2018 BNAP Winner: Simphiwe Buthelezi

Simphiwe Buthelezi
November 3, 2018. by

In 2018, the recipient of the BNAP (Blessing Ngobeni Art Prize) was Simphiwe Buthelezi. She was invited to the SABC news show Morning Live to speak about work and exhibition at The Bag Factory.

Simphiwe Buthelezi’s first solo exhibition, entitled LALA LA, was opened at The Bag Factory Artist’s Studios in partnership with Blessing Ngobeni Art Prize.

Simphiwe Buthelezi (b. 1996) lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her artistic practice is a manifestation of her ongoing interest in the endurance of the female form, sites of blackness, tradition and the gendered gaze in relation to family bonds. In 2016, she received the opportunity to participate in a peer mentoring programme hosted by Assemblage Studios which launched her development as a young artist. In 2017, she was a participant of the Artist Career Boot Camp conducted by Art Source South Africa and hosted by the Bag Factory Artist’s Studios.

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