MAYOLA
TIKAKA



INTERDISCIPLINARY ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER
+ ARTIST

RESEARCH
+DESIGN


EXHIBITION



SOUND
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ABOUT ME


Mark

CURRICULUM
VITAE







ABOUT ME


I am an Interdisciplinary Designer and trained Part II Architect. Born in South Africa currently living in London – I earned a Master’s degree in Architecture at the Royal College of Art (2018 - 2020) after having worked at various architectural practices and completed a Part 1 from the University of Cape Town (2013 - 2015). I have begun to expand and define my practice drawing from an array of skillsets and interests I’ve picked up through my journey. I’ve been involved with research, design, exhibition and music production. As a practitioner my interests lie in the implications of design as it intersects with data, human organisation and influences culture.

I have been involved in music projects on a producer capacity. I an active member of the  HAW.GLOBAL collective, a curatorial  working with multiple collectives in the Art & Design and music industry. 



EDUCATION:


2018/2020: MASTERS IN ART: ARCHITECTURE AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, LONDON.

2013-2015 (3 YEARS): 1ST CLASS DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE AT UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN, CAPE TOWN.



AWARDS:


2020: HELEN HAMLYN DESIGN CENTRE AWARD - SNOWDEN AWARD, UNITED KINGDOM.

2018/2020: BERTHA FOUNDATION SCHOLAR, UNITED KINGDOM.

2018/2020: OPPENHEIMER MEMORIAL TRUST SCHOLAR, SOUTH AFRICA.

2015: PG BISON COMPETITION FINALIST, SOUTH AFRICA.

2015: HUGH & WIN WALKER SCHOLARSHIP,  SOUTH AFRICA.



GROUP EXHIBITIONS + PUBLICATIONS:


2020: SEPERTINE GALLERIES: BACK TO EARTH - METABOLIC SELVES, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM. 


2019: HET NIEUWE INSTITUUT: DATA MATTERS - AUTOMATED LANDSCAPES, ROTTEDAM, NETHERLANDS. 



WORK EXPERIENCE:


2018 (9 MONTHS):ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER AT FABIAN ARCHITECTS + MAKE STUDIO, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA.

2016 - 2017(2 YEARS) : ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER AT TORO AGENCY DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA.

2014 (3 MONTHS): STUDENT INTERN AT GAPP ARCHITECTS, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA.

2013(2 MONTHS): STUDENT INTERN AT DHK ARCHITECTS, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA




Academic and Professional References:
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