Zanele Muholi at Stedelijk Museum

8 July - 15 October 2017
Zanele Muholi at Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam presents a major solo exhibition by Zanele Muholi. Her Somnyama Ngonyama series of self-portraits are shown alongside previously unseen works from her acclaimed Faces and Phases and Brave Beauties series. The documentary We Live in Fear (2013) will also be screened.

... and Autograph, London

14 July - 28 October 2017
... and Autograph, London

More than 60 photographs from Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama series are currently exhibited at Autograph ABP, from early images made in 2014 to new works that have not been shown before. This is the artist's first institutional solo exhibition in London and is accompanied by a newspaper-style publication.

Guy Tillim wins HCB Award

20 June 2017
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.

Zanele Muholi at Ballarat International Foto Biennale
Zanele Muholi is featured in Rearranging Boundaries at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. The exhibition brings together documentary photographers and visual activists, asking them to 'showcase and counteract underreported and often misrepresented depictions of their homelands'.
Meschac Gaba at the Studio Museum

Work by Meschac Gaba features in Their Own Harlems, a group exhibition considering 'different aspects of urban life, such as the ritual of moving through the city and the direct observation of scenes on the street, to illustrate how the city has served as a source of inspiration for artists across generations'.

Penny Siopis - Open Form/Open Studio

Penny Siopis - who recently received an honorary doctorate from Rhodes University - is in residence at the Maitland Institute, working in situ on large-scale paintings. The space is open by appointment, offering a rare opportunity to see how her glue and ink paintings evolve.

Various artists at  Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea

Pieter Hugo, Zanele Muholi and Barthélémy Toguo will be included in AFRICA. Telling a world at Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea. The exhibition curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg and Ginevra Bria will feature 33 artists from the continent and its diaspora.

Jo Ractliffe and Viviane Sassen

Jo Ractliffe and Viviane Sassen are included in an exhibition of contemporary photographic seascapes titled Sea Views. The exhibition, to be held in the Philips Wing of the museum, focuses on each piece as an extensive exercise in 'air, light and tide'.

NTU in Zurich

NTU, of which Bogosi Sekhukhuni is a part, is included in Americans 2017 which showcases new productions by 19 artists 'reflecting the influence of US-based ‘computerized processes’ over information, aspirations and concerns'. The exhibtion is curated by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Viviane Sassen at the Deichtorhallen

UMBRA by Viviane Sassen is showing at the House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen. Sassen has made a new series of works that focus on the play of light and shadow, supplementing these with previously unseen images from her archives.

New African Photography in Ulm

Edson ChagasSimon Gush and Mame-Diarra Niang are included in Recent Histories - New African Photography at the Walther Collection. Featuring 14 contemporary artists of African descent, born in the early 1970s and onwards, the exhibition investigates social identity, questions of belonging and an array of sociopolitical concerns.

Focus on Africa at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier features Nicholas HloboJane Alexander, Moshekwa Langa, Zanele Muholi, Kemang Wa Lehulere and Bogosi Sekhukhuni on Being There, South Africa; Barthélémy Toguo on The Insiders; and Robin Rhode and Meleko Mokgosi as part of the Louis Vuitton collection.

Award for Penny Siopis' Time and Again
Time and Again, Penny Siopis' monograph edited by Gerrit Olivier, spanning 35 years of her career and accompanying her survey exhibition, has won the Creative Collections category at the 2017 Humanities and Social Sciences Book Awards.
Afrique Capitales in Paris and Lille

Meschac Gaba, Simon GushNicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa LangaNandipha Mntambo and Guy Tillim are included on Afrique Capitales, curated by Simon Njami, at La Villette in Paris (including the Mois de la Photo) and the Gare Saint Sauveur in Lille.

Sekhukhuni wins a Prix Net Art award

Rhizome, the New York–based digital arts organisation, has named Bogosi Sekhukhuni as one of three winners of its annual Prix Net Art award. This year, each winner is awarded an unrestricted prize of $5 000, funded by the Chronus Art Center in Shanghai.

Nandipha Mntambo, Stoschek Collection

Nandipha Mntambo is included in an exhibition at the Julia Stoschek Collection titled Jaguars and Electric Eels. The exhibition investigates an alternative interpretation of anthropology and zoology.

Robin Rhode on Shifting Views

Robin Rhode's Pan's Opticon Studies is included in Shifting Views: People & Politics in Contemporary African Art, an exhibition drawn from the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art