Mashumi Art Projects

Mashumi Art Projects: Kenny Nkosi

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Kenny Nkosi is a Soweto based artist specializing in !ne art, he studied a Bachelor of visual arts at UNISA. He originally hails from the rolling hills of the Mpumalanga province, but is now based in the hustle and bustle of the city of gold. His new home Soweto, is where he now plies his trade. Mofolo Community Center is the set, surrounded by some of the most creative minds in the country and a vibe that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. “is is where Kenny draws his inspiration, although his works are not exhibited in South Africa, they are proudly made here for the whole world to see. “is exhibition will feature selected works from his recent collection title “Marikana” It is a gripping piece of work representing the recent events in the mining town of Marika in the North West. “e story received international coverage throughout the world; Nkosi shows his side of the events from an ordinary South African’s perspective. His other theme focuses on the role women play in society. His others artworks are abstracts, relief paintings and sculpture. Kenny moved to Johannesburg from Mpumalanga to pursue his studies and further pursue his career in art. He ran a studio at Uncle Toms Hall in Orlando where he taught !ne art. He later moved house a#er Uncle Toms had to undergo renovations; he is now currently based at Mofolo Community Center.



Highest Standard Passed: Matric

Name of School: Mabande High School (Mpumalanga)

Year: 1989

Tertiary Quali!cation: UN1SA – Bachelor of Visual Arts (Currently completing)

Other Quali!cation: Mofolo Art Centre (Soweto) – Diploma in Fine Arts (1985-1987)


1986 – Mofolo Art Exhibition

1987 – African Arts Festival Exhibition Joburg

1987 – Del!n Fuba Creative Quest Joburg

1988 – Mofolo Art Exhibition Soweto

1988 – D.O.C.C Art Exhibition Soweto

2002 – Retrospective Arts Exhibition Pretoria

2005 – Legislator House Exhibition Joburg

2005 – Arts Alive Festival Exhibition Soweto

2006 – Rosebank Waste Art Exhibition Joburg

2007 – 30th Anniversary Soweto Printing Making Joburg Gallery

2007 – Sguzu Printmakers’ Workshop in Soweto

2008 – Development Bank of South Africa Exhibition Joburg

2008 – Africa Day Exhibition Soweto

2008 – Sguzu Printmakers’ Workshop in Kimberly: William Humphreys Art Gallery

2009 – Soweto Art Festival

2010 – Soweto Art Festival

2010 – Africa Village Exhibition (Belgrade, Serbia)

2010 – Africa Art Exhibition (Ljubiana, Slovenia)

2011 – Nasrec Soweto EXPO Exhibition (Joburg, South Africa)

2011 – Unity Gallery Group Exhibition (Joburg, South Africa)