Alka Dass South Africa, b. 1992

Alka Dass (b.1992) is a multi-disciplinary artist from Kwa-Zulu Natal. Her work looks at

identity the deep nesting of trauma and feelings of repression in an attempt to soothe, a
tale as old as time. She currently resides and works in Kwa-Zulu Natal and Cape Town.


2016 Durban University of Technology, National Diploma
2010 Holy Family College, National Senior Certificate

2024 ‘Can I tell you something...’, KZNSA, Durban, Solo
2024 ‘The Blue House’, What if the World gallery, Cape Town, Solo
2024 ‘The thousand petaled flower of when you were here’, CHURCH Projects,Cape
Town, Solo
2019 - 2020 ‘When I was a child I thought the moon followed me’, 99 Loop gallery, Cape

Town, Solo

2019 ‘Where does the pain go when it goes away?’ Lizamore and associates,

Johannesburg, Solo

2018 Alka Dass presented by The Project Space, FNB Cape Town Art Fair, Cape

Town, Solo

Work Experience
2023 Costume designer, ‘Container’, Richards Bay
2023 Set designer, Installation, ‘Container’, Durban
2022-2023 Internship, KZNSA gallery
2022 Workshop coordinator for KZNSA Gallery
2021-2022 Buzzart Assistant, KZNSA (Kwa-Zulu Natal Society of Arts) gallery
2020 Curator for ‘Where I used to park my car’,Pablo Honey, Durban
2019 Sous La Robe, In house Comissioned artist, Saint-Emilion, France
2019 Co-Founder of Kutti Collective
2016-2017 Gallery Assistant, Loading Bay Gallery
2016 Assistant for the Durban University of Technology, Digital Sculpture Festival
2015 Curator for ‘Femergy’, group exhibition, ArtSpace, Durban
2011-2013 Art and Craft curator for extra mural activities, Holy Family College and Star collage
2011-Present Freelance Artist

Award and Residences
2024 WITW X Krone, residency programe, Tulbagh, Western Cape
2023 1st Prize Winner of the KZNSA Annual Members award
2019 L’Air Arts, Artist in Residency, Paris, France
2019 Draw International, Artist in Residency, Caylus, France
2018-2019 J.P Morgan, commissioned Artist for Project Abadali, Johannesburg
2018 SAFFCA, Artist in Residency, Saint-Emilion, France
2018 Top 100 of Absa L’Atelier, African Art competition, Johannesburg
2017-2018 Resident Artist at Bag Factory Studios, Johannesburg
2017 Winner of The Young Female Residency Award