Mongezi Ncaphayi

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

2012

Certificate in Advanced Studies, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA.

2008

Professional Printmaking Certificate, Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2005

National Diploma of Arts & Design, Ekurhuleni East College Arts School, Johannesburg, South Africa.

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2019

Artist in residency, Africa First Artist Residency, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Africa First Art Prize (AFAP), Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

2018

Artist in Residence, Mixit Print Studio, Boston, USA.

Artist in Residence, Atelier Le Grand Village, Angouleme, France.

2016

Artist in Residence, Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2015

Prince Claus Fund Grant, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2014

Artist in Residence, Atelier Le Grand Village, Angouleme, France.

Artist in Residence, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

2013

ABSA L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2012

“Decision 2012” Printmaking Juried Show: First Prize, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA.

Artist in Residence, Mixit Print Studio, Boston, USA.

2011

Artist in Residence, Ampersand Foundation, New York City, USA.

Linda Givon Scholarship, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Artist in Residence, Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

2020

Investec Cape Town Art Fair – VIP Lounge (SMAC Gallery), Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

2019

ART X Lagos (SMAC Gallery), The Civic Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.

Of the Seeking or the Finding, SMAC Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2018

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Somerset House, London, UK.

Anecdotes of Sound, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

2017

Which Way Is East?, [Travelling Exhibition], SMAC Gallery; The Silo Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa.

Mongezi Ncaphayi at DKNY, David Krut Projects, New York City, USA.

2016

Journey to the One, SMAC, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Spirit’s Response, [Travelling Exhibition], Absa Art Gallery, Johannesburg; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Port Elizabeth; Spin Street Gallery, Cape Town; Alliance Française Pretoria, Pretoria; Kwazulu Natal Society of the Arts (KZNSA) Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

2020

Stellenbosch Triennale – Tomorrow there will be more of us, curated by Khanyisile Mbongwa, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

2019

That Was Then, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Ampersand Foundation Award 21 years Celebration Exhibition, University of Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), Johannesburg, South Africa.

FNB Art Joburg (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Filling in the Gaps, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, (SMAC Gallery), Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

2018

Wish You Were Here, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

aaa_bstract travelling, C – Gallery, Milan, Italy.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Back to the Future III – Abstract Art in South Africa: Past & Present, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Print Promises, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

PROOF, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, (SMAC Gallery), Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

Atelier le Grand Village Lithos, Trent Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa.

2017

 African Amicitiae, Arti et Amicitiae Society in association with Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

10th World Triennial of Printmaking, Galerie d’Art Contemporain de Chamalières (AMAC), Chamalières, France.

A Change in the Narrative: ABSA L’Atelier Winners Exhibition, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

/’Atmes,fir/, David Krut Chelsea, New York City, USA.

X: Part III, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

X: Part III, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Cape Town Art Fair, (SMAC Gallery), Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

X: Part I, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Salon Hang, David Krut Projects, New York City, USA.

2016

Upstart/Startup, SMAC Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

8th International Printmaking Biennale Dour, Museau do Douro, Peso da Regua, Portugal.

The Art of Humanity at The Pratt Institute, Pratt Institute, The Rubelle & Norman Schfler Gallery, New York City, USA.

Nothing Personal, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Cape Town Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

Exhibition of Lithographs, de l’Atelier le Grand Village, Les Salles-Lavauguyon, France.

‘Group Exhibition’, No Man’s Pop-Up Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Inch x Inch: an exhibition of small works, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Summer Show ‘16, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

365 Days of Projects and Collaborations, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa.

DEBORAH BELL | WILLIAM KENDRIDGE \ DIANE VICTOR, David Krut Projects, Cape Town, South Africa.

Mantegna | DKW Prints, David Krut Projects, New York City, USA.

Turbine Art Fair (TAF), (David Krut Projects), Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2015

Forming Impressions: The Ghost in the Machine, Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Map Of The New Art, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy.

Back To The Future II: Abstract Art in South Africa: Past & Present, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Pooling Our Secrets, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity, Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome, Italy.

Untitled, Gallery2, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Collaborative Spirit, No Man’s Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The Editions/artists’ Books (E/AB) Fair, (David Krut Projects, Booth A37), New York City, USA.

Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream, Twilsharp Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Do Nothing – A Group Exhibition, David Krut Projects, Cape Town, South Africa.

2014

South African Voices, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington DC, USA.

Blood, Sweat and Tears, Absa Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity, Casa Dei Carraresi, Treviso, Italy.

2013

Alternative Spaces, Plateforme, Paris, France.

Multiplied Art Fair, (Christie’s), London, UK.

Crossing Bridges, Artist Proof Studio Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Re-Think Ink, Cantor Art Gallery, Boston, USA.

ABSA L’Atelier, Absa Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Making Connection, Peck School of Arts, Milwaukee, USA.

The Boston-Jo’Burg Connection, Turfs University Gallery, Boston, USA.

2012

Coming of Age: 21 Years of Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa.

re–Think INK: 25 Years at Mixit Print Studio, Boston Public Library, Boston, USA. .

TRANSATLANTIC FUN-O-PACK: Print Exchange, Edinburg College of Art, Edinburgh, UK.

New Acquisitions, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) Mclninch Art Gallery, Manchester, USA.

2011

Landscape Revisited, Artist Proof Studio Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2010

ABSA L’Atelier, Absa Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2009

Reclaiming Lives, Boston Arts Academy, Boston, USA.

ABSA L’Atelier, Absa Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2007

Isithunzi, Thompson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2006

International Small Works Show, Emerald Art Gallery, Iowa, USA.

SELECTED PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

Sesona Ngqakamba | News24 |‘Words cannot tell how it feels’ – Gauteng artist wins top prize at Investec Cape Town Art Fair | 18 February 2019

Hewson, D. 2016. ARTsouthAFIRCA in conversation with Mongezi Ncaphayi. ArtAfrica [online]. Available at: http://artafricamagazine.org/art-south-africa- in-conversation-with-mongezi-ncaphayi/. 13 Aug 2016. [Accessed on 21.01.2019].

Krouse, M. 2013. Mongezi Ncaphayi: Striking art is his raison d’être. Mail & Guardian [online]. Available at: https://mg.co.za/article/2013-07-26-mongezi- ncaphayi-striking-art-is-his-raison-detre. 26 July 2013. [Accessed 21.01.2019].

Agostini, S. D. 2018. Londra, la narrazione dell’arte sposta lo sguardo in Africa con 1-54. Il Sole 24 Ore [online]. Available at: https://www.ilsole24ore. com/art/arteconomy/2018-10-10/londra-narrazione- dell-arte-sposta-sguardo-africa-1-54-113431.shtml?uuid=AENMidKG. 10 October 2018. [Accessed 21.01.2019].

Creative Feel. 2016. Mongezi Ncaphayi’s musically inspired ‘visual compositions’ solo exhibition. Creative Feel [online]. Available at: https:// creativefeel.co.za/2016/02/mongezi-ncaphayis-musically-inspired- visual-compositions-solo-exhibition/. 4 February 2016. [Accessed on 21.01.2019].

Reilly, S. 2018. What not to miss at 1-54 in London. Apollo Magazine [online]. Available at: https://www.apollo-magazine.com/1-54-contemporary-african- art-fair-somerset-house-2018/. 3 October 2018. [Accessed 21.01.2019].

Tyilo, M. 2016. Artists We Love: Mongezi Ncaphayi. Visi [online]. Available at: http://www.visi.co.za/artists-we-love-mongezi-ncaphayi/. 20 May 2016. [Accessed on 21.01.2019].

COLLECTIONS

Works of Art Committee (WOAC), University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Town, South Africa.

Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, USA.

Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel.

Boorgertman +Partners, Cape Town; Durban; Johannesburg; Pretoria, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya.

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), Manchester, USA.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), Boston, USA.

Tracker South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Paris, France.

The Ampersand Foundation (TAF), London, UK.

Absa Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA.

Luciano Benetton Foundation, Treviso, Italy.

Mastercard Collection, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Royal Portfolio Collection, Cape Town, South Africa.

David Krut Projects, Cape Town; Johannesburg, South Africa; New York City, USA.

Walker Scott Art Advisory, Johannesburg, South Africa.