Inga Somdyala is a visual artist born in Queenstown, Eastern Cape in 1994 and currently living in Cape Town, South Africa. Somdyala explores aspects of the cultural, political and social negotiations of the post-apartheid generation. Working primarily in print media and installation, his work is an evocative and tactile exploration of isiXhosa cultural history within South African political history as it intersects with his lived experience.
Somdyala has taken part in a number of group exhibitions locally, most recently in Premise with the independent curatorial collective Joe Prussian (2021), Matereality at the Iziko South African National Gallery (2020), the head the hand at blank projects (2019) and AMAQABA Vol. 1 – a collaborative exhibition with Xhanti Zwelendaba at Eclectica Contemporary (2018). In 2019, Somdyala completed his MFA studies at UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Art.