Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2011: Nandipha Mntambo
Recipient of the 2011 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art, Nandipha Mntambo, will hold a solo exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery.
A graduate of the Michaelis School of Art at the University of Cape Town, Mntambo is widely known in South Africa for her sculptures made using cow-hide, and physical forms characteristic of bulls. She sees this thematic ground as a rich starting point for challenging common societal assumptions regarding gender and power.
Of winning this prestigious award, Mntambo says, “At this stage of my career it is a great affirmation of my achievements within my art practice. My hope is that the scope of my art creation would be increased.”
The award allows the winning artist to produce a new body of work and a catalogue, which, after a launch exhibition at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, will travel to selected institutions within South Africa.
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