Curriculum Vitae

Sabelo Mlangeni

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

Solo Exhibitions


Isivumelwano: An Agreement, Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg


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


Ghost Towns, Stevenson, Cape Town


Men Only/At Home, Brodie/Stevenson, Johannesburg


Invisible Women, Warren Siebrits, Johannesburg

Selected Group Exhibitions


Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, Museum Africa, Johannesburg


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


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


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


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


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


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


Obsession, PhotoZA Gallery, Johannesburg


Positive Pulse, Sun International, Sun City

Awards, Residencies


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


Artist in residence, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos


Tollman Award for Visual Arts


Edward Ruiz