Zvavahera, Langa and Oussou in Berlin

9 June - 9 September
Zvavahera, Langa and Oussou in Berlin

Portia Zvavahera, Moshekwa Langa and Thierry Oussou have new works on the 10th Berlin Biennale, curated by Gabi Ngcobo, who proposes a conversation with artists 'who think and act beyond art as they confront the incessant anxieties perpetuated by a willful disregard for complex subjectivities'.

Gaba, Langa, Toguo at Dak'Art

3 May - 2 June 2018
Gaba, Langa, Toguo at Dak'Art

Meschac Gaba, Moshekwa Langa and Barthélémy Toguo are included in Dak'Art 2018, the 13th Dakar Biennale. This iteration is curated by Simon Njami and themed The Red Hour. The title is taken from Aimé Césaire's play And the Dogs Went Silent, which speaks of emancipation, freedom and responsibility.

Meleko Mokgosi in Baltimore

2 May - 12 August 2018
Meleko Mokgosi in Baltimore

Meleko Mokgosi presents a solo exhibition titled Acts of Resistance at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Mokgosi exhibits new works - some in response to works of art at the BMA - and existing multi-panel canvases in a cycle of paintings inspired by contemporary feminist perspectives on African experience.
Viviane Sassen at the Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield presents a survey exhibition of photography by Viviane Sassen titled Hot Mirror. This exhibition combines a decade of images by the artist as well as new photographs and collages to create ‘image-poems’ that draw on the Surrealist strategies of collage. A creative collaboration between Sassen and designer Irma Boom will accompany the exhibition in the form of a book published by Prestel.

Guy Tillim at Ray Festival
Guy Tillim is included in Extreme Territories at the RAY Photography Triennial. The exhibition presented by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation 'shows regions whose residents are exposed to exceptional conditions as a result of political and economic developments'.
Muholi and Chagas at the Montreal Museum of Fine arts

Edson Chagas and Zanele Muholi exhibit in From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-face Picasso, Past and Present, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. This group exhibition presents a comparison of Picasso’s works with those of non-Western artists 'to put into question a history of aesthetic appropriations and re-appropriations in contemporary art'.

Various artists at the 2018 Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair
Nandipha Mntambo, Zanele Muholi and Claudette Schreuders feature in Not A Single Story, the annual winter exhibition at the Nirox Sculpture Park. Presented in collaboration with the Wanås Foundation, this exhibition is dominated by women artists in a response to 'a very singular art history'.
Guy Tillim at Ex Africa

Guy Tillim is included in Ex Africa showing at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in São Paulo, traveling from Belo Horizonte. Featuring 18 artists from eight African countries, the exhibition seeks to highlight the connection between Africa and South America. 

Zanele Muholi at New Art Exchange
Zanele Muholi's Autograph ABP exhibition, Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail, the Dark Lioness travels to New Art Exchange, Nottingham. The exhibition is curated by Renée Mussai.
Various artists at the Norval Foundation
The inaugural exhibitions at the Norval Foundation feature work by Wim Botha, Nandipha Mntambo and Serge Alain Nitegeka. This new foundation aims 'to make art widely accessible to local and international visitors, by creating a self-sustainable centre for art'.
Steven Cohen at EVA International
Steven Cohen's Chandelier is being screened at EVA International - Ireland's Biennial, curated by Inti Guerrero. Emphasising 'the word "international" that is central to EVA’s identity', this iteration brings together works by artists across generations around subjects of nationhood, progress and technology.
Penny Siopis on The World's Game
Penny Siopis presents a new installation in The World’s Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art, a group exhibition at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). With the 2018 FIFA World Cup coming up, the exhibition explores how the sport has stimulated artists to reflect upon its implications on society.
Zanele Muholi at Museum Of Contemporary Photography
Zanele Muholi features in In Their Own Form at the Museum Of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College.The exhibition 'seeks to illuminate the myriad ways blackness might hope to exist without the imposition of oppression, racism and stereotypes ever-present in Western cultures, mediated through Afrofuturist themes'.
Various artists at the 11th Bienal do Mercosul
Zanele MuholiMame-Diarra NiangViviane Sassen and Kemang Wa Lehulere are included in the 11th Mercosul Biennial. This year's iteration is curated by Alfons Hug and Paula Borghi and 'aims to take a look at the triangle that has been linking the destinations of America, Africa and Europe for more than 500 years'.
Robin Rhode at the Scottish National Gallery

Robin Rhode shows photographic works in NOW: Jenny Saville, Sara Barker, Christine Borland, Robin Rhode, Markus Schinwald, Catherine Street at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The NOW series of exhibitions was launched in March 2017 and reflects the National Gallery’s ambition to share contemporary art with a wider audience.

Simon Gush at Ex Teresa Arte Actual

Simon Gush presents a solo exhibition titled Al final del trabajo at Ex Teresa Arte Actual. Curated by Helena Chávez Mac Gregor and Virginia Roy Luzarraga, the exhibition features recent works that 'reflect on the problem of work in the contemporary world'.

Zanele Muholi in Buenos Aires
Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail The Dark Lioness, Zanele Muholi's acclaimed self-portrait series, opened at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires on 15 March. Spanning older and more recent works, this is Muholi's first institutional solo exhibition in Argentina.
Nicholas Hlobo at Haus de Kunst
Nicholas Hlobo features in Blind Faith: Between the Visceral and the Cognitive in Contemporary Art at Haus der Kunst. The exhibition assembles over 25 international artists who deploy a variety of media in order to interrogate logics of truth, authenticity, opinion, and faith. 
Pieter Hugo at the Barbican
Pieter Hugo is included in Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins at the Barbican Art Gallery in London. The exhibition touches on themes of countercultures, subcultures and minorities and seeks to reflect a diverse, complex view of the world as captured by photographers.
Nicholas Hlobo at the Maitland Institute

Nicholas Hlobo presents an immersive installation titled Umthamo with Cinga Samson at the Maitland Institute. In this exhibition Hlobo elevates his investigation of the materiality of copper through a playful engagement with space.

Zanele Muholi in plastic entanglements

Work by Zanele Muholi features in Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials, a travelling exhibition organised by the Palmer Museum of Art. The show brings together 30 contemporary artists to explore society's environmental, aesthetic and technological involvement with plastic.

Six films by Penny Siopis
Penny Siopis' This is a True Story: Six Films (1997-2017), the first exhibition to focus solely on the artist's film works, is currently on view at Zeitz MOCAA. The survey includes the African premiere of Welcome Visitors!, commissioned by Prospect 4, the New Orleans Triennial.
Meleko Mokgosi at the Fowler Museum

A solo exhibition by Meleko Mokgosi titled Bread, Butter, and Power is on view at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. This body of work forms the newest chapter in Mokgosi's ongoing series Democratic Intuition.

Robin Rhode wins the 2018 Zurich Art Prize

Robin Rhode has been awarded the 2018 Zurich Art Prize. The jury expressed enthusiasm about Rhode's practice of integrating the audience as well as his handling of constructivist borrowings. Rhode will produce a solo exhibition in October 2018 at Museum Haus Konstruktiv as part of the prize.

Portia Zvavahera at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Portia Zvavahera features in The Contested Body at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. This group exhibition approaches the human body 'not as a fixed and stable entity, but rather as a fluid, contested site for the creation of meaning'.

Zanele Muholi receives French knighthood

Zanele Muholi has been named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of their work in the arts and the LGBTQI community. They currently have a 'homecoming' exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery - the first solo show in the city of their birth.

kemang Wa Lehulere at the Baloise Art Forum
A solo exhibition of works on paper by Kemang Wa Lehulere takes place at the Baloise Group Art Forum. Wa Lehulere is the recipient of the 2013 Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel.
Wa Lehulere wins Performa award

Kemang Wa Lehulere has won the Malcolm McLaren Award presented by Performa in recognition of artists who stage 'an innovative and thought-provoking performance' during the New York-based biennial. Wa Lehulere received the prize for his work I Cut My Skin to Liberate the Splinter.

Pieter Hugo at the Haifa Museum of Art

Works from Pieter Hugo's 1994 series feature in Dangerous Art at the Haifa Museum of Art. This exhibition 'revolves around artists' response to limitations placed on civil freedom, in Israel and worldwide'.

Guy Tillim wins HCB Award

Guy Tillim has won the HCB Award 2017, presented by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris. Tillim was selected for his body of work titled Museum of the Revolution. The award supports the creation of a photography project which could not be achieved without this help, and includes an exhibition and a book.