Makiwa Mutomba was born in 1976 in Zimbabwe. He attended various urban schools around the country until University level. However, in 1999, when he had completed 3 years of University studies in Electronic Engineering, Makiwa abandoned his studies to follow his dream of becoming an artist. Now based in South Africa, he has exhibited at numerous art galleries in South Africa, Germany, London, France, India and USA. In 2009, Woolworths South Africa chose one of his colourful beach scenes for their carrier bags, which were distributed across the country. Also in the same year Makiwa won an award for painting at the SNBA (Société Nationale Des Beaux-Arts) , an international annual exhibition held at the Carrousel Du Louvre, in Paris, France.
“Prix de Grande-Etapes Françaises” Painting Award at the SOCIETE NATIONALE DES BEAUX ARTS, an International Art exhibition held annually at the LOUVRE in PARIS, FRANCE.
Young Artists Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe
Painting selected for “The Perfect Canvas ” competition run by Woolworths, and was printed on Woolworths bags countrywide.
Works on Paper, Gallery Delta, Harare
(Sold out 20 miniature paintings which were part of this group show)
Solo Exhibition- Miniature Oils, The Black Mamba Gallery,
Vaalwater South Africa
Solo Exhibition- Miniature Oils, The African Easel Art Gallery, Kasane, Botswana
Group Exhibition- Black Like Us, The Watercolor Society of South Africa, Johannesburg
Annual miniatures Exhibition, Johan Smith Art Gallery, Clarens.
Solo exhibition- Portraits and figures, Artspace Durban in collaboration with The Art Room, Umhlanga.
Group Exhibition- Wildlands Art for Conservation, The Lindsay Gallery, Durban
Solo Exhibition- A Celebration of Life, Association of Visual Artists, Cape Town
Solo Exhibition- Heads, Kwazulu Natal Society of the Arts, Durban
Solo Exhibition- “Paintings By Makiwa Mutomba” Artspaceberlin , Berlin, Germany
Group Exhibition “Together We Are One” A . Etchings etc… Durban
Featured Artist- Norscot Manor Gallery, Johannesburg
Group Exhibition, Wildlands Art for Conservation, Durban
Group Exhibition, ArtSPACE BERLIN, Germany
Collective Exhibition, Camden Art Gallery, London
Collective Exhibition, Hendaye, France
Societe Nationale Des Beaux Arts (SNBA) Salon. Carrousel Du Louvre, Paris, France
Solo Exhibition, Women, ArtSPACE Durban
What Texas Means To Me Awards Show, Austin Art Spaces, Texas, USA
A Little Piece of Africa, Manor Gallery, Johannesburg
Recent Works By Makiwa Mutomba, Sandy Esau and Walter Zand, Cape gallery, Cape Town
7th Annual Black Like Us Exhibition, Manor Gallery, Johannesburg
Artists Camp, Hyderabad, India
Solo Exhibition- Andhra Pradesh, Miniature paintings from India. KZNSA gallery, Durban
Solo Exhibition- The Color Orange, Kotze Kunsgallery, Bloemfontein
Solo Art Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
The Nude – St Lorient Gallery of Fashion and Art- Pretoria
Let the children play – a solo exhibition at The Cape Gallery
Social Synergy, group exhibition at The Cape Gallery