Chad Cordeiro

R2,000.00 – R2,900.00

Much like Nathaniel Sheppard’s Birth of Umabona Kude I, Chad Cordeiro’s Hadeda forms the foundation of their shared and ongoing apocalyptic tale about Johannesburg, which recasts the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Here the Hadeda – a large species of the ibis bird that has become incredibly ubiquitous in Johannesburg – is mechanised, and has the schematics of a video camera. This automated and allegorical bird is one of the first fully formed characters in Chad and Nathaniel’s collaborative narrative, along with Umabona Kude, which means television in isiZulu, who is the first of the horsemen. With its paranoid seeming demeanour, the Hadeda is cast as Umabona Kude’s spy, his ever-present CCTV camera.

Medium: Linocut
Size: image & paper: 29.8 x 39.8 cm
Edition size: 10
Year: 2012

Signed and editioned by the artist. 


SKU 036895-2-1-1-1-1 Category


More about the DGI collection

This work forms part of a collection of prints curated by Danger Gevaar Ingozi (DGI). DGI is a collaborative workspace and studio in inner city Johannesburg. It is one of South Africa’s only artist-run and black-owned print studios. The studio offers a mixed media art production facility with a particular focus on linocut relief printing. Their primary aim is to provide emerging artists with a studio space, as well as marketing and circulating their works. DGI has engendered a new space within the cultural landscape of South Africa, and promotes their production on global platforms – in both contexts confronting and shifting socio-economic exclusion and prejudice that is embedded in the industry. DGI is run by artists Chad Cordeiro, Sbongiseni Khulu and Nathaniel Sheppard III, along with business partner and founder Anaz Mia.

Chad Cordeiro

Chad Cordeiro (b. 1993) studied fine art at Wits School of Art (WSOA) in Johannesburg. He works predominantly in linocut and other print media but also aims to push the medium of print across painting, sculpture and installation. He worked as a printmaker at David Krut Projects, while completing his undergraduate degree in fine art at WSOA. At university Chad established an ongoing collaborative practice with Nathaniel Shepard III, in which they explore Johannesburg as a historically loaded, socio-political space through an ongoing fictional tale, which manifests itself in their prints, books, installations and performance works. Chad and Nathaniel have exhibited extensively on group shows in Johannesburg at venues including the Museum of African Design, David Krut Projects, and The Point of Order Gallery. Their work formed part of the major exhibition, A Labour of Love, curated by Yvette Mutumba and Gabi Ngcobo, which opened at the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt in 2015 and travelled to the Johannesburg Art Gallery in 2017. They were runners-up of the 2015 Martienssen Prize at Wits University. In 2016 they founded the Danger Gevaar Ingozi (DGI) print studio with Sbongiseni Khulu and Anaz Mia. Chad, Sbongiseni and Nathaniel most recently exhibited their work in Asia for the first time on Full Circle Art Africa, a cultural initiative taking place at various venues in Hong Kong.

Additional information

Printed on archival fine art paper.

Printing Process

Produced using the linocut technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used for a relief surface.

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White, Black or Kiaat wooden box frames. Note: Kiaat is a natural wood, the grain and colour will differ slightly with each piece.

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