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.

Moshekwa Langa at Kadist, Paris

23 October 2016 - 22 January 2017
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. 
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 has been named Deutsche Bank's 'Artist of the Year' for 2017. He will present his first institutional solo exhibition in Germany at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, in March 2017. Wa Lehulere also has a solo exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, opening 27 October 2016.

Penny Siopis at the British Museum

Work by Penny Siopis will be 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.

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.

Moshekwa Langa in Copenhagen
Moshekwa Langa is featured in An Age of Our Own Making, curated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Solvej Helweg Ovesen in three Danish cities. Langa is part of Reflection III in Copenhagen: On Agency and Enacting Citizenship at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
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.

Muholi on Africa Forecast

Zanele Muholi is one of 20 women artists and designers from the African Diaspora included on Africa Forecast: Fashioning Contemporary Life, a 'reflection on style through garments, photography, video, painting and sculpture'.

Siopis and Ractliffe for Taipei
The Taipei Biennial 2016 has announced its participating artists - including Penny Siopis and Jo Ractliffe. The theme of the biennial, curated by Corinne Diserens, is 'Gestures and archives of the present, genealogies of the future: A new lexicon for the biennial'.
Rhode, Muholi for Busan Biennale
Robin Rhode and Zanele Muholi have been selected for Hybridizing Earth, Discussing Multitude, 'Project 2' of the Busan Biennale, curated by Yun Cheagab.
SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul

Kemang Wa Lehulere and Zanele Muholi are participants in the ninth edition of SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul, curated by Beck Jee-sook under the title NERIRI KIRURU HARARA (derived from a line of the poem Two Billion Light Years of Solitude by Shuntaro Tanikawa).

Penny Siopis in Mauritius

Recent works by Penny Siopis are on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean in a solo exhibition titled Incarnations. Her monumental triptych Late and Soon (2013-15) and video Communion (2011) form the heart of the show.

Edson Chagas at  Kunst Haus Wien

Edson Chagas has a solo exhibition of his Found Not Taken series, featuring images of discarded objects taken as he walked the streets of Luanda, London and Newport, at the Kunst Haus Wien. The show is curated by Sophie Haslinger.

Pieter Hugo & Hood By Air

Pieter Hugo has collaborated with New York fashion label Hood By Air on a series of photographs featuring the Gully Queens of Kingston, Jamaica. The resulting publication was launched at Dashwood Books, New York, and is now available from their online shop.

Barthélémy Toguo in France

Barthélémy Toguo has a solo show titled Déluge at Carré Sainte-Anne, a Gothic church turned contemporary art space in Montpellier. Toguo is also included on Every Body at LAAC (Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine) in Dunkirk (until 18 September).