Phemo Mathlabe

Phemo Mathlabe

Bio

Phemo Matlhabe is a contemporary artist who was born 1991 in South Africa and is currently based in Johannesburg, he is largely self-taught artist. He describes a great “event” at the age of three having being the reason to devote his time to art making. His art practice translates esoteric African mythology, spirituality and indigenous oral histories into artistic interventions. His exhibition titled “Morwalela” at the 2020 Turbine art fair focused on his explorations of indigenous value systems, cultural hybridity and the complex intersections of African and Western culture

  • Anglo America 2nd place in Art Competition
    ·Xtrata alloys (1 st place art Prize)
    · Klerksdorp Museum 2013 group exhibition
    · Alice Art Gallery 2013 new signatures group exhibition
    · Bag factory New town Salon sale 2018
    · FNB Joburg art fair 2018
    · Absa Art Gallery Tete A’tete 2019

Awards

2018 David Koloane Art Award winner

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