Thabiso Phokompe | Resumé


b. 1970 Soweto (Johannesburg), South Africa

1990-1993 Johannesburg Art Foundation, Fine Art Major
1985-1989 FUBA, Diploma in Fine Arts

1996 Julian Knights Study Bursary, Johannesburg Arts Foundation, South Africa
1995 National Arts Council grant to attend Mbile International Artists Workshop Lusaka, Zambia

1998 Occupying Spaces (with Samson Mnisi) Johannesburg, South Africa
1996 Meeting of North and South (with Liv Heier) Asker Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway

2001- The Roaring 20’s, Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery, NYC
2001- “ZULU,” Axis Gallery, NYC
2001- Printing Exhibition, Dorsey Art Gallery, NYC (with Bob Blackburn, Betye Saar, Michael Kelly Williams)
2001- National Black Fine Arts Show (Kenkeleba Gallery), NYC
2000- One is Not Enough (The Power of Prints in South African Art) Skoto Gallery, NYC
2000- National Black Fine Art Show (Kenkeleba Gallery), NYC
1999-2002 Liberated Voices, premiered at the Museum for African Art, NYC, and toured to Austin Museum of Art, TX, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, CA, and The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
1998- Amakhono Art show, Melville and Johannesburg, South Africa (with Sandile Zulu, Nhlanhla Mbatha, Vusi Zwane and Samson Mnisi)
1997- Amakhono Art show, Zuurbekom, South Africa
1995- Mbile International Art Exhibition, Meridian Baio Bank Gallery, Lusaka, Zambia
1995- Orchard Studio Exhibition, Johannesburg Art Foundation, Johannesburg
1995- Thupelo International Art Exhibition, University of Cape Town, Cape Town
1994- Thapong International Art Exhibition, Botswana National Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana

1997-1999 Soil and Herbs, (with Samson Mnisi) Observatory Studio, Johannesburg

2000-2001 Bob Blackburn Printing Workshop, NYC
2000 The Caversham Press Workshop, South Africa
1995 Orchard Artist Workshop, South Africa
1995 Mbile International Artists Workshop, Zambia
1995 Thupelo International Artists Workshop, South Africa
1994 Thapong International Artists Workshop, Botswana
1994 The Orchard Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa

1999 Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa, Frank Herreman (ed.), Prestel
1995 “Thupelo International Artists Catalog,” Cape Town, South Africa
1994 “Thapong International Artists Catalog, Mahalapye,” Botswana

Rand Merchant Bank, Johannesburg, South Africa
Fordham University, NYC
Museum for African Art, NYC
Royal Norwegian Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa
Asker Kommune, Asker, Norway
Botswana National Museum, Gaborone, Botswana
ABSA Bank, Johannesburg, South Africa
Private collections: Africa, Europe, and USA

1998-2000 Sguzu Printmaking Studio Coordinator
1994-1995 Orchard Studio Coordinator

Ben Willcott, “Truth and Reconciliation,” The Austin Chronicle, June 2, 2000
Sean Denmark, ” ‘Liberated Voices,’ at the Austin Museum of Art,” Austin Arts Downtown, June, 2000
Tumelo Mosaka, ” ‘Liberated Voices,’ Contemporary Art from South Africa,” NKA Journal Of Contemporary African Art, Fall/Winter 2000
Brenda Atkinson, “Accidental Snapshots,” Daily Mail & Guardian, Nov. 11, 1999
Holland Cotter, “South Africans, Isolated No More,” The New York Times, Sep. 24, 1999
Mila Andre, “Beyond Black & White: Artists Explore Apartheid,” NY, Daily News, Sep.17, 1999

Presenter for “Liberated Voices” Symposium, (with Gary van Wyk and Paul Stopforth), Stanford University, CA
“Artists Talk About Their Work,” (with Rudzani Nemasetoni), Dartmouth College
“New Printing Techniques,” Fordham Univ., NY, printing Workshop for art students
“New Voice,” Museum for African Art, NYC