Velias Ndaba, a resident of Botswana, has been exhibiting internationally since 1994. He was trained at the Mzilikazi Art and Craft Centre in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. In 1996 Velias spent a year in London as the artist in residence for Gas Works Studios. Ndaba was manager at Thapong Visual Art Centre, Gaborone from 1991 to 1999. Thapong provides a venue for the visual arts in Botswana through maintaining studios, Residencies and workshops. Ndaba currently works as a freelance art illustrator, full time painter and sculptor.