Johannesburg, 25 November 2022 – Inga Somdyala has been announced as the winner of the overall Artist Award at the inaugural MTN X UJ New Contemporary Awards on 25 November, while Nkule Mabaso’s curatorial excellence was acknowledged with the Legacy Panel Special Award.

Inga Somdyala is a visual artist born in Queenstown, Eastern Cape in 1994 and currently living in Cape Town, South Africa. Departing from his isiXhosa cultural identity, Somdyala explores aspects of the cultural, political and social negotiations of the post-apartheid generation.

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