Khoza, Banele
Born 1994 in Hlatikulu, Eswatini
Lives and works in Pretoria, South Africa
Banele Khoza first enrolled at the London International School of Fashion, now STADIO Higher Education, in Johannesburg, but soon realised his passion was drawing. Khoza holds a BTech in Fine Arts from Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria. In 2017 he won the prestigious Gerard Sekoto Award and with it a three-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. His solo exhibitions include LOVE?, Smith Studio, Cape Town (2018); Lonely Nights, Lizamore Gallery, Randburg (2017) and Temporary Feeling, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria (2016). Khoza also headlined the solo exhibition titled LGBTQI+: Banele Khoza as part of the Curatorial Lab at Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town (2018). In 2018 he curated A Letter to my 22-Year-Old Self, a group show presented to launch his fundraising activities that will provide grants to art students dealing with economic hardship at South African universities.
Banele Khoza, Untitled, 2019, Acrylic and ink on canvas, 100 × 150 cm. Courtesy of Nil Gallery.

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