Curriculum Vitae

Sabelo Mlangeni

Born 1980 in Driefontein, South Africa. Lives in Johannesburg.

Solo Exhibitions


2014

Postapart/heid communities, Aula der Akademie der bildenden Kunste Wien, Austria

2013

Isivumelwano: An Agreement, Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg

2012

Country Girls, Iceberg Projects, Chicago
Black Men in Dress and Iimbali, Stevenson, Johannesburg

2011

Ghost Towns, Stevenson, Cape Town

2010

Men Only/At Home, Brodie/Stevenson, Johannesburg

2007

Invisible Women, Warren Siebrits, Johannesburg

2006

Invisible Women, The Photo Workshop Gallery, Johannesburg

Selected Group Exhibitions


2014

Public Intimacy: Art and Social Life in South Africa, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Apartheid and After, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam
Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, Museum Africa, Johannesburg

Haute Africa Fotofestival, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

2013

Moving through Mirage City, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
Rencontres Picha, Lubumbashi Biennale, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Present Tense, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian - Délégation en France, Paris
My Joburg, La Maison Rouge, Paris; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive, The Walther Collection, Ulm, Germany
Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, Haus der Kunst, Munich

2012

Works from the Collection, Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, FL
Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive Part II: Contemporary Reconfigurations, Walther Collection Project Space, New York
Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, International Center of Photography, New York
The Unexpected Guest, Liverpool Biennial, UK
Témoin/Witness, Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg

2011

Témoin/Witness, Institute Medina gallery, Bamako
Appropriated Landscapes, Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm/Burlafingen, Germany
9th Rencontres de Bamako African Photography Biennial, Mali
Lagos Photo Festival, Nigeria
A Space Between, Margate Photo Festival, Kent, UK
Possible Cities: Africa in photography and video, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Pennsylvania
Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African photography, V&A Museum, London

Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC, US

2010

Afropolis: City, Media, Art, Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne, Germany
Bonani Africa Photography Festival, Cape Town
Boy Oh Boy, Fred Snitzer, Miami
After A, Photo Notes on South Africa, Atri Reportage Festival, Atri, Italy
This is Our Time, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
On Independence and the Ambivalence of Promise, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA Lagos), Lagos
I am not afraid. The Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, Johannesburg Art Gallery

2009

Summer 2009/10: Projects, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town

I am not afraid. The Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, Aspekte Galerie im Gasteig, Munich

2008

A Look Away – South African photography today, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin

I am not afraid. The Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, Langhans Gallery, Prague

2007

I am not afraid. The Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, Camera Austria, Graz

2005

Johannesburg Circa Now, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
Gender and Visual Exhibitions, District Six Museum, Cape Town

2004

Obsession, PhotoZA Gallery, Johannesburg

2003

Positive Pulse, Sun International, Sun City

Awards, Residencies


2013-14

Berlin Fellowship, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin

2012

Artist in residence, Centre Photographique d'Île-de-France, Paris

2010

Artist in residence, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos

2009

Tollman Award for Visual Arts

2006

Edward Ruiz