Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Simphiwe Ndzube is a painter and sculptor whose uses flamboyant color and theatrical space to tell a story of the Black experience in post-apartheid South Africa. His work was most recently the subject of a 2021 exhibition “Simphiwe Ndzube, Oracles of the Pink Universe” at the Denver Art Museum. Other major shows include “Like the Snake that Fed the Chameleon” (Nicodim Gallery, LA, 2021); “The Fantastic Ride to Gwadana” (Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2020, a solo exhibit); and ”Where Water Comes Together With Other Water,” The 15th Lyon Biennale (Lyon, France, 2019). His work is collected by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum; Musée d’art Contemporain de Lyon, France; Iziko South African National Gallery, South Africa; Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, South Africa; and many others. Ndzube has held residencies at the Dalton Warehouse Studios, South Central, LA (2018) and Greatmore Studios, Woodstock Cape Town (2016), and was awarded the Culture Creators ‘Innovators & Leaders’ Award in Art (2019).
Ndzube lives and works in Los Angeles and Cape Town, South Africa.
WHEN: Thursday, March 3, 2021
Organized by the Department of Art and Art History. Supported by the UC Davis College of Letters and Science and co-sponsored by the Manetti Shrem Museum.