Luyanda Zindela

Luyanda Zindela
Born in 1991, Luyanda Zindela is a visual artist based in Durban, South Africa. He completed a B.Tech Degree in Fine Art in 2012, and a Master’s Degree in Fine Art in 2019 at the Durban University of Technology. He was the recipient of the ABSA L’atelier Merit Award in 2014 and became a fellow of the Ampersand Foundation’s artist’s-in-residency programme in New York in 2015. In 2019 Zindela was the recipient of the runner up prize in the Sasol New Signatures competition. Zindela has curated a number of group exhibitions locally, most notably A Change in the Narrative: group exhibition of Gerard Sekoto Award Winners at the Absa Bank Gallery in Johannesburg in 2017 and, in 2020, An_Unfurling, part of the Young Artists’ Project of the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA Gallery) in Durban. His work explores, challenges and often unsettles dominant, sometimes violent, visual and audial representations of race and ‘hierarchal’ racial difference and spans a variety of physical and digital media. Zindela is currently a Graduate Research Assistant at Art for Humanity in Durban. Exhibitions 2019 Sasol New Signatures Finalists Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa. 2018 International Symposium on Electronic Art, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa. 2017 Fear Gone Mad and Fear Got Bought, Group Exhibition, KKNK, Prince Vincent Building, Oudtshoorn, South Africa. 2016 SA Taxi Foundation Art Award Finalists Exhibition, Lizamore & Associates, Johannesburg, South Africa. 2014 ABSA L’Atelier Finalists Exhibition, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa. 2013 ABSA L’Atelier Finalists Exhibition, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa. 2013 Sasol New Signatures Finalists Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa. Curatorial work 2020 An_Unfurling (Assistant curator to Greer Valley, with Rohini Amratlal), KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa. 2019 Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Lekgotla Student Exhibition (Co-curated with Coral Bijoux), Durban International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa. 2017 A Change in the Narrative, Group Exhibition of Gerard Sekoto Winners, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa. 2017 Awards and Grants 2019 Runner Up Award, Sasol New Signatures National Art Competition 2015 Artist-in-Residency Fellowship, The Ampersand Foundation, New York, USA 2014 Merit Award, ABSA L’Atelier Art Competition

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