• Nelson Makamo Art
    Nelson Makamo Art
  • Nelson Makamo Art
    Nelson Makamo Art
  • Nelson Makamo Art
    Nelson Makamo Art
  • Nelson Makamo Art
    Nelson Makamo Art
  • Nelson Makamo - Easy Moment
    Nelson Makamo - Easy Moment
  • Nelson Makamo - Green Memories
    Nelson Makamo - Green Memories
  • Nelson Makamo - I've got the Looks
    Nelson Makamo - I've got the Looks
  • Nelson Makamo - Mr Cool
    Nelson Makamo - Mr Cool
  • Nelson Makamo - The Boy in Me
    Nelson Makamo - The Boy in Me
  • Nelson Makamo Art
    Nelson Makamo Art

Nelson Makamo


Nelson Makamo was born in Modimolle, Limpopo province, in 1982. Makamo moved to Johannesburg to join the Artist Proof Studio in 2003. He was the recipient of the Johnson and Johnson bursary (2005) and the Pinpointone Human Resources Scholarship (2005).

Makamo has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in South Africa, France, Italy, America, Netherlands and Scotland. His first solo exhibition, Walk with Me, was held at the Obert Contemporary Gallery in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. His most notable group exhibition was alongside established South African artists in Ten Years of Printmaking: David Krut Print Studio in 2006. Invited artists included David Koloane, Colbert Mashile, Deborah Bell and William Kentridge.

Collections

  • Telkom
  • City of Johannesburg
  • Unisa
  • Matasis Investment Holdings (Company named after Mandela, Tambo and Sisulu) -­ did portraits of the three men, this is after they saw his work at Obert Gallery
  • Annie Lennox
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Hanzehof Zutphense Kunstcollectie