Bongi Bengu

 I was born in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, grew up in exile, in Geneva, Switzerland and studied at the International School of Geneva in Switzerland and later Waterford Kamhlaba, United World College in Swaziland. As a student in Swaziland, I received a distinction for a research project, which included interviewing established and major artists who later became my colleagues at The Bag Factory Studios in Newtown, Johannesburg.

It is through that eye opening exercise and exposure to the art establishment at such a young age that I decided to become an artist. I later enrolled and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree Mount Vernon College, in Washington DC, and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from The University of Cape Town. I have since participated in numerous international residencies and workshops.

Bongi Bengu

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Say Africa

Say Africa

Laurel Holmes, Ingrid Uys, Andrew Hamlet, Mariana Zwaan, Karin Daymond, Walter Voigt, Erica Schoeman, Eric Eatwell, James De Villiers, Lynette van Tonder, Rene Eloff, Gerrie van Tonder, Winston Thekiso, Sue Martin, Wendy Sippel, Noeleen Kleve , Marina Louw, Michael Heyns, Anton Smit, Tony Fredriksson, Willem Pretorius, Anna Kirsten, Gwen Miller, Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe, Lebohang Sithole, Braam van Wijk, Sizwe Khoza, Linda Pretorius, Pat Sithole, Nelsa Guambe, Jonathan Kassel, Elise Buitendag, Bongi Bengu, Odette Saayman, Annelie Odendaal, Daryl Nero, Valinda Lombard, Elizabeth Tristram, Maria Pienaar, Cobus van Bosch, Maria Marais, Coleen Williams, Henriette van Staden, Ewald Esselen, Pete Armstrong, Khulekani Msweli, Phindile Mamba, Thabo Lukhele, M.J. Hill, Jackie Noakes, Ianthe Hudson, Anya Heymans, Lucy Doran, Valinda Lombard, Thelmi, Siphiwe Fokazi, Belinde Fourie, Belinde Fourie, Ian Hertslet, Ian Hertslet, Mimi van der Merwe, Zakkie Eloff, Jennifer Snyman
White River Gallery
30 Nov 2019 - 19 Jan 2020

"I may be walking in the streets of a city called London, but the dust on my boots, and rhythm of my feet ...