Morgan Mahape


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

Click here to view artist profile on Artsy

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