Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi


Zanele Muholi's Faces and Phases 2006-2014 has been published by Steidl - see Publications. The series is currently on view at Rome's Macro Museum as part of the Fotografia festival's focus on portraiture (26 September - 11 January). Muholi will give a talk on her work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on 17 November. Current and recent group exhibitions include Symétrique/Exotique at the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Toulouse, Les Abattoirs (2 October - 1 March 2015); Looking Back at Zeitz MOCAA Pavilion (16 July - 12 October); Where We're At!: Other Voices on Gender at Bozar/Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels (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. Muholi is an Honorary Professor of the University of the Arts/Hochschule für Künste Bremen.


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