Zanele Muholi receives French knighthood

22 November 2017
Zanele Muholi receives French knighthood

Zanele Muholi has been named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of her work in the arts and the LGBTQI community. Muholi has a 'homecoming' exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery, opening 1 December - the first solo show in the city of Muholi's birth.

Wa Lehulere wins Performa award

20 November 2017
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

18 November 2017 - 25 February 2018
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'.

Bogosi Sekhukhuni at Recontres de Bamako

Bogosi Sekhukhuni features in the 11th edition of the Rencontres de Bamako: African Biennale of Photography titled Afrotopia. This edition seeks to 'reflect a commitment to ensuring that this historic and pioneering biennale for photography is integral to the new Pan-African forces for change'.

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.

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 the Glasgow School of Art

Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness, Zanele Muholi's exhibition shown at Autograph ABP, London, moves to the Reid Gallery at Glasgow School of Art. The exhibition is curated by Renée Mussai.

Guy Tillim in Rome

Guy Tillim has a survey exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO), showing until 26 December. Titled O Futuro Certo, the exhibition spans 20 years of work, including the latest series, Museum of the Revolution, which has won him the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award for 2017.

Edson Chagas at Institute of Fine Arts, New York

Work from Edson Chagas' OIKONOMOS series feature in chin(A)frica: an interface, a group exhibition seeking to investigate 'new parameters in which identity and geopolitics are formulated through recent expansive exchanges between China and African countries over the past decade'.

Steven Cohen and Zanele Muholi at Transpalette Centre d'Art

Steven Cohen and Zanele Muholi are included in Traversées Ren@rde at Transpalette Centre d'Art. The exhibition is part of a countrywide celebration of the Pompidou Centre's 40th anniversary, and includes multidisciplinary artists who have formed part of the Pompidou's history. Cohen will perform at Transpalette on 16 December.

Zanele Muholi at Puebla, Mexico

Work from Zanele Muholi's Faces and Phases series is included in Structures of Identity at Museo Amparo, Mexico. The exhibition, drawing from the Walther Collection, seeks to highlight the different ways that subjectivity and social identity are shaped and regarded within the history of the photographic medium.

Guy Tillim at Ex Africa

Guy Tillim is included in Ex Africa, curated by Alfons Hug. Featuring eighteen artists from eight African countries, the exhibition seeks to highlight the connection between Africa and South America.

Zanele Muholi at SMAK, Ghent

Zanele Muholi features in The Photographic I – Other Pictures at S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst). This exhibition seeks to investigate the power of the still image as a means of examining the world.

Various artists at N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

Nicholas HloboSerge Alain NitegekaOdili Donald Odita exhibit in Abstract Minded: Works by Six Contemporary African Artists curated by Osi Audu. The exhibition spotlights artists pursuing 'abstraction as a way of engaging in a broader conversation about art'.

Serge at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Serge Alain Nitegeka is included in Solidary & Solitary, a group exhibition drawn from the Joyner/Giuffrida collection, telling the history of art by African and African-American artists working in abstraction from the 1940s to the present moment.

Robin Rhode at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Under the Sun, a survey exhibition by Robin Rhode, opens at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. This is the artist's first institutional show in Israel and spans the breadth of his oeuvre.

Wa Lehulere's Bird Song in Rome

Kemang Wa Lehulere's Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year exhibition, Bird Song, travels to Rome’s MAXXI museum from 27 September to 26 November. In January 2018 the exhibition will move to Kunsthaus Centre d'art Pasquart in Switzerland.

Kemang Wa Lehulere at MEWO Kunsthalle

Kemang Wa Lehulere exhibits in Buried in the Mix at MEWO Kunsthalle. This group show presents songs, soundtracks, club music, music videos and field recordings as statements that question, disorient and reconstitute the cultural memory and historical processes of the diaspora.

Zeitz MOCAA opens in Cape Town

Nandipha MntamboEdson Chagas, Zanele Muholi, Nicholas Hlobo and Penny Siopis are among the artists whose work is included in the inaugural exhibitions at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Iseeyou by Simon Gush is included in Avant-Noir Volume 3, a film programme curated by Greg de Cuir Jr that surveys recent work by African and African diaspora film and video artists, alongside those engaging with African cultures.

A4 Arts Foundation opens

Ziphozenkosi Dayile and Kemang Wa Lehulere have curated the inaugural exhibition at A4 Arts Foundation, You and I, which includes work by, among others, Zanele Muholi, Moshekwa Langa and Meschac Gaba

Zanele, Edson and Simon at Schwerin, Germany

Edson Chagas, Simon Gush and Zanele Muholi feature in a group show titled Madgermanes / Mystery Of Foreign Affairs. Spread across various locations, the exhibition 'searches for a collective cultural and political history that questions the motifs of home and hope, identity and affiliation, and focuses on the deconstruction of hegemonic concepts.'

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.

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'.

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.

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