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'.
Penny Siopis and Nicholas Hlobo are included in Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives at the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College. The exhibition explores 'the contemporary legacy of the long movement of people, things and ideas' across this body of water.
Edson Chagas, Nicholas Hlobo, Pieter Hugo, Moshekwa Langa, Zanele Muholi, Robin Rhode, Penny Siopis, Guy Tillim feature in Crossing Night: Regional Identities X Global Context at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, a new iteration of the exhibition first shown in Oaxaca, Mexico. The exhibition 'addresses the concerns, thoughts, and desires of contemporary artists from the Southern African region as they grapple with the legacy of post-colonial structures'.
Kader Attia, Nicholas Hlobo, Angel Otero a three prerson exhibition takes place at Lehmann Maupin's space in South Korea. Hlobo's Isingxobo (2018) highlights the artist’s signature use of ribbon and leather.
Nicholas Hlobo exhibits in Delirious, the 10th edition of the international sculpture exhibition Lustwarande, taking place at park De Oude Warande. With emphasis on site-specific works, Lustwarande aims to highlight current developments in contemporary sculpture.
Nicholas Hlobo features in And Counting at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Presented in collaboration with !Kauru through curators Tšhegofatso Mabaso and Julia Taonga Kaseka, the exhibition engages work from South Africa and Zambia to explore 'archives as a means through which to confront the issue of collective history/ies'.
Nicholas Hlobo and Zanele Muholi are among 30 artists in Kiss My Genders at the Hayward Gallery. Bringing together over 100 artworks, the show looks to 'move beyond a conventional understanding of the body, and in doing so open up new possibilities for gender, beauty and representations of the human form'.
Moshekwa Langa and Nicholas Hlobo feature in Material Insanity at the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL). The exhibition is framed as a reaction to 'a growing interest in contemporary art directed towards a focus on transient or intangible artworks'.
Jo Ractliffe, Penny Siopis, Pieter Hugo, Steven Cohen, Nicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa Langa, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Zanele Muholi, Simphiwe Ndzube, Robin Rhode and Portia Zvavahera feature in Hacer Noche/Crossing Night, a series of exhibitions and residencies in Oaxaca focusing on southern Africa.
Nicholas Hlobo presents Unyukelo, a solo exhibition at the SCAD Museum of Art responding to historic narratives of the American South. Hlobo’s installation of two-dimensional and sculptural works explores the materiality of copper piping.
Nicholas Hlobo presents Ulwamkelo at Lehmann Maupin. The exhibition features 'recent mixed media paintings and sculptures that merge his signature materials of ribbon, leather, wood, and rubber employed with conceptual specificity to address complex issues of identity'.
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.
Art21 follows the artistic processes of David Goldblatt, Nicholas Hlobo, Zanele Muholi and Robin Rhode in the Johannesburg episode of Art in the Twenty-First Century. The local premier took place as part of the 2018 Jo'burg Art Fair and screenings continue in various venues globally and online.
Wim Botha, Nicholas Hlobo, Nandipha Mntambo and Kemang Wa Lehulere feature in Sculpture at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean. This group exhibition is framed as 'a didactic show that explores the numerous ways in which artists are challenging the traditions of sculpture'.
Nicholas Hlobo presents an immersive installation titled Umthamo with Cinga Samson at the Maitland Institute. In this exhibition Hlobo elevates his investigation of the materiality of copper through a playful engagement with space.
Nicholas Hlobo, Zanele Muholi and Kemang Wa Lehulere are taking part in Performa 17, the seventh edition of the New York based performance biennial. The South African Pavilion without Walls features artists who have developed 'deeply personal and individual vocabularies in the post-apartheid era'.
Nandipha Mntambo, Edson Chagas, Zanele Muholi, Nicholas Hlobo and Penny Siopis are among the artists whose work is included in the inaugural exhibitions at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
Nicholas Hlobo, Serge Alain Nitegeka and Odili Donald Odita exhibit in Abstract Minded: Works by Six Contemporary African Artists at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. The exhibition spotlights artists pursuing 'abstraction as a way of engaging in a broader conversation about art'.
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.
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.
Meschac Gaba, Simon Gush, Nicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa Langa, Nandipha 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.
Nicholas Hlobo is the first recipient of the Villa Extraordinary Award for Sculpture. The generous award by the Claire & Edoardo Villa Will Trust acknowledges exceptional achievement in the field of sculpture by a South African artist.