'Artist of the Year'

24 March - 18 June 2017
'Artist of the Year'

Kemang Wa Lehulere is Deutsche Bank's Artist of the Year for 2017, with a solo exhibition at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, in March. Wa Lehulere is also shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize - winner to be announced in March.

Nicholas Hlobo in Uppsala

25 February - 14 May 2017
Nicholas Hlobo in Uppsala

Nicholas Hlobo has a solo exhibition consisting of new and earlier works, titled Zawelela ngale ('They have crossed to the other side'), at the Uppsala Konstmuseum's gallery space in the old Gustav Vasa castle - his first solo showing in Sweden.
Sekhukhuni wins a Prix Net Art award

17 February 2017
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.

Deborah Poynton at Sharjah Biennial

Paintings from Deborah Poynton's Arcadia body of work will be showing in the 13th edition of the Sharjah Biennial, curated by Christine Tohmé under the title Tamawuj.

Various artists at Heong Gallery, Downing College

Meschac Gaba, Barthélémy Toguo, Nandipha Mntambo, Moshekwa Langa and Zanele Muholi are included in When the Heavens Meet the Earth: Selected Works from the Sina Jina Collection of Contemporary Art. The exhibition brings together selected works from Robert Devereux’s contemporary art collection. 

Pieter Hugo at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents a survey of Pieter Hugo's work, titled Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, in February 2017 - the artist's first solo museum show in Germany. The show, spanning 13 years of work, will be accompanied by a new monograph.
Pieter Hugo at the Rijksmuseum

Pieter Hugo's 1994, focusing on children born after the year in which apartheid was officially abolished, is part of the Rijksmuseum's expansive exhibition Good Hope. South Africa and The Netherlands from 1600.

Zanele Muholi at the Maitland Institute

The Maitland Institute has opened its inaugural exhibition of wallpaper prints from Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama series of self-portraits. The MI is at 372 Voortrekker Road (entrance on Mowbray), and is open by appointment through unati@stevenson.info.

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.

Pieter Hugo: Three solo shows

Pieter Hugo has solo shows at three galleries: Yossi Milo in New York, where he is showing 1994 (26 January to 11 March); Priska Pasquer, Cologne, showing 1994, Californian Wildflowers and Flat Noodle Soup Talk (30 January to 9 April); and Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, showing 1994 and Californian Wildflowers (12 February to 18 March).

Zanele Muholi in Tennessee
A selection of portraits from Zanele Muholi's Faces and Phases series is currently on exhibition at Sewanee University Art Gallery.
Meschac Gaba in Benin

Meschac Gaba has an exhibition titled Detresse et Mon Jardin at Le Centre Atropocodji, a new art centre in Cotonou, Benin

3 February - 1 April 2017
Le Centre Atropocodji, Cotonou, Benin

Meleko Mokgosi at Rochester Contemporary Art Center

A solo exhibition of Meleko Mokgosi's Pax Kaffraria series is showing at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center. This will be the first time the chapters of this particular project are being exhibited together.

Viviane Sassen in Chicago
Viviane Sassen exhibits photography and multimedia works from her acclaimed UMBRA series at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. The exhibition forms part of the Dutch Culture USA programme.
Pieter Hugo at MAST, Bologna
Pieter Hugo is among various artists included in LAVORO in MOVIMENTO / WORK in MOTION, an exhibition of images, videos and installations focusing on the changes taking place in the world of work and production.
Robin Rhode at Kamel Mennour
Robin Rhode has a solo show, Force of Circumstance, at Kamel Mennour in Paris. See the gallery's website to view Rhode's performance at the opeing. He was recently included on a group exhibition, Preface #1, at Kamel Mennour's London gallery (until 14 January).
Pieter Hugo at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Pieter Hugo and Nandipha Mntambo are included in Regarding Africa: Contemporary Art and Afro-Futurism at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The exhibition seeks to 'reflect the vitality and effervescence that motivate Africa today, as well as the chaotic, brutal and at times tragic African reality'.
Jo Ractliffe on Things Fall Apart

Jo Ractliffe is included in Things Fall Apart - 'reflections on African connections to the Soviet Union' - curated by Mark Nasher. The exhibition was previously shown at Calvert 22, London, and Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth.

Zanele Muholi and Deborah Poynton at Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean
Zanele Muholi and Deborah Poynton are included in Où poser la tête?, curated by Julie Crenn, at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Mauritius.