About


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Kim Mobey’s painting, printmaking and sculpture focuses on global histories and contemporary cultural and political cross-pollination.

Her work is spread equally between traditional media and materials and experimental applications of new materials, techniques and mixed media including collage, calcite printing, sculpture and installation

A passionate advocate of autodidactism, Kim Mobey studied art history, sculpture, painting and printmaking techniques entirely through reading, independent observation and experimentation.

Selected Publications and Press

2004 October – Yale Free Press “Political Art”
2014 March – Cape Argus “Political Art”
2014 June –  AllAfrica .com Biography

Selected Exhibitions

Group
2003 –  Glimore Gallery,  “Untitled” Cape Town
2003 – Glimore Gallery “Hands”, Capetown
2005 – Barnes Fair, London
2012 – Western Cape Premier, Official Residence “See the Point, Darling” Capetown
2013 – Knysna Fine Art Gallery “Pink Loerie Show”, Knysna
2015 – Grand Daddy Group Show, Capetown
2015 – MOMO Gallery “Les is More” Johannesburg
2017 – The Architect, PPC Imaginarium Finalist show, Capetown
2017 – The V&A Watershed, Inaugural Art Africa Fair, Capetown
2017 – The Cape Gallery “Dream Now, Dream Not”, Capetown
2017 – UJ Gallery, Imaginaruim group show, Johannesburg
2017 – Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg
2017 September – Art @ The Clocktower. “It is not all Black and White”, Capetown

Solo
2003 December – Glimore gallery – Capetown “Nudes”
2011 November – Knysna Art Gallery – Knysna “Anywhere but Here”
2015 March – Gallery Lala, New York “African Portraits”

Curator
2004 February – Glimore gallery  “Collective Creation” – Capetown
2012 May – The Knysna Gallery “The Naked Truth”, Knysna
2014 September to December – “Grand Daddy” Group Show, Cape Town

Competitions
2017 January – Sculpture Finalist, PPC Imaginarium Awards
2017 September – World of Design Competition finalist: For the Love of CONCRETE Capetown

Private Residencies 
2004 January / February, – Glimore Gallery Artist in residence, Capetown
2011 October / December – Lake Pleasant
2013 July / August – 2 month studio residency. The Framery, Capetown
Oct 2013 / March 2014 – “Work in Progress ” Church Street Studios, Capetown

Charitable Projects
2014 – City of Capetown, World Design Center “Hands of Honour” Part of the “Man on the Side of the Road” employment initiative

2014 – City of Cape Town, World Design Center “WDC/MURP Co-design workshop” facilitating community involvement in urban upliftment in impoverished areas

2016 – The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, Cape Town, Groot Constantia Wine Farm in aid of  education in the South African Winelands

2014 (Ongoing)- Paint it Forward – A collective of artists painting uplifting murals in the children’s wards of public hospitals

2014 (Ongoing) – Call to Care “Paint and Sip” fundraising for sustainable food gardening workshops in impoverished areas


Links
Interview with Nosana Sondiyazi

Photo Essay by Melody Chironda on AllAfrica.com

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