South African poet and sculptor Pitika Ntuli wins a Global Fine Art Award in Paris

Shonisani Tshikalange

South African sculptor, poet and writer Pitika Ntuli on Tuesday added another accolade to his impressive CV, being awarded the Global Fine Art people’s choice “You-2" award. Judy Holm, Global Fine Art Awards (GFAA) founder and president, on Tuesday announced that Ntuli’s Azibuyele Emasisweni (Return to the Source) — an online exhibition of the bone sculptures hosted by the Melrose Gallery — won the “You-2 Award”, one of the two People’s Choice Awards of the seventh annual Global Fine Art Awards.


There were 116 nominees, which included exhibitions from some of the most established art galleries and museums in the world.


On hearing the news, Ntuli said he couldn't believe it.


Ntuli has spent much of his life in the service of liberating his country and now to find that his own art has contributed to putting South African and African art firmly on the world agenda is something he can’t quite take in.



19 May 2021