Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi


Zanele Muholi has solo shows at the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts (until 27 April), and the Schwules Museum, Berlin (21 March - 9 June). Her work is on view at Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, as part of Queer and Trans Art-iculations, a joint exhibition with Gabrielle Le Roux (until 30 March). Current and upcoming group exhibitions include Worldwide Africa: Fashioning Personhood at Minneapolis Institute of Arts (until 3 August); Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (21 February - 29 June); Apartheid and After at Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (15 March - 8 June); Haute Africa at the International Photo Festival in Knokke-Heist, Belgium (30 March - 9 June); and Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive at the Walther Collection in Ulm, Germany (through 2015).

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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; a book of the series published by Prestel was nominated as best photobook of 2010 at the International Photobook Festival in Kassel. Muholi is an Honorary Professor of the University of the Arts/Hochschule für Künste Bremen.


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