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).
Zanele Muholi and Penny Siopis feature in I Am ... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Drawing on the museum's permanent collection, the show 'explores the vital contributions of women to issues including the environment, identity, politics, race, sexuality, social activism, faith, and more'.
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo presents Moving Stories and Travelling Rhythms: Penny Siopis and the many journeys of Skokiaan, comprising video and site-responsive works. The show engages 'the many narratives and memories, fictional and documentary accounts of Skokiaan'.
Simphiwe Ndzube and Penny Siopis exhibit in Trans World at Nicodim Gallery. Existing across their Los Angeles and Bucharest spaces concurrently, the show is framed as 'an exploration of identity through work by artists who are able to manifest multiple universes at the same time'.
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.
Penny Siopis features in To see this story better, close your eyes, a group exhibition that combines film, audio recordings and texts that employ narrative as a technique, subject or medium. The work is deliberately positioned in the gallery to prompt multiple and overlapping readings.
Penny Siopis and Odili Donald Odita are among the artists showing on Prospect.4, the New Orleans triennial. Titled The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp and curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, 'P.4 takes the city’s distinctive character as a point of departure to investigate global concerns'.
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.
A finissage will be held for Penny Siopis' Maitland Institute residency on 12 August from 11am to 1pm. On display will be the glue and ink paintings that are the material residue of her four-month Open Form/Open Studio project, along with video documentation of the collaborative process which included workshops and public talks.
Penny Siopis has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Arts and Culture Trust, joining the likes of Peter Clarke, Mmakgabo Helen Sebidi and David Goldblatt.
Work by Penny Siopis is included in South Africa: The Art of a Nation. This is the British Museum’s first major exhibition on South African art, exploring a 100 000-year history through archaeological, historical and contemporary artworks.
Penny Siopis had a solo exhibition titled Incarnations at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean. Her monumental triptych Late and Soon (2013-15) and video Communion (2011) formed the heart of the show.
Penny Siopis, Deborah Poynton, Zander Blom and Ian Grose were included in the group show Home Truths: Domestic Interiors in South Africa, curated by Michael Godby, at the Iziko South African National Gallery.