Mawande Ka Zenzile at the SA Pavilion

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.

Muholi and Wa Lehulere in Venice

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'.

Wim Botha in North Carolina

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. Featuring major works such as his Prism 13 (Dead Pietà) alongside new site-specific installations, the exhibition opens on 13 April.

Berni Searle is the 2019 featured artist at the National Arts Festival
Berni Searle has been named the featured artist of the 2019 National Arts Festival. For its 45th edition the festival has the issue of land at its core, 'navigating the South African landscape both in literal and metaphoric terms'.
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.

Zanele Muholi receives the 2019 Rees Visionary Award at the Amref ArtBall

Amref Health Africa will honour 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'.

Steven Cohen and Zanele Muholi at MAC VAL

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'.

Wim Botha, Claudette Schreuders and Berni Searle at KKNK25

Wim Botha, Hylton NelClaudette Schreuders and Berni Searle exhibit in KKNK25, a retrospective celebration uniting the festival's featured artists over past 24 years.

Zanele Muholi film screening in Mexico

A screening of Difficult Love by Zanele Muholi takes place at the Cineteca Nacional, Coyacán, Mexico City, followed by a Q&A style discussion. Timed to correlate with Human Rights Day in South Africa, the screening forms part of a larger programme looking at Muholi's activism.

Gaba and Wa Lehulere at the 14th Sharjah Biennial

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.

Guy Tillim's HCB Award show in Paris
Guy Tillim's HCB Award exhibition, Museum of the Revolution - photographs 'made on long walks through the streets' of African cities between 2014 and 2018 - opened at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris on 26 February, accompanied by a book published by Mack.
Moshekwa Langa and Nicholas Hlobo at the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL)

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'.

Zanele Muholi and Berni Searle at the Market Photo Workshop
Zanele Muholi and Berni Searle exhibit in Yithi Laba, at the Market Photo Workshop. The title translates as 'This is Us' and the exhibition looks to 'commemorate and respond to 25 years of South Africa’s democracy' through photography. 

Viviane Sassen at the Musée Des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle

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’.

Cohen and Ndzube in 'Filling in the Gaps' at Iziko SANG
Steven Cohen and Simphiwe Ndzube feature in Filling in the Gaps at the Iziko South African National Gallery. Foregrounding recent acquisitions by the museum, the exhibition is set to showcase important historical works - addressing neglected histories - and as well as contemporary art.
Somnyama Ngonyama travels to the Colby Museum of Art
Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness by Zanele Muholi travels to the Colby Museum of Art from the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta. Curated by Renée Mussai, the exhibition was first seen at Autograph ABP, London.
Simphiwe Ndzube at Museo Kaluz

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 at the Maitland Institute

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.

Zanele Muholi works at the Jewish Museum SF

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'.

Siops and Wa Lehulere in Conversations in Gondwana

Penny Siopis and Kemang Wa Lehulere feature in an exhibition by Conversations in Gondwana at the São Paulo Cultural Center. The exhibition comprises of collaborative works and a section of independent works titled Archipelago. The platform will also feature a public program with a series of open conversations and performances.

Nicholas Hlobo in Savannah, Georgia

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.

Viviane Sassen at Museum de Fundatie
Viviane Sassen features in Freedom – The Fifty Key Dutch Artworks Since 1968 at Museum de Fundatie. Curated by art critic and author Hans den Hartog Jager, the exhibition  presents 'the leading works produced in the Netherlands over the past fifty years'.
Muholi and Toguo at Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Zanele Muholi and Barthélémy Toguo exhibit in the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Curated by Anita Dube under the title Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the biennale 'asks and searches for questions in the hope of dialogue'.

Viviane Sassen in Bauhaus und die Fotografie

Viviane Sassen exhibits in Bauhaus und die Fotografie - Zum Neuen Sehen in der Gegenwartskunst (Bauhaus and Photography - On New Visions in Contemporary Art). This travelling exhibition asks how the movement 'contributes to the further development of photographic image languages ​​today' and will begin at NRW Forum in Düsseldorf.

Robin Rhode in The Street, MAXXI

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 at the Rubell Family Collection

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.

Guy Tillim, Pieter Hugo, Jane Alexander and Viviane Sassen in Evoking Reality

Jane AlexanderPieter 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 The Royal Photographic Society Awards

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 in WWI exhibition

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.

Steven Cohen in various locations

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).

Zanele Muholi at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery 2018

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.

Edson Chagas Smithsonian African Art Award
Edson Chagas is among those that have been honoured with the African Art Award by the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. The award recognizes 'dynamic forces in the arts sector representing future opportunities, excellence in futurism and significant investment in the future of the museum field'.
Pieter Hugo in Civilization: The Way We Live Now

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 at NSU Fort Lauderdale

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.

Portia Zvavahera at Zeitz MOCAA

Portia Zvavahera is among 29 artists showing in Five Bhobh – Painting at the End of an Era, a survey of contemporary painting from Zimbabwe, at Zeitz MOCAA. The show looks at how artists have 'manipulated this medium as a way of subtly articulating complex issues, speaking in intricate, allegorical codes'.

Pieter Hugo at the Seattle Art Museum

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'.