Nelson Makamo Biography – Nelson Makamo Wiki
Nelson Makamo is a South African artist based in Johannesburg. He matriculated from Modimolle High School and worked towards local exhibitions in Modimolle, the Waterberg and the National Limpopo Art exhibition.
In 2003 Makamo moved to Johannesburg and joined the Artist Proof Studio, an institution that affords young artists the opportunity to learn how to become printmakers. In 2005 he was awarded a bursary from Johnson & Johnson International and the Pinpoint One Human Resources scholarship. In that same year, Makamo graduated and received his Artist Proof Studio Certificate in Advanced Professional Printmaking.
Makamo has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in South Africa, France, Italy, America, Netherlands,The United Kingdom,Germany, Amsterdam and Scotland. His first solo exhibition, Walk with Me, was held at the Obert Contemporary Gallery in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. His most notable group exhibition was alongside established South African artists in Ten Years of Printmaking: David Krut Print Studio in 2006. Invited artists included David Koloane, Colbert Mashile, Deborah Bell and William Kentridge.
Nelson currently works as a full time artist from his studio in the heart of the city of joburg. A space he deems to be the most sacred place in the world.
Nelson Makamo Solo Exhibitions
- 2017 I Am The Soul of Azania Gallery of Arican Art GAFRA London England
- 2016 Dipolelo Exhibition,Paris France
- 2014 Everard Read Cape Town
- 2014 Everard Read Johannesburg
- 2013 Salon 91 Cape Town
- 2011 Museum Africa Johannesburg
- 2010 Movement, Factory gallery
- 2009 Sharing Realities II, African Studies Centre, Leiden, (Netherlands), Walk with Me, UTS Gallery, Edinghburgh, Scotland, A Place I Call Home, Gallery on the Square, Johannesburg
- 2008 Moving into Light, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, Sharing Realities, Gallery Izarte, Zutphen, (Netherlands)
- 2005 Walk with Me, Obert Contemporary Art Gallery, Johannesburg
Nelson Makamo Group Exhibitions
- 2017 No Commisssion Dean Collection Berlin Germany Krafwerk Rummelsberg
- 2017 Salon Zurcher Africa Art Fair Zurcher Gallery New York,USA
- 2016 Post it,Constitution Hill,Group exhibition ,Johannesburg South Africa
- 2015 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair,CIRCA Gallery Booth London UK
- 2014 FNB Joburg Art fair Everard Read Gallery Booth ,Johannesburg South Africa
- 2013 Art Angels,Ellerman House charity auctions
- 2012 figuring diffrerences curated by Andrew lamprecht,salon 91,cape town.21 year celebration of the Artist Proof studios at the johannesburg art gallery.
- 2010 Young Contemporaries, Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris France My City, Arts on main, Johannesburg
- 2009 City Link, Gallery 23, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Gallery on the Square, Sandton, Johannesburg
- 2007 Cultural and Business Art Exhibition, Somma Lombardo, Italy Making Identity, The Thompson Gallery, Johannesburg
- 2006 Ten Years of Printmaking, David Krut Print Studios, Johannesburg Student and Staff Artists Proof Studio Exhibition, Gallery on the Square, Johannesburg
- 2003 Student and Staff Artists Proof Studio Exhibition, Wits Substation Gallery Print Marathon RAU Art Gallery, Johannesburg Print Marathon, Boston (USA), exhibited at Boston.
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He was born in 1982 in Modimolle, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
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