Space Station All-Stars at Ithuba Arts Gallery

Image Communications
06/21/2013 10:11:38

“Space Station All-Stars” is the second exhibition in a two-part series of solo exhibitions by artists Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi.

EVENT: Space Station All-Stars
NAME: A solo exhibition: Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi
VENUE: Ithuba Arts Gallery, 100 Juta Street, cnr Biccard and Juta, Braamfontein (entrance on Biccard)
DATE: 4 July – 3 August, 2013 from 10.30 – 17.00
OPENING RECEPTION: 4 July, 2013 18.00
COST: Free

Both artists use the Ithuba Art Gallery to explore a multi-faceted understanding of ‘space’: physical space, architectural space, political space, outer space, mythological space - and what it means for such spaces to be ‘occupied’.

In this multi-media exhibition, Sunstrum and Nkosi will each present works that treat areas of the Ithuba Art Gallery as independently owned spaces or ‘stations.’ While each occupied space will present an independent statement, each ‘space station’ may also allude to bridges or portals that create connections between one artist’s ‘station’ and the other’s. Sunstrum will show large drawings on paper, as well as an animation/drawing installation. Nkosi’s works will include large paintings on canvas, a video projection, and an on-site painting installation.


Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum was born in Botswana and grew up in Canada, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Malawi and South Africa. She completed her MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, USA. In 2010 Sunstrum relocated to Johannesburg. She is an artist in residence at the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios; a researcher at the Centre for the Creative Arts of Africa at the University of Witwatersrand; and a part-time lecturer at the History of Art Department at Wits.

More of Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum’s work can be seen at

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi grew up in New York, Harare and Johannesburg. She returned to the US in 2000 to attend Harvard University and in 2008 she completed an MFA at New York’s School of Visual Arts. She divides her time between studio work and navigating the field of collaborative practice. She is currently an artist in residence at the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios in Johannesburg.

More of Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi’s work can be seen at

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