Asemahle Ntlonti


Born in 1993 in Cape Town, South Africa, Asemahle Ntlonti graduated from the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2017, where she majored in sculpture.

She was awarded the 2018 Young Female Residency by The Project Space, a non-profit cultural institution founded by the late Benon Lutaaya in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2019 Ntlonti attended a residency at the South African Foundation for Contemporary Art (SAFFCA) in Knysna and Saint Emilion, France.

Ntlonti’s work has been exhibited widely in South Africa and abroad. Vuthulula is Ntlonti’s third solo exhibition, with others including Nothwala impahlana at WHATIFTHEWORLD and Kukho Isililo Somntu II, at Blank Projects, Cape Town. Most recently, she has participated in the group shows 021 – 2021, Stevenson, Amsterdam; Space & Place, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig, Germany; and RESTUDIO, Johannesburg. In 2019, her work was included in several group exhibitions, including The Female Line, SMAC Gallery; Sans, Open 24HRS; and Unresolved Category, Gallery MOMO in Cape Town, South Africa.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021 Vuthulula - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2020 Nothwala impahlana - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2017 Kukho Isililo Somntu II, Blank Projects, Cape Town
Kukho Isililo Somntu I, Michaelis Graduate Exhibition, University of Cape Town, Cape Town

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 / The Phoenix Runway - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2021 Space & Place, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig, Germany
021 - 2021, Stevenson, Amsterdam
RESTUDIO, Cunningham Contemporary, Johannesburg
2019 “SANS”, Open 24hrs Art, Cape Town
The Female Line, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town
Unresolved Category, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town
"... Between my finger and my thumb the squat pen rests. I'll dig with it.” (Performance) Infecting the City, The Slave Lodge, Cape Town
Art Joburg, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
Cape Town Art Fair, The Project Space, Cape Town Convention Centre, Cape Town

Do you know these 5WomenArtists?, North West University Gallery, Potchefstroom
2018 Sunday Service, The Gallery of the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch
RMB Turbine Art Fair, The Project Space, Johannesburg
2017 Greatest Hits, AVA Gallery, Cape Town
2016 The Portrait (Performance with iQhiya), Documenta 14, Kassel and Athens
iQhiya, AVA Gallery, Cape Town
Ukuzila: ndiyakuthanda sis'Nosipho, ndiyakuthanda sis’wam (Performance), Infecting the City, Cape Town
The Commute Pt II (Performance installation), Institute For Creative Arts Launch, Hiddingh Campus, University of Cape Town, Cape Town
The Commute Pt I (Performance installation), Museum Night, in association with Iziko National Gallery, Cape Town
The Portrait II (Performance), V & A Waterfront, Museum Night, in association with Iziko National Gallery, Cape Town
The Portrait I (Performance), Greatmore Studios, #theopening, Cape Town
Echoing Voices from Within: Rhodes Must Fall (Performance), University of Cape Town, Cape Town
Barclay’s L’Atelier, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg
2015 Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria