Sam Nhlengethwa | Guests | deFINE ART 2014

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Sam Nhlengethwa

Sam Nhlengethwa (b. 1955, Payneville, South Africa) is one of South Africa's leading artists. Working in such media as collage, drawing and photography, Nhlengethwa celebrates people, places and his passion for jazz. He has been a resident of the Bag Factory Artists Studios in Johannesburg since the 1990s.

Awards and honors

  • Standard Bank Young Artist Award

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Nhlengethwa earned a fine art diploma at the Rorke's Drift Art Centre.

Notable exhibitions

  • Whitechapel Gallery, London
  • 12th International Cairo Biennale
  • Museu de Arte Contempor├ónea de Niter├│i, Brazil


  • The 20th Century Art Book (Phaidon Press)