Ziyanda Majozi was born 1985 and grew up in the Eastern Cape.
She did a foundation course in graphic design at Cape Town University of Technology then went on to learn painting and printmaking through art workshops and residencies including the Thupelo workshops in Cape Town. She studied mosaic at Spier Arts Academy and has been practising Art using mosaic as a medium for the past 12 years in Cape Town.
Ziyanda has taken part in numerous Artist residencies locally and abroad, including winning awards like The Thami Mnyele award in Netherlands, the David Koloane Mentorship programme at Bag Factory arts studios and Gallery Momo residency in Johannesburg. Ziyanda has worked and collaborated with Zanele Muholi in a series of “Faces and Phases” and the documenting of hate crime victims in South Africa.
Ziyanda has showcased her work at two consecutive FNB Jo’burg Artfares 2013-2014. Her work has been collected by the most prestigious corporate art collectors, the J.P Morgan art collection, through Abadali artist development programme and Arts and Culture Trust.
Recently her work has been collected by the Bloemfontein Oliewenhuise Art Museum through Art Bank South Africa.
Ziyanda has not only done personal work but has been working on big projects/murals, one of them is at the Tshwane House in Pretoria. She is also passionate about community work. She has done multiple projects with remote areas like Vredendal and worked with the Simon’s Town Museum and Greatmore Studios on the Waag’aBitjie project which focused on the displaced communities of Simon’s Town.
Ziyanda is currently is also part of an ongoing project “Who’s Heritage Matters?” which is hosted by University of Cape Town (UCT).