Dario Manjate | Mozambique

“My magazines will live forever on the walls of your houses”


Dario Paulino Manjate was born in 1972 in Mozambique and currently lives and works in South Africa.

Dario is an artist who began painting and drawing as early as he can remember.
In 1993, he relocated to Alexandra township in South Africa where he grew to love art and pushed himself to pursue a career as a professional artist.

Dario started working with Mr. Steve Mavusu, an art teacher at THUSONG YOUTH CENTRE and under his guidance, Dario developed his artistic skills in a number of different mediums from oil to watercolor and acrylic painting as well as the medium he is now known for, collage.

During that period, Dario participated in various community projects such as, “Work To Win,” an environmental awareness project which included several art murals created to uplift his surrounding township community and to create awareness around the dangers of pollution and global warming.

Dario enrolled at ARTISTS PROOF STUDIO in 1998 to further his artistic skills by studying the techniques of printmaking such as Drypoint; Lino Cut; Silkscreen and monotype to name a few.

Dario Manjate was the winner of the Freedom of Expression Art Competition ( Gauloises Blondes) in 1996, in Johannesburg.


Selected solo exhibitions:

Joburg Consumes Me, MB Studio Gallery, Sandton, South Africa

Selected group exhibitions:

Art To Z: Spring Group Exhibition, Akka Project, Dubai, UAE

Living Artists Emporium, Turbine Art Fair, Sandton, South Africa

Sports Awards, Sandton Convention, Sandton, South Africa

Take Me To The Inner City, Synprop Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Jan Celliers, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Legacy Continues, Legacy Art Projects Durban Art Museum, Durban, South Africa

Building Blocks, Art Afrique Gallery, Sandton, South Africa

Dream Of An African Woman, Daville Baillie Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton, South Africa

Legacy Art Projects Soweto Theatre, Soweto Art Week, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa

Legacy Art Projects Polokwane Art Museum, Polokwane, South Africa

Turbine Art Fair, Art Afrique Gallery, Sandton, South Africa

First Introductions, Art Afrique Gallery, Sandton, South Africa

Party Design, Johannesburg, South Africa

IDC Offices, Sandton, South Africa



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