Biography

Neo Matloga is a South African artist, who lives and works in Amsterdam. There he completed a two-years residency program at De Ateliers. In 2018, Matloga won the Koninklijke Prijs voor Schilderkunst. The jury for the Royal Award called him a “storyteller with guts.” In 2019, Matloga was also nominated for the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs. Matloga’s work is included in several renowned collections, including those of Zeitz MOCAA, KRC Collection, and the Fries Museum, where in 2019 he had a large solo exhibition called Neo to Love.

www.neomatloga.com

CV

Education & Residencies

  • 2019 AVL Mundo – Rotterdam, NL
  • 2016-2018 De Ateliers – Amsterdam, NL
    Guest Resident at Thami Mnyele Foundation – Amsterdam, NL
    Zeitz MOCAA, ZA Artist in Residence at Segera – Laikipia, KE
    2015 Bag Factory – OR Tambo visiting artist programme, ZA

Nominations & Awards

  • 2019 Nominated. Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs
  • 2018 Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst (Royal Award for Modern Painting)
  • 2015 Shortlisted. SA Taxi Art Award
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  • 2014 NEWNOWNEXT Award – Galerie NOKO SOLO
    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2019 Neo to love – Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL
  • 2018 Good Morning Midnight curated by Tom Morton – De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2017 Molatelo – Christopher Moller Gallery, SCOPE Art Fair, New York, USA
  • 2016 Moo re tswang gona – Christopher Moller Gallery, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, ZA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019 Neo to love – Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL
  • 2018 Good Morning Midnight curated by Tom Morton – De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2017 Molatelo – Christopher Moller Gallery, SCOPE Art Fair, New York, USA
  • 2016 Moo re tswang gona – Christopher Moller Gallery, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, ZA

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 Still Here Tomorrow To High Five You Yesterday – Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, ZA
    Winter Sun – Stevenson Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
    de Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs – Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, NL
    BIG AND PLENTY – AVL Mundo, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2018 ABOUT FACE – Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, ZA
    Royal Award for Modern Painting – Koninklijk Paleis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Intersection – Tyburn Gallery, London, UK
    Tell Freedom, 15 South African artists’ – Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, NL
  • 2017 “LET’S SEE, WHERE WERE WE, IN THE PIT OF DESPAIR” – De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
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  • 2016 Post Its – Constitutional Court, Johannesburg, ZA
    South African voices – Gallery van Dorst, Wassenaar, NL
  • 2015 NEW VOICES IV – Lizamore and Associates Gallery, JHB Time Line – Bag Factory, Johannesburg, ZA
    SA Taxi Art Award – Lizamore and Associates Gallery, JHB South African and Chinese exchange – Workers Museum, Johannesburg, ZA
  • 2014 NEWNOWNEXT – Galerie NOKO, Port Elizabeth, ZA
    Graduate show – FADA student exhibition, Johannesburg, ZA
    South African New Voices – Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington D.C., USA

Collections

City of Ekurhuleni, South Africa.
South African Embassy, Washington DC, USA.
Zeitz MOCAA – Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
Thami Mnyele Foundation
KRC Collection Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL