Sikelela Damane is an artist from Cape Town, South Africa. He received a BA in Fine Art from the University of Fort hare (2015). His work explores and reflects on social, economic and political ideas. He uses contemporary and historical references to make statements in his work. Damane’s work draws attention to popular culture while confronting conversations, controversies and events. The artist uses materials such as acrylic paint, oil paint, aerosol, paper, marks, earth, and photography. Recently he has exhibited in a number of annual exhibitions for Fine Arts students at the University of Fort Hare, where he is also a member of the task team that organises student exhibitions. He is additionally involved with community arts projects. In his works he explores diverse subjects, moving from issues of places and spaces to the representation and images of femininity in post-Apartheid South Africa.
Kalashnikovv Gallery (JHB), Solo Show: ‘Toyi Toyi’ (2018)
Damane has exhibited in many group shows: ‘Memento Mori’, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg (2018); ‘The Art of Humanity at The Pratt Institute’, Pratt Institute The Rubelle and Norman Schfler Gallery, New York (2016); ‘Imago Mundi: Map of the New Art’, Venice, Italy (2015); ‘Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity’, Rome, Italy (2014-2015); and ‘Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity’, Treviso, Italy (2014).