Nandipha Mntambo

Nandipha Mntambo was born in Swaziland, Southern Africa, in 1982. She graduated with a master's degree in Fine Art (with distinction) from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, in June 2007. She lives and works in South Africa.



Solo exhibitions (selection)


  • 2014 Transience, Stevenson, Johannesburg
  • 2013 Nandipha Mntambo, Zeitz MOCAA Pavilion, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • 2013 Nandipha Mntambo, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2012 Faena, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein; Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg; University of Potchefstroom Art Gallery, Potchefstroom
  • 2012 The Unspoken, Stevenson, Cape Town
  • 2011 Faena, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth; Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2009 Umphatsi Wemphi, Brodie/Stevenson, Johannesburg
  • 2009 The Encounter, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
  • 2007 Ingabisa, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
  • 2007 Locating me in order to see you (Master's exhibition), Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town


Group exhibitions (selection)


  • 2014 Performance Now, Queensland University of Technology Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2014 Chroma, Stevenson, Cape Town
  • 2014 The Danjuma Collection: One Man's Trash (Is Another Man's Treasure), 33 Fitzroy Square, London
  • 2014 From Sitting to Selfie: 300 Years of South African Portraits, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2014 The Divine Comedy. Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists -Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main
  • 2013 A Sculptural Premise, Stevenson, Cape Town
  • 2013 My Joburg, La Maison Rouge, Paris; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
  • 2013 Female Power: Matriarchy, Spirituality and Utopia, Arnhem Museum, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • 2012 The Rainbow Nation, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2012 3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow
  • 2012 Viewpoint: A Closer Look at Showing, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam
  • 2012 Mine – A selection of films by SA artists, Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre, Dubai
  • 2011 ARS 11, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
  • 2011 Contemporary South African Artists, Turner Galleries, Perth, Australia
  • 2011 Mine – A selection of films by SA artists, Iwalewa-Haus, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • 2010 Peekaboo: Current South Africa, Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki
  • 2010 Ampersand, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin
  • 2010 The Beauty of Distance: Songs of survival in a precarious age, 17th Biennale of Sydney, Australia
  • 2010 SPace: Currencies in contemporary African art, Museum Africa, Newtown, Johannesburg
  • 2010 Dak'Art, 9th Dakar Biennale, Senegal
  • 2010 Life Less Ordinary: Performance and display in South African art, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales
  • 2010 The Good Old Days, Aarhus Art Building, Denmark
  • 2010 Hautnah: Hair in art and culture, Kunstverein Leonberg, Germany
  • 2010 Toros! Works from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris
  • 2010 She Devil, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome
  • 2009 Hautnah: Hair in art and culture, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany
  • 2009 Les Rencontres de Bamako biennial of African photography, Bamako, Mali
  • 2009 Life Less Ordinary: Performance and display in South African art, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, UK
  • 2009 La modernité dans l'art africain d'aujourd'hui, Panafrican Cultural Festival of Algiers
  • 2009 Undercover: Performing and Transforming Black Female Identities, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
  • 2009 Works from the 2008 Dak'art biennale, ifa gallery, Berlin and Stuttgart
  • 2009 Number Two: Fragile, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf
  • 2009 Why not?, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
  • 2009 Beauty and Pleasure in South African Contemporary Art, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo
  • 2008 Disguise, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2008 Dak'art, Dakar Biennale, Senegal
  • 2008 Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • 2008 Skin-to-skin: Challenging textile art, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2008 .za: giovane arte dal Sudafrica, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena
  • 2008 The Trickster at ArtExtra, Johannesburg
  • 2007 Summer 2007/8, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
  • 2007 Apartheid: The South African Mirror, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
  • 2007 Afterlife, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2006 Olivida quien soy – Erase me from who I am, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas
  • 2006 MTN New Contemporaries, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2006 Second to None, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2005 In the Making: Materials and Process, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2001/2 Curated the Parliamentary Millennium Project (PMP)

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