2014 Gerard Sekoto Award Winner Announced [fr]
South Africa’s most prestigious art award, the ABSA L’Atelier Art Awards pays homage to both established and emerging young local artists and their compelling artistic vision. The 2014 ABSA L’Atelier Award Winners were announced on 16 July 2014 at ABSA Gallery.
Mbavhalelo Nekhavhambe from Thohoyandou was awarded the Gerard Sekoto Award for his video work, Press Accident.
Watch his award winning video
As part of his prize, Nekhavhambe wins a three-month artistic residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris, allowing him to explore a new artistic scene and create an exhibition which will tour within the French cultural network in Southern Africa.
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- 2014 Gerard Sekoto Award Winner
- Mbavhalelo Nnekhavhambe - "Press accident"
With the support of the French Institute of South Africa in collaboration with ABSA, SANAVA, the Embassy of France in South Africa and the French cultural network of Alliances Françaises in Southern Africa.
To know more:
Read the dedicated article on IFAS’ website
Read the Ambassador’s speech announcing the award winner
Previous Gerard Sekoto Award Winners include: 2013 Mongezi Ncaphayi, 2012 Bambo SIBIYA, 2011 Isabel MERTZ, 2010 Bongumenzi NGOBESE; 2009 Nyaniso LINDI; 2008 Retha FERGUSON; 2007 Nina BARNETT; 2006 Nomusa MAKHUBU; 2005 Lawrence LEMOANA; 2004 Billie ZANGEWA.