Zanele Muholi
Zanele Muholi at Alpha Nova and Futura

Zanele Muholi forms part of a two-person exhibition titled Queering The Gaze. Muholi's Brave Beauties series shows alongside work by Nigerian-Swedish photographer Mikael Owunna in a show that aims to address 'queer African and Afro-diasporic realities and identities'.

Zanele Muholi at Cairns Art Gallery
The Cairns Art gallery presents Continental Drift, a group exhibition including Zanele Muholi. The selection of artists from South Africa and north Australia aims to explore the history and legacy of British colonisation between the two countries.
Muholi and Chagas at the Montreal Museum of Fine arts

Edson Chagas and Zanele Muholi exhibit in From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-face Picasso, Past and Present, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. This group exhibition presents a comparison of Picasso’s works with those of non-Western artists 'to put into question a history of aesthetic appropriations and re-appropriations in contemporary art'.

Various artists at the 2018 Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair
Nandipha Mntambo, Zanele Muholi and Claudette Schreuders feature in Not A Single Story, the annual winter exhibition at the Nirox Sculpture Park. Presented in collaboration with the Wanås Foundation, this exhibition is dominated by women artists in a response to 'a very singular art history'.
Zanele Muholi at New Art Exchange
Zanele Muholi's Autograph ABP exhibition, Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail, the Dark Lioness travels to New Art Exchange, Nottingham. The exhibition is curated by Renée Mussai.
Zanele Muholi at Museum Of Contemporary Photography
Zanele Muholi features in In Their Own Form at the Museum Of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College.The exhibition 'seeks to illuminate the myriad ways blackness might hope to exist without the imposition of oppression, racism and stereotypes ever-present in Western cultures, mediated through Afrofuturist themes'.
Various artists at the 11th Bienal do Mercosul
Zanele MuholiMame-Diarra NiangViviane Sassen and Kemang Wa Lehulere are included in the 11th Mercosul Biennial. This year's iteration is curated by Alfons Hug and Paula Borghi and 'aims to take a look at the triangle that has been linking the destinations of America, Africa and Europe for more than 500 years'.
Zanele Muholi in Buenos Aires
Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail The Dark Lioness, Zanele Muholi's acclaimed self-portrait series, opened at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires on 15 March. Spanning older and more recent works, this is Muholi's first institutional solo exhibition in Argentina.
Zanele Muholi at LUMA Westbau

Zanele Muholi's first institutional solo show in Switzerland opens at LUMA Westbau. In addition to a comprehensive selection of works from Faces and Phases, Brave Beauties and Somnyama Ngonyama, the exhibition includes a screening programme of Muholi's documentaries. 

Zanele Muholi in plastic entanglements

Work by Zanele Muholi features in Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials, a travelling exhibition organised by the Palmer Museum of Art. The show brings together 30 contemporary artists to explore society's environmental, aesthetic and technological involvement with plastic.

Zanele Muholi at Fotografiska

Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama exhibition travels to Fotografiska. The show is curated by Renée Mussai and presented in partnership with Autograph ABP.

African Art Against the State

Zanele Muholi was included in the exhibition African Art Against the State - highlighting the history of activism, intervention and resistance in African art-making - at Williams College Museum of Art, Williamsburg, Massachusetts.

Zanele Muholi at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Zanele Muholi features in Multiple Medium: Photographs from the Collection, a group exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Muholi's documentary Difficult Love was screened on Thursday 1 March.

Zanele Muholi in Through Her Eyes
Photography and video work by Zanele Muholi is included in Vigilance, Struggle, Pride: Through Her Eyes, an exhibition bringing together thirteen artists 'inspired by the desire to pave the way for new possibilities of understanding'. This show will travel to various locations, starting at Maribor Art Gallery.
Edson Chagas and Zanele Muholi at NGV Triennial
Edson Chagas and Zanele Muholi exhibit in the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial which features the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries which functions as a survey of 'the world of art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives'.
Zanele Muholi receives French knighthood

Zanele Muholi has been named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of their work in the arts and the LGBTQI community. They currently have a 'homecoming' exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery - the first solo show in the city of their birth.

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.

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.

Zanele Muholi at Yancey Richardson

Zanele Muholi presents a solo exhibiton of her Somnyama Ngonyama and Brave Beauties works at Yancey Richardson Gallery. This is her third solo exhibition with the gallery.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.'

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 Muholi in MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image

The 2017 edition of MOMENTA, themed What Does the Image Stand For?, includes various works by Zanele Muholi. The Biennale 'invites viewers to take a critical stance toward the testimonial value of lens-based images'.

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.

Zanele Muholi in Amsterdam and London

Zanele Muholi exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum (until 22 October) and Autograph ABP (till 28 October), her first institutional solos in Amsterdam and London. More than 60 of her Somnyama Ngonyama self-portraits are in the London show. 

Zanele Muholi at Ballarat International Foto Biennale
Zanele Muholi is featured in Rearranging Boundaries at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. The exhibition brings together documentary photographers and visual activists, asking them to 'showcase and counteract underreported and often misrepresented depictions of their homelands'.
Zanele Muholi in Quito Ecuador
Zanele Muholi shows among various artists in Intimacy is Political - Sex, gender, language, power at Centro Cultural Metropolitano. The exhibition seeks to 'question the structures of exploitation that perpetuate inequality and manifest how art can be a form of protest, of healing, of individual and collective transformation.'
Various artists at  Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea

Pieter Hugo, Zanele Muholi and Barthélémy Toguo are included in AFRICA. Telling a world at Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea. The exhibition curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg and Ginevra Bria will feature 33 artists from the continent and its diaspora.

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.

Zanele Muholi at Wentrup

Zanele Muholi presents her Somnyama Ngonyama series at Wentrup, Berlin. This is her second solo exhibition at the space following Selected Faces & Phases and Beulahs in 2014.

Zanele Muholi at Kyotographie

Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama series will be exhibited at the 2017 Kyotographie International Photography Festival, themed 'Love'. Muholi will also present a masterclass on self-representation though photography.

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

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. 

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.
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.
Stevenson artists in Dusseldorf
Exchange at Galerie Hans Mayer in Düsseldorf featured works by 11 Stevenson artists: Zander Blom, Wim Botha, Ian Grose, Moshekwa Langa, Zanele Muholi, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Odili Donald Odita, Deborah Poynton, Robin Rhode, Viviane Sassen and Portia Zvavahera
Zanele Muholi in North Carolina

Zanele Muholi exhibits 10 photographs from her Faces and Phases series at the North Carolina Museum of Art, and gives a keynote artist's talk at the museum on 6 October. While in North Carolina she will have a residency at Cassilhaus.

Muholi and Rhode in FotoFocus
Cincinnati's FotoFocus Biennial 2016, themed Photography, the Undocument, featured eight curated exhibitions, among them Zanele Muholi: Personae and Robin Rhode: Three Films, both at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Making Africa in Rotterdam

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, curated by Amelie Klein and Okwui Enwezor, includes work by Robin RhodeAnton Kannemeyer, Guy Tillim and Zanele Muholi. The show opened at Vitra Design Museum in Germany and travelled to Guggenheim Bilbao, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona and Kunsthal Rotterdam.

Muholi on Africa Forecast

Zanele Muholi is one of 20 women artists and designers from the African Diaspora included on Africa Forecast: Fashioning Contemporary Life, a 'reflection on style through garments, photography, video, painting and sculpture'.

Rhode, Muholi for Busan Biennale
Robin Rhode and Zanele Muholi were included on Hybridizing Earth, Discussing Multitude, 'Project 2' of the Busan Biennale, curated by Yun Cheagab.
SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul

Kemang Wa Lehulere and Zanele Muholi were participants in the ninth edition of SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul, curated by Beck Jee-sook under the title NERIRI KIRURU HARARA (derived from a line of the poem Two Billion Light Years of Solitude by Shuntaro Tanikawa).

Zanele Muholi at Prince Claus

Zanele Muholi is one of 10 contemporary photographers 'whose perspectives reflect the challenging circumstances that surround them', showcased in Supporting Alternative Visions at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery in Amsterdam.

Zanele Muholi at LUMA Arles

Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama series of self-portraits is on view in Arles, coinciding with the Rencontres d'Arles photography festival. Her show is part of Systematically Open? New forms of production of the contemporary image at LUMA Arles. The show is now extended to run through FIAC.

... and at the Grahamstown festival

Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama was also the subject of a solo show at the Albany Museum in Grahamstown during the National Arts Festival.

What We Have Overlooked
Works by Zanele Muholi and Meschac Gaba from the collection of Museum Arnhem are included in the exhibition What We Have Overlooked, curated by Mirjam Westen, on view at Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam.
Zanele Muholi: Mina/Meg, Oslo
Zanele Muholi was included in a group exhibition titled Mina/Meg. The exhibition featuring seminars on lesbian history and art activism was held in association with Oslo Pride.
Ninth Berlin Biennale

Zanele Muholi took part in the ninth Berlin Biennale, showing on the lightbox project LIT; also selected for the biennale, taking place at various venues across the city, was Bogosi Sekhukhuni as part of the CUSS Group, which includes Angel-Ho, FAKA and Megan Mace as well as NTU.

 I Love You Sugar Kane
Ian Grose, Simon Gush, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Zanele Muholi, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Deborah Poynton, Penny Siopis, Mawande Ka Zenzile and Portia Zvavahera were included in I Love You Sugar Kane, curated by Zasha Colah, at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Mauritius.