Meleko Mokgosi presents two solo exhibitions, The social revolution of our time cannot take its poetry from the past but only from the poetry of the future. and Pan-African Pulp, at Jack Shainman Gallery,
Meleko Mokgosi and Zanele Muholi are both featured in ECLIPSE, the 7th Athens Biennale. Curated by Omsk Social Club and Larry Ossei-Mensah, this edition seeks to assess the implications of identity, history and cultural complexity, and to create dynamic cross-cultural discourse.
Scripto-visual, an investigation into the politics of representation by Meleko Mokgosi, takes place at The Current. Combining images, poetry and theory, Mokgosi aims to provide new frames of reference, 'which could be used to supplement the dominant and mostly Eurocentric forms of knowledge.'
Meleko Mokgosi is among this year's recipients of a Soros Arts Fellowship, which aims to 'advances the broader practice of socially engaged artists and cultural producers', and includes support towards the realisation of large-scale project.
Meleko Mokgosi's Your Trip to Africa references Peter Kubelka's 1966 Unsere Afrikareise ('Our Trip to Africa'). Mokgosi adds 'a new emotional force, reversing the desensitized tone that often accompanies modernist aesthetic treatments of non-Western subjects'.
Pan-African Pulp, a commission by Meleko Mokgosi, is on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. His installation features large-scale panels inspired by African photo novels of the 1960s and 70s, a mural examining the complexity of blackness, and posters from pan-African movements around the world.
The Hammer Museum exhibits a works from Meleko Mokgosi's Pax Kaffraria (2010–2014) in a presentation titled Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection: Meleko Mokgosi. This exhibition will mark the second time this work has been shown in Los Angeles.
Meleko Mokgosi's Bread, Butter, and Power, first shown at the Fowler Museum at UCLA now travels to the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. The installation interrogates the theme of feminism in the context of southern Africa, and considers the consequences of divided labor practices'.
Meleko Mokgosi has been appointed Associate Professor in Painting/Printmaking at the Yale School of Art. 'As both a teacher and an artist, Mokgosi further contributes to the rich dialogue between pedagogy and practice'.
Meleko Mokgosi presents a solo exhibition titled Objects of Desire: Reflections on the African Still Life at Honor Fraser Gallery. Objects of Desire and Chimurenga are the final chapters in the series Democratic Intuition started by the artist in 2013.
A solo exhibition by Meleko Mokgosi titled Bread, Butter, and Power is on view at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. This body of work forms the newest chapter in Mokgosi's ongoing series Democratic Intuition.
Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier features Nicholas Hlobo, Jane Alexander, Moshekwa Langa, Zanele Muholi, Kemang Wa Lehulere and Bogosi Sekhukhuni on Being There, South Africa; Barthélémy Toguo on The Insiders; and Robin Rhode and Meleko Mokgosi as part of the Louis Vuitton collection.
A solo exhibition of Meleko Mokgosi's Pax Kaffraria series is showing at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center. This will be the first time the chapters of this particular project are being exhibited together.