Phumulani Ntuli's Photo

Photograph taken by Thys Dullart.


Phumulani Ntuli, born in 1986, obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2012 from the University of Johannes- burg, where he majored in sculpture. He holds a Masters of 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 centred around notions of archives and surveillance. His work merges the ambit of artistic research, sculpture, video installations and performative practices. He consistently engages diverse publics/audiences and attempts to make visible history’s gaps/breaks/silences/ pauses and remnants.


2017:  MFA_Arts in Public Sphere_Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais Sierre Switzerland.

2012:  BTech Visual Arts University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

2011:  NDip Fine Arts University of Johannesburg, South Africa


2021: Geolocation, A Breathing Space Project funded by Pro Helvetia, Johannesburg.Preempt Collective. XR App

2020: Spatial fabrications. Fakugesi Festival. Preempt Collective. Augmented reality, online exhibition.

Spatial fabrications. Light Art Festival. Stellenbosch, Preempt Collective.VR film.

2014: Umjondolo Performance Project.

Infecting the city, Cape Town, South Africa.

Goethe Project Space. Johannesburg, South Africa.


2023:  Mzansi Golden Economy DSAC.

2017:  Prix Excellence HES-O Switzerland.

2016:  Wyss Foundation Scholarship. Switzerland.

2013:  Goethe Institute Project Grant, Johannesburg.

NEWARC Studio Bursary Award by Africalia and Assemblage.

2011: NRF (National Research Foundation) Block Scholarship, University of Johannesburg.


2011: Kunanela Iphuzu Emafini/Echoes From The Point Cloud, Art Joburg Art Fair x DKW Projects.

Isidleke Sakhiwa Ngezinwele/A Nest Is Build With Strands Of Hair, Galeria Nueba Madrid Spain.

Navigation Guide to Kwanqingetshe, Bag Factory Artists Studios, Johannesburg.



IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam, Gallery Frank Taal.


Liewe Land, curated by Deneke Orton.

Buffer Zones Javett Art Center University of Pretoria


Into the Light, 59th Venice Biannale_South African Pavilion, Curated by Ame Bell.

Artist Film International.

Crawford Art Gallery 18 August 2022-18 September.

The Bioscope Independent Cinema Johannesburg.

GAMec Bergamo 07/13 November.

Neuer Berliner Kunstverei December.


Digital Gardens, TMRW Gallery Group Exhibition. Johannesburg, South Africa.

Fakugesi Digital Arts Festival.

Speir Light Art Festival Stellenbosch. South Africa.

Oasis Curated by StudioNxumalo HallMark Hotel Johannesburg.


Fakugesi Digital Arts Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Covered Bioscope, Bag Factory Artists Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Lines and Gestures, curated by Candice Allison.


Congo Biennale, Kinshaasa DRC.

Dome experimental film festival, Iziko Curated by CCA UCT.


Saint Lucas School Of Arts Antwerpen, Belgium.

Centrale Fies Live Art Festiva Trento Italy.

MUHKA Collaborative Artistic Books Antwerpen Belgium.

Tête à tête, ABSA Art Gallery, Johannesburg.


Saint Lucas School Of Arts Antwerpen, Belgium.

Centrale Fies Live Art Festiva Trento Italy.

MUHKA Collaborative Artistic Books Antwerpen Belgium.


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.


21 Years of Democracy, Michigan State University.


Infecting the City-Public performance Art Festival, Cape Town.

Absa KKNK Post-Colonial Africa. Eastern Cape.


Zoo, Nirox projects Johannesburg.

Post-Colonial Africa, Absa KKNK Eastern Cape.

Reverie heights, site specific performance_Dance Ambrella JHB

A contemporary reading of the seven deadly virtuesFried Contemporary Gallery. Pretoria: South Africa.

Raid,Design Indaba, Cape Town Convention Center, South Africa.

GoetheonMain Project Space, Goethe Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa.