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Saturday, April 4, 2020


(Vuyolwethu Ndakisa, Jess Bothma, Lindani Nyandeni & Kundai Moyo)

The KZNSA Gallery introduces the four artists selected to be in its second season of The Young Artists' Project this year: Vuyolwethu Ndakisa, Jess Bothma, Lindani Nyandeni and Kundai Moyo. Their exhibition is planned to run from April 30 to May 24, 2020.

Vuyolwethu Ndakisa was raised in Ngcolosi, St Cuthbert’s Mission kuTsolo. She is currently based at Zithulele in Mqanduli in the Eastern Cape Province. She holds a Btech in Fine Art from the Durban University of Technology.

Ndakisa explores historical and contemporary themes that influence living as a Black South African woman from rural areas and depicts lived and observed experiences of this. Her choice of material used for each work is determined by the theme she intends to explore.

Jess Bothma is a Durban based sculptor. She studied at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) and is currently enrolled in a master’s program (MFA).

Bothma's creative production involves sculpture, drawing and poetry and her themes and language explore identity (place and people in South Africa), memory, history, dreams, power, gender, the environment and materials as metaphors.

(Works by Vuyolwethu Ndakisa, Jess Bothma, Lindani Nyandeni & Kundai Moyo)

Lindani Nyandeni was born in Umlazi in 1992 and lives and works in Durban. He studied Visual Art at the BAT Centre in 2014 and was selected to study Textile Printing at the ELC Art and Craft Centre in Rorke’s Drift, Northern KZN in 2015 and 2016. In 2017 he enrolled in the Velobala Saturday art classes hosted by the African Art Centre at the Durban University of Technology.

In 2016 he took part in the Gerlesborg Swedish Exchange Programme and his work in a number of collections in South Africa and abroad. In 2018 and 2019 Nyandeni collaborated with Professor Zanele Muholi on their iKhonoLaseNatali Project and was a participating artist in the touring exhibition.

Kundai Moyo is a Zimbabwean born artist, currently based in South Africa, with an honours degree in Fine Art from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Moyo’s practice imagines how the personal and communal business of love might enable the theoretical reframing of our socio-cultural particularities, erotics, feminisms. Moyo considers questions around love, and it’s conduits: care, recognition, respect and intimacy. This line of exploration manifests itself in many ways, namely through social experiments conducted with the use of photography and text as well as a shared google drive folder which houses her ongoing research on love and the nature of research as an extension of practice. 

YAP2 is curated by Carol Brown, with Kenneth Ndumiso Shandu and Yasmien Mackay as part of the YAP curator internship programme.  The Young Artists' Project is funded by eThekwini Municipality Grant in Aid.