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Danthini Mzayiya

South Africa

Born 1979. Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Dathini is a founding member of several South African art initiatives such as the Gugulective art and education collective and City Skin, a public space design project, whose current activates include an art and healing programme at Brooklyn Chest Hospital in Millerton. His education has seen him complete studies in business management, advertising and graphic design as well as art workshops both in South Africa and central Europe. His work has been exhibited in a number of group and two person shows across the African continent and Europe. Working in a number of media including oil, charcoal, video and sound. His practice and execution displays a strong interest in community involvement and is inspired by everyday life experience, family and friends, work environments, social gatherings and the cultures of communities and its complexities. With a strong belief in the philosophy where “each one teaches one”. Dathini is passionate about skills transferring and is keen to use his residency time to explore the culture of north east Scotland through local interaction.