Fumani Walter Maluleke was born in Limpopo in 1991, in a village called Thomo. Fumani has carried with him the spirit of art for as long as he can remember, from being the unruly child who drew in school books, and on the walls of his family home, to being the one who won all the art prizes and then the one who shared his skill set with the next generation as an art teacher.
As a passionate visual artist, He participated in mural painting at his community crèche called Ma E’no early learning centre in 2012/06/10. He then enrolled with (TNC) Tshwane TVET North College for a Diploma in Art and Graphic Design in 2015/01/022016/23/06 after his matric.
He was awarded a certificate of appreciation by the Department of Art and Culture, for assisting with the realization of youth goals at Ekurhuleni performing Art competitions in 2016/19/03.
Since then Maluleke has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and the body of his works were able to expose his work to other parts of the country and South Africa at large by interpreting and communicating Africans’ struggle through visual arts
Maluleke’s practice unapologetically reminds us that these are narratives of African realities and that maybe the best means of presenting these narratives is by utilizing elements that speak directly to authentic African experiences.
2014 Saada Art Fair.
2014 Wang ‘Thola collective, Johannesburg Art fair
2015 uncovered student exhibition
2018 Jullie Miller art gallery winter exhibition collections
2018 Art Impact International Gallery ( GOLDEN EXHIBITION)
2018 John West Art Gallery (PRETORIA)
2016 Savanna mall solo exhibition
2017 Game reserve solo exhibition
2017 John west Art Gallery ( PRETORIA )
2018 Springs Art Gallery ( EKURHULENI JHB )
- Joy Alive Art gallery (SOWETO JHB )
2013 Thami Mnyele Merit award art on paper (student collaboration)
2014 Absa competitions
2018 Giyani art completion
2018 GCR Giyani radio station
September 2014 Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) charcoal and pastel
September 2015 Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) mix media
October 2016 Mandela Children Hospital
June 2017 Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) charcoal and pastel
Workshops and Projects
2014-2015 Wang’Thola, revolution room, cosmos city
2014 I see Afrika Nikon workshop
2013 Mandela day mural project design in Giyani
Vansa workshop run by assemblage