Nkhensani Rihlampfu is a South African based multidisciplinary artist born in the country’s northern province of Limpopo. Nkhensani studied fine arts at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, where he went on to obtain a B-Tech in Fine Arts.
Over the past few years, Nkhensani has been involved in several art programmes. He has produced many commissioned pieces including a unique sculpture created from shredded South African notes for the South African Reserve Bank and a painting for Constitutional Hill, which is the seat of South Africa’s apex Constitutional Court. His art has been featured in a number of group and curated exhibitions in the Absa Gallery, Grahamstown Arts Festival, Pretoria Art Museum, RMB Turbine Art Fair and the FNB Joburg Art Fair, to name a few. In addition to Rihlampfu’s continuously growing reputation within the industry, his works has been acquired by many prominent private and corporate art collections.
Rihlampfu has worked at Workhorse Bronze Foundry, where they were involved in casting multiple artist’s sculptures including William Kentridge’s bronze pieces. In addition to this Nkhensani has also worked with other prominent South African artists such as Nandipha Mntambo Nelson Makamo and Louis Olivier.
2019 was a memorable year for Nkhensani, he presented his first solo exhibition, where he transported the audience through a margin of breadth between the world we perceive and the truth that remains unseen. Furthermore, RMB Turbine Art Fair honoured Nkhensani with the Feature Artist exhibit at the 2019 fair. To follow came his win of the Absa LAtelier 2019- Pool A.