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ANDILE DYALVANE
uMbona, 2017 White stoneware clay 37.5 x 24 x 24 i...
uMbona, 2017
White stoneware clay
37.5 x 24 x 24 inches
95 x 61 x 61 cm

A leading voice in the field of contemporary ceramic arts, Andile Dyalvane seeks to honor his Xhosa heritage through his practice. With ceramics, Dyalvane connects to his ancestors and shares his personal story of healing. “Clay breathes. It’s alive with becoming and moves with my energy, listens and holds only what I’ve impressed upon it. It remembers and let’s go in the fire, and then becomes stronger,” says Dyalvane.

 

Dyalvane was born in 1978 on a cattle farm in Ngobozana, a small village in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. His work with clay or “umhlaba” (mother earth) reinforces an innate human connection to soil, a foundational connection that Dyalvane made while learning to farm as a child. He received a National Degree in Art and Design from Sivuyile Technical College in 1999 and a National Degree in Ceramic Design from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2003. After graduation, Dyalvane founded Imiso Ceramics in South Africa’s Western Cape in 2006. 

 

He has exhibited extensively in South Africa and has been awarded residencies in Denmark, France, the United States, and Taiwan. Dyalvane’s work is in the permanent collections of the Iziko National Museum, Cape Town, South Africa; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth, South Africa; and Yingge Ceramic Museum, Taipei, Taiwan. 

 

Dyalvane lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

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Andile Dyalvane: iThongo - Exhibitions
April 29 - May 22, 2021
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
Pop Up - Exhibitions
January 23 - April 25, 2021
Paradise Plaza Building, Miami, FL
DNA - Exhibitions
Online Exhibition
January 15, 2021 - present
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
What Would Have Been - Exhibitions
November 5 - December 12, 2020
Friedman Benda, New York, NY | Online
Design in Dialogue - Exhibitions
April 1, 2020 - present
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
Summer - Exhibitions
June 20 - July 26, 2019
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
dna10 - Exhibitions
May 4 - June 10, 2017
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
Andile Dyalvane: Camagu - Exhibitions
June 23 - August 19, 2016
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
Andile Dyalvane: Camagu - Publications
Creative Minds: Andile Dyalvane - Press
Creative Minds: Andile Dyalvane
Galerie
March 12, 2021
Beyond Words - Press
Beyond Words
Crafts issue 286
January / February, 2021
Andile Dyalvane on ancestry, community and his scu...
Andile Dyalvane on ancestry, community and his sculptural ceramic seating...
designboom
December 22, 2020
Andile Dyalvane: iThongo - Southern Guild and Frie...
Andile Dyalvane: iThongo - Southern Guild and Friedman Benda present iThongo...
TL Magazine
December 19, 2020
Homecoming: Ceramic artist Andile Dyalvane comes f...
Homecoming: Ceramic artist Andile Dyalvane comes full circle
Daily Maverick
December 9, 2020
A Look at the Inspiration Behind Andile Dyalvane's...
A Look at the Inspiration Behind Andile Dyalvane's Striking Sculptures
Departures Magazine
November 30, 2020
Andile Dyalvane - Press
Andile Dyalvane
APHROCHIC
March 2020
Six Rising Stars in the Design World to Know Now -...
Six Rising Stars in the Design World to Know Now
Architectural Digest
October, 2019
South African artist's self-expression with clay -...
South African artist's self-expression with clay
CNN
October 17, 2017
These 20 Artists Are Shaping the Future of Ceramic...
These 20 Artists Are Shaping the Future of Ceramics
Artsy
February 23, 2017
Exhibition - Andile Dyalvane: "Camagu" at Friedman...
Exhibition - Andile Dyalvane: "Camagu" at Friedman Benda, New York
cfile.daily
July 11, 2016
Bearing fruit in Big Apple - Press
Bearing fruit in Big Apple
EP Herald
June 2016
We talk to South African ceramicist Andile Dyalvan...
We talk to South African ceramicist Andile Dyalvane
Design Indaba
June 2016
Gratitude Inspires Art - Press
Gratitude Inspires Art
House and Leisure
April 18, 2016
Andile Dyalvane off to NYC - Press
Andile Dyalvane off to NYC
Visi Magazine
March 11, 2016
Big Apple exhibit is a lifetime dream for artist -...
Big Apple exhibit is a lifetime dream for artist
The Star
March 10, 2016
Meet the maker: Andile Dyalvane, Imiso Ceramics -...
Meet the maker: Andile Dyalvane, Imiso Ceramics
1/1 Private Collection
February 1, 2016
6 Must-See Design Miami Trends, From Psychedelia t...
6 Must-See Design Miami Trends, From Psychedelia to Furniture for Selfies
Curbed
December 9, 2015
Son of African Soil - Press
Son of African Soil
May 2015
'Chameleon artist' takes on the world - Press
'Chameleon artist' takes on the world
Business Day
January 26, 2012
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