Artists | Thulani Shongwe

2018
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Sinethemba Twalo
Abdulrazaq Awofeso
Jabu Arnell and Sinethemba Twalo
Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi
Terrence Musekiwa

2016
Tiisetso Molobi
Lazi Mathebula
Pamela Clarkson
Atta Kwami
Mongezi Ncaphayi
Em'kal Eyongakpa

2015
Atef Berredjem
Rehema Chachage
Mohamed Ahmed Abdel Rasoul

2014
Moshekwa Langa
Bernard Akoi-Jackson
Helen Zeru Araya
Admire Kamudzengerere

2013
Ashraf Moneim
Awaad Issa
Lara Bourdin
Zanele Muholi
Louis Boshoff
Ruan Hoffmann
Krishna Luchoomun
Sultana Haukim
Adriaan de Villiers

2012
Koyo Kouoh
Michele Tabor
Viktor Ekpuk
Santu Mofokeng
Mihret Kebede

2011
Hasan and Husain Essop
Nisren Abasher Ahmed
Leo Lefort

2010
Akintunde Akinleye
Akirash
Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi
Ruan Hoffmann
Michael Tsegaye

2009
Adriaan de Villiers
Hadia Gana
Zanele Muholi

2007
Victor Ekpuk
Doreen Southwood
Clifford Charles
Assefa Gebrekidan

2006
Guy Wouete
Thulani Shongwe
Nicholas Hlobo
Doreen Southwood
Odili Donald Odita

2005
Rehab El Sadek

2003
Papisto Boy
John Murray
Isaac Carlos
Rose Kirumira
Dominique Zinkpé

2002
Senzeni Marasela
Tarek Zaki
Kheto Lualuali
Meshac Gaba
Darryl Accone
Nawaal Deane
Henk Rossouw
Rafs Mayet
Louis Mhlanga

2001
Krishna Luchoomun

2000
Moss Mogale
Samson Kambalu
Abrie Fourie
Dominique Fontaine
Ilse Pahl

1999
Saliou Traore
Alassane Drabo
Harry Mutasa
Moshekwa Langa
Jeremy Wafer

1998
Mustafa Maluka

1997
Shepard Mtyshelwa
Liza du Plessis
Allina Ndebele
Greg Streak
Dominic Tshabangu

1996
Stephen Maqashela

1995
Ina van zyl
Progress Matubako

1993
Tito Zungu
Noria Mbabasa
Helen Sebidi
Sue Williamson
David Koloane
Andries Botha
Pat Mautloa

1992
Sandra Kriel
Clifford Charles
Dianse Paulse
Sarah Tabane

South Africa
Thulani Shongwe
Thulani Shongwe

Thulani Shongwe After four years of work and study in Johannesburg, Thulani Shongwe
(1980) returned to his town of birth Newcastle, South Africa. Comissioned by the local gallery (Carnegie Art Gallery) Thulani Shongwe continues to deepen his line of work and subjects in painting.Subjects that touch the fusing together of cultures, or to be more
precise, South African and Western culture. Black South African culture is strongly shaped and modelled by Western influences. Shongwe finds these aspects present in the colourful patterned Dutch fabrics that used to be worn by black South Africans. Symbols that turn up in his paintings of copied Western historic sceneries as portraits and Dutch domestic interiors. Sceneries that reveal the aspects of a daily life we can still relate to seen from both African as Western
perspective.
Thulani Shongwe finished his degree in fine arts at Wiwatersrand Johannesburg. He took part in several exhibitions in South Africa including the Absa Atelier, Johannesburg (2002 and 2003) and the World Summit 2002, Johannesburg. He took second place in the "Fresh Blue Dove" art competition (2001) and became one of the finalist in the Brett Kibble art award (2004). In October 2006 Thulani shows his work at Galerie 23, Amsterdam. Accordingly he plans an installation at Hotel Winston, Amsterdam.

Thulani Shongwe links

www.de40eurogalerie.nl/expo.html?id=23&xp=111

Thami Mnyele Foundation promotes the exchange of art and culture between Africa and the Netherlands.