Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi


Zanele Muholi is shortlisted for the 2015 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, for her publication Faces and Phases (Steidl/The Walther Collection). Current group exhibitions include The Institute of Sexology at the Wellcome Collection, London (20 November – 20 September 2015); and Symétrique/Exotique at the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Toulouse, Les Abattoirs (2 October - 1 March 2015). Muholi has a solo exhibition at the Akershus Art Centre in Norway opening in February 2015.

Exhibitions / Works

  • Faces and Phases (2014)
  • Publications

    Articles, interviews, reviews


    Zanele Muholi was born in Umlazi, Durban, in 1972, and lives in Johannesburg. She studied photography at the Market Photo Workshop in Newtown, Johannesburg. She has won numerous awards including the Fine Prize for an emerging artist at the 2013 Carnegie International; a Prince Claus Award (2013); the Index on Censorship - Freedom of Expression art award (2013); the Casa Africa award for best female photographer and a Fondation Blachère award at Les Rencontres de Bamako biennial of African photography (2009). Her Faces and Phases series has shown on Documenta 13; the South African Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, Imaginary Fact: South African art and the archive; and the 29th São Paulo Biennale. Muholi is an Honorary Professor of the University of the Arts/Hochschule für Künste Bremen.


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