Tamu Nkiwane: SPACE Ilford Patrons & Friends Studio Bursary Winner 2019

Congratulations to Tamu Nkiwane, the first recipient of the SPACE Ilford Patrons & Friends Studio Bursary. Tamu will have access to a year's free studio at our new art venue in the heart of Ilford, where he will work on new projects. In addition, Tamu will be supported through mentoring and other professional development opportunities throughout the year.

Tamu says: "I'm delighted to get a studio with SPACE as it allows me to work without the fear of studio fees. I'm excited to do more socially engaged work within the North East and East London communities and this studio gives me the platform to work towards that project".

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Tamu Nkiwane (London, 1990) is a London-based artist whose work considers resonances from the past through examining the surrounding environment and gathering and reassembling particular materials and objects.

Recent solo exhibitions include Zabludowicz Collection London and National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo. Selected performances and group exhibitions include BBC New Creatives, Artagon Site de Montmartre, Kaunas Biennale, ICA London, White Crypt Gallery London, Swansong, Petites Serres Paris, Café OTO London. Nkiwane holds an MA in Painting from Royal College of Art in London and is the recipient of the following awards: Villiers David Travel Award, Artagon III award and Leverhulme Scholarship and Lucy Halford Bursary Fund for Royal College of Art.