Meet the artists – second place
Abongile Sidzumo (b.1996) lives and works in Cape Town. In 2013, he won the Shoprite Checkers Strokes of Genius Art Competition in the painting category.
Sidzumo completed his degree in Fine Art at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2019 and was co-awarded the Simon Gerson prize for excellence upon graduation. During his final year at Michaelis in 2019, he participated in the student-run group show, MICROPORE, and, the following year, his work was featured in We’ve come to take you home #1, an exhibition of recently acquired artworks by the University of Cape Town. He was then shortlisted, and selected as the winner of the Blessing Ngobeni Art Prize in 2020.