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Wilson


Wilson, Artist
EDUCATION:
Self-Taught
SELECTED EXHIBITION HISTORY:
SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2020- When a big star shines, Thapong Visual Art Centre, Gaborone, Botswana
2019- The Power of Africa Culture Pop Studio, Berlin, Germany
2019- The Human Experience , NHABE MUSEUM, Maun Botswana
2018- Relentless, Thapong visual art center, Gaborone, Botswana
2017 – “Vagaries of Meleko”, Thapong Visual Art Centre, Gaborone, Botswana
2017 – “The Story of the Okavango”, ITB Berlin, Germany
2016 – “The Brush That Smokes”, Alliance Francaise de Gaborone, Botswana
2015 – “Wild Brush”, Nhabe Museum, Maun, Botswana
2014 – “Exhibition and Auction”, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2013 – “Son of the Brush”, National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
2011 – “The Meleko Brush Paints Flowers”, Sanitas Gardens, Gaborone
2011 – “First Retrospective”, Gary and Mary Residency, Gaborone, Botswana
2011 – “Human Rights”, Alliance Francaise, Gaborone, Botswana
2011 – “The Right to Remain Silent”, Alliance Francaise de Gaborone, Botswana
2011 – “Artist of the Year Exhibit”, Thapong Visual Arts, Gaborone, Botswana
2010 – “One of Us”, Sirmium Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
2009 – “Meleko”, Thapong Visual Arts Center, Gaborone, Botswana
2007 – “Zimbabwe Economic and Political Crisis”, Gaborone, Botswana
2006 – “The Endangered Species Series”, Gaborone Senior Secondary School, World Population Day,
Gaborone, Botswana
2005 – “HIV/AIDS, Behavorial Change”, International Trade Hub at Commerce Park with U.S.A. Embassy,
Gaborone, Botswana
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2014 – “The Dream”, Two Man Exhibit, Thapong Visual Arts Center, Gaborone, Botswana
2011 – “Back 2 Basics”, Thapong Visual Arts Center, Gaborone, Botswana
2011- – “A Good Harvest”, The Frame Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
2009 – “National Art Expo”, River Walk Mall, Gaborone, Botswana
2009 – “Opening Ceremony for the Royal Bafokeng Stadium”, Rusternburg, South Africa
2008 – “Ichipapusho”, The Residency Gallery, Lusaka, Zambia
2008 – “Artist’s in Botswana”, National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
2007 – “Forgotten Treasures”, Octagon Gallery National Museum, Gaborone, Botswana
2007 – “Kgetsi ya tsie”, Thapong Visual Arts Center, Gaborone, Botswana
2007 – “Contemporary Visions of South Africa”, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria South Africa
2001 – “Kalahari Impressions”, The Frame Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
2005 – “Artist’s in Botswana”, Thapong Visual Arts Centre, Gaborone, Botswana
2005 – “Bridge Spotter’s African American Artists Collective Exhibit”, American Cultural Center,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A
LECTURES / PRESENTATIONS:
2011 – “How to Generate an Art Report”, given to Botswana Journalists, Gaborone, Botswana
2010 – “Meleko Method of Painting”, referencing The Endangered Species Series, a collection of paintings
On HIV/AIDS to an audience of Grass Roots Soccer Officials during the 2010 World Cup Games,
Johannesburg, South Africa
JUDGE:
2010 – 2015 Judging Panel, “Peace Poster Contest”, District 412
(Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe)
2006 – Acting Judge “Safer Injection Promotion Poster Exhibition”, Lobatse, Botswana
AWARDS:
2014 – Official Stamps of Botswana, “The Lions of Chobe”, in Circulation
2007 – Artist of the Year, Thapong Visual Arts Centre, Gaborone Botswana
2007 – “Painting Award”, National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
RESIDENCIES:
2008 – Insaka Residency, Rockstone Studios, Lusaka, Zambia
CHARITY PRODUCTIONS:
2016 – “Every Child Has a Dream Foundation”, Charity Auction, Gaborone, Botswana
2011 – 5 Paintings, “Charity Auction”, The Chinese Woman’s Association, Gaborone, Botswana
2011 – “Healing Art Exhibition”, Charity, Donated Painting to be Displayed in a Hospital of the
Organizers Choice
2009 – “Botswana Baskets” Donated Painting to the Disabled in Tanzania through The Open Land
Program,
Italy
COLLECTIONS:
The President of Malawi H.E Dr. Joyce Banda was presented a Wilson Ngoni painting,
“The Leopard on a Tree”, by the State of Botswana
Their Majesties King Carl XIV Gustaf and Queen Silvia of the Kingdom of Sweden were presented a
Wilson Ngoni painting, “The Zebras” by the State of Botswana
The President of Malawi, His Excellence Dr. Bingu Wa Mutarika was presented a Wilson Ngoni
painting,
“The Savuti Lions” by the State of Botswana
Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) Headquarters, Gaborone, Botswana
Chris Tugwell Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa
President of Liberia, Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, was presented a Wilson Ngoni painting,
“Botswana Baskets”, by the State of Botswana
BOOK PUBLISHING:
2014 – “Door’s to My Eye’s, My Journey Through the Corridors of Art”, self-published
2020 – LIVING WITH THE BRUSH, coffee table book, self-published
FILM / PERIODICAL PRODUCTIONS:
“I PAINT TO MAKE HUMANITY HAPPIER”, CNN AFRICAN VOICES documentary 2016
‘PAINTING FROM THE HEART WITH A STORY TO TELL’, CNN African voices DOCUMENTARY
CNN 2018
STORY OF HOPE, a full documentary, BOTSWANA TELEVISION (BTV) (stories of hope) 2019

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