Asemahle Ntlonti graduated from the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2017, where she majored in sculpture. Ntlonti was awarded the 2018 Young Female Residency by The Project Space – a non-profit cultural institution founded by the late Benon Lutaaya in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2019, Ntlonti attended a residency at the South African Foundation for Contemporary Art in Knysna and Saint Emilion, France.
Her work has been exhibited widely in South Africa and abroad. Vuthulula is Ntlonti’s third solo exhibition, with others including Nothwala impahlana at WHATIFTHEWORLD and Kukho Isililo Somntu II, at Blank Projects, Cape Town. Most recently, she has participated in the group shows 021 – 2021, Stevenson, Amsterdam; Space & Place, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig, Germany; and RESTUDIO, Johannesburg, among others.