Chulumanco Feni


Is a post-apartheid (1994) born artist who was born and grew up in Langa, Cape Town.

His interest and commitment to art was developed and nurtured by Arts Culture and Design teacher Nokhwezi Nkunzi at Isilimela Comprehensive High School. Nkunzi’s commit as a teacher has shaped the foundation of many students who have gone on to have professional careers both locally and internationally as artists. He has also been mentored by many artists including Ayanda Mabhulu. He develops his technique and process through rigorous practice and commitment and seeking feedback from fellow resident artists.

Feni utilises mixed media materials to express ‘’township scenes’’ to capture the vibrancy and dynamism of township life from while shining a spotlight on the challenges and social ills that are apparent in daily life from his lived experience. The use of colour is employed to create works with a depth and intensity of a scene out of a stop-motion film. Feni has exhibited in galleries in Langa including Guga S’thebe Arts and Culture Centre. His work was exhibited at Open Streets, Langa in 2015.

She has participated in major exhibitions such as Fotofest Biennial, Houston, USA (2020), 14th Curitiba International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Brazil (2019), Documenta 14, Greece & Germany ( 2017) He has exhibited at the AVA, GVA reatmore Studios, AVA Artreach Programme. He is part of the Handsfort and Sons Emerging Artist Platform .Feni has work that is currently on exhibition at the Zeitz Mocca in the exhibition Home is where the art is. He is currently working on a body of work that is inspired by a fabric design which he uses as background for his recent works.



47-49 Greatmore Street Woodstock,
Western Cape 7925, South Africa

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