Maurice Mbikayi - Visual artist & Cultural Activist

 

CV Biography

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 | Mupia-Mupia, at Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg.

2011 | "Notre Peau" (our skin), Centre for African Studies Gallery/UCT, Cape Town
Villa Arcadia at the Hollard Campus, Parktown/the Hollard Exchange Programme, Johannesburg

2011 | “Notre Peau” (our skin) at the The Association for Visual Art (AVA) Gallery/ the Hollard Exchange Programme, Cape Town
Read a review about the exhibition | And the press release on Art Times

2011 | “Echoes” (Travelling exhibition): Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth; Alliance Française of Pretoria; Alliance Française of Durban; Alliance Française of Mbabane /Swaziland (26th May); CCFM, Alliance Française of Maputo/Mozambique (13 June); Alliance Française of Johannesburg (12th July)

2010 | "ECHOES", Alliance Francaise of Cape Town, on 10th August 2010

2007 | Maurice Mbikayi , Framery Art Gallery, Sea Point, Cape Town

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 | Paradoxal Stranger, (group video show), MOMO Gallery Cape Town.
2016 | Troubled Land, (Performance/Video Installation), South Africa National Gallery (SANG) / Iziko.

2015 | On Entropy and Becoming, AVA Gallery.
2015 | Constitution Hill, Johannesburg

2014 | *Art of the Lived Experiment* , The Bluecoat School Lane Liverpool, UK and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

2013 | Core Participant in ‘Between the Lines’ Symposium (exchange between Michaelis School of Art , Cape Town and Braunschweig School of Art, Germany)
‘Between the Lines’ exhibition.

2012 | Window Exhibition/ Traces at Dock, with Miatta Kawinzi(New York), Janne Nabb & Maria Teeri(Helsinki), (sponsored by IAAB and Pro Helvetia) Basel, Switzerland

2011 | Thinking Africa and the Diaspora Differently Centre for African Studies(CAS), UCT, Cape Town
2011 | Celeste Prize 2011 Finalists Exhibition & Arwards. The Invisible Dog 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, New York City
2011 | Goethe on Main Gallery: 2010 reasons to live in a small Town (initiated by VANSA), Johannesburg /South Africa
2011 | AFRIKA SUR L’ÉVENEMENT POÉTIQUE, collectif d’ artistes, Centre Culturel des Mazades, Toulouse, France

2010 | “Amani Art Festival 2010” fostering Cultural Diversity, lookout Hill, Khayelitsha, Cape Town- SA
2010 | The Association for the Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town

2009 | Art reach Exhibition at the Association for the Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town

2008 | The Art of Determination at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA 2008), National Gallery of Harare- Zimbabwe
2008 | “The Soul of Africa” at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Midrand, Gauteng

2007 | “Human Rights Day” at the Slave Lodge, S A. IZIKO Museum, Cape Town
2007 | Blank Projects, Cape Town
2007 | Sanlam Art Gallery at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town
2007 | “Reconciliation Day” at the Slave Lodge, S.A. IZIKO Museum, Cape Town
2007 | ‘X-Cape Circuit” at the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town

2006 | “A journey together” at the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town
2006 | “Portrait Exhibition” at the Association for Visual Art (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town
2006 | A Response to ‘Picasso & Africa at the Alliance Française of Cape Town, Cape Town -SA
2006 | The framery Art Gallery, Sea Point, Cape Town

Selected Performances

2013 | Article 15 performed for Between the lines Symposium at Michaelis School of Art

2011 | "Intersections", National Art Festival , Grahamstown, South Africa

2010 | Voices (performance), Spier Contemporary 2010, City Hall/Grand Parade, Cape Town, SA
2010 | Distant relationships (performance), Mullineux Wine Cellar, Riebeek Kasteel, Cape Town.
2010 | Healing (performance), Festival of cultural diversity (Organised the City of Cape Town, UNHCR and the Cape Town Refugee Centre), Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

2008 | “Talking Heads”, video performance with Magdelena Kunz and Daniel Glaser, Pro Helvetia Swiss Council, Cape Town.

Fellowship/Awards

2013 | Between the Lines’ Symposium (exchange between Michaelis Art School and Braunschweig School of Art, Germany)
2012 | Artist in residency, Prohelvetia Swiss Art Council, IAAB (Christoph Merian Foundation), Basel/Switzerland.
2012 | Instituto Sacatar, Bahia, Brazil. Residency, (AIR Program Award), Africa Centre, Cape Town.
2010-2011 | Hollard Creative Exchange Program, Cape Town & Johannesburg.
2011 | Celeste Prize Award Finalist, Invisible Dogs Gallery Brooklyn, NYC.
2010 | Voices, Spier Contemporary 2010 Bienniale Finalist –Selected public Performance art , City Hall/Grand Parade, Cape Town.
2007 | Table mountain cable way station award(group award for best design proposal)

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