December 13, 2017

Ziyanda Majozi nominated

The South African Embassy in The Hague would like to congratulate Ziyanda Majozi who was nominated as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Thami Mnyele Foundation Artist-in-Residence programme.

Ziyanda is a very ambitious young woman; mosaicist, artist and human rights activist who would like to make change through Art. She creates personal art that aims ta change how people see things.

Established in 1992, the Thami Mnyele Foundation has been running a unique three month artists- in-residence program for the past 20 years with the Residency being based in Amsterdam. The main objective of the Foundation is to enhance and promote cultural exchange between artists from Africa, the Netherlands with Amsterdam as the host city.

ziyanda Majozi @majozi_ziyanda

The Foundation is named in commemoration of the South African artist and former member of the ANC MEDU group, Thami Mnyele.

Thami Mnyele inspired Dutch artists to set up an artists-in-residence program, after a visit with the CASA cultural project in the Netherlands in the nineties. The first years the focus was only on artists from South Africa, however, since 1997 artists from all African countries could apply.

The Embassy would like to wish Ziyanda well during her stay in the Netherlands and would also like to commend the Thami Mnyele Foundation for its continued commitment to strengthening people to people relations and promoting young artistic talent from South Africa.

Issued by the South African Embassy.

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On the image: Converse takkies (2013) by Ziyanda Majozi.

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