Nelson Makamo

Nelson Makamo
Nelson Makamo (b. 1982, Limpopo, South Africa) known for his vibrant portraits set in pulsating African urbanized landscapes, Makamo is a celebrated, young South African artist. Observing with astute sensitivity the chaotic energy of the city, Makamo strives to capture everyday people going about their ordinary lives as the contemporary world accelerates around them. In my work, I reflect on the movement of culture amongst the youth living in and around the city. My observation is that there is an exchange between people where we adopt each other’s cultures that are relevant to our respective ages. I am greatly fascinated by this, and how we in turn manage our identity with different personas. Therefore, my work aims to show that we are always changing and moving in a path of self-discovery. My work does not represent a certain group of people, it moves across cultures and generations. Joining the Artist Proof Studio (Johannesburg) in 2003, Makamo was the recipient of the Johnson & Johnson International bursary. He exhibited alongside fellow South African artists William Kentridge, Deborah Bell and David Koloane in Ten Years of Printmaking at the David Krut Print Studio in 2006. Makamo has exhibited in America, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Scotland, and is included in various international public and private collections. His solo exhibition, A New Lease on Life, recently ran at CIRCA Gallery, Johannesburg and major exhibitions of his work will take place at Everard Read, Cape Town and CIRCA Gallery London in 2016/17. SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2016 Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 2015 New Works, CIRCA Johannesburg, South Africa 2014 Generations, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa A New Lease on Life, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa 2010 Movement, Factory gallery 2009 Sharing Realities II, African Studies Centre, Leiden, Netherlands Walk with Me, UTS Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK A Place I Call Home, Gallery on the Square, Johannesburg, South Africa 2008 Moving into Light, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, Sharing Realities, Gallery Izarte, Zutphen, Netherlands 2005 Walk with Me, Obert Contemporary Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2016 Opening Gallery Exhibition, CIRCA Gallery London, UK 2015 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, CIRCA Gallery Booth, London, UK FNB Jo-burg Art Fair, Everard Read Gallery Booth, Johannesburg, South Africa WINTER, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa 2010 Young Contemporaries, Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris, France My City, Arts on main, Johannesburg, South Africa 2009 City Link, Gallery 23, Amsterdam, Netherlands & Gallery on the Square, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa 2007 Cultural and Business Art Exhibition, Somma Lombardo, Italy Making Identity, The Thompson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa 2006 Ten Years of Printmaking, David Krut Print Studios, Johannesburg Student and Staff Artists Proof Studio Exhibition, Gallery on the Square, Johannesburg, South Africa 2003 Student and Staff Artists Proof Studio Exhibition, Wits Substation Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa Print Marathon, RAU Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa Print Marathon, Boston, USA

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