BIOGRAPHY OF SHENAZ MAHOMED
Shenaz Mahomed, born in 1992, is a Pretoria based artist who works predominantly in the medium of hand cut paper. She obtained a BA degree in Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria in 2014 and is currently (2018) completing her MA (FA) there. She was the Curator at Fried Contemporary Art Gallery for 4 years. Mahomed is now the Curatorial Assistant and Logistics Manager at the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria.
Mahomed has participated in a number of prestigious art competitions in South Africa. She was awarded as the winner of the 2016 David Koloane Award with the Bag Factory.
Mahomed’s work can be found in the art collections of Absa, Department of Arts and Culture, University of Pretoria, Tiwani Contemporary (UK), as well as the private collections of Wayne Barker, Gavin Rajah and Vusi Beauchamp.
She has successfully curated three group shows at Fried Contemporary titled ‘Young Collectors’ in 2015, 2016 and 2017.