Thokozani Mthiyane
Johannesburg, South Africa

Thokozani Mthiyane is a Johannesburg-based artist and co-founder of The Enso Circle. After finishing school, Mthiyane spent his free time in the studios of painters Sfiso KaMkame and Thami Jali in Cleremont Township, close to Durban, where he grew up. His time spentlearning from artists Sfiso KaMkame and Thami Jali has greatly inspired him.

With the Madcap's Educational Theatre Company, Mthiyane gained experience in children's theater. He then held his first solo exhibition at the Flat Gallery in Durban. Mthiyane is a multidisciplinary artist who talks as confidently about his work as an expressionist painter as he does about his time as a trilingual poet in France and as a musician as he does about his work as an expressionist painter and as a dancer touring Holland with the Inzalo dance company.

He has exhibited at the Centre for Humanities Research and has exhibited at the African Noise Foundation. He developed his signature act of performing French poetry translated into Zulu in Cave Poésie in Toulouse, Southern France. He returned to France in 2001 and again in 2004 to perform the poems of Jacques Prévert in the small town of Heroville near Normandy.