Sabelo Mlangeni

Sabelo Mlangeni


Sabelo Mlangeni is included in Making Africa. A Continent of Contemporary Design at Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany (14 March to 13 September), travelling to Guggenheim Bilbao and other venues. He recently completed a residency at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

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Sabelo Mlangeni was born in Driefontein near Wakkerstroom in Mpumalanga. In 2001 he moved to Johannesburg where he joined the Market Photo Workshop, graduating in 2004. He won the Tollman Award for the Visual Arts in 2009. In addition to Stevenson, he has held solo shows at Aula der Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Wien, Austria (2014); Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg (2013) and Iceberg Projects, Chicago (2012). Notable group exhibitions include Public Intimacy: Art and Social Life in South Africa at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2014); Apartheid and After at Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (2014); Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, Haus der Kunst, Munich (2013); Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive at the Walther Collection in Ulm, Germany (2013); the Lubumbashi Biennale (2013); the Liverpool Biennial exhibition The Unexpected Guest (2012); the 9th Rencontres de Bamako African Photography Biennal in Mali (2011); the Lagos Photo Festival, Nigeria (2011); Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African photography at the V&A Museum, London (2011); and I am not afraid: The Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, Johannesburg Art Gallery (2010).