BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1992 in Cape Town, South Africa

Lives and works in Cape Town

 

EDUCATION


2017 

PGCE Art and Design Didactics, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa

2014 

BA Fine Art, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa

AWARDS, RESIDENCIES & PUBLICATIONS
 

2019 

Emerging Painters Invitational/ EPI (Finalist), First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe

2018 

Emboldened Conversations: ‘KWAAI’ at Eclectica Contemporary by Misha Krynauw

2017 

Blue Collar Banter: Rory Emmett and Ronald Muchatuta at the AVA Gallery by Scott Eric Williams

2016 

HALF ART: New voices needed to take national debate beyond comfort zones by Chris Thurman

2015 

Sasol New Signatures Merit award
ES CAPE TOWN, Michaelis 2014 Graduate Exhibition by Lambi Chibambo and Masechaba Moloi

2014

Judy Steinberg Painting Prize
Director and Staff Award (Michaelis/UCT)

Hoosein Mahomed Award (UCT)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2021 

HEWN, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2019 

Building Ground: Grey Areas, 99 Loop, Cape Town, South Africa.

Reprise, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Things Which Are Not As Though They Were, Gallery @Glen Carlou, Paarl, South Africa.

2017 

Concerning Alchemy, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2016 

Survey: Selected Works, Rheede Street, Cape Town, South Africa.

2014 

Colourman, (Graduate Exhibition), Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town, South Africa.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2021 

Untitled 8.99, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2019 

Surfaces, Kelvin Corner, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa.

The Main Complaint, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa.

2018 

IMAGES OF DISPLACEMENT, The District Six Homecoming Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.

KWAAI, Eclectica Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa.
The Devil Loves When We Loathe Ourselves, 99 Loop, Cape Town, South Africa.

CAPE TO TEHRAN, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town, South Africa.
HERE AND NOW, Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa.

2017 

Throughlines: Greatmore Studios Showcase, Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa.

Dress Code, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town, South Africa.
A Painting Today, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa.

COLOUR CHART, Ebony Curated, Cape Town, South Africa.

2016 

Sitditaf - Switch it Off, Aardklop Arts Festival, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

OTHERWISE, Sosesame Gallery, Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa.

New Monuments, Commune.1 Gallery, Wale Str, Cape Town, South Africa.

Barclays L’Atelier Western Cape Regional Finalists Exhibition, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2015 

But He Doesn’t Have Anything On! , Commune.1 Gallery, Wale Str, Cape Town, South Africa.

NEW VOICES IV: Spatial relations, Lizmore & Associates Gallery, Parkwood, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sasol New Signatures 2015 Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa.

ArtMeets Camera: The Mechanisms of Memory, Fringe Art Fair, Arts On Main, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Form & Substance, Erdmann Contemporary, Kloof Street Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa.

Portrait 100 (Sanlam Portrait Award Finals) , Casa Labia Gallery, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa.
The AVA/Strauss & Co Open Printmaking Studio Residency, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

(In) The Nature of Things, Hermanus Fyn Arts, Old Synagogue Building, Hermanus, Cape Town, South Africa.
Revisiting The Latent Archive Through Sites, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa.
Claims to Land, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
Movie Snaps: Cape Town Remembers Differently, District Six Homecoming Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.
GREATEST HITS 2014: The Domestic Odyssey, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

INTERNATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 

2019 

Present Passing: South by SouthEast, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong.

Emerging Painting Pan-African Prize Launch, Harare, Zimbabwe

 

ART FAIRS

 

2020

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, South Africa.

2019 

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, South Africa.

2018 

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, South Africa.

2017 

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, South Africa.

2016 

THAT Art Fair, The Palms Décor & Lifestyle Centre, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa.

2015 

EMERGING PAINTERS: The Graduate Show, Turbine Art Fair, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa.

COLLECTIONS

University of Cape Town (Centre for Curating the Archive), South Africa.

Pick n’ Pay Corporate Collection, South Africa.

Art Bank of South Africa, South Africa.

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