Media - Painting. Mixed Media
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Bongi Bengu was born in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, grew up in exile, in Geneva, Switzerland and studied in High School in Switzerland and later Waterford Kamhlaba in Swaziland.
As a student in Swaziland, Bongi Bengu received a distinction for a research project, which included interviewing established and major artists who are now her colleagues at The Bag Factory Studios in Newtown, Johannesburg.
Bongi Bengu enrolled and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree Mount Vernon College, in Washington DC, and an Masters Degree in Fine Arts from The University of Cape Town. She has since participated in numerous international residencies and workshops.
1997: Standard Bank Award: Trainee Curator at the National Gallery, Cape Town
1996 – 1997: University of Cape Town Maclver Scholarship – Award to promising postgraduate women students in Michealis School of Fine Art
1996 – 1997: University of Cape Town CSD Scholarship
1995 – 1997: University of Cape Town A W Mellon
1992: National Museum of African Art Certificate of Recognition Washington DC
1993: Mount Vernon College - Alphi Chi National Honour Society Award
1993: Mount Vernon College - Arts and Humanities Award
1993: Mount Vernon College - Fine Arts Award
1993-1994: Who’s who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges
1992-1993: Mount Vernon College - Merit Award
1987: International School of Geneva-French
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