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muziwandile (muzi) gigaba

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Lives in

Works in


St Francis' College, 1999, 2003
UKZN, 2007, 2013
Illinois State University, Normal, 2012
University of Johannesburg, 2016

Representing galleries

contemporary, abstract, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, performance, conceptual, pop, landscape, traditional, photography, digital, exhibition/performance


Muziwandile works with multiple media technique explorations and his work is mostly characterized with curvilinear line mark making and relief that reflects the nature of the material and metaphorically fulfills the content of his work. His sculpture is mostly transgenic to Zulu cultural ceramic ware while it is fused with contemporary symbols. He’s current art works explores human and animal relations.

Education, Workshops, Symposiums And Residencies 4th Changchun International Ceramics Symposium 2015, 3rd Chang Changchun International Ceramics Symposium 2014(China), Guanlan Original Printmaking Base (China) 2013-2014, (University of KwaZulu-Natal) MFA student 2014, Residency at Illinois State University (USA) 2012, Honors Fine Arts Degree 2011, Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree 2007- 2010, Bartel Arts Residency Program (BAT CENTRE) 2005-2006

Art Shows and Awards (JHB) Council Chamber Totem Public Art Award 2016, 4th Changchun International Ceramics Symposium Exhibition 2015, 3rd Chang Chun International Ceramics Symposium Exhibition 2014, 2nd International Printmaking Triennial in Belgrade (Serbia) 2014, Print Exhibition by Artists of the Centre for Visual Arts, UKZN (China) 2014,Juliet Armstrong Legacy Travelling Exhibition, Kimberly (2013- 2014), Okusaphixiphixi, Transpace Art Gallery (Normal) Illinois State, USA (2012),Peoria Art Guild (Illinois State), USA (2012), Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, USA (2012),Absa L'Atelier Art Awards finalist, Johannesburg (2011),KZN Regional Ceramics Exhibition, Artspace (2011) Jabulisa Travelling Exhibition, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg (2010- 2011),UKZN Postgrad and Lecturers Exhibition, William Humphrey Art Gallery, Kimberly (2010), Oppitafel, Artspace, Johannesburg, (2008-2209), Ukucwebezela To Shine Travelling Exhibition, African Art center, RSA and USA (2007-2008), Izikhwepha Zethu Women’s Day Exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, 2006 Start: Nivea Art Awards, KZNSA, Durban, (2006)

Collections (JHB) Council Chamber Totem Public Art 2016. Changchun International Ceramics Museum (China) 2015, 3rd Changchun World Sculpture Museum2014 (China), 2nd International Printmaking Triennial in Belgrade (Serbia) 2014, Guanlan Original Printmaking Base (China) 2014, Illinois State University Museum, USA (2012), Millikin University Museum, USA (2012), Jan Brandt Art Gallery, USA (2012), Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg (2011) and by Private collectors.

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