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Drawing Class with Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, "Start Value", 2019, 1450x1160cm, Oil on Canvas. Courtesy the artist and Stevenson Gallery

Drawing Class with Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi

 

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:00AM—11:30AM

 

Artist Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi will lead a drawing class at The Africa Center surrounded by her recently completed installation, Gymnasium. Participants will learn about the creation of Nkosi’s new work, and will be invited to think about geometry and figuration as they make their own drawings.
 
Please bring your own materials: paper, pencils, erasers, drawing boards. No paint or liquids please. Open to all ages.

 

Tickets: $8 + booking fee

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here

Portrait of Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi by Akona Kenqu
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi. Photo: Akona Kenqu

About the Artist

Nkosi was born in 1980 in New York, and raised between there, Harare and Johannesburg, where she now lives. She obtained her BA from Harvard University (2004) and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York (2008). Nkosi divides her time between studio work, performance and navigating the field of art as social practice. Her first solo exhibition—with Stevenson Gallery—is scheduled for early 2020 in Johannesburg.

Recent group exhibitions include Lost Lover, Rampa, Porto, Portugal (2019); About Face, Stevenson, Cape Town (2018); NIEPODLEGŁE, Women, Independence and National Discourse, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2018); Five Propositions, Roberts Projects, Los Angeles (2018); Moving Stills – Affective Archives, Mumok Cinema, Vienna (2018); A Painting Today, Stevenson, Johannesburg (2017); Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2017); Kabbo ka Muwala (The Girl’s Basket), National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare (2016); Transforming Provocations, The Flaherty NYC, New York (2016); The Film Will Always Be You, Tate Modern, London (2015). Nkosi recently became the 15th recipient of South Africa’s Tollman Award for the Visual Arts.

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi: Gymnasium is organized by Uzodinma Iweala, CEO, and Evelyn Owen, Curatorial Fellow. This exhibition is made possible with support generously provided by The Africa Center’s Board of Trustees.

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We were proud to launch our latest wall painting with Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi last night at The Africa Center.

Thenjiwe will also be leading a drawing class at The Africa Center tomorrow - For further details and tickets follow the link below.

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