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Artist Biography

Born September 18 1989 in Polokwane, Limpopo, Malose grew up in a rural place called Ga-Mahoai.

He attended junior schooling at Rachebole primary where there were no art classes but realised his art potential by making class illustrations of plant and animal structures for teachers.

BK Matlala Commercial High is where he attended his senior schooling years and matriculated in 2007.

Formal education in art begun when he enrolled at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in the Fine Arts Department in 2008 until 2011 when he completed for a B-Tech Degree qualification majoring in Painting and Sculpture.

Some of his works featured in the 2010 Pretoria Arts Alive exhibition held in Brooklyn, the 2011 ABSA L'Atelier Art Competition, the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2011, the PPC Young Concrete Sculptors Awards 2012 and completed several public and private commissions in both sculpture (most notable being the Sefako Makgatho figure for The Long March to Freedom installation in Maropeng, The Cradle of HumanKind) and painting. He also had joint exhibitions and solo shows at Trent Gallery, Art Lovers 1932 and the Pretoria Arts Association.

Malose Pete has been lecturing part time at The Fine and Applied Department of The Tshwane University of Technology since 2015 in sculpture and painting.

In 2018 he was part of the Polokwane regional judging panel for the Sasol New Signatures national art competition.


  • 2010 - Arts Alive exhibition held in Brooklyn at the Waterkloof High School, Pretoria.
  • 2011 - ABSA L'Atelier Art Competition,
  • 2011 - Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2011.
  • 2012 - PPC Young Concrete Sculptors Awards 2012.
  • 2012 - Harrie's Pancakes
  • 2012 - Platform on 18th.
  • 2012-2017 - Trent Gallery. Several joint exhibitions with artists like Heidi Fourie, Lesley Diesel and Lucinda Neethlings.
  • 2012-2017 - Art Lovers 1932. Several joint exhibitions
  • 2012 - Pretoria Arts Association. Joint exhibition with Katlego Modiri and Lwandiso Njara.
  • 2014 - Pretoria Arts Association. Solo exhibition titled 'Thought, Influence and Memory'.

Malose done some large scale artworks. Several mural projects at schools in and around the village from where he grew up.

Malose Pete is currently a part time lecturer at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).