Nontsikelelo Mutiti, ‘Black Thang (Excerpt)’, 2016, Amref Health Africa: Benefit Auction 2017

Dimensions: plate – 12” x 12” and 8 containers- 3.5” x 3”; 5.5” x 2.5”; 2” x 2.5”; 2” x 3”; 2” x 3”; 5.5” x 2.5”; 6.5” x 1.5”; 8.5” x 2.5”

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Artist Biography
Nontsikelelo Mutiti is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose work encompasses fine art, design, and social practice. Born in Zimbabwe, Mutiti holds a diploma in multimedia art from the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts, and an MFA from the Yale School of Art, with a concentration in graphic design. Recently, she was a resident artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, as well as Recess and the Centre for Book Arts, both in New York City. In 2015, Mutiti was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant in its inaugural year. Mutiti continues to develop her work around African hair braiding and themes related to African immigration. She is currently Assistant Professor in the New Media Department at State University of New York, Purchase College. She lives and works between New York City and Harare.
— *Courtesy of Nontsikelelo Mutiti

Ruka, Social Responsive Museum, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, 2016; Gove Take, Syracuse University, Syracuse, 2013

Hyperallergic, Reflections from Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter; Jillian Steinhauer, 15 September, 2016; New York Times, At New Museum, a Pop-Up Support System for Black Lives Matter; Tamara Best, 2 September, 2016; NTS radio, ALLGOLD residency, MoMA PS1 Printshop 22 June, 2015; Hyperopia, Future or Black Hair, Salome Asega, New York, 23 June, 2015; I-D Magazine, talking politics at the beauty salon, Jessica C. Andrews, 27 March, 2015

Nontsikelelo Mutiti