thandomama

Quintessential:Contemporary:Art

Resume / CV

Career Profile:

Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree Fine Art from Technikon Natal in Durban, with majors in Printmaking and Photography. Working mostly with video, prints, drawings and video installations, and has been exhibited in South Africa and in International exhibitions, as part of group and solo exhibitions, artistic projects, events and activities.

Career Achievements to date:

-Nominated for the Best Man Award (2006); Art &Culture Category:Men’s Health Magazine, SA.
-Awarded Prix de la Communaute Francaise de Belgique, 2004. Dakar, Senegal.
-The winner of the MTN New Contemporaries awards, 2003. Johannesburg. South Africa.


Solo exhibitions:

2007         : Thando Mama: the artist @ the Project Room#6                                                               Johannesburg Art Gallery.   

2005         : Next Movement; Kwa Zulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) Gallery.

2003         : Back to Me; a Young Artists Project, Natal Society of Arts (N. S. A.) Gallery.

Selected Exhibitions:

2010         : Darkroom; Photography and the New Media in South Africa, 1950 -   

                 Present. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia, USA.     

                 : Second Coming; a curatorial collaboration. CCS BARD, New York, USA.

2009         : Dystopia; University of South Africa Art Gallery.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 : An Imagined State. Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria.

2008         : Vizone 4deo; Videozone - International Video-Art Biennial, Tel Aviv.

                 :Scratching the Surfacevol.1 ; AVA Gallery, Cape Town.

                 : Flow; Studio Museum in Harlem (SMH), New York City.

                 : Visual Foreign Correspondence/ Global Crystal Ball #7; de Balie                                            and Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam.

                 : As You Like It; Jo’burg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, JHB.

2007         : Cape’07; Castle of Good Hope & Iziko: South African National Gallery,                                    Cape Town.

                 : RéalisatDÉSIRÉALITÉS Photographies et vidéos d’artistes sud-africains;
                   Saint- Ouen.

                 : Joburg-Bamako; Afronova Gallery, Johannesburg.

                 : Bamako Biennial – VII Rencontres Africaines de la photographie, 

                  ‘In the City and beyond’. Bamako.     

                 : Photoquai/ Curat Culture; Musée du Quai Branly. Paris.

                 : SpierContemporary 2007; Spier Estate. Stellenbosch.  

2006         : Uninhabited Territories; In Association with Next Wave Festival 2006 .
                   West Space Gallery, Sydney.

                 : Black, Brown, White: Photography from South Africa; KunsthalleWien.
                   Vienna.

                 : Erase Me From Who I Am; Centro Atlantico de Arte Morderno CAAM.
                   Las Palmas de Grand Canaria.

2005         : Persistence of Memory_Commotion on Tour; A Pitcture-This Project.                                        Bristol.

2004         : Trouble; Le Grand Cafe, Saint-Nazire. 

                 : Personal Affects: Power and Poetics in Contemporary South African Art;
                   Musuem for African Art, Long Island and The Cathedral of St. John   
                   the Devine, New York.

                 : Min(e)fields; Kunsthausbaselland and the Stadtgalerie, Basel and Bern.

                 : Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain DAK’ART 2004; Dakar.

                 : TREMOR: Contemporary South African Art; Palais des Beaux-Arts de
                   Charleroi.

                 : A Decade of Democracy: Witnessing South Africa; The Museum of the
                   National Center of Afro-American Artists. Boston.

                 : The 2nd Auckland Triennial: Public/Private Tumatanui/Tumataiti;
                   Gus Fischer Art Gallery. Auckland.
2003         : Thwasa; a collaborative exhibition by 3rd Eye Vision. Natal Society of
                   Arts (N. S. A.) Gallery, Durban.

                 : MTN New Contemporaries Award; Museum Africa, Johannesburg.

                 : Homing In: an exhibition of emerging South African artists;

                   Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.


Collections:

Iziko: South African National Museum. SA.
Johannesburg Art Gallery. SA.