Andile Dyalvane

Drawing equally upon his Xhosa heritage and his contemporary urban milieu, Andile Dyalvane crafts earthy and elegant ceramic works. As he describes: “My current inspirations are drawn from my immediate environment, inner city urban life, and its relation to where I come from.” Together with fellow ceramicist Zizipho Poswa, Dyalvane runs a shop/studio, Imiso Ceramics. Melding images and experiences gleaned from his rural upbringing and his urban adulthood, he produces vessels, platters, and home furnishings covered with abstract designs and human figures. Every color and mark on his skillfully crafted pieces has meaning. His “Scarified” collection, for example, is inspired by the traditional Xhosa practice of scarification (ukuqatshulwa). Treating clay like skin, Dyalvane incises the surfaces of the vessels in this collection with lines and patterned marks, evoking and celebrating the beauty of the patterned bodies of his youth.
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Education

2003   Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, National Diploma in Ceramic Design
1999   Sivuyile Technical College, National Diploma in Art and Design

Select Exhibitions

2016   Camagu, Friedman Benda, New York, NY
Gebak, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
2015   Homecoming, Southern Guild, Cape Town, South Africa
South African Contemporary, Art Santa Fe International Art Fair, Santa Fe, NM
Southern Guild Gallery, GUILD Design Fair, Cape Town, South Africa
Southern Guild Gallery, Design Miami, Basel, Switzerland
2014   Central Saint Martin University of Art, London
D-Street Gallery Exhibition
Southern Guild Gallery, Design Miami, Miami, FL
Making Africa, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
Southern Guild Gallery, GUILD Design Fair, Cape Town, South Africa
Design Days, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Southern Guild Gallery, Design Miami, Basel, Switzerland
Accent on Design, NY Now, New York, NY
2013   The Craft of Ubuntu: An Exploration of Collaboration through Making,
Iziko Heritage Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
Southern Guild 2013 Collection, Museum of African Design (MOAD), Johannesburg South Africa
Heavy Metal, Southern Guild, Cape Town, South Africa
Design Days, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Southern Guild Gallery, Design Miami, Basel, Switzerland
Accent on Design, NY Now, New York, NY
2012   Long Table 101 Place Settings and Retrospective, Iziko Heritage Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
ReCollect, Southern Guild Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Southern Guild 2012 Collection, Everard Read, Johannesburg South Africa
Everyday Discoveries: Tradition Reinterpreted, International Design House, Helsinki, Finland
South African Pavilion, Royal Festival Hall for the Olympics, London, United Kingdom
KKNK Festival Exhibition, MOOOI Art Gallery, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Cape Best Gallery Exhibition, Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy
Accent on Design, NY Now, New York, NY
Design Indaba Expo, Cape Town, South Africa
2011  Conversations, AMARIDIAN Gallery, New York, NY Design Indaba Expo, Cape Town, South Africa
2010  Design Indaba Expo, Cape Town, South Africa
2009  Brotherhood, RED BLACK & WHITE Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Angels 4 Good, Grand Provance Gallery, Franschhoek, South Africa
Design Indaba Expo, Cape Town, South Africa
2008  Design South Africa, Atlanta, GA
2006  Picasso and Africa, Iziko Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
2003  Solo Exhibition, UCT Irma Stern Museum

Awards

2015  Icon Award, Southern Guild Design Foundation, South Africa
2014  Second Runner Up, Ceramics South Africa National Exhibition, South Africa
2011  Top 200 Young South African, Mail & Guardian
2010  Nominee, Johnny Walker Celebrating Strides Awards, Design Category
2009  Artist of the Year, Visi Magazine
Top three, International Young Design Entrepreneur (IYDE) of the Year
2008  Gold Award, Best Stand (Displays) Decorex Johannesburg
2006  Design Icon in the Western Cape, Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI)
EDIDA International Award in Ceramics, Elle Décor
2003  Second Prize, Cape Craft Design Institute, 10 Years of Democracy, South Africa
2001  FNB Vita Award, Best Decorated Piece, South Africa
1999  FNB Vita Award, Best Exhibition Piece from the Western Cape, South Africa

Museum and Public Collections

Iziko National Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Yingge Ceramic Museum- Taipei, Taiwan