BIO

Phumulani Ntuli holds a Masters in the Fine Arts- Arts Public Sphere from (ECAV) Ecole Cantonale D’Art du Valais in Sierre-Switzerland and was awarded Prix-excellence for his ongoing research project “Permutations of an event” centered around notions of archives and surveillance. Ntuli’s opus merges the ambit of artistic research, sculpture, video installations and performative practices.
As an artist/ practitioner Ntuli has presented and/ or contributed work within the context of the Live Works V6 curated by Simone Frangi and Daniel Blanga Gubbay, 2016 Kampala Biennale in Uganda curated by Elise Atangana, the 2016 Bone Performance Festival in Bern Switzerland, curated by Valerian Maly and also performed in the 2016 Act Festival in Geneva, Basel, Sierre and Zurich. During the aforementioned year, Ntuli participated in residencies/ workshops at the Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy and the Alps Art Academy in Chur, Switzerland.

EDUCATION

 

2017: Master in Fine Arts-Arts Public Sphere(s) (Edhea)Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais Sierre Switzerland.

2011: BTech Visual Arts University of Johannesburg.

2010: National Diploma Visual arts University of Johannesburg.

 

AWARDS

2018: Live Works Award-Italy Trento.

2018: PPC Imaginarium Film Category-Johannesburg South Africa.

2017: Wyss Foundation Scholarship-Switzerland.

2013: Goethe Institute Project Grant-Johannesburg South Africa.

2013: NEWARC Studio Bursary Award by Africalia-Johannesburg South Africa.

2011: City Festival for 1ST place for Visual Arts category. Museum Africa Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

WORKSHOPS/RESIDENCY

 

2016:Sound, Body, Space UNIDEE Cittadellarte Biella-Italy Fondazione Pistoletto.

Alps Art Acameny_Chur Switzerland.

Curating the Alps_Creative Villages_Lytron Switzerland.

2011: Arts and Culture Trust Master Classes (Governing Boards for Non-profit Organization).

2012: Thupelo foundation workshop.

         Digital Arts Interactive Workshop Wits School of Arts France South/African Season.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2020: Frequencies of birthmark_Episode 2, Virtual National Arts Festival

2018: Notes from an algorithmic memory, Live Works Awards V6, Trento Italy.

The____bends in the wrong directions Episode 2_Showroom Antwerp Belgium.

2019: It ends with that which (can)not be taken and never promised to be (re)turned.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES

2019: Young Congo Biennale. Kinshasa, DRC.

         Experimental Dome film festival. Iziko Museum Planetarium Cape Town South Africa.

         Tête-à-tête, ABSA Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa.

2018: Line and Gestures, Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2017: USEGO Project space, Sierre, Switzerland.

2016: Bone Performance Festival_Bern Switzerland.

         Seven Hills_Kampala Biennale_Uganda curated by Elise Atangana.

         Material City_Everard Read Cape Town_South Africa.

         ACT Perform Festival Sierre, Geneva, Zurich and Basel_Switzerland.

         Maxxx project space_Sierre_Switzerland.

2015: 21 Years of Democracy_Michigan state University.

2014: ITC_Infecting the City-Public performance Art Festival Cape Town.

         Absa KKNK “Post-Colonial Africa” Eastern Cape.

2013: ZOO_Exhibition_Nirox projects. Johannesburg.

         Umjondolo_Multi disciplinary performance Project_Goethe Institute. Johannesburg.

         Sasol New Signatures: Pretoria Museum.

         Contemporary reading of the seven deadly virtues, Fried Contemporary Gallery Pretoria.

 

COMMISSIONS

 

2013: KKW Foundation Public Sculpture Commission Holland.

 

COLLECTIONS

 

ABSA Gallery.

Art Bank South Africa.

KKW Holland.

Atelier Solar Madrid Spain.