16 May 2019
Muholi wins the Kraszna-Krausz Award
Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness by Zanele Muholi has won the 2019 'Best Photography Book Award' by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation. The award recognises those 'who have made an outstanding original or lasting contribution' within photography or the moving image.
16 May - 6 October 2019
Paulo Nazareth at the ICA Miami
Paulo Nazareth has his first solo US museum exhibition at the ICA Miami. He will present a series of commissions that consider an alternative political history of Latin America, emphasising its marginalised protagonists, among other works.
11 May - 24 November 2019
Mawande Ka Zenzile at the SA Pavilion
Mawande Ka Zenzile is one of three artists selected for the South African Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Curated by Nkule Mabaso and Nomusa Makhubu, the pavilion responds to the biennale's theme, May You Live in Interesting Times, with an exhibition on collective fortitude titled The Stronger We Become.
11 May - 24 November 2019
Muholi and Wa Lehulere in Venice
Zanele Muholi and Kemang Wa Lehulere are among the artists who will participate in the 58th Venice Biennale's main exhibition, May You Live in Interesting Times, curated by Ralph Rugoff and highlighting 'a view of art’s social function as embracing both pleasure and critical thinking'.
27 April 2019
Muholi receives the Rees Visionary Award
Amref Health Africa has honoured Zanele Muholi with the Rees Visionary Award at the 2019 ArtBall. This award is given in recognition of persons 'creating exceptional work that educates, inspires, and emboldens the viewer through these challenging times'.
13 April – 4 August 2019
Wim Botha in North Carolina
Wim Botha presents Still Life with Discontent across two venues - the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh and the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham. Major works such as his Prism 13 (Dead Pietà) are included alongside new site-specific installations.
Zanele Muholi's first major retrospective exhibition in the UK takes place at Tate Modern. Spanning new and early work, this exhibition aims to present the full breadth of Muholi’s photographic and activist practice.
Simphiwe Ndzube is included in the 15th Edition of the Lyon Biennale titled Là où les eaux se mêlent (where water comes together with other water). For the first time, the biennial will be staged at a former factory as well as the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon. The theme of the exhibition revolves around the concept of an ecosystem.
Viviane Sassen exhibits in this year's 50 Jours pour la Photographie, the 50 day photo triennale created by the Centre de la Photographie Genève. The event unfolds its purpose through a vast constellation of more than 30 partner locations in Geneva and its surroundings.
Edson Chagas features in Mask – The Art of Transformation at Kunstmuseum Bonn. This exhibition of modern and contemporary work turns its attention to the masked individual as well as to the performative act of the individual wearing a mask within a social and political context.
Edson Chagas takes part in Sixth Nature, a group exhibition forming part of the Porto Photography Biennial, curated by Diego Bento. The show 'focuses on different perspectives and sensibilities about ecology, the way we relate to nature and the environment around us'.
Steven Cohen presents put your heart under your feet... and walk! / to Elu as part of the 13th Festival TransAmériques in Montreal and the 58th Jerusalem Dance Festival. Both festivals seek to question notions of self and social identity, looking at the possibility of connection.
Zanele Muholi exhibits in Mirrors – The Reflected Self at Museum Rietberg. Based on 200 artworks spanning eight thousand years, this exhibition examines 'mirror images and self-awareness, vanity, beauty, mysticism and magic, protection and defence, and today’s most fashionable mirror – the selfie'.
Viviane Sassen is among five photographers showing at the 12th exhibition of contemporary art at the Palace of Versailles, titled Versailles – Visible/Invisible. The artists will unveil works they have created specially to resonate with the chosen setting, revealing 'a new Versailles, between design and heritage'.
Nandipha Mntambo is among the artists included in Personal Structures – Identities, an exhibition taking place across various locations in Venice over the course of the city's Biennale. Hosted by the European Cultural Center - Italy, the show will feature performances and talks.
Zanele Muholi presents Ikhono LaseNatali at the KwaZulu Natal Society of the Arts. Intended to spotlight creativity from the province as well as 25 years of democracy, the exhibition comprises of 25 commissioned works, each an interpretation Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama self-portraits by an emerging artist.
Penny Siopis features in The Cape Town Triennials; Then & Now, a new exhibition by at the Rupert Museum. Recent and early work by Siopis will be shown as part of the exhibition's focus on artists that made an impact in the Triennials of the 80s and 90s.
Bogosi Sekhukhuni presents screenings and discussions of his work at Yale Union, Portland and LAXART, Santa Monica. The selection of video works 'take a critical posture toward the presuppositions of afrofuturism' and in each discussion he will joined by manuel arturo abreu. The events will be livestreamed and archived online by home school.
Ian Grose takes part in a three-month residency at SP ACED OU T, an institute located on an organic farm north-east of Berlin aiming to help artists enter into a dialogue with contemporary art far removed from the urban rush.
Viviane Sassen exhibits in Der blinde Fleck. Gestalterinnen am Bauhaus und heute (The Blind Spot. Women Designers of the Bauhaus and today) at Designhaus Mathildenhöhe. Featuring women from six creative areas of the art school, with six contemporary designers as a counterpoint, the show creates an arc between the present and future.
Mawande Ka Zenzile takes part in a three-month residency at Cité internationale des arts, facilitated by the French Institute of South Africa. His project Udludlilali will explore 'the visible and nonvisible territorial tension sometimes caused by non-conventional artistic practices in a cultural and conventional art spaces'.
Steven Cohen and Zanele Muholi show in Lignes de vies – une exposition de légendes (Lines of Lives - an exhibition of legends). It aims to 'build a reflection on staging and self-representation and deconstruct, analyze, criticize or question the phenomena and processes that shape and legitimize identity / identities'.
Zanele Muholi features in ULTRAVIOLETA: Didácticas desde los feminismos (ULTRAVIOLET: teachings from feminism) at the Juana Francés exhibition hall of the Casa de la Mujer. The show seeks to 'communicate to others the reality of women, recover historical memory and generate new dynamics'.
Meschac Gaba and Kemang Wa Lehulere are included in the 14th Sharjah Biennale themed Leaving the Echo Chamber. This edition is organised as three unique exhibitions curated by Zoe Butt, Omar Kholeif and Claire Tancons.
Moshekwa Langa and Nicholas Hlobo feature in Material Insanity at the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL). The exhibition is framed as a reaction to 'a growing interest in contemporary art directed towards a focus on transient or intangible artworks'.
Hot Mirror by Viviane Sassen travels to the Musée Des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle. The exhibition debuted at the Hepworth Wakefield, weaving 10 years of work and an immersive installation to create ‘a sort of self-portrait’.
Museo Kaluz, Mexico City has commissioned the installation ‘The Rain Prayers’ by Simphiwe Ndzube as the museum's inaugural sculptural installation. The museum is set to be fully open to the public from March 2019.
Berni Searle is the Maitland Institute's artist-in-residence with a project titled Press II Pause. The opening celebration featured recently gathered visual material, alongside related existing works, which provide a context for Searle’s ongoing concerns.
Work by Zanele Muholi features in Show Me as I Want to Be Seen at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Taking the work of late artist and writer Claude Cahun and her lifelong lover and collaborator Marcel Moore as its starting point, the show 'examines the empowered representation of fluid and complex identity'.
Nandipha Mntambo and Zanele Muholi feature in Made Visible: Contemporary South African Fashion and Identity at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. The exhibition explores 'the way that clothing communicates identity, documenting the fashion choices of brave individuals challenging the social norms of their times'.
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.
Bogosi Sekhukhuni is included in The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics at the New Museum. 'The works on view have been selected from Net Art Anthology, Rhizome’s major online exhibition featuring one hundred works that sketch a possible canon for net art'.
Robin Rhode features in The Street: Where The World Is Made at MAXXI. Curated by Hou Hanru, this group show observes 'the street as a place of sharing and innovation, the principal laboratory for artists, architects and creatives'.
Simphiwe Ndzube features in an exhibition of New Acquisitions by the Rubell Family Collection. Each of the artists will be represented by multiple works in their own room.
Jane Alexander, Pieter Hugo, Viviane Sassen and Guy Tillim feature in Evoking Reality at Daimler Contemporary. The exhibition 'presents objects of political photography and video art that formulate new concepts of approaching current images of reality' and is 'devoted to contemporary strategies that distance themselves from established principles of representation and popular narratives of photo journalism'.
Zanele Muholi has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the 2018 Royal Photographic Society Awards and Aperture has received the 2018 Lucie award for 'Book Publisher of the Year' for their work on the artist's latest publication, Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness. Book launches and signings have taken place in New York, Oslo, Paris and Johannesburg and will continue in Cape Town.
Wim Botha is among 31 artists featured in Damals nicht, jetzt nicht, niemals: not then, not now, never, an exhibition functioning as a mobile memorial of the end of the First World War in 1918. To visibly bear the idea of peace worldwide, it will travel to the UN headquarters in New York City in 2019.
Zanele Muholi features in A Sheet of Paper Can Become a Knife at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery. The exhibition brings together ten contemporary artists who are connected by the struggle against violence.
Steven Cohen performs put your heart under your feet... and walk! / to Elu in various locations across France and Switzerland including Le Manège in Reims; Les Subsistances in Lyon; the Gessnerallee Zürich (2019) and the théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers (2019).
Pieter Hugo features in Civilization: The Way We Live Now opening the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea. Set to travel to Beijing, Melborne and Marseille, the show aims to 'stress the fact that contemporary civilization is an extremely complex collective enterprise.
Zanele Muholi and Serge Alain Nitegeka show in Remember to React: 60 Years of Collecting at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Presented on the occasion of the institution’s 60th anniversary, the show traces the collection’s growth from its origins to today. A new major installation by Nitegeka will be unveiled during the exhibition.
Pieter Hugo is included in In This Imperfect Present Moment at the Seattle Art Museum. The exhibition combines the work of 15 artists who 'convey vibrant narratives that resonate across global boundaries'.