Unathi Mkonto

"Presentation 4, fitting 3", 2020. Carpet on wood with acrylic. Cm 160 x 100
"Presentation 3, fitting 3", 2020 Carpet on wood with acrylic. Cm 150 × 140 × 15 cm


Unathi Mkonto is a self-developed multidisciplinary spatial practice. He works and lives in Johannesburg. The drawings are architectural markings where sculpture and installation are constructed. The work is informed by mark-making and surfaces in using the city as a medium. Architecture and planning are critical to South Africa communities and how apartheid policies are implemented.

Born in Peddie 1982, South Africa. He studied Bachelor in Architecture at the University of Nelson Mandela to the third year.

Solo exhibition: ”Flat”, Blank Projects, Cape Town 2018
Residencies: AVOID A4 Arts Foundation, 2018 Alma Martha, Cape Town, 2016

Group Shows
“underline” MOAD Johannesburg, 2019
NON-EXCHANGE, ICA London, 2017
“Young Now”, Hazard Gallery, 2017
Embrace Tiger & Return to Mountain, Alma Martha, Cape Town, 2016
Performance: Mentorship at Centre for Less Good Idea Season 7

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