Simphiwe Mbunyuza's sculpture explores relationships and interactions within African cultural symbolism and cultural day to day objects used by African groups, particularly Xhosa people. These objects are the subject of functional and non-functional ceramic and sculptural pots. The drama carried by the pots entails and details the African culture of Bantu speaking people, in relation to other African cultural groups. Mbunyuza grew up in South Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Butterworth in the village called Mambendeni, an area surrounded by various villages of Xhosa speaking people. Today, these villages are no longer exclusively occupied by Xhosa speaking people but by a number of different African cultural groups.
Africa First Residency, Israel, Summer 2022

09/09/2022 - 06/10/2022

Simphiwe Mbunyuza – Solo Exhibition: Emasimini | African Studies Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

27/10/2022 - 19/11/2022

Simphiwe Mbunyuza: Emasimini at Gordon Gallery | Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

September 2022

Simphiwe Mbunyuza | Emasimini | African Studies Gallery | Serge Tiroche, African Studies Gallery