Kemang Wa Lehulere in Istanbul and Italy

September - November 2017
Kemang Wa Lehulere in Istanbul and Italy

Kemang Wa Lehulere is included in the 15th Istanbul Biennial, themed a good neighbour and curated by Elmgreen & Dragset, opening 16 September. His Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year exhibition, Bird Song, travels to Rome’s MAXXI museum from 27 September to 26 November.

Zanele Muholi in Amsterdam and London

July - October 2017
Zanele Muholi in Amsterdam and London

Zanele Muholi is exhibiting at the Stedelijk Museum (8 July to 15 October) and Autograph ABP (14 July to 28 October), her first institutional solos in Amsterdam and London. More than 60 of her Somnyama Ngonyama self-portraits are in the London show, from early images to works that have not been seen before. 

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.

Various artists at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Exhibitions of works by Nandipha Mntambo and Edson Chagas are among the inaugural shows at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, which opens its doors to the public at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, from 22 to 25 September.

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'.
Somon Gush at the 12th African Cinema Festival

Calvin and Holiday by Simon Gush will be screened at 12th Festival cinémas d'Afrique. The chosen theme for this edition is 'meeting'.

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'.

Various artists at  Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea

Pieter Hugo, Zanele Muholi and Barthélémy Toguo are 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