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Monday, April 25, 2016


KZN-born Nkosikhona Ngcobo is currently showing an exhibition titled Nothing Can Stop Us, Siyikhothane at the Unisa Art Gallery in Pretoria.

The exhibition was officially opened by Paul Cooper and was blessed by the attendance of the two group (Sosha S’khotha Kings-SSK & Italian Gate-IG) that Ngcobo documented for the exhibition. The mood and the response of the groups to their culture was well received.

Nkosikhona Ngcobo is a South African born artist from Newcastle in KZN who graduated from the Tshwane University of Technology TUT (Pretoria Art Campus) with B-Tech in Graphic Design (2013) and Vaal University of the Technology with a National Diploma in Graphic Designer (2003). In 2008 he won two awards at the graduated from the Vaal University of the Technology with a National Diploma in Graphic Designer.

He is currently studying a Master's degree in Visual Arts at the university in South Africa (Pretoria Main Campus). In 2008 he won two awards at the 8th edition of Biennale of African Contemporary Art Dak' Art.; awarded for the Ministry for the Culture and Award of the Zuloga Foundation Award. The exceptional wealth of his African artistic talent still remains big and gets the appreciation that it deserves globally.

“Some of my works have been exhibited in South Africa, Senegal, Germany, The Royal Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, United States of America and Denmark,” he explains. “In 2009 I published my first book called Son of the Soil. It is a remarkable trademark that I have decided to leave for the country, to see how far I have come in securing a position in the international art scene and inspire the youth South Africa.”

In 2011 Ngcobo self-published his second book, The Unaccomplished: The journey of a social activist. It a very important book because it will open the public’s imagination and help them to focus their attention on important issues that are experienced daily.

“It will fill your mind with adventures that leave you wondering what would happen if you continue to do good things for other less fortunate people instead of worrying about irrelevant issues. In 2014 I've been honoured as one of the Top 200 Young South Africans for 2014 who are shaping the country's future after receiving a lot of nominations from South Africa and abroad,” adds Ngcobo.

Nothing Can Stop Us, Siyikhothane is running until May 6 at Unisa Art Gallery Pretoria. For more information contact Nkosikhona Ngcobo on 072 122 5231.