Nobukho Nqaba was born in Butterworth located in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. At the age six, she and her family moved to Grabouw in the Western Cape and later attended Luhlaza High School in Cape Town. She is a graduate of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town(UCT) where she majored in photography and was mentored by Svea Josephy and Jean Brundrit (2012). In 2012, she was awarded the Tierney Fellowship and was the recipient of reGeneration3, a photography focused initiative by the Musee de l’Elysee. Nqaba holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education Visual Art and Theory from the UCT (2013). She has embarked on several teaching endeavours through her role as Visual Art and Digital Photography Educator at the Peter Clarke Art Centre. Nqaba is currently a Lecturer of Photography at the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business. Nobukho Nqaba graduated from the Michaelis school of Fine Art (Cape Town, South Africa) and was the 2012 Tierney Fellowship recipient. In 2015 she was one of only two photographers from Africa selected for reGeneration3 – a travelling exhibition and publication. Nqaba has exhibited in a number of international exhibitions, including Photo Lagos (2015) and Duro Olowu’s Making and Unmaking exhibition at Camden Arts Centre, London (2016). Nqaba has exhibited widely including at the SOLAR Festival (Brazil: 2018); FITE Festival of Textiles: Clermont Ferrand (France: 2018); Africa Africa (Milan, Italy: 2018); GETOXOPHOTO (Spain: 2017); China Afrika (Germany: 2017); Also Known As Africa: Contemporary Art and Design Fair (France: 2016); Making & Unmaking: An exhibition at the Camden Art Centre (U.K.: 2016); reGeneration3 (UK, USA, Mexico and Switzerland: 2015-16); Designing Africa 3.0 (Spain: 2016), LagosPhoto Festival (Nigeria: 2015) and Against Time, Bamako Encounters (Bamako, Mali: 2015).