MUSTAFA MALUKA

Artist, music promoter

Mustafa Maluka studied graphic design at the Peninsula Technikon.

He has held eight solo exhibitions, the first at the young age of 19, and was included in numerous group shows in the late 1990s in Cape Town. He moved to Amsterdam towards the end of 1998 and completed a residency at the Thami Mnyele Foundation. Maluka later studied at De Ateliers and enrolled as a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam school for cultural analysis, which falls under the faculty of humanities at the University of Amsterdam. He returned to South Africa in mid-2004 and, in the same year, won the Tollman Award for the Visual Arts. In July 2005, he attended a residency programme at Art Omi in New York and in May 2007 at Glenfiddich in Scotland.

Group exhibitions last year included Nie Meer at De Warande in Turnhout, Belgium, and New Painting, which showed at the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts gallery, the Unisa Art Gallery and the Johannesburg Art Gallery.

Maluka is the founder and editor of Africanhiphop.com and Africanhiphopradio.com. Since his return from Amsterdam, he has been responsible for an upsurge in releases by numerous Cape Town-based rappers through his non-profit Aevenger Camp label. Artists released through the label include Driemanskap, Terror MC, Ill-Literate-Skill, Ben Sharpa and Archetypes.

Lunch spot:Frangipani's, Woodstock