About


About


Born in Mozambique 1979

Ezequiel Mabote is a self-taught artist who grew up in an arts neighborhood in Maputo. He was influenced by the old masters of sculptures, paintings and batiks at the age of 10. He then took art lessons at Noroestel High School in Maputo.
In 1998, Ezequiel moved to South Africa to fulfill his dreams in art. He stayed in Durban KwaZulu Natal with his cousin brother, Isaac Sithole. Isaac introduced him to the Bat Centre where he networked with local artists.
In 1999, he attended a printmaking workshop at the Bat Centre with Samuel N Mbingilo from the John Muafangejo Art Centre in Namibia.
He held his first exhibition in 1999 at the Intensive Care Café at the Bat Centre and two years later attended printmaking workshops at the Caversham Press in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands under well-known artists such as Malcolm Christian, Dr David Koloane, the late Gabi Nkosi, Kevin Sipp, Xolile Mtakatya and many more.
He facilitated art classes of woodcut printmaking at the BAT Centre. In 2004  Ezequiel attended  mural courses in Bronzeville South Side, Chicago. In 2006 He attended live drawing classes at Chicago University.
Ezequiel now specializes in printmaking, woodcut colour reduction, oil pastels, paintings,  sculptures, murals and bookbinding. He has worked in many artwork events or projects at the Bat Center, the Durban University of Technology, the Grosvenor Girls High and the Velobala Art Project. He also conducted a workshop with graphic design students at the Bronx Community College in New York in 2010.
He has also done commissions and murals for Malboro Cigarettes, Nando’s Chicken in South Africa and in  Dubai, Group Murals and illustrations for Barry Unsworth’s book Sacred Hunger. He has done a logo for Sunshine Bakery in 2013 and artworks for KPMG in 2014.
PRESENCE AT KING SHAKA AIRPORT
From 2011 to Date, Ezequiel has an Art gallery shop at King Shaka  international Airport Departures, (Check In Counters).  And he is looking to francise Mabote Art. Ezequiel is now a full business man and an Entrepreneur who improves the lives of  young and small upcoming artist.
AWARDS
2001 Ithunga Fine Art Award Winner, for collaboration with six artists in 2001 Calendar.
EDUCATION
* Noroeste Secondary School – Maputo
*Art lessons atNucleo de Art - Art Centre - Maputo
*Life Drawing - Chicago University
EXHIBITIONS
Ezequiel Mabote has worked closely with the Alliance Française, exhibiting on a regular basis in Durban, Johannesburg and Pretoria galleries. He is also a regular feature at the annual Art in the Park in Pietermaritzburg and Decorex johannesburg. Ezequiel will be exhibiting for the first time in his birth county Mozambique in 2018.
 
1999    Art in Memory                                    Intensive Care Café, Bat Centre, Durban
1999    Values of African Art                         Democratic Gallery, Bat Centre, Durban
2000    Ithunga Group Exhibition                   Durban Art Gallery, Durban
2002    Exhibition                                           Akainyah Gallery, Chicago
            Exhibition                                           Total Living Network, Chicago
            African Caribbean Art Festival           Chicago
            Exhibition                                           Bronx Community College, New York
            Exhibition                                           African Art Centre, Durban
2003    Summer in Africa                                Steele Life Gallery, Chicago
            African Journey I                                Blue Caterpillar Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
            African Journey II                              Menzi Mcunu Gallery, Bat Centre, Durban
2004    Summer Group Exhibition                  African Art Centre, Durban
2005    Solo Exhibition                                   African Art Centre, Durban
            Measure Exhibition                             Bronx Community College, New York
            Solo Exhibition                                   Steele Life Gallery, Bronzeville, Chicago
2006    African Caribbean Art Festival           Chicago
2007    A4 Durban Group Exhibition             Art Space, Berlin
            Group Exhibition                                Artists Proof Studio, Johannesburg
2008    KZNSA Members Exhibition             KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2009    African Caribbean Art Festival           Chicago
            Wildlands Auctions                            Sibaya Casino, Durban
2010    Beauty of Africa                                 Hall of Fame Gallery, Bronx, New York
2011    Group Exhibition                                Artisan Gallery, Durban
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015                                  Art In  The Park, Pietermaritzburg
2015    Hilton Art Festival                              Midlands, Pietermarizburg
2017    Group Exhibition                                African Art Centre
2017 Art Display                                     Moyo Resturant, Ushaka Marine World
2017 Remembering Samora Machel       Durban City Hall
2018  Reed Exhibitions                           Decorex Johannesburg                              
ARTIST’S CONTACT DETAILS:
Phone:             +27 76 111 0843
Email:              artsmabote@yahoo.com
Website:         www.maboteart.com
Address:         King Shaka Int. Airport
                       PO Box  57847
                       KSIA, Durban

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