Nandipha Mntambo was born in Swaziland in 1982. She works in between Cape Town and Johannesburg. Mntambo obtained her Masters in Fine Arts from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town. In 2011 Mntambo was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist Award. She has had several solo shows in Johannesburg, Cape Town and in Europe with her work being included in many group shows locally and internationally.
Mntambo works in sculpture, video, printmaking, performance and photography. She is prominently known for her sculptural works in cow hide interrogation the form of gender in representation and the similarities and differences between humans and animals.
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