Simon Gush
Various artists in Lagos

Works by Steven Cohen, Simon Gush, Aziz Hazara, Moshekwa Langa, Paulo Nazareth, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Penny Siopis are included in Sowing Watermelon Seeds a curated programme by 16/16 running parallel to the Lagos Biennial that features screenings and workshops on international solidarity. 

Simon Gush at the Whitney

Work by Simon Gush features in Clocking Out: Time Beyond Management at Artists Space. Curated by the 2022/23 Whitney Museum fellows as part of the Independent Study Program, the exhibition aims to 'challenge the dominant modern conception of time as objective, divisible, and linear'.

Various artists at Photobook Week Aarhus

Publications by Simon Gush, Zanele Muholi and Jo Ractliffe feature in Intimacy and Resistance: An Intergenerational dialogue on Photobooks from South Africa with additions from Sub-Saharan Africa, curated by John Fleetwood. The exhibition forms part of Photobook Week Aarhus. 

Simon Gush in Sharjah Film Platform 3

Simon Gush exhibits in the third edition of Sharjah Art Foundation’s film festival, SFP3, taking place in cinemas across city and online. The festival will feature over 60 short and feature-length films, workshops, and a public programme of talks. 

Simon Gush at Lab27

Lazy Nigel by Simon Gush features in Short Stories about the instrumental animal at Lab27. The exhibition inaugurates the space's quarterly programming cycle dedicated to landscape and image.

Simon Gush at the vNAF

Films by Simon Gush feature in Sounding the Land at the National Arts Festival, taking place virtually. The exhibition forms part of an ongoing interdisciplinary collaboration seeking to 'reinvigorate and reassess debates on the impact and legacy of the settler colonial project in South Africa’s Eastern Cape'. 

Simon Gush solo at MUAC

SG, 59 Joubert Street, Johannesburg, Simon Gush's new film, premieres in sala10,  the online programme of Mexico’s Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo. Created during lockdown, the film explores ideas of home, labour and state, asking 'who cares for the worker?'

Simon Gush at Göteborgs Konsthall
Simon Gush exhibits his new film series in Every Leaf Is an Eye at Göteborgs Konsthall. The show 'demonstrates how various local, political and historical events are intimately interconnected in a global struggle for the ways of life threatened by the exploitation of corporations, governments and colonial powers'.
Simon Gush at Wolf Kino

Simon Gush presents a selection of his films at Wolf Kino. This showing forms part of their Wilden programme, providing an accessible platform for 'experimental cinema in its many forms'.

Simon Gush in Panel Discussions at Various US Universities

Simon Gush participates in discussions at Syracuse University and the State University of New York, Oswego. The first is titled No Innocence 'This Side of the Womb': Confronting Issues of Equality, Privilege, and Justice, From Syracuse and South Africa and the latter is Exploring Inequalities and Gender Violence in South Africa Through Performance and Film.

Simon Gush in Avant-Noir

Simon Gush presents work in Avant-Noir 1 and 2 at BOZAR, the Center for Fine Arts in Brussels. This is the latest iteration of a programme founded in 2014 which 'platforms contemporary film and video work by African and Transatlantic African artists'.

Simon Gush at the 3rd colloquium, Mexico

Simon Gush presents a talk titled 'Welcome to Frontier Country: work, language and social inclusion' in a conference themed Biopolítica y Necropolítica at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). This marks the third in series of colloquia focused on 'life, work and language'.

Simon Gush at S.M.A.K Ghent

Simon Gush features in Buiten, an exhibition of 30 artists, centering texts such as instructions, diagrams, sentences, small drawings to form interventions that create dialogue with local residents.

Simon Gush at POOL

Simon Gush shows alongside various artists in PALM, PALM, Palmar curated by Mika Conradie. Taking place at an emerging space called POOL, this exhibition looks at the imported palm tree 'as a vector for producing narratives and imaginaries within colonial and postcolonial Johannesburg'.

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.

Simon Gush at Ex Teresa Arte Actual

Simon Gush presents a solo exhibition titled Al final del trabajo at Ex Teresa Arte Actual. Curated by Helena Chávez Mac Gregor and Virginia Roy Luzarraga, the exhibition features recent works that 'reflect on the problem of work in the contemporary world'.

Simon Gush at Kerkennah
Simon Gush features in Of Traps and Tropes, a section of the inaugural edition of the Kerkennah International Festival of Photography and Visual arts curated by John Fleetwood. The festival spans all 14 islands of the Kerkennah archipelago and will comprise of exhibitions, screenings and debates.
Simon Gush in Baku

Simon Gush shows in Art and Football, a group exhibition of video art curated by Alfons Hug. The exhibition is held at the Deutsch-Aserbaidschanischer Kulturverein Kapellhaus which will host screenings of football matches and live music concerts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Simon Gush in Affinities, or The Weight of Cinema

Iseeyou by Simon Gush is featured in Affinities, or The Weight of Cinema, a group exhibition of films at the National Gallery of Art. This project seeks to 'adapt Goethe’s artistic-scientific theory of attractions to the practice of exhibiting experimental cinema'.

Edson, Mame and Simon at Recontres de Bamako

Edson Chagas, Simon Gush and Mame-Diarra Niang feature in Deconstructed Spaces, Surveyed Memories a group exhibition presented by The Walther collection at the 11th Rencontres de Bamako. This show 'acknowledges the complexities and differing conceptions that can resound through each urban space, personal memory, or social community'.

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Iseeyou by Simon Gush is included in Avant-Noir Volume 3, a film programme curated by Greg de Cuir Jr that surveys recent work by African and African diaspora film and video artists, alongside those engaging with African cultures.

Zanele, Edson and Simon at Schwerin, Germany

Edson Chagas, Simon Gush and Zanele Muholi feature in a group show titled Madgermanes / Mystery Of Foreign Affairs. Spread across various locations, the exhibition 'searches for a collective cultural and political history that questions the motifs of home and hope, identity and affiliation, and focuses on the deconstruction of hegemonic concepts.'

Simon Gush at the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie

Simon Gush exhibits in the first edition of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie themed Farewell Photography. The biennale was born out of what was previously known as the Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg, launched in 2005.

Somon Gush at the 12th African Cinema Festival

Calvin and Holiday by Simon Gush will be screened at 12th Festival cinémas d'Afrique. The chosen theme for this edition is 'meeting'.

Simon Gush on Encounters Festival

Invasion by Simon Gush is screening at the 19th Encounters Documentary Festival in Cape Town and Joburg. The film is a re-enactment of a first-person account of South Africa’s invasion of Lesotho in 1998, and was previously selected for participation at the 63rd International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen.

Simon Gush at Oberhausen film fest

Simon Gush's video Invasion, a re-enactment of a first-person account of South Africa’s invasion of Lesotho in 1998, has been selected for participation at the 63rd International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen. This will be the international premiere of the film, following its debut in Gush's recent solo exhibition The Island.

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

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.

Simon Gush at The Walther Collection Project Space

Simon Gush exhibits alongside Délio Jasse, Lebohang Kganye, Dawit L Petros and Zina Saro-Wiwa in Recent Histories: New Photography from Africa, the Walther Collection’s third exhibition on contemporary photography and video art from Africa and the Diaspora.

Gush awarded Tierney Fellowship

Simon Gush is the recipient of the 2016 Tierney Fellowship at Wits University. The fellowship supports emerging artists in the field of photography through an annual mentorship and partner programme.

Dak'art 2016

Simon GushNandipha MntamboBogosi Sekhukhuni and Kemang Wa Lehulere had work on the International Exhibition of the 12th edition of Dak’art, the Dakar Biennale, curated by Simon Njami. See Contemporary And for coverage of the biennale.

Simon Gush in Boston

Simon Gush exhibited alongside Francis Alÿs and Hiraki Sawa in While You Were Out, a show asking 'what happens when architecture is left unattended?' at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

 I Love You Sugar Kane
Ian Grose, Simon Gush, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Zanele Muholi, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Deborah Poynton, Penny Siopis, Mawande Ka Zenzile and Portia Zvavahera were included in I Love You Sugar Kane, curated by Zasha Colah, at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Mauritius.