FLEXIBILITY and ADAPTABILITY as resilience enablers

July 2020

The National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: FLEXIBILITY and ADAPTABILITY as resilience enablers

Ghislain Ditshekedi from DRC and Obed Mokhuhlani from Botswana will be in conversation with NGB Curator, Cliford Zulu.

Date: Wednesday 15 July 2020
Time: 14:30 Harare, Pretoria

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Meeting ID: 499 063 9072
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Obed Robert Mokhuhlani was born in 1980 in Sechele Village, Botswana. Obed is currently studying for a Masters in Arts & Culture Management with Rome Business School, Italy. In 2017 Obed graduated with a Distinction in Bachelor of Technology – Fine Art (BTech-Fine Art) from Vaal University of Technology (VUT) majoring in Printmaking and a Diploma in Fine Art in 2015 still at VUT majoring in Ceramics and Printmaking. In 2004 he graduated from Molepolole College of Education (MCE), Botswana, with a Diploma in Secondary Education with a major in Fine Art. He is currently teaching Art at a Junior Secondary School in Kanye, Botswana. Obed has exhibited in numerous Group exhibitions in his home country as well as in South Africa, San Diego, New Mexico and Zambia. In 2015 he exhibited at the 30th Barclays L’Atellier Exhibition at the Absa Gallery in Johannesburg. He is a member of Thapong Visual Art Centre in Gaborone in good standing. He has won several awards in Botswana including Thapong Artist of The Year Award, in 2017 and 2014. He has also attended numerous workshops locally and internationally including the 2017 Tulipamwe International Artist Workshop in Windhoek, Namibia. He is the Chairperson of a newly formed Visual Art Forum for Educators in Southern Africa (VAFESA).

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Ghislain Ditshekedi was born in 1982, lives and works in Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of Congo.  Ghislain studied painting and sculpture at the Académie des Fine Arts in Lubumbashi from 2003 to 2008.

He followed several professional training courses including: – 2003: Introductory course in the bronze casting technique led by artist Kinois Disundi at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lubumbashi. – 2003 and 2004: “Traces et oubli” organized by Asbl Dialogues and animated by Aimé Mpane. – 2005: Comic book initiation course organized by Africalia and led by Barly Baruti; Introductory course in photography led by Christophe Salumu Mulaba. – 2007: “Introduction to integration techniques in visual art” animated by Thérèse de Boever at the Academy of Fine Arts. –

Between 2000 and 2003: group exhibitions at the National Museum of Lubumbashi and at the Cercle Hippique de Lubumbashi organized by Asbl Dialogues. – 2004: from April 22 to May 22, group exhibitions “Regards croisés” Lubumbashi – Kinshasa. “Aesthetics and modernity in the DRC”, organized by Asbl Dialogues in Kinshasa. During the same year, he participated in the collective exhibition “Traces et oubli” directed by Aimé Mpane and in the competition exhibition “ONU SIDA” at the Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Museum of Lubumbashi, organized by the ‘ONU and Asbl Dialogues. – 2005: from 03 to 11 March, collective exhibition “Francophonie” at the Halle de l’etoile.

From March 26 to May 23, group exhibition “Nguvu ya kazi” at the Academy of Fine Arts organized by MRAC de Tervuren. – 2010: from March 12 to April 12, collective exhibition “Mama wa kwetu” at the Gallery of Contemporary Art of the National Museum of Lubumbashi. From March 16 to April 16, group exhibition “L’ange Volage” directed by Patty Tshindele at the Halle de l’Etoile. From June 11 to July 11, group exhibition “The fiftieth eye” at the Gallery of Contemporary Art of the National Museum of Lubumbashi. – Between 2011 and 2013: several group exhibitions organized by Asbl Dialogues at the Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Museum of Lubumbashi, at the Cercle Hippique, and at the Golf Club in Lubumbashi.

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For more details please contact the Curator on +263292270721 or email: c.zulu@nationalgallery.co.zw