Banele Khoza

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    Over and over again, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 92cm
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    Watching him sleep ,2017, Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 92cm
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    This is it, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100cm
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    Dr Chaos, 2017, Acrylic and ink on Hahnemühle, 107 x 78cm
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    He said find someone who will give you butterflies, 2017, Acrylic and ink on Hahnemühle, 107 x 78cm
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    He wasn’t done looking, 2017, Acrylic and ink on Hahnemühle, 107 x 78cm
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    Father Fixated (I). 2016. Acrylic and ink on canvas. 90 x 60cm
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    It’s all temporary my darling (I). 2016. Acrylic and ink on canvas. 90 x 60cm
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    It’s all temporary my darling (II). 2016. Acrylic and ink on canvas. 90 x 60cm
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    Friday Nights II, 2017. Acrylic and ink on canvas. 120 x 90cm
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    First Impressions. 2017. Acrylic, ink and charcoal on canvas. 91 x 61cm
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    He looked at me with grief. 2017. Acrylic and ink on canvas. 91 x 121cm
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    Keep An Eye Open. 2017. Oil on canvas. 91 x 61cm
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    I Love You. 2017. Acrylic and ink on canvas. 91 X 61cm
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    Sale. 2017. Acrylic and ink on canvas. 150 x 100cm
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    Quickly. 2017. Acrylic and ink on canvas. 71 x 55cm
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Banele Khoza was in born in 1994 in Hlatikulu, Swaziland. In 2008 he moved to South Africa and schooled there, until 2011 when he enrolled at the London International School of Fashion for a year, studying Fashion Design. Khoza returned in 2012 and studied Fine Arts at Tshwane University of Technology. Currently Khoza lectures Drawing and Art Theory at the Tshwane University of Technology. He is based in Pretoria.

February 2018 saw Banele Khoza opening his first solo exhibition with SMITH, coming after a hugely successful 2017 that included group shows, three art fairs and a prestigious award. In 2017, Khoza was represented by SMITH at the Cape Town Art Fair, the FNB Joburg Art Fair and the AKAA Fair in Paris. LOVE? is the artist’s third solo effort following 2017’s Lonely Nights at Lizamore & Associates in Johannesburg and Temporary Feelings at the Pretoria Art Museum in 2016.

Khoza completed an annus mirabilis in September 2017 by securing the Gerard Sekoto Award at the ABSA Art Gallery for his series Note Making and with it a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris along with French lessons at the Alliance Française. “Note Making was a series that was developed in a period of a year and tackled
 a certain issue that I was struggling with, namely masculinity,” says Khoza.

“I appreciate the freedom I get from living in South Africa, tackling gender norms and also the idea of painting. There is a rich culture and appreciation of the Arts in this country and it inspires me further. I would have been in a box if I was based in Swaziland - however living in South Africa has allowed me to create my own identity that knows of no boundaries.”

Education
2011 Enrolled in London International School of Fashion for a year, studying Fashion Design
2014 National Senior Certificate, with distinction in Design
2015 BTech in Fine Arts

Solo Exhibtions
2018 LOVE?, SMITH, Cape Town
2017 Lonely Nights, Lizamore & Associates, Johannesburg
2016 Temporary Feelings, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria

Group Exhibitions
2017 Close Encounters, SMITH, Cape Town
2017 Salad, SMITH, Cape Town
2017 Le Jour Qui Vient, Galerie des Galeries, Paris

2016 Jan Cilliers Exhibition, Lizamore and Associates Gallery, Johannesburg
2016 STELLAR, Salon 91, Cape Town
2016 SKETCH, SMITH, Cape Town
2016 From Whence They Came, SMITH (Cape Town) in collaboration withKalashnikovv (Johannesburg)
2016 Arcadia, SMITH, Cape Town
2016 1500, No End Contemporary, Johannesburg

2016 For Sale, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria
2016 No End To This, No End Contemporary, Johannesburg
2016 Jan Cilliers Exhibition, Lizamore and Associates Gallery, Johannesburg
2016 Multiple group exhibitions, Trent Gallery, Pretoria

Art Fairs
2018 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, presented by SMITH

2017 Cape Town Art Fair, presented by SMITH
2017 FNB Joburg Art Fair, presented by SMITH
2017 AKAA Art Fair, at Le Carreau du Temple - Paris, SMITH

2016 AKAA Art Fair, at Le Carreau du Temple - Paris, SMITH
2016 Cape Town Art Fair presented by Lizamore and Associates Gallery, Johannesburg

2015 Turbine Art Fair - Cape Town, Lizamore and Associates Gallery, Johannesburg

Grants
2015 Reserve Bank of South Africa Art scholarship for BTech studies at Tshwane University of Technology

Prizes
2017 Winner of the Gerard Sekoto Foundation Award presented by Barclays L’Atelier, including a 3 month residency at La Cité Internationale des arts in Paris
2017 Winner of the South African Taxi Foundation Art Award
2017 Barclays L’Atelier Art Competition - Finalist (Top 10)
2017 A Re Yeng TRT bus station artwork, Pretoria
2016 South Africa Taxi Foundation Art Award 2016 - Finalist (Top 30)
2015 Barclays L’Atelier Art Competition – Finalist
2015 Part of the Johannes Stegmann mentosrship programme, mentored by Colbert Mashile
2015 South Africa Taxi Foundation Art Award 2015 - Finalist (Top 30)
2015 Thami Mnyele Fine Art Awards 2015 (Top 100)
2014 Thami Mnyele Fine Art Awards 2014 (Top 100)
2014 Finalist in the Top 100 of Sasol New Signatures

Media
https://www.investec.com/en_za/welcome-to-investec/news-and-views/insigh...

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/art-books-music/g17887323/new-arti...

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.za/2018/01/09/11-art-exhibitions-you-need-...

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.za/2017/09/14/artist-banele-khoza-scoops-p...

https://10and5.com/2018/01/22/artist-banele-khoza-meditates-on-love-and-...

https://10and5.com/2017/10/04/my-dreams-are-valid-banele-khoza-on-winnin...

https://10and5.com/2017/05/11/video-bridging-the-gap-between-fine-art-an...

https://www.houseandleisure.co.za/art-3/a-day-in-the-life-of-banele-khoza/

Painting the blues by Layla Leiman, House and Leisure, in the October 2017 Issue

https://www.businesslive.co.za/fm/life/art/2017-09-21-art-looking-at-men...

https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/lifestyle/home-and-gardening/20...

Banele Khoza Wins First Prize, SA Art Times, May 2017 Issue

Riding high in the public domain, Tuesday Times by Mary Corrigall, 11 April

https://frieze.com/article/2016-highlights-sean-otoole