Makiwa Mutomba was born in 1976 in Zimbabwe. He attended various urban schools around the country until University level. However, in 1999, when he had completed 3 years of University studies in Electronic Engineering, Makiwa abandoned his studies to follow his dream of becoming an artist. Now based in South Africa, he has exhibited at numerous art galleries in South Africa, Germany, London, France, India and USA. In 2009, Woolworths South Africa chose one of his colourful beach scenes for their carrier bags, which were distributed across the country. Also in the same year Makiwa won an award for painting at the SNBA (Societie Nationale Des Beaux-Arts) , an international annual exhibition held at the Carrousel Du Louvre, in Paris, France.
Social Synergy, group exhibition at The Cape Gallery
The Nude - St Lorient Gallery of Fashion and Art- Pretoria
Let the children play - a solo exhibition at The Cape Gallery
Solo Exhibition, Women, ArtSPACE Durban
What Texas Means To Me Awards Show, Austin Art Spaces, Texas, USA
A Little Piece of Africa, Manor Gallery, Johannesburg.
Recent Works By Makiwa Mutomba, Sandy Esau and Walter Zand, Cape gallery, Cape Town
7th Annual Black Like Us Exhibition, Manor Gallery, Johannesburg
Artists Camp, Hyderabad, India
Solo Exhibition- Andhra Pradesh, Miniature paintings from India. KZNSA gallery, Durban
Solo Exhibition- The Color Orange, Kotze Kunsgallery, Bloemfontein
Solo Art Miami, Miami, Florida, USA