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Nkosikhona Bongamahlub Ngcobo is 29 year-old African Male who is multi-talented and highly skilled in the field of Artistic Graphic Design and Photography. He grew up in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal and studied Graphic Design at Vaal Triangle Technikon in South Africa.
His powerful weapon is respect, Ubuntu, art, design, photography and education. Every day I rise up to the challenge and use my vibrant voice, influence, creativity and innovation to pursue a better life for all.
Awards and Achievements
2008: Honoured, for the first time in the country, by the First Lady, Mrs Zanele Mbeki, to present my award-winning film Praying for Peace, at the recent Southern African Development Community Women and Peace Dialogue and honouring me as a peace ambassador.
2008: Two Awards at the 8th edition of Biennale of African Contemporary Art Dak[0x1] Art 2008 (International Exhibition) in Senegal: Award of the Ministry for the Culture and Award of the Zuloga Foundation
2007: Designing a logo for Thusong Service Centre
2000: Certificate - Senior Category for the Creative Art Competition (Alberton, South Africa)
2001: Best Progress in Design at the Vaal University of Technology
Publication & Collection
2005: My creative artworks was published in Laugh it off Magazine: Volume 2
2007- 2008 Visuals communication adviser: Collaborated with Thobeka Ndabula on a book project as an adviser. A coffee-table book: [0x1]Epainette Nomaka Mbeki: A Humble
Journey In Her Footprints.
2009: Published my own biography called Son of the Soil.
2008: The African Art Museum of IFAN
I enjoy working with communities and empowering young people to take control of their own lives and destiny. I do this through my project called Giving Back to the Community Project (GBCP), an initiative which aims to use art to improve conditions for children, young people, and socially marginalized groups in South Africa.
2003: Solo exhibition of my art works at Brooklyn Mall (Cinema Nouveau).
2000: Alberton City Mall, South Africa
2004: Website showcasing contemporary inspirational and original art.
2005: “In Your Hands” -
2006: Design Indaba 2007, Fashion Performances & Film.
2006: Braziers artists.
2007: Thupelo International Urban Workshop 2007. Artists.
2008: 8th Biennale of African Contemporary Art, Dak’Art 2008 (International Exhibition).
2008: International Festival of the Arts in Arnhem (IFAA) Holland. Focused on some very important issues, namely 'Art, Migration and Identity'.
2008: Museum for Modern Art in Arnhem and the Centre for Visual Art Arnhem-Nijmegen.
2008: Private exhibition at Afrika Museum in Holland.
2009: ‘For your Eyes only’, 1-30 March 2009 Copenhagen, Denmark
2009:Retrospective exhibition of Dak'art..
2009-2010: Contemporary art in Africa exhibition in Italy
2005: Communication Group -ICSID Interdesign 05 on Sustainable Rural Development North West
2006: 30 artists chosen - prestigious workshop Braziers International
2007: Thupelo International Urban Workshop 2007.
2009: Contemporary Art Festival 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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