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 is included in the 15th edition of the Lyon Biennale titled Là où les eaux se mêlent ('where water comes together with other water'). The biennial will be staged at a former factory as well as the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon. The theme of the exhibition revolves around the concept of an ecosystem.
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 has commissioned the installation ‘The Rain Prayers’ by Simphiwe Ndzube as the museum's inaugural sculptural installation. The museum is set to be fully open to the public from March 2019.
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'.