Serge Alain Nitegeka

Nitegeka was born in Rwanda in 1983, and lives in Johannesburg.

In addition to seven solo exhibitions at Stevenson, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Amsterdam (2012-22), Nitegeka has exhibited at Marianne Boesky Gallery and Boesky East in New York (2020; 2018, 2016 and 2014); SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia (2015); and Le Manège gallery, French Institute, Dakar (2012).

Group exhibitions include Lines of Sight, NIROX Sculpture Park, Krugersdorp, South Africa (2024); Between Borders, Museum Arnhem, the Netherlands (2023); Labor&Materials 21c Museums, Kansas City (2022); Ubuntu, a lucid dream, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2021); Mapping Worlds, Norval Foundation, Cape Town (2019); Remember to React: 60 Years of Collecting, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2018); Beyond Borders: Global Africa, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor (2018); Re/discovery and Memory, Norval Foundation, Cape Town (2018); Abstract Minded: Works by Six Contemporary African Artists, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York (2018), and N’namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit (2017); Solidary & Solitary, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans (2017); I Love You Sugar Kane, Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Port Louis, Mauritius (2016); A story within a story..., 8th Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (2015); What remains is tomorrow, South African Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale (2015); Venturing Out of the Heart of Darkness, The Harvey B Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture in Charlotte, North Carolina (2015); This House, part of Nouvelles vagues, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); My Joburg, La Maison Rouge, Paris and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (2013); and The Space Between Us, ifa Galleries, Berlin (2013).

Nitegeka won the 2019 Grant-Award, from the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation; the 2018 Villa Extraordinary Award for Sculpture by the Claire & Edoardo Villa Will Trust; the 2010 Tollman Award for the Visual Arts, and in the same year was selected for the Dakar Biennale, where he won a Fondation Jean Paul Blachère prize.

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