Morgan Mahape is a multimedia artist from Umlazi, South Africa, born on March 5th, 1982. Growing up in a household with younger brothers and a mother who was an art teacher, Mahape’s interest in art was sparked at a young age. He often assisted his mother with art projects for her school, which helped shape his artistic style and techniques.
Mahape’s art is heavily influenced by the style of “portière” which is a hanging curtain placed over a door or over the doorless entrance to a room it was popular in the 1970s.He incorporates recycled materials and beads into his work. His unique approach to creating art involves using beads to create intricate and detailed works, earning him recognition and accolades within the art community, including notable exhibitions and awards. Correction in
Mahape’s art not only carries a strong message of sustainability and the importance of recycling but is also visually striking. His use of recycled materials, specifically beads, emphasizes the need to take care of our planet and the impact we all have on it.
Mahape’s work has been featured in several publications and has received positive reviews from experts in the field. Collaborating with other artists and organisations has also helped raise his profile as an artist.
With his unique style and dedication to his craft, Mahape is a rising star in the art world, sure to continue making a statement with his work.
2022 AKAA art fair
2022: BAD+ contemporary art fair
2022: 145 New York art fair
2022: Invest art fair
2022: art and culture pop up exhibition
2021: 1st Winner of Innibos national craft awards
2020: Love etc, Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand avec Galerie Carole Kvasnevski
2019: group show AKAA Art & design fair
2019: ikhono laseNatali (A4 gallery) Capetown
2019: ikhono laseNatali exhibition (KZNSA gallery) Durban
2019: African spirits group exhibition (Yossi gallery) New-York
2018: screem exhibition (African art center) Durban.
2018: Art Bank exhibition (Durban Art gallery)
2018: Amasosha art movement group exhibition (inkomkhulu gallery) Durban
2016: Art in the park fair. Pietermaritzburg.
2012: PPC young sculpture finalist (KZNSA gallery). Durban
2011: COP17 art exhibition (gallery 405) Durban