Sandile Zulu

BIOGRAPHY

Born 1962, Ixopo, KwaZulu Natal
Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa

EDUCATION

1993
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

1983
Fine Art, Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa.

1982
Diploma of Fine Arts, Rorke’s Drift Art and Craft Centre, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2004
In Team Residency, Dachau, Germany.

2000
Residency at Civitella Ranjeri Fellowship Award, Italy.

1998
The Presidents Award, Grand Prize, 6th Biennale of Contemporary Art, Seychelles.
Nominated for National FNB Vita Art Award, Johannesburg.

1996
Nominated for National FNB Vita Art Award, Johannesburg.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
ARTOMS: Continued, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2012
ARTOMS: Histopathology, Regeneration and Other Cases, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2005
More Fire!, Afronova Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Fire This Time: Planetary Cycle, October Gallery, London, UK.

2003
Points of the Delta, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa.

1998
Camouflage, Millennium Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa.

1997
Artomic Project 1, Sandton Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Artomic Project 2, Zola Gallery, Aix-en-Provence, France.

1995
Fire! Rembrandt Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Back to the Future II – Abstract Art in South Africa: Past & Present, SMAC Gallery Stellenbosch,
Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2014
PAPERWORK: An Exhibition of Contemporary South African Works on Paper, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch,
South Africa.
SMAC Booth, Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, South Africa.

2013
Back to the Future: Abstract Art in South Africa Past and Present, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South
Africa.
SMAC Booth, Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Suspicious Minds, Artist’s Exploration of Mind and Matter, Michaelis Gallery, University of Cape Town,
Cape Town, South Africa.
SMAC Booth, Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, South Africa.

2012
Collection 17, Aardklop National Festival, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Collection 16, SMAC Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
SMAC Booth, Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2011
Artists in Dialogue 2: Sandile Zulu and Henrique Oliveira, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art,
Washington D.C, USA.
SMAC Booth, Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
20Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2010
TWENTY: South African Sculpture of the Last Two Decades, Nirox Foundation,
Cradle of Humankind, South Africa.

2004
Personal Affects: Power and Politics in Contemporary South African Art, Museum
for African Art, New York, USA .
Tremor: Contemporary South African Art, Palais des Beaux Arts of Charlerois,
Brussels, Belgium .
In-Team: Schloss Ausstellung der KVD, Dachau, Germany.
A Decade of Democracy: South African Art 1994-2004, Iziko South African
National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2003
Coexistence: Contemporary Cultural Production in South Africa, The Rose Art
Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA and the Iziko South
African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2002
Once Were Painters, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn, South Africa.
Lexicons and Labyrinths, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2001
Frank, Millennium II Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Land, Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa.

1999
Liberated Voices, Museum for African Art, New York, USA.
Celsius: (new) Art from (new) South Africa, IFA Gallery, Bonn, Germany.

1998
6th Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Victoria, Seychelles.
Dreams and Clouds, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.
Isintu, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
FNB Vita Art Exhibition, Sandton Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

1997
New Art from South Africa, Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Collecting Ourselves, Wits Galleries, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Graft, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

1996
FNB Vita Art Now, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Common and Uncommon Ground, City Gallery East, Atlanta, USA.
South Africa I: At the Forefront, October Gallery, London, UK.

1995
Identification, FRAC Saint-Denis, Reunion Island.

1994
Art/Omi Open Day, New York, USA.

1983
Art Communication, Executive Hotel, Umlazi, Durban, South Africa.

PUBLICATIONS

2014
‘UJ to present ARTOMS by Sandile Zulu’, 22 January, Media Update.
Listings: ‘ ARTOMS: Histopathology, Regeneration and Other Cases – Continued, Sandile Zulu at UJ ’ at
ARTS CENTRE, Artthrob.

2013
Stielau, A. ‘Suspicious Mind: Various Artists at Michaelis Galleries’, Artthrob, 09-29 August.

2012
Mullen Kreamer, C. ‘African Cosmos: Stellar Arts’, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA.

2006
Herbst, M. ‘Sandile Zulu’, De Arte Journal, pg. 66-69, Issue73.

2005
‘South African Art 1840 – Now’, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
Richards, C. ‘TAXI 012: Sandile Zulu’, TAXI Art Series, David Krut Publishing cc.
Hobbs, P. ‘Sandile Zulu: Educational Supplement’, David Krut Publishing cc.
Perryer, S. ‘In The Making: Materials and Proccess’, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa.
Brodie, D. ‘Personal Affects: Power and Poetics in Contemporary South African Art’,
Museum for African Art and The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Long Island City, New York.

2004
Bedford, E. and Perryer, S. (ed), ‘Sandile Zulu’, 10 Years 100 Artists Art in Democratic South Africa,
Bell-Roberts and Struik Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa.
Bedford, E. (ed), ‘A Decade of Democracy: South African art, 1994-2004: From the Permanent
Collection of Iziko: South African
National Gallery’, Iziko Museums, Cape Town, South Africa.
Bedford, E. (ed), ‘Tremor: Contemporary South African Art’, Centre d’art contemporain, Palais des Beaux
–Arts de Charleroi, Charleroi, Belgium.

2003
Edmunds, P. ‘Jeremy Wafer and Sandile Zulu at Michael Stevenson’, ArtThrob,
August 2003.

2002
Landau, P. S. and Kaspin, D.D.,’Images and Empire: Visuality in Colonial and
Postcolonial Africa‘, Berkley: University of California Press, California, USA.

2000
Picton, J and Law, J. (eds), ‘Cross currents: contemporary art practice in South
Africa, an exhibition in two parts’; Atkinson Gallery, London, UK

1999
Richards, Colin. Herreman, F. and D’Amato, M. (eds), ‘Sandile Zulu: ‘Incendiary
Devices’, Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa, Museum for African Art, New York, USA.
Cotter, H. ‘ART REVIEW; South Africans, Isolated No More’, Archives, September 1999,
New York Times, New York, USA.

1998
Zulu, S. ‘Artists Statement’, FNB Vita Art Prize and Exhibition, Exhibition catalogue, Sandton: FNB and
Sandton Civic Gallery.

1996
Jamal, A. and Williamson, S. ‘Sandile Zulu: Fire!’, Art in South Africa: The Future Present, Cape Town: David Phillip.

1995
Araeen, R. and Camara, E.,‘Africus: Johannesburg Biennale 1995’, exhibition catalogue, Johannesburg,
South Africa.

COLLECTIONS
Iziko, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Sandton Art Gallery, Sandton, South Africa
Gauteng Legislature, Johannesburg, South Africa
Michael Stevenson Contemporary, Cape Town
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Vodacom Collection, Midrand, South Africa
MTN Art Collection, Sandton, South Africa
Billiton Collection, Johannesburg, South Africa
Deutsche Securities, Sandton, South Africa
Sasol Collection, Johannesburg, South Africa
Dimension Data, Johannesburg, South Africa
Arabella Sheraton Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
The Museum for African Art, New York, USA

Artworks in the SAFFCA Collection