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.
25 February - 14 May 2017
Nicholas Hlobo in Uppsala
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.
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.
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'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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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).
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
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.
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.