Nicholas Hlobo
Nicholas Hlobo at the SCAD Museum of Art

Nicholas Hlobo presents Unyukelo, a solo exhibition at the SCAD Museum of Art responding to historic narratives of the American South. Hlobo’s installation of two-dimensional and sculptural works explores the materiality of copper piping, as both sculptural and linear drawing in space.

Ulwamkelo by Nicholas Hlobo at Lehmann Maupin

Nicholas Hlobo presents Ulwamkelo at Lehmann Maupin. The exhibition features 'recent mixed media paintings and sculptures that merge his signature materials of ribbon, leather, wood, and rubber employed with conceptual specificity to address complex issues of identity'.

Gaba and Hlobo at MAXXI

Meschac Gaba, Simon Gush and Nicholas Hlobo feature in African Metropolis. An Imaginary City curated by Simon Njami and Elena Motisi at MAXXI. The exhibition is divided into five chapters bringing together the works of around 40 artists reflecting on the on-going social and cultural transformations.

Various artists in Sculpture at the ICAIO

Wim Botha, Nicholas Hlobo, Nandipha Mntambo and Kemang Wa Lehulere feature in Sculpture at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean. This group exhibition is framed as 'a didactic show that explores the numerous ways in which artists are challenging the traditions of sculpture'.

Nicholas Hlobo at Haus de Kunst
Nicholas Hlobo features in Blind Faith: Between the Visceral and the Cognitive in Contemporary Art at Haus der Kunst. The exhibition assembles over 25 international artists who deploy a variety of media in order to interrogate logics of truth, authenticity, opinion, and faith.
Nicholas Hlobo at the Maitland Institute

Nicholas Hlobo presents an immersive installation titled Umthamo with Cinga Samson at the Maitland Institute. In this exhibition Hlobo elevates his investigation of the materiality of copper through a playful engagement with space.

Nicholas Hlobo at ICAIO
A solo exhibition of previous and recent work by Nicholas Hlobo opens at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean. This show will include a talk by the artist and Kabelo Malatsie.
Various artists at Performa 17

Nicholas Hlobo, Zanele Muholi and Kemang Wa Lehulere are taking part in Performa 17, the seventh edition of the New York based performance biennial. The South African Pavilion without Walls features artists who have developed 'deeply personal and individual vocabularies in the post-apartheid era'.

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.

Various artists at Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York

Nicholas HloboSerge Alain Nitegeka and Odili Donald Odita exhibit in Abstract Minded: Works by Six Contemporary African Artists at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. The exhibition spotlights artists pursuing 'abstraction as a way of engaging in a broader conversation about art'.

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.

Various artists at FM Center for Contemporary Art, Milan

Guy Tillim, Meschac Gaba, Nicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa Langa and Robin Rhode were included in The White Hunter: African Memories and Representations curated by Marco Scotini.

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.

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.
Hlobo wins inaugural Villa Award

Nicholas Hlobo is the first recipient of the Villa Extraordinary Award for Sculpture. The generous award by the Claire & Edoardo Villa Will Trust acknowledges exceptional achievement in the field of sculpture by a South African artist.