Blessing Ngobeni

Blessing Ngobeni’s receipt of the Reinhold Cassierer Award in 2011 marked a significant step change in his reputation and practice as an artist, and paved the way for residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco (2014), Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion Program (2016), and equivalent programs in New York and France. His work has been exhibited to wide critical acclaim in solo shows at Everard Read Johannesburg (2016, 2017, 2018), Everard Read Cape Town (2018) and Everard Read London (2018). It has also been included in international art fairs such as UNTITLED Miami Beach (2018), Expo Chicago (2017, 2018), AIPAD (2018), PULSE Miami Beach (2017), and Art Miami (2016).

Ngobeni’s oeuvre demonstrates his ongoing investigation of politics, society and social media, which he articulates by using collage and acrylic paint to fill his canvasses with complex and highly detailed forms, and via steel sculptures and video works.

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