Siopis and Ractliffe for Taipei

10 September 2016 - 5 February 2017
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'.
Zanele Muholi at LUMA Arles

4 July - 25 September 2016
Zanele Muholi at LUMA Arles

Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama series of self-portraits is on view in Arles, coinciding with the Rencontres d'Arles photography festival. Her show is part of Systematically Open? New forms of production of the contemporary image at LUMA Arles.

Wim Botha's Still Life with Water

26 May - 1 October 2016
Wim Botha's Still Life with Water

Wim Botha has a solo exhibition titled Still Life with Water, featuring a new Solipsis installation, at the Fondation Blachère in Apt, France. 'A Sculptor Conjures the Fall (or Rise) of the Rebel Angels' declares Benjamin Sutton in his review for Hyperallergic.

Moshekwa Langa on Biennale of Painting
Moshekwa Langa is included in the Biennial of Painting: Yoknapatawpha, taking place at the Museum of Deinze. 'The exhibition brings together modern and contemporary painting and highlights the desire for the unknown and exotic versus the certainty of their local environment.'
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.

Deborah Poynton in Berlin
Paintings by Deborah Poynton are included in Der Feine Riss: Zeitgenössische Malerei auf dem Historischen Feld (The Subtle Rift: Contemporary Painting in the Historical Frame) at Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin.
Barthélémy Toguo in France

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

Pieter Hugo in focus

Pieter Hugo is the In Focus artist as part of the 2015 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition. The show opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London and is now in Edinburgh. Hugo also has a solo show, Thirteen Works, at the Gallery of Photography, Ireland.

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.

Ninth Berlin Biennale

Zanele Muholi is taking part in the ninth Berlin Biennale, showing on the lightbox project LIT; also selected for the biennale, taking place at various venues across the city, is Bogosi Sekhukhuni as part of the CUSS Group, which includes Angel-Ho, FAKA and Megan Mace as well as NTU.

Jo Ractliffe on Things Fall Apart

Jo Ractliffe has work on Things Fall Apart - 'reflections on African connections to the Soviet Union' - curated by Mark Nasher and travelling to Iwalewahaus. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of events and screenings titled Red Africa - see programme flyer.

Home Truths at the South African National Gallery

Penny SiopisDeborah Poynton and Ian Grose are included in a group show titled Home Truths: Domestic Interiors in South Africa, curated by Michael Godby, at the Iziko South African National Gallery.

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art
Edson Chagas, Steven Cohen and Nandipha Mntambo have work in Disguise: Masks and Global African Art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, after showing at the Seattle Art Museum and the Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, in 2015.
EVA International

Kemang Wa Lehulere is one of 57 artists currently participating in EVA International - Ireland's biennial of contemporary art - titled Still (the) Barbarians and curated by Koyo Kouoh.

Making Africa at CCCB

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, curated by Amelie Klein and Okwui Enwezor, features work by Robin RhodeAnton Kannemeyer, Guy Tillim and Zanele Muholi. The show opened at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, travelled to Guggenhaim Bilbao, and is now on view in Barcelona. 

Simon Gush in Boston

Simon Gush exhibits alongside Francis Alÿs and Hiraki Sawa in While You Were Out, a show asking 'what happens when architecture is left unattended?' at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Toguo nominated for Marcel Duchamp Prize
Barthélémy Toguo is one of four nominees for the 2016 Marcel Duchamp Prize, awarded by the ADIAF (Association for the International Diffusion of French Art). The nominees will exhibit at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, in October.
African Art Against the State

Zanele Muholi is included in the exhibition African Art Against the State - highlighting the history of activism, intervention and resistance in African art-making - at Williams College Museum of Art, Williamsburg, Massachusetts.