Musa Nelson Nxumalo
African Photojournalism Database
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nxumalo completed the Foundation and Intermediate Courses at Market Photo Workshop between 2006 and 2008 and has since participated in several workshops and master classes. Since 2009 Nxumalo has had three solo exhibitions to date. His work has also been included in a number of group exhibitions both locally and internationally. These include: For Those Who Live In It in the Netherlands in 2010, Space Between Us in Germany in 2013 and My Joburg at Maison Rouge Gallery in Paris in 2013. He is the recipient of several awards – the Edward Ruiz Mentorship in 2008, 2nd Prize for the MTN CIT:Y Festival in 2009 and 1st prize in Visual Art for the Impact Awards in 2010.
In 2013, Nxumalo exhibited in Urban Scenographies as part of the By Night Festival in Saint-Denis, Reunion, where he was a resident artist. In 2015, he was nominated for the prestigious First Book Award; his work was included in both Peregrinate, an exhibition in Côte d’Ivoire hosted by the Goethe-Institut and also in Next Generation at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College in New York. In the same year, SMAC Gallery presented Nxumalo’s In Search Of… , his first solo exhibition with the gallery, in Stellenbosch.
Nxumalo’s work forms part of several private and public collections, most notably the Pigozzi Collection in Switzerland.
2008 - Awards and Nominations