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Tags : Michaelis School of Fine Art

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 Visual Artist Leo Makgekgenene

Leo Makgekgenene is a New Media graduate from the Michaelis School of Fine Art. Makgekgenene was born in 1995 in Gaborone, Botswana. The artist moved to South Africa in 2009 where they worked and studied in Pretoria before moving to Cape Town in 2015. Many of his works aim to rematerialize the metaphorical spaces in […]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 Multi-Disciplinary Artist Jake Michael Singer

Jake Michael Singer experiments with a broad range of disciplines from photography to works on paper, and commands an exquisite mastery of sculpture. Drawing inspiration from the emergent behaviour of flocking birds, where the individual is subsumed in the whole; and meditating on the timeless monumentality of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, his Murmurations series speaks to our […]Read More

Meet Photographer Johno Mellish

Johno Mellish constructs his photographic mise-en-scènes by combining history, memory and imagination. Sourcing imagery from both traditional media channels and vernacular photographs, he composes fictional narratives which mirror our post-truth, fragmented, and data-driven society. He completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Photography at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2017, after completing a B.A at AFDA […]Read More

Checkout Gerhard Marx’s “Near Distant” At The Goodman Gallery

In his fifth solo exhibition with the Goodman Gallery, Gerhard Marx continues the project of transforming visual certainties into new spatial imaginaries as he engages his interest in the construct or idea of ‘distance’. Gerhard Marx develops his projects through an engagement with pre-existent conventions and practices. This process entails careful acts of dissection and […]Read More

Meet Multi-Disciplinary Artist Daniel Levi

Daniel Levi graduated with honours in painting from Michaelis School of Fine Art at UCT in Cape Town. He was raised in Johannesburg in a liberal home by parents who exposed him to politics, psychology, philosophy and the arts from an early age. Levi has a background in creative design and his experience of the […]Read More

Meet Multi-disciplinary Artist Siwa Mgoboza

Siwa Mgoboza, born 1993 in Cape Town, holds a BA Fine Art from Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT. Having been raised abroad for most of his life, the work of Mgoboza deals with the exploration of the globalized African sense of self, a Western upbringing and the liminal  space where these identities exist. Mgoboza […]Read More