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apexart :: NYC Fellow :: Phati Mnguni
Fellowship Program

Name: Phati Mnguni
Visiting From: Brighton, United Kingdom  
Dates of Fellowship: January 9 - February 7, 2019  
Recommended by: Sarah Lee
Creative Director at Plenty Productions, Brighton
Siphatisiwe Patience Mnguni, known as Phati Mnguni, runs her arts company - Phati Mnguni Arts. She is a multimedia artist, mother, facilitator, writer and public speaker, based in the UK. Her combined work explores personal identity through abstraction and development. Her quest is to make a difference with inclusive projects, educational programmes, public speaking and coaching. She currently focuses on positive and healthy relationships challenging domestic abuse of all forms on FB. Her work as an artist featured at BBC Southeast News, in magazines and radio for Refugee Week 2017/18. Phati exhibited in Zimbabwe, her native country, UK and the Netherlands. She has produced a booklet of ‘Inspirational Words’ and is currently writing ‘Painting From A Dream’, informed by her artistic journey. She has received awards, including the ‘Young Achievers Award’ for her contributions to schools and community. She holds a BA (hon) in Art & Design, and PGCE in Art and Design.

This Fellowship is a partnership program with apexart and Quiet Down There.
apexart’s program supporters past and present include the National Endowment for the Arts, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Kettering Family Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, The Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Spencer Brownstone, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, The Puffin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and administered by LMCC, funds from NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
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