Khehla Chepape Makgato was born in Kensington, Johannesburg and raised in Makotopong village, outside Polokwane in Limpopo. Chepape has diploma equivalence for Fine Arts majoring in Printmaking from Artist Proof Studio. Has a Diploma in Media Practice majoring in Journalism through Boston Media House, Sandton Campus. Chepape was one of two South African delegates and one of three SADC regional youth delegates to the 2012 Africa Utopia Youth Arts, Cultural and Olympia Festivals of the World at the Southbank Centre in London, UK. He has participated in numerous art exhibitions both locally and internationally (Johannesburg, Polokwane, Cape Town, Washington DC and London). He has collaborated with William Kentridge on a project in January 2015 and continues to work on some small projects for Kentridge. He has had solo shows in 2013 (MARIKANA – Truth, Probability & Paradox), 2014 (VOICES FROM THE KOPPIE – Towards Speculative Realism), 2015 (MARIKANA – The Rituals) and 2016 (Manuscripts Found From The Koppie). He has won a studio art bursary from the African Arts Trust to be a resident artist at Assemblage Studios in 2014. He is also an inaugural recipient of 2016 Art Across Oceans Residency at Kohl Children’s Museum in Chicago, USA. He now works full as an artist at Assemblage Studios.
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