B. 1990, Johannesburg, lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. Post high school, Zwelethu joined an art classes at the Johannesburg Central Library and the Education Centre at Joburg Art Gallery. In 2010, he joined a specialized printmaking institution and completed a four year printmaking course where he was a Screen Print Technician and a Facilitator, printing works of artists such as Nelson Makamo, William Kentridge, Bevan de Wet, Stephan Erausmus, Bambo Sibiya, Faith 47 and Anti Est. Zwelethu has participated and featured in various exhibitions and projects such as the Ndo-Ima-Dzi Independence Group Exhibition at Botho Project Space, the 2020 Ake Arts and Book Festival, the 2020 Blessing Ngobeni Art Prize fundrasingfundraising exhibition, and the 2019 Prizm Art Fair. Zwelethu has also been invited to exhibit at Sibisi Gallery in Melrose Arch and the Sharon Simpson annual printmaking show. Zwelethu’s work is in various private and corporate collections including the Arts and Culture Trust Fund and the African Arts Fund. Machepha currently works as a full-time artist in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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