and suggests that it is the second hand repository of an idea, rather than a painterly resolution of the artistic process.

Kohler combines an unusual method of painting in oils on tile grout, with a more orthodox painting technique that constitutes a painterly realism. He incorporates rusted, found objects, generally separating them from the painted areas. A convincing painter he should be wary of concepts that come uncomfortably close to cliché: his visual realisation of roots as rusty being an example.

While most artists reveal strong graphic inclinations Shuku is undisputedly more painter than anything else. His gestures are almost flamboyant, a ‘wild’ emotive style that communicates urgency, chaos, disintegration and fragmentation. He is less successful in his inclusion of small, circular, decorative details, presumably as a contrast to his audacious, explosive brushstrokes, as these come across as superfluous doodles that add little value to his works.

Overall Umsi is a coherent and inspiring group exhibition. It boldly affirms the relevance of painting for an emerging generation who are determined to make their mark as socially concerned and professionally motivated artists.

Mario Pissarra 30 January 2006

[All quotes come from artists’ statements accompanying the exhibition.]

NB An edited version of this review appeared in Art South Africa vol 4 no 3, 2006

Umfanekiso ( Reflections)
Filmed by Dathini Mzayiya, edited by Caleb Heymann South Africa for the One Minute Video Festival.2008



2001 Community Arts Project, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa.
2000 Graphic design and advertising, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town.
1999 Advertising and Marketing, Advertising College of South Africa, Cape Town.

Workshops & residencies

2009 Glenfiddich Artist in Residence, Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown, Scotland.
2007 Arts and Media Access Centre (AMAC) students Workshop by City Skin design, resulting in a mural at the lower cable station, Table Mountain, Cape Town.
2006 National Heritage Council, African Art Museum, Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.
2006 Umsi (The smoke) painting workshop, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town
2005 Mural Global Agenda 21 under UNESCO, Inda Gymnasium, Aachen, Germany
2005 Mural Global Agenda 21 at the train station, Aachen-Schanz, Germany
2005 Mural Global Agenda 21, Khayelitsha Training Centre, Cape Town.
2005 Mural Global Agenda 21, Swop painting workshop with students from Mitchells Plain, Manneneberg and Khayelitsha, Luhlaza High School, Khayelitsha, CapeTown.
2005 Mural Global Agenda 21, Painting workshop with AIDS-affected children from the Fikelela Children’s Home, Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
2004 Thupelo Workshop, Iziko South African National Gallery (Annexe), Cape Town.
2002 Thupelo Artists Workshop, Annexe, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2002 Ukuzoba (To draw): From Representational Painting to Abstraction, Community Arts Project, Woodstock, Cape Town.
2002 Ukuzoba (To draw) public workshops, Baden, Austria; Villach, Switzerland, and Berlin (with Trish Lovemore and Boyce Magandela)
2002 Mural painting workshop, Nomlingaliselo Primary School, New Crossroads, Cape Town (with Sipho Hlathi, Lonwabo Kilani and Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi).

Solo exhibitions

2013 Onder die Reenboog Strale, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town.
2005 Pop-up exhibition, BBK Gallery, Aachen.

Group exhibitions

2011 Kadafi, The Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2010 The Glenffidich Artist in Residence, The Rainbow Experience Gallery, Mandela Rhodes Place, Cape Town.
2010 Nothing is Everything, Word of Art, Woodstock Industrial Centre, Cape Town.
2010 Ityala aliboli/Debt don’t rot, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.
2010 Milestones, Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town.
2010 30 x 30 artists, Gill Allderman Gallery, Kenilworth, Cape Town.
2010 Botaki Contemporary African Art, Albany Museum, Grahamstown; Mecufe Festival, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
2009 Umahluko, Cape ’09, Lookout Hill, Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
2009 Dada South, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2009 Untitled exhibition, Glenfidich Distillery, Dufftown, Scotland.
2008 Milk Can Art Project, 34 Long Street Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2008 Winter Open Studio, Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town.
2007 Africa south, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2007 Nine South African Artists, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
2006 Umsi/Smoke, AVA, Cape Town.
2006 Nine South African Artists, Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
2005 Atelier Haus Aachen Gallery (with Thulani Shuku), Aachen, Germany; Austria and Switzerland.
2004 Artwork Project, Chat Room Communication and Marketing, Cape Town.
2004 Studio exhibition (with Thulani Shuku), Mowbray, Cape Town.
2004 Live Action Painting on Canvas, Cape Town Festival, Company’s Gardens, Cape Town.
2003 Art Angels, Gardens Presbyterian Church, Gardens, Cape Town.
2003 Angels without Wings, Cape Of Good Hope Castle, Cape Town.
2003 Vision, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
2003 Workshop exhibitions (with Boyce Magandela and Trish Lovemore), Maria Wörth, Reifnitz, Lienz and Kitzbuhel, Austria.
2002 Absolut Secret 7: Absolut Voyeur, AVA, Cape Town.
2002 Members exhibition, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town.
2002 Galerie Halde 14, Balden, Switzerland.
2002 Why Cry?, Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town.
2002 Ukozoba (To draw) workshop exhibition, Iziko South African National Gallery (Annexe), Cape Town.
2002 Thupelo workshop exhibition, Iziko South African National Gallery (Annexe), Cape Town.
2001 Afro metamorphosis’, Community Arts Project (CAP), Cape Town.

Gugulective Exhibitions

2014 Gugulective Arts Collective exhibition during Creative Week 2014, KwaMlamli’s Place, Gugulethu, Cape Town
2010 1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2009 Subversion, Gugulective Arts Collective exhibition, Harbour, Hamburg, Germany.
2008 South Africa Performs, HAU Theatre, Berlin (As part of Gugulective Arts Collective and with other global collectives)
2007 Akuchanywa Apha (No pissing), Gugulective, KwaMlamli’s Place, Guguletu; Blank Projects, Cape Town.


Youth Veteran Award from Khayelitsha Youth Development Forum (KYDF), Cape Town.


Foreign Press Centre, Cape Town
Chris Barnard Heart Centre, UCT
Villach Town Hall, Austria
Private collections in South Africa and Europe

Ayesha Price

b. Cape Town, 1975.
Ayesha Price is an artist and art educator who works in various media, often addressing issues concerning gender and cultural identity.

Arts Education

2008-present Bachelor of Visual Arts, University of South Africa
1996 Diploma in Education – Practical Specialisation in Visual Arts Hewatt College of Education (in association with UCT)


2010 Principal, Zonnebloem Children’s Art Centre, Cape Town
2009-2010 Educator, Iziko South African National Gallery
2008-2009 Visual Arts Education Officer, ISANG1998-2006 Visual Arts Educator, Zonnebloem Children’s Art Centre
2000 Fundraiser, South African National Zakaah Fund
1998-present Art educator and manager of art departments at Iziko SA National gallery and The Children's Art Centre, Cape Town
1997 Visual Arts Educator Grades 4-7, Battswood Art Centre

Exhibitions (solo)

2013 Save the Princess, Lovell Gallery, Cape Town
2012 Archiving the Modesty of the Cape Malay Woman, Art B Gallery, Bellville, South Africa

Exhibitions (group)

2016 Beyond Binaries. Essence Festival, Durban
2016 Delville Wood Museum, Longueval, France
2015 Thupelo Cape Town Trust Exhibition, Provenance Auction House, Cape Town
2007 Africa South, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
2006 Artscape, Cape Town (for the Cape Town Festival). Botaki 4, Old Mutual Asset Managers, Pinelands, Cape Town
2005 Botaki 3 & 4: Old Mutual Asset Managers, Cape Town.
2004 Gender & Visuality Exhibition, UWC (History Dept). Battswood Gallery, Cape Town
1999 DisNag, Iziko Slave Lodge & ART 1 Gallery, Cape Town

Workshops & ongoing community projects

2005-present District Six community workshops, Lydia Williams Centre, Cape Town
2004-present Member of art@school.education.com< /a>(voluntary organisation) with Cape Town artists to engage youth and communities through visual arts
1997-present Assisting schools (Zonnebloem Girls Primary, St Agnes Primary, Wynberg Senior Secondary, Al-Wafaa Preschool, Walmer Primary) with banners, signs, stage props and decor, costumes, posters, exhibitions

Workshops/Community projects (previous)

2016: District 6 Museum Peninsula Memory Project. Public participation to produce commemorative artworks. Steel sculpture, video installation, mixed media murals.
2015 Thupelo Artist’s Residency, Ruth Prowse, Cape Town
2011 Mural Painting, Philadelphia University of the Arts, Cape Town & Philadelphia, USA
2010 Strengths & Convictions, Nobel Peace Center & Iziko Museums, Cape Town
2008-2010 Visual Arts Educator and Exhibition Designer for Peacejam Foundation Youth Programmes (Unesco funded project)at the District Six Museum and ISANG Annexe
2008-2009 British Council: ‘Rivers of the World’, Workshops in Cape Town, exhibition in London
2008-2009 Visual Arts Educator and Exhibition Coordinator for Peripheral Vision, a cultural youth exchange programme between District Six Museum and Swedish Arts and Culture Centres: Lava, Zenit, BotkyrkaKunstall
2007-2008 Rivers of the World International Art Project (worked with learners to produce artworks about the Liesbeeck River)
2007 Oorwinning Kanala, Photography workshop , Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
2007 Photographic workshop for District 6 youth with artists Hussein and Hassan Essop for the Goodman Gallery Cape at the Lydia Williams Centre
2002 Isivivane solwazi, Robben Island Museum, Western Cape, South Africa & Devon County, United Kingdom
2002 Visual Arts Educator, Isivivane Solwazi Art and Culture programme, Robben Island Museum Spring School
1999 Mural painting facilitator, Words and Vision, Molo Songololo Productions


Private, South Africa
Delville Wood Museum, Longueval, France


2014 Injustice, sculpture commissioned by V & A Minstrels for Cape Minstrel Carnival
2005 Ti Koeli’s heritage, painting commissioned by The Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Art in Business exhibition at ArtsCape.
2000 Shine Where You Are ; Lulama’s Blanket, Book illustrations commissioned by IDASA
1999 South African National Zakkaah fund. Also private


2013 The Excellence Certificate for top UNISA 4th year Visual Art student in SA


2006 Visual Art Adjudicator, Fairest Cape Association
2005/6 Contributor (text and photographs), Iziko EPP Publication Picasso and Africa
2004 Reviewing & consulting arts & culture handbook for learners & Educators, Oxford University Press
2003 Visual Art Adjudicator, Lovelife. Textile Workshop, MAPPP-SETA
1997-2003 As member of the Arts Junction (youth arts productions) planned art workshops, exhibitions, production of posters, pamphlets, set & costume design
2000 Book illustrations for IDASA (Project Literacy). Book titles: Shine Where You Are; Lulama's Blanket
1999 Member of the Arts Forum, based at Battswood Art Centre