Zwelethu is an independent visual artist born in 1990 in Johannesburg, Johannesburg. Post high school he joined art classes at the Johannesburg central library and the education centre at Joburg Art Gallery. In 2010, he joined Artist Proof Studio and completed a four-year printmaking course, where he was a Screen Print Technician and a Facilitator printing works of artists such as William Kentridge, Nelson Makamo, Bevan de Wet, Stephan Erusmus, Bambo Sibiya, Faith 47 and Anti Est. Zwelethu has participated in numerous exhibitions such as the African Time Art Exhibition at the 2020 Ake Arts and Book Festival, the Blessing Ngobeni Art Prize Exhibition 2020; the 2019 Prizm Art Fair and Speak: A Group Exhibition in memory of and unveiling work by Dumisani Mabaso. Zwelethu has featured in various other projects such as the ABSA L’Atelier viral video Hypnosis. In 2016, he was selected for the 5th edition of the Art Residency Project, an exchange of Artists between Italy and South Africa. Zwelethu’s work is in various private and corporate collections including the Arts and Culture Trust Fund and the African Arts Fund and he currently practices art full time in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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