Talita Swarts currently lives in Cape Town, but was born in Ventersdorp. She matriculated at Hoërskool Ventersdorp in 2000 and was the overall winner of the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition in 2003. In 2004 she obtained her BA (Fine Arts) degree with a distinction for her practical work at the University of Pretoria. During 2005 she helped develop and implement a Teachers’ Training Workshop dealing with the Arts and Culture curriculum for the Development Bank of South Africa. In 2007 she completed her MA (Fine Arts) degree at the University of Pretoria with an exhibition entitled Between Two Silences. During 2008 she was the project manager for a community empowerment project, The Centenary Rose Collaborative Arts Initiative, implemented by the department of Marketing and Communication at the University of Pretoria. During 2009 she participated in the Florence Biennale held at Fortezza da Basso in Florence, Italy. At the Biennale she won the Lorenzo il Magnifico award for fourth place in Installation art. During 2010 she was invited to exhibit work at the Fiji Biennale held at the Sheraton Fiji Resort at Nadi. In 2012 Talita registered as a Prince2 practitioner, and in 2015 she registered as a cultural tour guide. Currently Talita is working as an art consultant and specialist art tour guide as well as a fine artist. She is also the owner of ARTROUTE Cape Town an exciting new company that offers exclusive art tours in and around Cape Town.