Asemahle Ntlonti was born in 1993 in Cape Town, South Africa. She graduated from the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2017, where she majored in sculpture. She was awarded the Hoosein Mahomed Award for Excellence in 2015 and the Barbara Fairhead Award for Social Responsibility in 2014. Ntlonti was a top 10 finalist for the Barclays L’Atelier Award 2016, participated in Infecting The City Arts Festival 2016 and was also a finalist for Sasol New Signatures Art Competition, 2015. She is a member of iQhiya, a collective of 11 black women based in Cape Town, Johannesburg, South Africa and Botswana. iQhiya recently participated in Documenta 14, 2017 and has exhibited and performed in various spaces around South Africa. Ntlonti Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

 
 

Born 1993. Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa

​EDUCATION

2017

BAFA, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa

2011

NSC (National Senior certificate) Plumstead High school, Cape Town

EXHIBITIONS

​2017  

Salon 2017/2018, Group Show, AVA, Cape Town

AFTERWARD, Group Show, Blank Projects, Woodstock, Cape Town

HOLD, Group Show, Ruth Prowse, Woodstock, Cape Town

iQhiya, Group Show, UKZNSA, Kwazulu Natal

Greatest Hits, Group Show, AVA gallery, Cape Town

Kukho Isililo Somntu, Solo show with Senzeni Marasela, Blank projects, Woodstock, Cape Town

Unsex me, Group Show, Evol Night Club, Cape Town

Grad Show 2017, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town

​2016

iQhiya, Group Show, AVA, Cape Town

Echoing Voices from Within: Rhodes Must Fall exhibition, performance, Centre for African Studies Gallery

Barcley’s L’Atelier Art Competition Top 100, Absa Art gallery, Johannesburg

​2015

Sasol New signatures Art Competition Top 100, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria

ACHIEVEMENTS

​2016

Barcley’s L’Atelier top 10 finalists

Infecting The City Arts Festival

2015

Became a member of iQhiya

Sasol New Signatures Art Competition top 100 finalists

​The Hoorein Mahomed Award for the excellence

2014

The Barbara Fairhead Award for Social Responsibility

COLLABORATION AND PARTICIPATION IN ART PROJECTS

2017

I cut myself to liberate the splinter, Performa 17, Kemang Wa Lehulere, The Connelly Theater, New York City

The Portrait, performance and installation, Documenta 14, Athens School of Fine Art, Athens

2016

Menye Menye, Performance, Joburg Art Fair Preview, Johannesburg

The Commute pt II, performance installation, Institute For Creative Arts Launch, Hiddingh Campus, University of Cape Town, Cape Town

The Communte pt I, performance installation, Museum Night, in association with Iziko National Gallery, Cape Town

The Portrait II, performance, V & A Waterfront, Museum Night, in association with Iziko National Gallery, Cape Town

The Portrait I, performance, Greatmore Studios, #theopening, Cape Town

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