Wa Lehulere's first US museum show

27 October 2016 - 16 January 2017
Wa Lehulere's first US museum show

Kemang Wa Lehulere is currently showing at the Art Institute of Chicago. In All My Wildest Dreams is the first solo American museum show devoted to the artist's work. The exhibition runs until 16 January. Read the New York Times profile here.

Lifetime award for Penny Siopis

21 October 2016
Lifetime award for Penny Siopis

Penny Siopis has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Arts and Culture Trust, joining the likes of Peter Clarke, Mmakgabo Helen Sebidi and David Goldblatt. Siopis received the award at a ceremony in Sandton on 21 October.

Hlobo wins inaugural Villa Award

9 September 2016
Hlobo wins inaugural Villa Award

Nicholas Hlobo is the first recipient of the Villa Extraordinary Award for Sculpture. The generous award by the Claire & Edoardo Villa Will Trust acknowledges exceptional achievement in the field of sculpture by a South African artist.

Wa Lehulere is 'Artist of the Year' 2017

Kemang Wa Lehulere is Deutsche Bank's Artist of the Year for 2017, with a solo exhibition at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, in March. Wa Lehulere is also shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize - winner to be announced at the Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, in March.

Pieter Hugo Overview at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg will present a survey of Pieter Hugo's work, titled Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, in February 2017 - the artist's first solo museum show in Germany.
Zanele Muholi in Tennessee
A selection of portraits from Zanele Muholi's Faces and Phases series will be exhibited at Sewanee University Art Gallery. Muholi will present a discussion on her work on the day of the opening.
Viviane Sassen at the Museum of Contemporary Photography
Viviane Sassen will exhibit photography and multimedia works from her UMBRA series at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. The exhibition forms part of the Dutch Culture USA programme.
Pieter Hugo at MAST, Bologna
Pieter Hugo is among various artists included in LAVORO In MOVIMENTO / LABOUR in MOVEMENT, an exhibition of images, videos and installations focusing on the changes taking place in the world of work and production.
Robin Rhode at Kamel Mennour
Robin Rhode has a solo show, Force of Circumstance, at Kamel Mennour in Paris in January. He is currently included on a group exhibition, Preface #1, at Kamel Mennour's London gallery (until 14 January).
Pieter Hugo at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Pieter Hugo is included in Regarding Africa: Contemporary Art and Afro-Futurism at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The exhibition seeks to 'reflect the vitality and effervescence that motivate Africa today, as well as the chaotic, brutal and at times tragic African reality'.  
Jo Ractliffe on Things Fall Apart

Jo Ractliffe is included in Things Fall Apart - 'reflections on African connections to the Soviet Union' - curated by Mark Nasher. The exhibition was previously shown at Calvert 22, London, and Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth.

Zanele Muholi and Deborah Poynton at Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean
Zanele Muholi and Deborah Poynton are included in Où poser la tête?, curated by Julie Crenn, at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Mauritius.
Penny Siopis at the British Museum

Work by Penny Siopis is included in South Africa: The Art of a Nation. This is the British Museum’s first major exhibition on South African art, exploring a 100 000-year history through archaeological, historical and contemporary artworks.

Moshekwa Langa at Kadist, Paris
Moshekwa Langa exhibits new 'drag paintings' together with his iconic video, Where do I begin, in a two-person exhibition with Nora Schultz. The artists set up studios in Paris for a short residency, working in parallel towards this combined exhibition, titled Corner of the Eye. 
Muholi and Rhode in FotoFocus
Cincinnati's FotoFocus Biennial 2016, themed Photography, the Undocument, features eight curated exhibitions, among them Zanele Muholi: Personae and Robin Rhode: Three Films, both showing at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Toguo nominated for Marcel Duchamp Prize
Barthélémy Toguo was one of four nominees for the 2016 Marcel Duchamp Prize, won by Kader Attia. An exhibition by the nominees is on view at the Pompidou Centre, Paris.
Siopis and Ractliffe for Taipei
The Taipei Biennial 2016, curated by Corinne Diserens, includes a new film by Penny Siopis and photographs by Jo Ractliffe. The theme of the biennial is 'Gestures and archives of the present, genealogies of the future: A new lexicon for the biennial'.