Born in Mozambique 1979
Ezequiel Mabote moved to Durban South Africa in 1998, after his high school education.
Following the batiks and sculptures background influenced by neighbours at the age of 12, he
wanted to fulfil his dreams of being an artist.
In South Africa, Ezequiel joined the residency artist programmes at the Bat Centre in 1999. At
this well-known art centre in the city of Durban, he attended woodcut printmaking, oil pastel,
acrylic, oil painting art classes workshops.
Late in the year, Ezequiel had his first exhibition at the Bat Centre, hosted by Caroline Smart,
editor of the Durban Arts Magazine who now runs the KZN arts website, artSMart. The
exhibition gained him valuable exposure from the media.
After his first successful exhibition, Ezequiel continued to work extensively, engaging and
participating in many art workshops. Working with Malcolm Christian in 2001 in his studio at
the Caversham Press in the KZN Midlands gave Ezequiel more ability and experience and more
art techniques, such as silkscreen printing, linocut and woodcut printing, book binding, drawings
and collage medium.
From 2002, Ezequiel started travelling to USA, to exhibit his artworks in various states and
attended summer live drawing art classes at the Chicago university.
He facilitated woodcut printmaking classes at the BAT Centre, African Art Centre and the
Durban University of Technology in 2004 and 2005.
Ezequiel specialises in printmaking, woodcut colour reduction, oil pastels, acrylic painting, oil
painting, sculpture and murals. He has worked in many artwork events and projects at the Bat
Centre, the Durban University of Technology, the Grosvenor Girls High, the Velobala Art
Project, Nando’s art project in South Africa and Dubai 2007, workshop with graphic design
students at the Bronx Community College in New York in 2010.
Art commissions with Malboro Cigarette 2006, Nando’s art commission 2007, book commission
by Barry Unsworth’s book – Sacred Hunger, Sunshine Bakery Pietermaritzburg, KPMG in 2014,
just to mention few.
Ezequiel’s artworks can be viewed at the King Shaka international Airport, at Mabote Art Shop,
online store at www.maboteart.com
2001 Ithunga Fine Art Award Winner, for collaboration with six artists in 2001 Calendar
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 Mchunu 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
2007 Nashua Art in the Park Pietermaritzburg
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
2010 Nashua Art in the Park Pietermaritzburg
2011 Group Exhibition Artisan Gallery, Durban
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Art In The Park, Pietermaritzburg
2015 Hilton Art Festival Midlands, Pietermaritzburg
2017 Group Exhibition African Art Centre
2017 Art Display Moyo Restaurant, Ushaka Marine World
2017 Remembering Samora Machel Durban City Hall
2018 Reed Exhibitions Decorex Johannesburg
ARTIST’S CONTACT DETAILS:
Phone: +27 76 111 0843
Address. MABOTE ART SHOP
KING SHAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
King Shaka Drive, La Mercy 4407, Durban, South Africa.
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