Sabelo Mlangeni is included on Why 7 Ate 9 at Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Austria (27 June - 31 August); Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life at Museum Africa, Johannesburg until 30 April 2015 and Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive at the Walther Collection in Ulm, Germany (through 2015). Mlangeni is on the long list for the 2014 AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize (Canada).
Exhibitions / Works
- Black Men in Dress and Iimbali (Johannesburg, 19 January - 24 February 2012)
- Ghost Towns (2009-2011)
- At Home (2004-2009)
- Country Girls (2003-2009)
- Men Only/At Home (Johannesburg, 23 March - 30 April 2010)
- Men Only (2009)
- Invisible Women (2007)
- Sabelo Mlangeni: At Home/Ghost Towns (2011) Available online
- Sabelo Mlangeni: Country Girls (2010) Available online
- Sabelo Mlangeni: Men Only (2009) Available online
- Country Girls reviewed at Iceberg Projects, Chicago (Hyperallergic, 15 November 2012)
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. His first solo show, Invisible Women, took place at Warren Siebrits, Johannesburg (2007). He won the Tollman Award for the Visual Arts in 2009. Important 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); 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).