Investec Cape Town Art Fair | Main section: Layo Bright, Elizabet Cerviño, Muofhe Manavhela, Anoushka Mirchandani, Tariku Shiferaw

16 - 18 February 2024 
Booth B5
We are pleased to announce our participation in both the Main and the Tomorrows/Today sections at Investec Cape Town Art Fair. The fair will run from 16 February - 18 February  2024. In the Main section Bode will present a booth with artists Layo Bright, Elizabet Cerviño, Muofhe Manavhela, Anoushka Mirchandani and Tariku Shiferaw. You can visit us at booth B5.

Layo Bright (b. 1991 in Lagos, NG) received her LL.B from Babcock University (2014), and her MFA in Fine Art from the Parsons School of Design (2018). Bright’s works have been featured in several solo and duo exhibitions at Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL, US; Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY, US, and AWCA, Lagos, NG. The artist participated at numerous group exhibitions, including at Halsey McKay Gallery, New York, NY, US; Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, US, PM/AM Gallery, London, UK; Johnson Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, US; Lubeznik Center for the Arts, IN, US, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY, US; Bode, Berlin, DE; Welancora Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, US; Alliance Française - Mike Adenuga Centre, Lagos, NG; Anthony Gallery, IL, US, among others. The artist completed an art residency at Museum of Glas, Tacoma, WA, US; UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY, US; Tyler Glass Program, Philadelphia, PA, US; NXTHVN, New Haven, CT, US and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Ron Desmett Award (2023), UrbanGlass Winter Scholarship Award (2021, 2020), the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award (2018); and the Beyoncé Formation Finalist Scholarship (2017). Layo Bright lives and works in New York, NY, US.


Elizabeth Cerviño (b. 1986 in Manzanillo, CU) graduated from the Higher Institute of Art of Havana, CU; and received recognitions by The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Cuban Arts Fundation. Cerviño had solo exhibitions at Bode, Berlin, DE; Chasquidos, Pabellón Cuba, Havana, CU; Mónadas, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT; Pausa, La Columnata, Callao, PE; among others. Her work has been part of collective exhibitions at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana, CU; Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL, US; Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, DE; Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfiel Hills, Detroit, MI, US; Galleria Continua Les Moulins, Boissy-le-Châtel, FR; Galleria Continua, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai, AE; Galleria Continua, Paris, FR; Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, CU; Centro Hispanoamericano de Cultura, Havana, CU; Norwegian Embassy in Cuba; Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, New York, NY, US; Green Gallery, Dubai, AE; Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, ZA; Goodman Gallery, London, UK; Bienal del Bioceno, Cuenca, EC; El Espacio 23, Miami, FL, US; among others. Cerviño participated at art residencies at Real Academia Española, Rome, IT, and at Henry Moore Foundation, Glasgow, UK. She was finalist of the International Cuban Art Award, Young Artist of the Year Category, Farber Foundation (2015) and was nominated for the 2nd Edition of the Maretti Award (2014). Elizabet Cerviño lives and works between Havana, CU and Tampa, FL, US.


Muofhe Manavhela (b. 2000, Limpopo, ZA) is a young self-taught artist. Manavhela’s work has been shown at a solo exhibition at Bubblegum Gallery, Johannesburg, ZA. The artist has participated at multiple group shows at Bode, Berlin, DE; Affinity Art Gallery, Lagos, NG; Eclectica Contemporary, Cape Town, ZA; HOFA Gallery (House of Fine Art), Accra, GH; African Artists Foundation, Lagos, NG; and ADA, Accra, GH, among others. The artist has presented her works with Kalashnikovv Gallery at African Galleries Now, Johannesburg, ZA; and with Bubblegum Club at FNB Art Joburg, Johannesburg, ZA. Muofhe Manavhela lives and works in Johannesburg, ZA. 


Anoushka Mirchandani (b. 1988, Pune, IN) received his BFA from Denison University, Granville, OH, US. Besides she graduated from City College San Francisco, CA, US and Aegean Center for the Fine Arts, Paros, GR. Mirchandani’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Galerie ISA, Mumbai, IN; UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, CA, US; Rhodes Contemporary Arts, London, UK, and Glass Rice Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US. Mirchandani’s group shows and fairs include Rajiv Menon Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, US; Bode, Berlin DE; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, US; India Art Fair, Delhi, IN and Art Mumbai, Mumbai, IN with Galerie ISA; The Armory Show with Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY, US; Glass Rice Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US; Legion Projects, Healdsburg, CA, US; Knowhere Art Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, US; 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US; and Leh Market, Ladakh, IN, among others. The artist has been awarded the San Francisco Artist Grant (SFA) by the San Francisco Arts Commission in 2022. Mirchandani has participated in multiple residencies including The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, US; Silver Arts Projects’ Digital Residency, NY, US; Global Coralition, Sosua, DO; KYTA, Ladakh, IN; and Aegean Idea Lab, Paros, GR. Anoushka Mirchandani lives and works in San Francisco, CA, US.


Tariku Shiferaw (b. 1983, Addis Ababa, ET) received his BFA from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, US; and MFA from Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, US. Shiferaw’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, NY, US; Southampton African American Museum, Southampton, NY, US; Cathouse Proper, Brooklyn, NY, US; Addis Fine Art, London, UK, and Anthony Philip Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY, US. The artist has participated at multiple group shows at Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, US; Saint Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO, US; Superposition Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, US; Bloom Galerie, Geneva, CH; project8, Melbourne, AU; Bode, Berlin, DE; Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling, New York, NY, US; MASSIMODECARLO, Milan, IT; African American Museum of Dallas, Dallas, TX, US; CFHILL Art Space, Stockholm, SE; California African American Museum (CAAM), Los Angeles, CA, US; Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, D.C., US, among others. The artist has participated at art residencies as Athens Residency Fellow, Athens, GR; at Silver Art Residency, World Trade Center, New York, NY, US; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, US. His works are in the public collection of High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, US. Tariku Shiferaw lives and works in New York, NY, US.