Nicholas Hlobo

Nicholas Hlobo


Nicholas Hlobo is included on the travelling exhibition The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, next at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC (8 April - 2 August 2015). He also has work at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, as part of A History (Art, Architecture and Design from the 80s to Now) (until 7 March 2016); on Tate Modern's Energy and Process, a thematic view of works from the collection; and Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart at The New Church Museum, Cape Town (4 December 2014 - 25 April 2015).

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Nicholas Hlobo was born in Cape Town in 1975, and lives in Johannesburg. Solo exhibitions have taken place at Locust Projects in Miami (2013); the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo (2011); the Level 2 Gallery at Tate Modern, London (2008), and the Boston ICA as part of the Momentum series (2008), among other institutions. In 2011 he showed newly commissioned work on ILLUMInations, the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale; his work also appeared in Venice on The World Belongs to You, works from the Pinault Collection at the Palazzo Grassi, and the Future Generation Art Prize exhibition at the Palazzo Papadopoli. Other notable group exhibitions include Public Intimacy: Art and Social Life in South Africa at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2014); the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012); La Triennale 2012 - Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); Touched, the Liverpool Biennial (2010); the third Guangzhou Triennial, China (2008); and Flow at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2008). He was the Tollman Award winner 2006, the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2009, and the Rolex Visual Arts Protégé for 2010/11, working with Anish Kapoor as his mentor.