Wonder Buhle Mbambo
1989 · South Africa
Wonder Buhle Mbambo was born in 1989, in Kwa-Ngcolosi, South Africa. After he received his formal training from the BAT Centre (a visual arts residency program in Durban, 2010), he studied fine art, under the mentorship of Themba Shibase, at the Velobala Apprenticeship Program at the Durban University of Technology (2011-2013). Mbambo recently had his first solo exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery (2018). In addition, the artist has been included in numerous group shows, such as at The Art House (Wakefield, 2018); Michaelis Gallery (Cape Town, 2017); KZNSA (Durban, 2015) and the African Art Centre (Durban, 2014). In 2016, Mbambo was the recipient of Bremer Kunststipendium Art Grant (three-month residency) and in 2020; he will be part of the The La Brea Studio Artists Residency in L.A.