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Tags : University of Cape Town

Meet Visual Artist Simphiwe Ndzube

Simphiwe Ndzube was born in Hofmeyr, Eastern Cape, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He has a BA Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town and is the winner of both the Tollman Award and Michaelis Prize. Considered one of the most important young artists of his […]Read More

Meet Artist Nabeeha Mohamed

Nabeeha Mohamed studied at the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town and graduated, specializing in painting, in 2011. Mohamed’s very personal work grapples with the complexities and contradictions of identity and class privilege in post-Apartheid South Africa. Her identity as a woman of colour, hushed during her childhood years in […]Read More

Meet Multi-Disciplinary Artist Nandipha Mntambo

Nandipha Mntambo was born in Mbabane, Swaziland. In 2007, she completed a Master’s in Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town. Mntambo currently lives in Johannesburg. Her work addresses ongoing debates around traditional gender roles, body politics, and identity. She works in photography, sculpture, video, and mixed […]Read More

Meet Visual Artist Tsoku Maela

Working predominantly, on the mediums of photography, film, and text – Tsoku Maela uses his visual mediums not only to document the present but also as a way to look into the future by revisualizing African narratives, culture, and aesthetics often as part of surreal and abstract visual worlds. At the age of 17, he […]Read More

Meet Artistic Duo Carla Fonseca & Nthato Mokgata

Fonseca & Mokgata is the collaborative artistic practice of Carla Fonseca and Nthato Mokgata, based on experimentation with various mediums to describe societal trauma and the elusive fantasy of freedom. F&M Studio has developed an interest in describing both violence as a language as well as the “violence of language” in the context of post-colonial/apartheid Africa. […]Read More

Meet Artist Meshack “Shakes” Tembani

With a distinctive, stylized and almost naïve technique, he invites viewers to contemplate the beautiful in the seemingly ordinary by using bold and flat colours. Meshack “Shakes” Tembani grew up in the New Crossroads township (Cape Town) where he still lives and works.   From a young age, Shakes loved art and started exploring different avenues of expression in a variety […]Read More

EXHIBITION OPENING AT GOODMAN GALLERY CAPE TOWN THURSDAY 19 JANUARY

This January, Goodman Gallery presents Promise Land, the first solo show by acclaimed artist/sculptor Stuart Bird. In a series of meticulously and often obsessively hand-crafted sculptures and installations, Bird explores the position of the artist and the individual in contemporary South Africa.   South Africa is the land of promise of the title – a country […]Read More