Jo Ractliffe

Ractliffe was born in 1961 in Cape Town and lives there. Recent solo exhibitions include After War, Fondation A Stichting, Brussels (2015); The Aftermath of Conflict: Jo Ractliffe's Photographs of Angola and South Africa, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2015); and Someone Else's Country, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts (2014).

Notable group exhibitions include Hacer Noche (Crossing Night), Oaxaca, Mexico (2018); More for Less at A4 Foundation (2018); A Short History of South African Photography, Fotografia Europea (2017); Sea Views, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2017); Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future, the 10th Taipei Biennial (2016); Things Fall Apart, Calvert 22, London, and other venues (2016); Conflict, Time, Photography, Tate Modern, London (2015); Disputed Landscape: Uncovering History, Camera Austria, Graz (2015); THEOREM: You Simply Destroy the Image I Always Had of Myself, Mana Contemporary, New Jersey (2015); Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2014); Apartheid and After, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (2014); Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive, Walther Collection, Ulm (2013); Making History, Museum Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2012); Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, International Centre of Photography, New York (2012); Appropriated Landscapes, Walther Collection, Ulm (2011); Topography of War, Le Bal, Paris (2011); Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity, Walther Collection, Ulm (2010); Annual Report, 7th Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2008); Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography, International Centre for Photography, New York, and other venues (2006-8); and The Unhomely: Phantom Scenes in Global Society, 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art (Biacs 2), Seville (2006). Her photo-books include The Borderlands (2015), As Terras do Fim do Mundo (2010) and Terreno Ocupado (2008).

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