Mawande Ka Zenzile is among the artists shortlisted for the inaugural Norval Sovereign African Art Prize, intended to 'celebrate the practices of leading contemporary artists'. The selected artworks will be exhibited at the museum from 26 January 2022 and the winner announced in February.
Mawande Ka Zenzile features in Matereality at the Iziko South African National Gallery. The exhibition 'highlights how contemporary artists from the African continent are using certain materials to explore different issues and ideas that give insight into their reality'.
Mawande Ka Zenzile and Penny Siopis feature in Conservation Week at the Iziko SA National Gallery. Ka Zenzile participates in a panel on collection practices (16 July, 1pm) and Siopis converses with Patricia Smithen about her use of materials and the implications for conservation (18 July, 5.30pm).
Mawande Ka Zenzile takes part in a three-month residency at Cité internationale des arts, facilitated by the French Institute of South Africa. His project Udludlilali will explore 'the visible and nonvisible territorial tension sometimes caused by non-conventional artistic practices in a cultural and conventional art spaces'.
Mawande Ka Zenzile is one of three artists selected for the South African Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Curated by Nkule Mabaso and Nomusa Makhubu, the pavilion responds to the biennale's theme, May You Live in Interesting Times, with an exhibition on collective fortitude titled The Stronger We Become.
Mawande Ka Zenzile and Kemang Wa Lehulere are included in Looking After Freedom at the Michaelis Galleries. The exhibition seeks to 'give visibility to artistic practices that escape the grasp of art history - where it is located, how, by whom, and for what reasons'.