A presentation of works by Mawande Ka Zenzile, Simphiwe Ndzube,Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi and Frida Orupabo takes place at Kiang Malingue as part of a collaborative exchange between the galleries. This show marks each artist's Hong Kong debut.
Simphiwe Ndzube features in the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. Titled Pacific Gold, this edition focuses on the state's place in the 'popular American imagination by revisiting mythical stories and reimagining California as a changing land'.
Simphiwe Ndzube features in Abrasive Paradise at Kunsthal KAde, an exhibition that asks twelve contemporary artists 'to reflect upon the utopian ideal of a makeable world, within a world that turns out to be anything but makeable'.
As one of six artists featured in The Momentary's group exhibition, In Some Form or Fashion, Simphiwe Ndzube explores the cultural implications of fashion and how identities are shaped by the garments individuals purchase, wear and dispose of, with a site-responsive, large-scale installation.
Oracles of the Pink Universe, Simphiwe Ndzube's first institutional solo exhibition in the United States, takes place at the Denver Art Museum. The show features new immersive works exploring the interplay between magical realism and major events.
Simphiwe Ndzube features in Lineages: Works from the Collection at the NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale. The exhibition brings together works which speak to the museum's current show on Eric N Mack, highlighting 'contemporary artists whose work shares affinities with Mack’s poetic arrangements and thematic concerns'.
Simphiwe Ndzube features in Shattered Glass, at Jeffrey Deitch, curated by Melahn Frierson and AJ Girard. The exhibition is centered on the work of forty 'international artists of color whose subjects don’t ask, but rather demand to take up space'.
Moshekwa Langa, Simphiwe Ndzube, Frida Orupabo, Penny Siopis, Barthélémy Toguo and Portia Zvavahera exhibit in Witness: Afro Perspectives from the Jorge M Pérez Collection at El Espacio 23. The show features over 100 works by artists from the region and its diaspora.
Simphiwe Ndzube features in A Fair Share of Utopia, a two-location group exhibition asking that 'artists speculate about an unknown future of which they themselves are part'. The show will accompanied by a publication titled ‘Wat Niet Is Maar Kan Zijn’.
Simphiwe Ndzube is among the honorees at the 2019 Culture Creators Annual 'Innovators & Leaders' Awards. The honour was given in recognition of his accomplishments in art and his influence on the next generation of practitioners.
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'.
Simphiwe Ndzube features in the 15th Lyon Biennale titled Là où les eaux se mêlent ('where water comes together with other water'). Exploring the concept of an ecosystem, the biennial is staged across a former factory as well as the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon.
Simphiwe Ndzube is included in People at Jeffrey Deitch, an exhibition of more than fifty standing, sitting and hanging figurative sculptures. 'The artists in the show span several generations from the 1980s to the present, with an emphasis on emerging talent'.
Museo Kaluz, Mexico City, commissioned a new version of The Rain Prayers by Simphiwe Ndzube as its inaugural sculptural installation. The work is located in the museum's central courtyard and forms part of the permanent collection.
Simphiwe Ndzube features in an exhibition of New Acquisitions by the Rubell Family Collection. Each of the artists will be represented by multiple works in their own room.
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.
Simphiwe Ndzube’s presents Waiting for Mulungu at CC Foundation and Art Centre, his debut solo exhibition in Asia. The title is adapted from Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Ndzube examines the notion of 'theater, the tragic, and the epic, while investigating the collective psyche of black people, proposing a different set of vocabulary outside the Eurocentric legacy'.