Atang Tshikare

Hosted at Friends of Design - Academy of Digital Arts

part of a series on Heritage


About the speaker

Atang Tshikare was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa to an entrepreneurial mother and artistic father. He is a visual creative and the founder of zabalazaa.com.

As a self-developed multidisciplinary artist. He has worked on various elements including sneakers/shoes, wood, metal wood and plastic, canvas and paper. His work is a combination of line drawing and street art which he uses across various mediums from pencil, marker to acrylic and aerosol.

Atang has exhibited in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Dubai, Germany and Manhattan, New York and has done illustrative and paint work for numerous companies from Adidas Originals, Belvedere Vodka, Cornetto, Puma, L’Oreal and many others. He has also been invited to various shows and exhibitions namely the Toffie Festival, Design Indaba, Southern Guild 2013 exhibition and Design Days Dubai being the most prominent.

Using his creativity and initiative, Atang has come a long way since doing graffiti in Bloemfontein. His pieces are mesmerizing and is redolent of a new dynamic urban dialogue that is emerging in the design consciousness of cities across Africa. It is also one that challenges all the clichés young Africans have to deal with.

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Additional details

Meet and greet upstairs at the Friends of Design Academy for a complimentary coffee and breakfast followed by a 20 min talk.