Siwa Mgoboza

Portrait of Siwa MgobozaSiwa Mgoboza has been chosen as a figurehead of the 2018 MIA Photo Fair in Milan, Italy, which he will attend from Thursday 8 to Monday 12 March. He is a finalist in the BNL Gruppo Paribas Premio, which will be announced during the fair.

Mgoboza participated in the Lagos Photo Festival 2016, the AKAA art fair in Paris via Art Meets Camera and the Nanjing International Arts Festival. He has had solo exhibitions in South Africa, Switzerland and Canada and has participated in group shows at the South African National Gallery and Gallery MOMO, among many other institutions.

A graduate of the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, Mgoboza was awarded the Cecil Skotnes Award for most promising artist and was named Visual Artist of the Year in the Nestlings Awards, both in 2015.

His art can be found in private and public collections, including the collections of the University of Cape Town, the Friends of the National Gallery of Israel, the University of South Africa, the Carnegie Museum of Art (USA), the Laureate International Universities (USA) and the Wedge Curatorial Projects (Canada).

See Africadia (17.11.2016 - 21.12.2016)