Ludumo Maqabuka


Ludumo Maqabuka was born in Umtata, Eastern Cape and he currently resides and works as a full-time urban contemporary artist in Johannesburg. Maqabuka dreams of travelling and exhibiting his work worldwide as an artistic ambassador for South Africa.


In 2007 Maqabuka obtained a National Diploma in Fine Art at Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria. 

Subject Matter 

Ludumo Maqabuka utilises the influence of popular culture and graffiti to offer commentary on the complexities of township communities and the struggle of Black communities both abroad and within South African society. Maqabuka’s art is a celebration and expression of culture and subcultures simultaneously. 

 Exhibition History 

2009: ;+27’ solo exhibition, Design Cafe, Pretoria 

2020; Urban Inscriptions,, Stanley Street, Johannesburg

2020; I Am Because We Are,, Stanley Street, Johannesburg 

2021; Captcha Colour,, Stanley Street, Johannesburg

2021; Africonic,, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Johannesburg 

2022; Into the Light,, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Johannesburg 

2022; Vivid Identity,, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Johannesburg

2022; Streams of Dreams,, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Johannesburg

2023, Roots to Wings,, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Johannesburg


In 2018 Ludumo participated in the Nando’s Creative Exchange, administered by Spier Arts Trust, this program creates mentoring opportunities for artists to develop their creative narratives and build thriving professional art practices. Spier Arts Trust values the cultural contribution of art to South Africa’s creative economy through freedom of creative expression in order to bring about transformation.

Ludumo Toto Maqabuka posing with a neutral expression
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