Curriculum Vitae

Zanele Muholi

Born 1972 in Durban, South Africa. Lives in Johannesburg.

Solo Exhibitions


2014

Zanele Muholi. Photography Schwules Museum, Berlin
Faces and Phases 6th edition Massimadi Festival, Montreal
Of Love & Loss Stevenson, Johannesburg
Zanele Muholi Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Selected FACES & PHASES and BEULAHS, Wentrup, Berlin

2013

Fragments of a New History, Porte 44 - MC2a and l'Arrêt sur l'Image gallery, Bordeaux, France
Beauty & Shadow, atria, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
f(o)und, Prince Claus Fund Gallery, Amsterdam
Faces and Phases, Palazzo S Agostino, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Italy
Faces and Phases, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
ContemporaryVisual ARTIvist, Palermo Pride; Cagliari Pride, Italy
Mo(u)rning, Walker Street gallery, Melbourne

2012

Faces and Phases, Oldenburg, Germany; Goethe Institut, Johannesburg
Visual ARTivist, Bologna Lesbian Film Festival; Florence Queer Film Festival, Italy
Mo(u)rning, Stevenson, Cape Town
Foot for Love, Espace Canopy, Paris

2011

Fragments of a New History, Casa Africa, Las Palmas
Inkanyiso, Stevenson, Johannesburg
What don't you see when you look at me?, Extraspazio, Rome

2010

Indawo Yami, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
Faces and Phases, Fred, London

2009

Faces and Phases, Brodie/Stevenson, Johannesburg
Like a Virgin (two-person exhibition), CCA Lagos, Nigeria

2008

Manje, Le Case d'Arte, Milan

2007

Being, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town

2006

Vienna Kunsthalle project space, Vienna
Only half the picture, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
Only half the picture, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg
Only half the picture, Galerie 32-34, Amsterdam
SoWhereTo Now, Afrovibes and Galeries 32-34, Amsterdam

2004

Visual Sexuality, as part of Urban Life (Market Photo Workshop exhibition), Johannesburg Art Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions


2014

Haute Africa, Fotofestival, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Queer and Trans Art-iculations, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg
El cuerpo queer, la construcción de la memoria, Arte Actual - FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador
Public Intimacy: Art and Social Life in South Africa, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Worldwide Africa: Fashioning Personhood, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota
Apartheid & After, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam
Queer and Trans Art-iculations: Collaborative Art for Social Change, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg

2013

WELT − BILDER 5 / WORLD IMAGES 5, Helmhaus Zürich, Switzerland
Mapping Gender: Bodies & Sexualities in Contemporary Art across the Global South, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Worldwide Africa: Fashioning Personhood, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA
Sharp Sharp Johannesburg, La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
To be a Lady: an international celebration of women in the arts, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
Glyphs: Acts of Inscription, Pitzer College Art Galleries, California
SubRosa: The Language of Resistance, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa
worldOutgames III, Galerie Verbeeck - Van Dyck, Anwerp, Belgium
Transgender Me, Prague Pride, Galerie NTK, Czech Republic
Transitions - Social Landscape Project, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France
My Joburg, La Maison Rouge, Paris; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
I See Rainbows, -kunstplass 5, Oslo
Imaginary Fact: South African art and the archive, South African Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, Italy
Gender Questions, 19 CRAC in Montbéliard, France
All You Need is Love, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
The Loom of the Land, Stevenson, Johannesburg

2012 Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive Part II: Contemporary Reconfigurations, Walther Collection Project Space, New York
Position As Desired, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax
Love and Africa, Menil Collection, Houston
Transitions - Social Landscape Project, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg
The Progress of Love, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos
Time, Place and the Camera: Photographs at Work, Kosova Art Gallery, Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo
A Necessary Theatre, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg
Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany
Discovery Award 2012 exhibition, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France
The Next Generation, Pulchri Studio, The Hague, The Netherlands
Trans_forming politics/Politicizing Trans, Galerie Funke, Berlin
tête-à-tête, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Africa: See You, See Me, Nike Art Gallery, Lagos; The National Museum, Lagos
Face of Our Time: Jacob Aue Sobol, Jim Goldberg, Zanele Muholi, Daniel Schwartz, Richard Misrach, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
Mine - A selection of films by SA artists, Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre, Dubai

2011

What we talk about when we talk about love, Stevenson, Cape Town
Photography I: Snapshots of a Generation, Wentrup, Berlin
Face of Our Time: Jacob Aue Sobol, Jim Goldberg, Zanele Muholi, Daniel Schwartz, Richard Misrach, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Lesbians Seeing Lesbians, Leslie/Lohman Gallery, New York
Appropriated Landscapes, Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm/Burlafingen, Germany
Look 11 Photography Festival, Liverpool
Lens: Fractions of Contemporary Photography and Video in South Africa, Stellenbosch University Art Museum, Stellenbosch
Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African photography, V&A Museum, London
Reflections on the Self: Five African Women Photographers, Royal Festival Hall, London; Norwich University College of the Arts Gallery, Norwich; and other venues in the UK
Africa: See You, See Me, Fondazione Studio Maragoni, Florence; Officine Fotografiche, Rome
20 Years Thami Mnyele Foundation, CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Africa.es 7 miradas africanas sobre espana, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid
Mine - A selection of films by SA artists, Iwalewa-Haus, University of Bayreuth, Germany

2010

Summer 2010/11, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
PEEKABOO - Current South Africa, Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Africa: See Me, See You, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon
Uprooting the Gaze: Foreign places familiar patterns, Fringe exhibition, Brighton Photo Biennial, UK
Position as Desired - Exploring African Canadian Identity: Photographs from the Wedge Collection, ROM, Toronto
Afrovibes festival, Amsterdam
Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity, Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm/Burlafingen, Southern Germany
This is Our Time, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
After A, Photo Notes on South Africa, Atri Reportage Festival, Italy
...for those who live in it: Pop culture, politics and strong voices, MU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Halakasha!, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg
Mosaïque de photos, Chartres, France
Life Less Ordinary: Performance and display in South African art, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales
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
Swallow My Pride, Blank Projects, Cape Town
In Between, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA

2009

A Life Less Ordinary: Performance and display in South African art, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, UK
Domestic, GoetheonMain, Johannesburg
Innovative Women, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg
Undercover: Performing and transforming black female identities, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Rebelle: Kunst & Feminisme 1969-2009, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, The Netherlands
Museion Collection: Presentation of the new acquisitions, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bolzano, Italy
Gender, (Trans) Gender and (De) Gendered, a special project of the Havana Biennale, Cuba
I bought me a cat, MiCamera, Milan
Les Rencontres de Bamako Biennial of African Photography, Mali

2008

Summer 2008/9: Projects, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
Make Art/Stop AIDS, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles
Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, and other venues in the US
.za: giovane arte dal Sudafrica, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena
Perfect Lovers, ArtExtra, Johannesburg
Body Work, Le Case d'Arte, Milan

2007

Summer 2007/8, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
The Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg, Camera Austria, Kunsthaus Graz
Contemporary Art Photography from South Africa 2007: Reality check, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and other venues, Germany
Cape '07, Lookout Hill, Khayelitha, Cape Town

2006

Olvida Quien Soy - Erase me from who I am, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
South African Art Now, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
Second to None, South African National Gallery, Cape Town

2005

South African art 1848 - now, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
A Lesson from History, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn
Subject to Change, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Month of Photography, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town
Erotic Blenders, Toronto, Canada

2004

Young Vision 2004, Alliance Française, Johannesburg
Sex en Kultuur festival, Cape Town
Pride Week, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg
Gender & Visuality Conference, University of the Western Cape
Women Arts Festival: Is Everybody Comfortable? (Market Photo Workshop exhibition), Museum Africa, Johannesburg
Urban Life (Market Photo Workshop exhibition), Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg

2003

Women Arts Festival: What Makes A Woman?, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg
Pride Women Arts Festival, Johannesburg
Women Arts Festival, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg

2002

Women Arts Festival, Pink Loerie Festival, Knysna

Awards & Residencies


2013

Fine Prize - Emerging artist, Carnegie International
Prince Claus Award
Feather Award - Feather of the Year
Mbokodo Award - Creative photography
Index on Censorship - Freedom of Expression art award
Campaigner of the Year, Glamour magazine

2012

Residency at Civitella Ranieri, Italy
Shortlisted for the Discovery Award, Les Rencontres d'Arles

2009

Ida Ely Rubin Artist-in-Residence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Jean-Paul Blachère Award, Les Rencontres de Bamako biennial of African photography
Casa Africa Award for best female photographer, Les Rencontres de Bamako biennial of African photography
Fanny Ann Eddy accolade by the International Resource Network in Africa (IRN-Africa)
LGBTI Art & Culture Award

2006

BHP Billiton/ Wits University Visual Arts Fellowship

2005

Tollman Award
LGBTI Art & Culture Award