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FENI Chulumanco

(Eastern Cape, South Africa, 1994)


Feni Chulumanco (b.1994) was born in Eastern Cape and moved with his family to Langa Township in Cape Town at a young age.

Whilst studying at Isilimela Comprehensive High School he met Miss Nkunzi, the Art, Culture, and Design teacher who encouraged him to pursue his evident skill and passion for the arts. In 2014 Chulumanco met the artist Ayanda Mabulu at Greatmore Studios. This significant encounter led to him being mentored by Mabulu as well as interacting with a wide variety of established artists at Greatmore.

In his paintings Chulumanco focuses on the depleted human figure, encasing them in glass boxes and contextualizing the idea of individualism. Inspired by his own individual journey and personal growth, Chulumanco takes the viewer on a rich visual journey allowing one to focus on our own identity, self-worth, and sense of fulfillment.

His latest solo shows include Imiyalelo (2022) at EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa. Group shows include 8X8 (2021), EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa; Home is Where the Art is (2020), Zeitz Mocaa Museum, Cape Town, South Africa. His residencies include: 2018 Ruth Prowse School of Art, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa; 2019 Greatmore Studios Trust, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa.




Where Thou Art - That - is Home, Osart Gallery, Milan, Italy 


Africa Supernova. Contemporary African painting collection by Carla and Pieter Schulting, Amersfoort, Netherlands 

Behind the Walls, Feni Chulumanco, Osart Gallery,  Milano, Italy

'Imiyalelo, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa

‘8X8’, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa
‘Dipaka’, Jaffer Modern, Green Point, South Africa

‘Emerging Artist Exhibition’ ArtB Gallery, Belville, Cape Town, South Africa ‘Home Is Where The Art Is’, Zeitz Mocca Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
‘Committee’s Choice’, ArtB Gallery, Belville, Cape Town, South Africa ‘When The Water Breaks’, Greatmore Studios Trust, Cape Town, South Africa
‘Tiny Treasures’, ArtB Gallery, Belville, Cape Town, South Africa

Members Representation at ArtB Gallery, Belville, Cape Town, South Africa

‘Artreach Western Cape Chapter 3’, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa Presentation with Micro Galleries, Kathmandu, Hong Kong

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