Vulindlela Nyoni

Vulindlela Nyoni
Department of Visual Art, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch


Vulindlela Nyoni was born in Chilimanzi, Zimbabwe in 1976 and attained a Masters in Fine Arts from the now University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2006. His Masters thesis was entitled “Representations of ‘other’ in selected South African artworks: Re-membering the black male body”.

Prior to moving to Stellenbosch, Nyoni was the Academic Coordinator of the Centre for Visual Art, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg). Apart from being a practicing artist, Nyoni also lectures in Printmaking and Drawing at the University of Stellenbosch. His main interests lie in the politics of representation and self-representation as exploration of personal narrative through print media. He continues to make his own work at any opportunity he has.


Settling In: Print based reflections on representations of Zimbabwean
Diaspora living in South Africa

the work of two artists, Kudzanai Chiurai and Vulindlela Nyoni as current and necessary voices of Zimbabwean Dispora in Southern African Art. The two artists are aware of their role in being part of one of the fastest growing Diasporas in Southern Africa let alone Globally. Both Artists living and working in South Africa use Print in its various forms to interrogate the multiple complexities of being a ‘stranger in a strange land’. From their explorations of gender and race to national and ‘African’ identity these two artists have used their imagery as a means to challenge hegemonies and structures that impact negatively on otherness.