Nicholas Hlobo at the Maitland Institute

14 February – 18 May 2018
Nicholas Hlobo at the Maitland Institute

Nicholas Hlobo presents an immersive installation titled Umthamo with Cinga Samson at the Maitland Institute. Alluding expansively to the experience of nourishment, in this exhibition Hlobo elevates his investigation of the materiality of copper through a playful engagement with space.

Zanele Muholi at LUMA Westbau

16 February - 13 May 2018
Zanele Muholi at LUMA Westbau

Zanele Muholi's first institutional solo show in Switzerland opens at LUMA Westbau. In addition to a comprehensive selection of works from Faces and Phases, Brave Beauties and Somnyama Ngonyama, the exhibition includes a screening programme of Muholi's documentaries. 

Robin Rhode wins the 2018 Zurich Art Prize

January 2018
Robin Rhode wins the 2018 Zurich Art Prize

Robin Rhode has been awarded the 2018 Zurich Art Prize. The jury expressed enthusiasm about Rhode's practice of integrating the audience as well as his handling of constructivist borrowings. Rhode will produce a solo exhibition in October 2018 at Museum Haus Konstruktiv as part of the prize.

Steven Cohen at KLAP

put your heart under your feet...and walk! by Steven Cohen will be presented at KLAP Maison pour la danse. This year's programme is titled 'De Genres'.

Steven Cohen at Dance Umbrella 2018

Steven Cohen presents the performance of put your heart under your feet...and walk! for first time in South Africa at Dance Umbrella 2018. The work premiered at the 37th Montpellier Danse Festival and will be take place at the Wits Theatre.

Nicholas Hlobo at Haus de Kunst
Nicholas Hlobo features in Blind Faith: Between the Visceral and the Cognitive in Contemporary Art at Haus der Kunst. The exhibition assembles over 25 international artists who deploy a variety of media in order to interrogate logics of truth, authenticity, opinion, and faith. 
Pieter Hugo at the Barbican
Pieter Hugo is included in Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins at the Barbican Art Gallery. The exhibition touches on themes of countercultures, subcultures and minorities and seeks to reflect a more diverse, complex view of the world, as captured and recorded by photographers
Penny Siopis at the Glasgow School of Arts

Penny Siopis features in To see this story better, close your eyes, a group exhibition that combines film, audio recordings and texts that employ narrative as a technique, subject or medium. The work is deliberately positioned in the gallery to prompt multiple and overlapping readings.

Viviane Sassen at BIP 2018
Viviane Sassen is included in the 2018 edition of Biennial of the Possible Image. Works from the artist's Lexicon series features in a section titled Fluo Noir at La Boverie.
Penny Siopis at Zeitz Mocca
This is a True Story: Six Films (1997 - 2017), the first exhibition to focus soley on Penny Siopis' film works, opens at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. This retrospective of filmmaking includes the African premier of Welcome Visitors!, first shown at P4. the New Orleans Triennial.
Zanele Muholi in plastic entanglements

Work by Zanele Muholi features in Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials a travelling exhibition organised by the Palmer Museum of Art. The show brings together sixty works by thirty contemporary artists to explore society's environmental, aesthetic, and technological involvement with plastic.

Meleko Mokgosi at the Fowler Museum

An exhibition by Meleko Mokgosi titled Bread, Butter, and Power opens at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. This body of work forms the newest chapter in his ongoing series Democratic Intuition.

Zanele Muholi at Fotografiska

Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama exhibition travels to Fotografiska. The show is curated by Renée Mussai and presented in partnership with Autograph ABP.

Various artists in More for less at A4

Edson Chagas, Meschac Gaba, Jo RactliffeViviane Sassen and Kemang Wa Lehulere feature in More For Less at A4 Arts Foundation. Curated by Josh Ginsburg, the exhibition is focused on 'works and practices that fluidly seek to engage entropy and efficiency, waste, residue and offcuts, transactions, propositions, and serious play'.

Kemang Wa Lehulere at Pasquart Art Centre
Kemang Wa Lehulere's Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year exhibition, Bird Song, travels to Pasquart Art Centre in Biel, Switzerland. The exhibition has previously shown in Berlin and Rome.
Zanele Muholi at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Zanele Muholi features in Multiple Medium: Photographs from the Collection, a group exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Difficult love, a documentary by the artist, will be screened on Thursday 1 March.

Various artists at Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York

Nicholas HloboSerge Alain NitegekaOdili Donald Odita exhibit in Abstract Minded: Works by Six Contemporary African Artists at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. The exhibition spotlights artists pursuing 'abstraction as a way of engaging in a broader conversation about art' and was previously shown at the N’namdi Center for Contemporary, Detroit. 

Guy Tillim at Ex Africa

Guy Tillim is included in Ex Africa showing at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. Featuring eighteen artists from eight African countries, the exhibition seeks to highlight the connection between Africa and South America. 

Zanele Muholi in Through Her Eyes
Photography and video work by Zanele Muholi is included in Vigilance, Struggle, Pride: Through Her Eyes, an exhibition bringing together thirteen artists 'inspired by the desire to pave the way for new possibilities of understanding'. This show will travel to various locations, starting at Maribor Art Gallery.
Mawande Ka Zenzile and Kemang Wa Lehulere at Amsersfoort
Mawande Ka Zenzile and Kemang Wa Lehulere feature in Tell Freedom. 15 South African Artists. This exhibtion focuses on 'young artists who immerse themselves in the history, present and future of South Africa in a global context'.
Portia Zvavahera at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Portia Zvavahera features in The Contested Body at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. This group exhibition approaches the human body 'not as a fixed and stable entity, but rather as a fluid, contested site for the creation of meaning'.

Edson Chagas and Zanele Muholi at NGV Triennial
Edson Chagas and Zanele Muholi exhibit in the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial which features the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries which functions as a survey of 'the world of art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives'.
Zanele Muholi receives French knighthood

Zanele Muholi has been named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of their work in the arts and the LGBTQI community. They currently have a 'homecoming' exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery - the first solo show in the city of their birth.

kemang Wa Lehulere at the Baloise Art Forum
A solo exhibition of works on paper by Kemang Wa Lehulere takes place at the Baloise Group Art Forum. Wa Lehulere is the recipient of the 2013 Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel.
Nicholas Hlobo at ICAIO
A solo exhibition of previous and recent work by Nicholas Hlobo opens at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean. This show will include a talk by the artist and Kabelo Malatsie.
Pieter Hugo at the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Pieter Hugo's mid-career survey exhibition, travels to the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte (MMK) in Dortmund, Germany. The exhibition, previously at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, will be on show until May 2018.

Wa Lehulere wins Performa award

Kemang Wa Lehulere has won the Malcolm McLaren Award presented by Performa in recognition of artists who stage 'an innovative and thought-provoking performance' during the New York-based biennial. Wa Lehulere received the prize for his work I Cut My Skin to Liberate the Splinter.

Siopis and Odita in New Orleans

Penny Siopis and Odili Donald Odita are among the artists showing on Prospect.4, the New Orleans triennial. Titled The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp and curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, 'P.4 takes the city’s distinctive character as a point of departure to investigate global concerns'.

Zanele Muholi at the Market Photo Workshop

The Market Photo Workshop presents Faces and Phases 11, a special project by Zanele Muholi that celebrates the 11th anniversary of her acclaimed portrait series documenting black lesbian and transgender individuals from South Africa and beyond.

Pieter Hugo at the Haifa Museum of Art

Works from Pieter Hugo's 1994 series feature in Dangerous Art at the Haifa Museum of Art. This exhibition 'revolves around artists' response to limitations placed on civil freedom, in Israel and worldwide'.

Zanele Muholi at Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

Work from Zanele Muholi's 'Faces and Phases' series is included in The Face: A Search for Clues at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum. The exhibition looks at questions around self-image and communication.

Guy Tillim wins HCB Award

Guy Tillim has won the HCB Award 2017, presented by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris. Tillim was selected for his body of work titled Museum of the Revolution. The award supports the creation of a photography project which could not be achieved without this help, and includes an exhibition and a book.