Sindiso Nyoni is a Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) born, self developed Graphic artist who has been described as a contemporary illustrator, activist, street-artist, and multi-disciplinary graphic designer. He obtained a BTech degree in Graphic Design from the University of Johannesburg and has worked as an illustrator and art director in the South African advertising sector.
Also known as R!OT, his work has been published locally; exhibited at International Biennial Poster Exhibitions and he has collaborated on projects which have won Cannes Lion awards. The Johannesburg based graphic artist, tackles some of Africa’s most pressing issues in the form of visual art. His work primarily consists of a pencil, ink, pastels, gauche, acrylic and digital media fusion, to create a subversive ‘street’ style. His work has been showcased locally as well as far afield as New York, London, Berlin, Madrid, Teneriffe, Zagreb, The Vitra Design Museum, The Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City.
With a portfolio that comprises local and international brands, he has also been part of the Design Indaba mentorship programme, The Botswana based Ideas Expo judging jury for 2014, The African representative for Icograda’s 50th/World Communication Design Day showcase 2013, as well as an ISS (International Security Studies) Alumni from the African Centre for Peace & Security Training in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).

Client List:
Universal Pictures (US)
KPMG (Global)
FIFA (Switzerland)
The SA Mint (SA)
Johannesburg Art Gallery – JAG (SA)
Adidas Rugby (South Africa)
Nike Football (South Africa)
Nike Sportswear (South Africa)
Adidas Football (Netherlands)
William Lawson (Russia)
Woolworths (SA)
Mr Price Home (SA)
South African Breweries (SA)
Chiclets (SA, Angola, Mozambique)
KT&G (South Korea)
Edge Events (Belgium)
Absolut Vodka (SA)
Smirnoff (SA)
Nando’s (SA)
Orange Babies (Netherlands)
Jacana Publishing(SA)
Icograda (UK)
Sunday Times (SA)
Business Arts South Africa
NedBank (SA)
Exxaro (SA)
Vodacom (SA)
World Policy Journal (US)
African Cream Music (SA)
Chimurenga Magazine (SA)
Nokia (SA)
Channel O (SA)
Mr Price Home (SA)
The Times (SA)
Sasol (SA)
Design Indaba (SA)
Hewlett Packard (India)
Microsoft Lumia (SA)
Castrol (SA)

Honours & Awards:
2016 – Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design Exhibition: CCCB: Centre de Cultura Contemporånia de Barcelona Museum (Barcelona, Spain)- (Participating artist  - Barcelona)
2015 – Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design Exhibition: Guggenheim Bilbao Museum (Bilbao, Spain)- (Participating artist  - Bilbao)
2015 – Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design Exhibition: Vitra Design Museum (Weil am Rhein, Germany)- (Participating artist  - Weil am Rhein)
2015 –CoLab brand Artist Collaboration designer blanket range for Mr Price Home SA– (Collaborating artist  - South Africa)
2015 – SANAA Africa Festival 2015  Exhibition: (Johannesburg, South Africa)- (Participating artist  - Johannesburg)
2014 – Re:Denim brand Artist Collaboration clothing range for Woolworths SA – (Collaborating artist  - South Africa)
2014 – Double Trouble Group Exhibition: Kunsthalle M3 (Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Berlin)- (Participating artist  - Berlin)
2014 – ADC: Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001-2012 showcase - (Participating artist  - New York)
2014 –Agitators of Conscience - Graphic poster Exhibition (Participating artist  - Madrid)
2014 –The Artist As Peacebuilder Course - African Centre for Peace & Security Training - ISS Alumni (Participating artist  - Addis Ababa)
2014 – Ideas Expo Conference 2104 -  Guest speaker + part of the Judging Panel for the Asegai Advertising Awards – (Gaborone, Botswana)
2013 – The Path Less Deconstructed: Illustration Exhibition at the M Contemporary Gallery, Sydney (Participating artist - Australia)
2013 – The Mandela poster Project 95 Exhibition -( Participating artist – South Africa)
2013 – Icograda 50th / World Communication Design day – Creative Cromwell Billboard showcase ( Participating artist (Africa representative) – London)
2013 – RIOT (Multimedia installation group exhibition): ( Participating artist – Johannesburg)
2013 – Dizajn Afrike (Contemporary design in Africa): Dyalli Association exhibition in Croatia ( Participating artist (Zimbabwe representative) – Zagreb)
2012 – Africa Gráfica Group Exhibition – part of the 4th Tenerife Design Festival ( Participating artist – Santa Cruz)
2012 – 1 x Silver Pendoring Award (South Africa)
2012 – 2 x Bronze Loerie Awards (South Africa)
2012 – Art Takes Times Square – Exhibition on New York Times Square (Participating artist – US )
2012 – Absolut Blank SA Launch Event (Participating artist – South African Edition )
2011 – Loeries Finalist (South Africa)
2011 – Bienal Del Cartel : Voices in Freedom- Poster Exhibition (Participating artist – South African Edition )
2011 – Part of the Piñatarama 2 Project / Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City – (Mexico)
2010 – Part of the Bienal Del Cartel : Voices in Freedom- (Global) Poster Exhibition (Mexico)
2010 – Cannes International Advertising Awards - Illustration team (Am I Collective) – Gold & Silver (Print) Lion for Marcel Paris (France)
2010 – F.H.C Charity – Beating Hearts (Group Exhibition) – Athens (Greece)
2009 – Cannes International Advertising Awards -Illustration team (Am I Collective) – Bronze (TV) Lion for Ogilvy Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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