Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi


Zanele Muholi has solo shows at the EinsteinHaus in Ulm, Germany (18 September - 25 October) and at Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, coinciding with WorldPride 2014 (18 June - 24 August). Current and upcoming group exhibitions include Looking back at Zeitz MOCAA Pavilion (16 July to 12 October); Where We're At!: Other Voices on Gender at Bozar/Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels - part of the 'summer of photography' (17 June - 31 August); Contemporary Art/South Africa at Yale University Art Gallery (9 May - 14 September); From Sitting to Selfie: 300 Years of South African Portraits, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg (24 June - 6 September) 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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