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CREATING VIVID, ENGAGING ART AS A PLATFORM FOR CONNECTION

BBC Big Painting Challenge

Art Commissions

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Creative Consultancy

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Generative Projection Mapping

Digital Art

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Bokani has worked with:

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Public Programmes

Organising talks and workshops alongside exhibitions

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Charity Donations

Donating original works and commissions to support good causes

Hosting the Icons Black Tie Charity Dinn

Speaking

Public speaking on art,  creativity and entrepreneurship 

Preview Night Evening Reception

Event Production

Organising events from concept to delivery with various suppliers

Yale Alumni Day of Action Refugee Teens

Community Projects

Using art to engage with marginalised communities including young refugees

Art Tastemakers Speakers Dinner

Event Hosting

An engaging host from intimate private dinners to international conferences

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‘My dancing abstract paintings have beats, rhythms and patterns which resonate with hope, joy and power.’ 

- Bokani

Biography

Education

​Goldsmiths College, University of London

Computational Art, Masters in Fine Art - 2020

University of Bath

Politics with Economics Bsc - 2009

​​Professional Development​ Courses

Royal Drawing School - December 2017

Victoria and Albert Museum - November 2017

Frieze Academy - November 2017

Tate Modern Conference - October 2017 

Exhibitions

Art for Air, Old Bank Vault (UK), 2019

Blessed Art Thou Amongst Women, Mount St Jesuit Centre (UK), 2019

getLerped, Goldsmiths College (UK), 2018

Renaissance, Espace7(France),  2018

Chapter Ten, Library Members Club (UK), 2018

Still Life, Glasgow Distillery (Scotland), 2017 

Still Life, House for an Art Lover, (Scotland), 2017 

Landscape, Westonbirt Arboretum (UK), 2017 

Expression (solo), Library Members Club ( UK) , 2015

Bokani has developed a method over several years of creating rational patterns that lead the viewers’ eye across the paintings, reminiscent of the dancing African printed cloths of her childhood.

 

Bokani’s work is characterised by spontaneous, vibrant colour, fuelled by an exploration of themes and motifs engaging the viewer intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. Painting has empowered her to move past the childhood loss of both parents to resolve questions of global female identity, black African heritage, loss and belonging.

 

Bokani’s resilient, triumphant and optimistic attitude is conveyed by the powerful and vivid use of colour, structure and texture. This tension between creative abandon, emotional expression and technical discipline elicit dynamic responses, creating works that are an on-going conversation between the artist and the viewer. 

 

Her digital works are infused with her colourful aesthetic and spiritual conversation, engaging with the powerful technology influences of our time; machine learning, computer visioning and artificial intelligence.  

Bokani Tshidzu was born in Zimbabwe and moved to England as a teenager. Her work is blending an African sensibility with the traditions of conceptual western art.

 

She was co-founder of a sustainability software firm for six years and has worked in finance and politics. Following a spiritual journey on foot across the north of Spain, on the Ignatian Camino, Bokani made the commitment to working as an artist. She was discovered by BBC 1 for the show ‘The  Big Painting Challenge’, and won the public vote in the first week. 

She is living and working in Bow, in London’s East End. Her work has been exhibited across the UK and in Paris. She is represented in London by Shoreditch gallery, The Old Bank Vault.

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