Biography

Simphiwe Ndzube  (b. 1990, Cape Town, South Africa) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and Cape Town, South Africa. He received his BFA from the Michaelis School of Fine Arts in 2015. Ndzube’s work is characterised by a fundamental interplay between objects, media and two-dimensional surfaces; stitching together a subjective account of the Black experience in post-apartheid South Africa from a mythological perspective. Recent exhibitions include What Do You See, You People, Gazing at Me, Sadie Coles, London, UK (2021); In Some Form or Fashion, The Momentary Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas, USA (2021); Like the Snake that Fed the Chameleon, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (2021, solo); Lineages: Works from the Collection, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale (2021); The Fantastic Ride to Gwadana, Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (2020, solo); Where Water Comes Together With Other Water, The 15th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France (2019); People, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles (2019); New Acquisitions, Rubell Museum, Miami (2018); and Waiting for Mulungu, CC Foundation, Shanghai, China (2018, solo). His work is collected by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum; Musée d’art Contemporain de Lyon, France; Iziko South African National Gallery, South Africa; Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, South Africa; Denver Art Museum; Rubell Museum; and many others. Oracles of the Pink Universe, his first solo institutional exhibition in the States, was on view at the Denver Art Museum from June 13 to October 10, 2021.