Meschac Gaba
Meschac Gaba in Oosterhout

De Heilige Driehoek Foundation’s 2nd Biennale, themed Hope, includes Meschac Gaba. The artist's Globalloon was selected by curators Hendrik Driessen and Rebecca Nelemans for its exploration of borderlessness and the 'necessity of togetherness.’   

Various artists at the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Meschac Gaba, Zanele Muholi and Barthélémy Toguo feature in THIS IS NOT AFRICA – UNLEARN WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED, taking place across ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark and Red Clay in Ghana. The exhibition seeks to 'disrupt a conventional and stereotypical western narrative of Africanness'.

Meschac Gaba in Ghent

Meschac Gaba features in The House of Opportunity is 'an exhibition comprised of works from the S.M.A.K. collection that questions or interprets the notion of the ‘border’ in the fullest, broadest sense of the word'.

Artists in Global(e) Resistance

Global(e) Resistance, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, looks at 'contemporary strategies of resistance' in recent acquisitions from the museum's collection. Artists include Penny Siopis, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Meschac Gaba, Barthélémy Toguo and Paulo Nazareth.

Various artists in Mapping Worlds at Norval
Zander Blom, Meschac Gaba, Moshekwa Langa and Serge Alain Nitegeka exhibit in Mapping Worlds at the Norval Foundation. The show forms of a series of exhibitions and talks 'highlighting the divergent ways collections of visual art and design are assembled, managed, understood and engaged with by audiences'.
Various artists in Risk at A4

Jane Alexander, Meschac Gaba, Pieter Hugo and Berni Searle feature in Risk at A4 Arts Foundation, 'a group exhibition about vulnerability and possibility', curated by Josh Ginsburg.

Gaba and Wa Lehulere at the 14th Sharjah Biennial

Meschac Gaba and Kemang Wa Lehulere are included in the 14th Sharjah Biennale themed Leaving the Echo Chamber. This edition is organised as three unique exhibitions curated by Zoe Butt, Omar Kholeif and Claire Tancons.

Gaba and Hlobo at MAXXI

Meschac Gaba, Simon Gush and Nicholas Hlobo feature in African Metropolis. An Imaginary City curated by Simon Njami and Elena Motisi at MAXXI. The exhibition is divided into five chapters bringing together the works of around 40 artists reflecting on the on-going social and cultural transformations.

Meschac Gaba at GAMec

Meschac Gaba is included in Enchanted Bodies / Fetish for Freedom at Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAMec). The exhibition curated by Bernardo Mosqueira invites artists to present works 'inspired by the strength of the migrant body and the foreign subject that brings with it a culture , so that it resists, relives and relates to other cultures in space and time'.

Gaba, Langa, Toguo at Dak'Art

Meschac Gaba, Moshekwa Langa and Barthélémy Toguo are included in Dak'Art 2018, the 13th Dakar Biennale. This iteration is curated by Simon Njami and themed The Red Hour. The title is taken from Aimé Césaire's play And the Dogs Went Silent, which speaks of emancipation, freedom and responsibility.

Various artists in More for less at A4

Edson Chagas, Meschac Gaba, Jo RactliffeViviane Sassen and Kemang Wa Lehulere feature in More for Less at A4. Curated by Josh Ginsburg, the exhibition is focused on 'works and practices that fluidly seek to engage entropy and efficiency, waste, residue and offcuts, transactions, propositions, and serious play'.

Meschac at In Situ

Meschac Gaba presents a solo exhibition titled L'homme et l'argent at Galerie In Situ.

A4 Arts Foundation opens

Ziphozenkosi Dayile and Kemang Wa Lehulere have curated the inaugural exhibition at A4 Arts Foundation, You and I, which includes work by, among others, Zanele Muholi, Moshekwa Langa and Meschac Gaba

Meschac Gaba at the Studio Museum

Work by Meschac Gaba features in Their Own Harlems, a group exhibition considering 'different aspects of urban life, such as the ritual of moving through the city and the direct observation of scenes on the street, to illustrate how the city has served as a source of inspiration for artists across generations'.

Meschac Gaba at Tanya Bonakdar

Meschac Gaba presents a new solo exhibition at Tanya Bonakdar, his second with the gallery. The exhibition weaves together three bodies of work, forging a powerful commentary on contemporary cultural identity, and the current state of immigrants and refugees.

Meschac Gaba at Kunstraum Baden

Meschac Gaba shows among various artists in Markets and Man: of economic and other values. The artists have been asked to 'put up new contexts for discussion, drawing threads between emotions and capital'.

Various artists at the videobox festival

Video works by Simon Gush, Meschac Gaba and Robin Rhode were screened at the 2017 Videobox festival themed Noise and Movement

Various artists at FM Center for Contemporary Art, Milan

Guy Tillim, Meschac Gaba, Nicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa Langa and Robin Rhode were included in The White Hunter: African Memories and Representations curated by Marco Scotini.

Afrique Capitales in Paris and Lille

Meschac Gaba, Simon GushNicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa LangaNandipha Mntambo and Guy Tillim are included on Afrique Capitales, curated by Simon Njami, at La Villette in Paris (including the Mois de la Photo) and the Gare Saint Sauveur in Lille.

Various artists at Heong Gallery, Downing College

Meschac Gaba, Barthélémy Toguo, Nandipha Mntambo, Moshekwa Langa and Zanele Muholi are included in When the Heavens Meet the Earth: Selected Works from the Sina Jina Collection of Contemporary Art. The exhibition brings together selected works from Robert Devereux’s contemporary art collection. 

Meschac Gaba in Benin

Meschac Gaba has an exhibition titled Detresse et Mon Jardin at Le Centre Atropocodji, a new art centre in Cotonou, Benin

3 February - 1 April 2017
Le Centre Atropocodji, Cotonou, Benin

What We Have Overlooked
Works by Zanele Muholi and Meschac Gaba from the collection of Museum Arnhem are included in the exhibition What We Have Overlooked, curated by Mirjam Westen, on view at Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam.