Kemang Wa Lehulere at the Art Institute of Chicago

27 October 2016 - 16 January 2017
Kemang Wa Lehulere at the Art Institute of Chicago

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 2017.

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. He will present Bird Song, his second institutional solo exhibition in Germany, at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, in March 2017.

Pieter Hugo Overview at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg will present a comprehensive overview of Pieter Hugo's work titled Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea. This is the artist's first solo museum show in Germany.
Viviane Sassen at the Museum of Contemporary Photography
Viviane Sassen will be exhibiting photography and multimedia works from her UMBRA series at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. This exhibition is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program.
Jo Ractliffe on Things Fall Apart

Jo Ractliffe is included on Things Fall Apart - 'reflections on African connections to the Soviet Union' - curated by Mark Nasher. The exhibtion 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.
Various artists at Our Lady, Iziko

Pieter Hugo, Deborah Poynton and Penny Siopis are included in Our Lady, a group exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery co-curated by Candice Allison, Kirsty Cockerill and Andrea Lewis.

Viviane Sassen at Casemore Kirkeby

Viviane Sassen exhibits her Pikin Slee series alongside work by fellow Dutch photographer Elspeth Diederix at Casemore Kirkeby. The opening coincided with Sassen’s participation in the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program, a collaboration between Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and California College of the Arts.

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. 
Stevenson artists in Dusseldorf
Exchange at Galerie Hans Mayer in Düsseldorf features works by 11 Stevenson artists: Zander Blom, Wim Botha, Ian Grose, Moshekwa Langa, Zanele Muholi, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Odili Donald Odita, Deborah Poynton, Robin Rhode, Viviane Sassen and Portia Zvavahera
Zanele Muholi in North Carolina

Zanele Muholi exhibits 10 photographs from her Faces and Phases series at the North Carolina Museum of Art, and gives a keynote artist's talk at the museum on 6 October. While in North Carolina she will have a residency at Cassilhaus.

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.
Zvavahera's Body Luggage

A large-scale painting by Portia Zvavahera is included on Body Luggage: Migration of Gestures - 'body language as the signs carried on our backs' - curated by Zasha Colah for the steirischer herbst festival, at Kunsthaus Graz.

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.
Making Africa in Rotterdam

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, curated by Amelie Klein and Okwui Enwezor, includes work by Robin RhodeAnton Kannemeyer, Guy Tillim and Zanele Muholi. The show opened at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, travelled to Guggenheim Bilbao and Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, and will be seen next in Rotterdam.

Simon Gush at The Walther Collection Project Space

Simon Gush exhibits alongside Délio Jasse, Lebohang Kganye, Dawit L Petros and Zina Saro-Wiwa in Recent Histories: New Photography from Africa, the Walther Collection’s third exhibition on contemporary photography and video art from Africa and the Diaspora.

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'.