Phumulani Ntuli

Artist's Biography

Phumulani Ntuli holds a Masters in the Fine Arts- Arts Public Sphere from (ECAV) Ecole Cantonale D’Art du Valais in Sierre-Switzerland and was awarded Prix-excellence for his ongoing research project “Permutations of an event” centered around notions of archives and surveillance. Ntuli’s opus merges the ambit of artistic research, sculpture, video installations and performative practices. Ntuli’s process is formulated by artistic convergences that overlap between/ around and/or in documentation(s), image and visual as spaces of engagement. He consistently engages diverse publics/ audiences and attempts to make visible History’s gaps/ breaks/ silences/pauses and remnants. Ntuli’s artistic framework draws in these issues immanence/ imminence within our present and how they can influence practices within the spectrum of decoloniality.

As an artist/ practitioner Ntuli has presented and/ or contributed work within the context of the 2016 Kampala Biennale in Uganda curated by Elise Atangana, the 2016 Bone Performance Festival in Bern Switzerland, curated by Valerian Maly and also performed in the 2016 Act Festival in Geneva, Basel, Sierre and Zurich. During the aforementioned year, Ntuli participated in residencies/ workshops at the Fondazione Pisteletto in Biella, Italy and the Alps Art Academy in Chur, Switzerland.

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