Neo Matloga

(Mamaila, 1993)

 
 

Neo Matloga è nato a Mamaila in Sud Africa, nel 1993.

Ora vive e lavora tra Mamaila e Amsterdam; ha studiato Visual Arts alla University of Johannesburg ed è stato artista residente a De Ateliers, Amsterdam, focalizzando la sua ricerca sulla pittura. Nel 2018 ha vinto il Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst. La sua prima personale Good Morning Midnight, del 2018, che ha avuto luogo a De Ateliers, Amsterdam, è seguita da Neo to love, tenutasi al Fries Museum di Leewarden nel 2019.

Matloga è stato nominato per vincere il De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs nel 219, e nel 2015 figurava tra gli artisti finalisti nel Taxi Art Award.

Ha preso parte a varie residenze per artisti e numerose mostre collettive, tra cui: BIG AND PLENTY, Foundation AVL Mundo, Rotterdam (2019); About Face, Stevenson, Cape Town (2018); Tell Freedom, 15 South African artists, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort (2018); LET'S SEE, WHERE WERE WE, IN THE PIT OF DESPAIR, De Ateliers, Amsterdam (2017); Post Its, South African Constitutional Court, Johannesburg (2016);Time Line, The Bag Factory, Johannesburg (2015); South African and Chinese exchange, Workers Museum, Johannesburg (2015) and South African New Voices, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington DC.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Back of the Moon, Stevenson, Johannesburg

2019

Neo to love, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

2018

Good Morning Midnight curated by Tom Morton, De Ateliers, Amsterdam

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

African Characters, Osart Gallery, Milan, Italy

2019

ofte vojagantoj - 360 kunst Wilford X, Temse, Belgium

Still Here Tomorrow To High Five You Yesterday, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa

Winter Sun, Stevenson Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

de Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, Netherlands

BIG AND PLENTY , AVL Mundo, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2018

ABOUT FACE , Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Royal Award for Modern Painting , Koninklijk Paleis, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Intersection , Tyburn Gallery, London, UK

Tell Freedom, 15 South African artists' , Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands

2017

"LET'S SEE, WHERE WERE WE, IN THE PIT OF DESPAIR", De Ateliers, Amsterdam

2016

Post Its, Constitutional Court, JHB

South African voices, Gallery van Dorst, Wassenaar, Netherlands

Considering GeniuS, Res Gallery, JHB

2015

NEW VOICES IV, Lizamore and Associates Gallery, JHB

Time Line, Bag Factory, JHB

SA Taxi Art Award, Lizamore and Associates Gallery, JHB

South African and Chinese exchange, Workers Museum, JHB

2014

NEWNOWNEXT, Galerie NOKO, Port Elizabeth

Graduate show, FADA student exhibition, JHB

South African New Voices, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington DC