A finissage will be held for Penny Siopis' Maitland Institute residency on 12 August from 11am to 1pm. On display will be the glue and ink paintings that are the material residue of her four-month Open Form/Open Studio project, along with video documentation of the collaborative process which included workshops and public talks.
Penny Siopis has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Arts and Culture Trust, joining the likes of Peter Clarke, Mmakgabo Helen Sebidi and David Goldblatt.
Work by Penny Siopis is included in South Africa: The Art of a Nation. This is the British Museum’s first major exhibition on South African art, exploring a 100 000-year history through archaeological, historical and contemporary artworks.
Penny Siopis had a solo exhibition titled Incarnations at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean. Her monumental triptych Late and Soon (2013-15) and video Communion (2011) formed the heart of the show.
Penny Siopis, Deborah Poynton, Zander Blom and Ian Grose were included in the group show Home Truths: Domestic Interiors in South Africa, curated by Michael Godby, at the Iziko South African National Gallery.
Nandipha Mntambo, Edson 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.
Penny Siopis and Odili Donald Odita are among the artists showing on Prospect.4, the New Orleans biennial. Titled The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp and curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, 'P.4 takes the city’s distinctive character as a point of departure to investigate global concerns'.