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Biennials


Samson Kambalu and Barthélémy Toguo are included in All the World's Futures curated by Okwui Enwezor for the 56th Venice Biennale, which opened on 9 May and runs until 22 November.
Related press: Samson Kambalu interviewed by Matteo Mottin for ATP Diary (22 May 2015); Barthélémy Toguo interviewed in The Sole Adventurer (26 May 2015); designboom on Barthélémy Toguo (12 May 2015)

Robin Rhode, Jo Ractliffe, Serge Alain Nitegeka and Nandipha Mntambo are participating in What remains is tomorrow, curated by Christopher Till and Jeremy Rose, for the Pavilion of South Africa at the 56th Biennale di Venezia, running from 9 May to 22 November 2015.
Related press: Jeremy Kuper in the Mail & Guardian (20 May 2015)

Meleko Mokgosi and Serge Alain Nitegeka are both selected for A story within a story... curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose for the 8th edition of the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, running from 12 September to 22 November 2015.

Robin Rhode participated in the 12th Havana Biennial, Between the Idea and Experience (22 May - 22 June 2015).

Exhibitions


Kemang Wa Lehulere is the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2015, with a solo exhibition, History Will Break Your Heart, at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown (2 - 12 July 2015), which will tour the country. Wa Lehulere has been commissioned to create a new work for The Improbable City as part of the Edinburgh Arts Festival's 2015 programme (30 July - 30 August), and will inaugurate the new Gasworks space in September 2015.
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Zanele Muholi's solo exhibition, Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence, is at the Brooklyn Museum (1 May - 1 November 2015). Current group exhibitions include:Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, New York (5 June - 9 September 2015); The Institute of Sexology, Wellcome Collection, London (until September 2015); History, Art, Architecture and Design: 80's to Today, Pompidou Centre, Paris; The Order of Things: Photography from The Walther Collection at The Walther Collection, Ulm, Germany (17 May to 10 October 2015); Homosexuality_ies, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, (26 June to 1 December 2015).
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Simon Gush has a solo project Nine o'clock during the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa (2 - 12 July 2015), and is included in Bamako Encounters 2015, the 10th edition of the Biennale of African Photography, Mali.

Edson Chagas is one of three artists shortlisted for the 11th Novo Banco Photo Award; an exhibition by the artists runs at Museu Colecao Berardo, Lisbon (opening 17 June 2015), and the winner of the 40 000 euro award will be announced in September. Chagas is also one of several artists nominated for Ocean of Images, the Museum of Modern Art's New Photography exhibition, New York (opening 7 November 2015).

Daniel Naudé is included in In Focus: Animalia at The Getty Center, Los Angeles (26 May - 18 October 2015).
Related press: A history of photographing animals in The Guardian (26 May 2015).

Nandipha Mntambo is exhibiting in the group exhibitions Barriers, at Wanås Konst, Sweden, (17 May - 1 November 2015), and in Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, Seattle Art Museum (18 June 2015 - 7 September 2015), Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles (18 October 2015 - 13 March 2016) and Brooklyn Museum, New York (29 April 2016 - 11 September 2016).

Barthélémy Toguo's solo exhibition Africa is currently at Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montréal, Canada, (until 30 June 2015).
Related press: Vanessa Gravenor reviews for The Seen Journal (8 May 2015)

Guy Tillim, Pieter Hugo and Daniel Naudé exhibit in Strange Worlds, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Foro Boario, Modena, Italy (9 July - 6 September 2015).

Penny Siopis' Time and Again: A Retrospective Exhibition, is currently at Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg (22 April to 20 July 2015), and is accompanied by a monograph edited by Gerrit Olivier (Wits University Press). Her new film Lay Bare Beside, is included in Boundary Objects at Kunsthaus Dresden (20 June - 20 September 2015).
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Guy Tillim is included in Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age , Museo ICO, Madrid (3 May - 6 September 2015).

Robin Rhode, Nicholas Hlobo, Meschac Gaba, Portia Zvavahera and Kemang Wa Lehulere are participating in Liberated Subjects: Present Tense at Foundation De 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg, Belgium (24 April - 11 July 2015).

Meschac Gaba has a solo exhibition Architectures Sculptures at Musée de l'histoire de l'immigration, Le Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris (23 June - 20 September 2015). His work, Lipstick Building (2004) is included in Salon Style, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (26 March - 28 June), and he is also included in Global Imaginations, Museum De Lakenhal, The Netherlands (27 June - 4 October 2015).

Robin Rhode's exhibition Robin Rhode: Drawing Waves, opens at The Drawing Center, New York (17 July - 30 August 2015). Recent Articles

Pieter Hugo is the inaugural 'In Focus' artist at National Portrait Gallery, London, for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 (12 November 2015 - 21 February 2016). Current group exhbitions are: I will go there, take me home at MAC Belfast (8 May - 26 July 2015); Beastly/Tierisch, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zürich (30 May - 4 October 2015). His new publication Kin (Aperture, 2014), is available from the gallery. See publications.
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Serge Alain Nitegeka's first museum exhibition in the US Configuration in Black, is showing at SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia (17 February - 29 July 2015), and he is included in Venturing Out of the Heart of Darkness, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, North Carolina, USA, until 26 June 2015.
Related press: Profile article by Julie L. Belcove for Architectural Digest (22 May 2015); Review of Configuration in Black by Brian Boucher for Artnet (10 March 2015)

Viviane Sassen is included in: RAY 2015, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/RheinMain (20 June - 20 September 2015); When I Give I Give Myself, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (19 May 2015 - 17 Jan 2016), and her touring ICA exhibition, Pikin Slee, shows at Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt, Switzerland (5 July - 13 September 2015).
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Odili Donald Odita has been selected for Open Source: Engaging Audiences in Public Space, part of the Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program, 2015.

Guy Tillim and Anton Kannemeyer will show work in Africa: Architecture, Culture and Identity at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (25 June - 25 October 2015).

Jo Ractliffe has a solo exhibition of her work, The Aftermath of Conflict: Jo Ractliffe's Photographs of Angola and South Africa, at The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York (24 August 2015 - 3 January 2016). Current exhbitions are: THEOREM: You Simply Destroy the Image I Always Had of Myself, Mana Contemporary, New Jersey (3 May - 1 August 2015); Conflict, Time, Photography Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (10 April - 5 July 2015), which travels to Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (31 July - 25 October 2015 and History Lesson, Museum Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Spain, opening on 19 June 2015.

Steven Cohen is on a residency at Haute école des arts du Rhin, Pôle Sud and FRAC Alsace, Strasbourg (9 April - 28 June 2015), and will participate in Chercher le garcon, MAC VAL: Val-de-Marne Contemporary Art Museum, France (7 March - 30 August 2015).
Related press: Steven Cohen discussing his work on HEAR (6 May 2015); Steven Cohen interviewd by Clémentine Gallot in Libération, France (11 March)

Zander Blom's solo exhibition, New Work, opened at Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany (10 April - June 2015).

Watch Anton Kannemeyer in discussion with Ferial Haffajee, editor of City Press, on Kyknet, discussing issues around free speech after the Charlie Hebdo Paris attacks (15 January 2015), and read about his book Papa in Afrika being censored by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal.

Zanele Muholi and Viviane Sassen were shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015, won by Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse. Muholi was shortlisted for her publication Faces and Phases 2006-14 (Steidl/The Walther Collection), and Sassen was nominated for her exhibition Umbra at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam, 2014. The exhibition is on view at Museum of Modern Art (MMK), Frankfurt, as part of RAY Photo Festival (until 20 September 2015).

Dineo Seshee Bopape has a solo exhibition at Hayward Gallery, London, from 25 August to 27 September 2015, and her film Bird's Milk will screen at the ICA as part of the series, Artists Film Club: Avant-Noir: Volume 2 (July 2015). Currently she is included in diagno: tocolo, Ausstellungshaus M.1, Hohenlockstedt, Germany (until 26 July 2015).

A room of Nicholas Hlobo's work curated by Kerryn Greenberg is part of the exhibition Energy and Process at Tate Modern, London.

Zanele Muholi, Sabelo Mlangeni, Anton Kannemeyer, Robin Rhode and Guy Tillim exhibit in Making Africa. A Continent of Contemporary Design, at Vitra Design Museum, Germany (14 March - 13 September 2015).

Nicholas Hlobo, Guy Tillim, Nandipha Mntambo, Wim Botha, Edson Chagas and Jane Alexander are showing in The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, Smithsonian's, National Museum of African Art, Washington (8 April - 1 November 2015).