Lungiswa Gqunta

Lungiswa Gqunta is a visual artist working in performance, printmaking, sculpture and installation. Gqunta is currently in residence at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam.

She has also obtained her undergraduate degree at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2012 and her MFA at the Michaelis School of Fine Arts in Cape Town in 2017. In addition to her independent practice, Gqunta is one of the founding members of iQhiya, with whom she participated in Documenta 14 and Glasgow International.

She has recently participated in the Manifesta 12 Biennial and the 15th Istanbul Biennial and has also been included in the group exhibition, Not a Single Story II at the Wanas Konst Museum in Sweden. She has been actively involved in the South African gallery scene, having exhibited with both the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (Zeitz MOCAA) and the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), as well as held two solo exhibitions, Qwitha (2018) and Qokobe (2016), with WHATIFTHEWORLD.

Her work forms part of the public collections of the Kunsthal Zurich, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, The University of Cape Town and Zeitz MOCAA.

Gqunta’s work has been on display in two Zeitz MOCAA exhibitions: All things being equal… (2017) and Two Together (2019).