Zanele Muholi
Zanele Muholi in Iceland

Zanele Muholi's retrospective exhibition, first shown at Tate Modern, travels to the National Gallery of Iceland. The activist's first institutional show in the country features 100 photographs, together with video works which provide insight into marginalised communities. 

Muholi at Victoria Miro

Zanele Muholi features in The Story of Art as it’s Still Being Written at Victoria Miro. Curated by Katy Hessel, the exhibition coincides with her book The Story of Art without Men, aiming to 'overthrow the canon' and 'place women firmly at the centre of the story'. 

Muholi at the International Center of Photography

The 11th ICP Spotlights honours Zanele Muholi. The activist will be in conversation with Thelma Golden, the Director of the Studio Museum, with this edition marking how the center makes space for gender diversity in photography.

Muholi at Espace Louis Vuitton München

Zanele Muholi features in From South Africa, an exhibition juxtaposing their work with David Goldblatt's at Espace Louis Vuitton München. The show highlights how both photographers 'share the activist aim of challenging their country’s past and present history by tackling issues of personal and societal identity'.

Various artists at Labor&Materials at 21c Museums

Pieter Hugo, Zanele Muholi and Serge Alain Nitegeka feature in Labor&Materials at 21c Museums, Kansas City. The exhibition aims to 'explore the evolution of industry in the 21st century, presenting a precarious balance between promise and peril'. 

Zanele Muholi at Pier24 Photography

Zanele Muholi features in Looking Forward, the second of two consecutive exhibitions celebrating Pier24 Photography's tenth anniversary. Using single-artist galleries, the show spotlights the nuances of individual practices, with Muholi's work bringing focus to contemporary identity politics. 

Somnyama Ngonyama in Norway

Zanele Muholi presents a solo exhibition titled Somnyama Ngonyama at Fotografihuset. Comprising early and recent works, this marks the activist's first institututional show in Norway. 

Zanel Muholi at Fotografiska New York

Zanele Muholi features in BLACK VENUS at Fotografiska, New York. The group exhibition curated by Aindrea Emelife aims to provide a 'cross-generational investigation into Black women’s reclamation of agency amid the historical fetishization of the Black female body'. 

Zanele Muholi travels to Denmark

Kunstforeningen Gl Strand presents Zanele Muholi's first major survey exhibition in Denmark. Spanning over two decades of work and 100 photographs, the show is curated in association with Tate Modern and Bildmuseet. 

Chagas, Niang and Ractliffe

Edson Chagas, Zanele MuholiMame-Diarra Niang, Jo Ractliffe, Penny Siopis, and Guy Tillim exhibit in Shifting Dialogues: Photography from The Walther Collection at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. Spanning over 500 works, the show 'traces the development of photography as a history of transnational parallels and contradictions'.

Zanele Muholi travels to Spain

A survey exhibition of Zanele Muholi's work travels to the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern. Co-produced with Tate Modern, and curated by Yasufumi Nakamori, the show features over 260 photographs, making it their largest to date. 

Zanele Muholi in Boston

Zanele Muholi presents Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The exhibition features self-portraits in black-and-white, selections from Brave Beauties, expressive paintings and a new bronze, sculptural work.

Zanele Muholi at the Finnish Museum of Photography

The Finnish Museum of Photography presents Zazise, a solo exhibition by Zanele Muholi. Comprising video work and photographic self-portraits from different eras, the show provides an overview of Muholi's visual activism.

Zanele Muholi in Umeå

Another solo exhibition adapted from Muholi's Tate survey takes place at Bildmuseet. The show will look at the breadth of their practice and will include a new publication featuring an interview with the activst. 

Zanele Muholi In Berlin

Zanele Muholi presents a solo exhibition at Gropius Bau. Adapted from their Tate survey show, this selection of works spans early and recent works, making it possible to 'experience the entire spectrum' of their photography. 

Muholi at the V&A Museum

Zanele Muholi exhibits as part of Known and Strange: Photographs from the Collection at the V&A Museum. 'The display highlights the diversity of a medium that, through its malleability, enables many different perspectives to be captured'.  

Mokgosi and Muholi at Athens Biennale

Meleko Mokgosi and Zanele Muholi are both featured in ECLIPSE, the 7th Athens Biennale. Curated by Omsk Social Club and Larry Ossei-Mensah, this edition seeks to assess the implications of identity, history and cultural complexity, and to create dynamic cross-cultural discourse.

Zanele Muholi at Sprengel Museum, Hannover

As part of winning the Stiftung Niedersachsen's Spectrum International Award for Photography, Zanele Muholi’s solo show at Sprengel Museum will feature around 50 of the artist’s works under the title ZAZISE, an overview of two decades of artistic production.

Zanele Muholi in conversation with Cummer Museum

Zanele Muholi discusses the evolution and impact of Somnyama Ngonyama and their current projects with Cummer Museum on Zoom.

Zanele Muholi chosen for 31:Women Daimler Art Collection exhibition

Zanele Muholi features in Daimler Art Collection's newest show, 31:Women. In homage to Marcel Duchamp's New York exhibitions, Exhibition by 31 Women, (1943), and The Women, (1945), Daimler Contemporary 'takes its lead from these important founding documents of feminist art history' in assembling the offering. 

Various artists at the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Meschac Gaba, Zanele Muholi and Barthélémy Toguo feature in THIS IS NOT AFRICA – UNLEARN WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED, taking place across ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark and Red Clay in Ghana. The exhibition seeks to 'disrupt a conventional and stereotypical western narrative of Africanness'.

Zanele Muholli at the Cummer Museum

Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness, Zanele Muholi's internationally touring exhibition curated by Renée Mussai, now shows at the Cummer Museum. This is the final venue for this exhibition in the United States.

Zanele Muholi curates David Goldblatt

Zanele Muholi curates an exhibition of David Goldblatt's work at Pace titled Strange Instrument. The show features over 60 vintage prints grouped into idiosyncratic categories that reflect Muholi’s deeply personal engagement with the late photographer.

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. 

Muholi at the Norval Foundation

And Then You See Yourself, an exhibition of photographs and video by Zanele Muholi, is on view at the Norval Foundation in Cape Town. Combining early and recent work, the show provides an overview of the visual activist's practice.

Zanele Muholi in Crossing Views at FLV

Zanele Muholi features in Crossing Views at Fondation Louis Vuitton, an exhibition drawn from the museum's collection, centered on the theme of the portrait and its interpretations across different disciplines and mediums.

Zanele Muholi at the Ringling Museum

Zanele Muholi exhibits on Being Seen: Recent Photographic Acquisitions at the Ringling Museum of Art. The show focuses on work that 'examine the complexities of identity and the staging of selfhood'.

Chagas and Muholi in Houston

Edson Chagas and Zanele Muholi form part of African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other, the central exhibition at Houston's FotoFest Biennial 2020. Curated by Mark Sealy MBE, the presentation features over 30 artists from across the continent and its diaspora, 'examining the complex relationships between contemporary life in Africa, the African diaspora, and global histories of colonialism'.

Muholi and Nazareth in Sydney

Zanele Muholi and Paulo Nazareth exhibit in the 22nd Sydney Biennale, titled NIRIN, from the Wiradjuri for 'edge.' The biennale asserts that 'artists have the power to resolve, heal, dismember and imagine futures of transformation for re-setting the world'.

Zanele Muholi at the Cooper Gallery, Harvard

Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness exhibition, first shown at Autograph ABP, opens at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at Harvard University. Curated by Renée Mussai, this iteration of the touring show includes a roundtable discussion titled Playing in the Dark.

Zanele Muholi Lucie Award for Humanitarian Photography

Zanele Muholi is the recipient of the 2019 Lucie Award for Humanitarian Photography. This annual event honours achievements in photography as part of the foundation's mission to celebrate 'masters of the field, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide'.

Zanele Muholi at the Ryerson Image Centre

Zanele Muholi features in The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture at the Ryerson Image Center. Drawn from the Walther Collection, the exhibition seeks to revisit 'the history of African photographic portraiture through the perspectives of women, both as sitters and photographers'.

Ikhono LaseNatali moves to A4

Ikhono LaseNatali, an exhibition initiated by Zanele Muholi travels from KZNSA to A4 Arts Foundation. Curated by Dr. Bajabulile La Dhlamini Sidzumo and Thobeka Bhengu, the show features interpretations of Somnyama Ngonyama by 25 Durban artists to showcase the city's creativity.

Zanele Muholi in Sakhile and Me

Zanele Muholi forms part of Limise, a two-person exhibition at Sakhile&Me. Throough work by Muholi and Lindeka Qampi the exhibition 'pays homage to the 63rd anniversary of the iconic 1956 Women's March during Apartheid South Africa'.


Zanele Muholi in Mapplethorpe Now

Zanele Muholi is one of six contemporary artists featured in Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now at the Guggenheim in New York, an exhibition looking at the complex legacy of the late photographer. Also included are Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Glenn Ligon, Rotimi Fani-Kayode and Lyle Ashton Harris.

Zanele Muholi and Pieter Hugo at Yossi Milo

Pieter Hugo and Zanele Muholi are included in African Spirits at Yossi Milo. This group exhibition examines 'photographic works taken in and out of the studio tracing the iconic visual legacy of studio portraiture from mid-20th century Africa on contemporary art'.

Zanele Muholi in Face it at Kunstmuseum Ravensburg

Zanele Muholi features in Face It, an exhibition that places 'the face as the medium between the "I" and the "other" at the center, [observing it] as the interface between presence and representation'. The show takes place at Kunstmuseum Ravensburg.

Various artists in IncarNations at BOZAR

Edson Chagas, Steven Cohen, Nandipha Mntambo, Zanele Muholi, Pieter Hugo and Barthélémy Toguo are included in IncarNations: African Art as Philosophy, initiated by Kendell Geers in dialogue with collector Sindika Dokolo. Held at BOZAR Centre for Arts, the show looks at work from the region as 'a living philosophical practice'.

Zanele Muholi at the Seattle Art Museum

Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness, first shown at Autograph ABP, now travels to the Seattle Art Museum. Curated by Renée Mussai, the show was most recently presented at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.

Zanele Muholi and Penny Siopis in I Am ... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa

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'.

Zanele Muholi at Tate Modern

The public opening of Zanele Muholi's survey exhibition at Tate Modern has been postponed again to the end of the UK's current lockdown. Spanning new and early work, this exhibition aims to present the full breadth of Muholi’s photographic and activist practice.

Nicholas Hlobo and Zanele Muholi at the Hayward Gallery

Nicholas Hlobo and Zanele Muholi are among 30 artists in Kiss My Genders at the Hayward Gallery. Bringing together over 100 artworks, the show looks to 'move beyond a conventional understanding of the body, and in doing so open up new possibilities for gender, beauty and representations of the human form'.

Zanele Muholi at the KZNSA

Zanele Muholi presents Ikhono LaseNatali at the KwaZulu Natal Society of the Arts. Intended to spotlight creativity from the province as well as 25 years of democracy, the exhibition comprises of 25 commissioned works, each an interpretation Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama self-portraits by an emerging artist.

Zanele Muholi at Museum Rietberg 2019

Zanele Muholi exhibits in Mirrors – The Reflected Self at Museum Rietberg. Based on 200 artworks spanning eight thousand years, this exhibition examines 'mirror images and self-awareness, vanity, beauty, mysticism and magic, protection and defence, and today’s most fashionable mirror – the selfie'.

Muholi wins the Kraszna-Krausz Award

Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness by Zanele Muholi has won the 2019 'Best Photography Book Award' by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation. The award recognises those 'who have made an outstanding original or lasting contribution' within photography or the moving image.

Muholi and Wa Lehulere in Venice

Zanele Muholi and Kemang Wa Lehulere are among the artists participating in the 58th Venice Biennale's main exhibition, May You Live in Interesting Times, curated by Ralph Rugoff. The exhibition highlights 'a view of art’s social function as embracing both pleasure and critical thinking'.

Muholi receives the Rees Visionary Award

Amref Health Africa has honoured Zanele Muholi with the Rees Visionary Award at the 2019 ArtBall. This award is given in recognition of persons 'creating exceptional work that educates, inspires, and emboldens the viewer through these challenging times'.

Steven Cohen and Zanele Muholi at MAC VAL

Steven Cohen and Zanele Muholi show in Lignes de vies – une exposition de légendes (Lines of Lives - an exhibition of legends). It aims to 'build a reflection on staging and self-representation and deconstruct, analyze, criticize or question the phenomena and processes that shape and legitimize identity / identities'.

Zanele Muholi film screening in Mexico

A screening of Difficult Love by Zanele Muholi takes place at the Cineteca Nacional, Coyacán, Mexico City, followed by a Q&A style discussion. Timed to correlate with Human Rights Day in South Africa, the screening forms part of a larger programme looking at Muholi's activism.

Zanele Muholi in Zaragoza

Zanele Muholi features in ULTRAVIOLETA: Didácticas desde los feminismos (ULTRAVIOLET: teachings from feminism) at the Juana Francés exhibition hall of the Casa de la Mujer. The show seeks to 'communicate to others the reality of women, recover historical memory and generate new dynamics'.

Zanele Muholi and Berni Searle at the Market Photo Workshop
Zanele Muholi and Berni Searle exhibit in Yithi Laba, at the Market Photo Workshop. The title translates as 'This is Us' and the exhibition looks to 'commemorate and respond to 25 years of South Africa’s democracy' through photography. 

Various artists at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston 2019

Nandipha Mntambo and Zanele Muholi feature in Made Visible: Contemporary South African Fashion and Identity at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. The exhibition explores 'the way that clothing communicates identity, documenting the fashion choices of brave individuals challenging the social norms of their times'.

Muholi and Toguo at Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Zanele Muholi and Barthélémy Toguo exhibit in the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Curated by Anita Dube under the title Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the biennale 'asks and searches for questions in the hope of dialogue'.

Recent Histories at Huis Marseille

Huis Marseille in Amsterdam presents a selection of African photography from the Walther Collection, including works by Mame-Diarra Niang, Pieter Hugo, Zanele Muholi and Guy Tillim, bringing together these and other photographers' different perspectives on their countries and continent.

Zanele Muholi The Royal Photographic Society Awards

Zanele Muholi has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the 2018 Royal Photographic Society Awards, and Aperture has received the 2018 Lucie award for 'Book Publisher of the Year' for their work on the artist's publication, Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness. Book launches and signings have taken place in New York, Oslo, Paris, Johannesburg and Cape Town. 

Zanele Muholi at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery 2018

Zanele Muholi features in A Sheet of Paper Can Become a Knife at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery. The exhibition brings together ten contemporary artists who are connected by the struggle against violence.

Zanele Muholi at Charleston Trust
An exhibition of Zanele Muholi's Faces and Phases series shows at the South Gallery of the Charleston Trust. The show will be accompanied by a screening of Muholi’s documentary, Difficult Love, on the 10th of November.
Hacer Noche in Oaxaca, Mexico

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.

Zanele Muholi at MAKK 2018
Zanele Muholi shows in The Long Night of Projections, an exhibition of works by 13 photographers at MAKK (Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln).
Zanele Muholi at GETXOPHOTO festival

Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama series features in the 2018 GETXOPHOTO International Image Festival. This edition aims to reflect on the 'meaning of conflict while focusing the festival’s theme on its aftermath, the consequences caused by it and the reconstruction of dialogues in post-conflict period'.

Zanele Muholi Women’s Mobile Museum
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and Zanele Muholi present the Women’s Mobile Museum, a year-long artist residency, apprenticeship program and exhibition 'that challenges the social and economic barriers of the art world while supporting emerging artists and reaching new audiences'.
Zanele Muholi at Spelman College

Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness exhibition travels to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. Curated by Renée Mussai, the show was most recently presented at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham.

Zanele Muholi at Cairns Art Gallery
The Cairns Art gallery presents Continental Drift, a group exhibition including Zanele Muholi. The selection of artists from South Africa and north Australia aims to explore the history and legacy of British colonisation between the two countries.
Zanele Muholi at Alpha Nova and Futura

Zanele Muholi forms part of a two-person exhibition titled Queering The Gaze. Muholi's Brave Beauties series shows alongside work by Nigerian-Swedish photographer Mikael Owunna in a show that aims to address 'queer African and Afro-diasporic realities and identities'.

Muholi and Chagas at the Montreal Museum of Fine arts

Edson Chagas and Zanele Muholi exhibit in From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-face Picasso, Past and Present, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. This group exhibition presents a comparison of Picasso’s works with those of non-Western artists 'to put into question a history of aesthetic appropriations and re-appropriations in contemporary art'.

Various artists at the 2018 Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair
Nandipha Mntambo, Zanele Muholi and Claudette Schreuders feature in Not A Single Story, the annual winter exhibition at the Nirox Sculpture Park. Presented in collaboration with the Wanås Foundation, this exhibition is dominated by women artists in a response to 'a very singular art history'.
Zanele Muholi at New Art Exchange
Zanele Muholi's Autograph ABP exhibition, Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail, the Dark Lioness travels to New Art Exchange, Nottingham. The exhibition is curated by Renée Mussai.
Zanele Muholi at Museum Of Contemporary Photography
Zanele Muholi features in In Their Own Form at the Museum Of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College.The exhibition 'seeks to illuminate the myriad ways blackness might hope to exist without the imposition of oppression, racism and stereotypes ever-present in Western cultures, mediated through Afrofuturist themes'.
Various artists at the 11th Bienal do Mercosul
Zanele MuholiMame-Diarra NiangViviane Sassen and Kemang Wa Lehulere are included in the 11th Mercosul Biennial. This year's iteration is curated by Alfons Hug and Paula Borghi and 'aims to take a look at the triangle that has been linking the destinations of America, Africa and Europe for more than 500 years'.
Zanele Muholi in Buenos Aires
Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail The Dark Lioness, Zanele Muholi's acclaimed self-portrait series, opened at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires on 15 March. Spanning older and more recent works, this is Muholi's first institutional solo exhibition in Argentina.
Zanele Muholi at LUMA Westbau

Zanele Muholi's first institutional solo show in Switzerland opens at LUMA Westbau. In addition to a comprehensive selection of works from Faces and Phases, Brave Beauties and Somnyama Ngonyama, the exhibition includes a screening programme of Muholi's documentaries. 

Zanele Muholi in plastic entanglements

Work by Zanele Muholi features in Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials, a travelling exhibition organised by the Palmer Museum of Art. The show brings together 30 contemporary artists to explore society's environmental, aesthetic and technological involvement with plastic.

Zanele Muholi at Fotografiska

Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama exhibition travels to Fotografiska. The show is curated by Renée Mussai and presented in partnership with Autograph ABP.

African Art Against the State

Zanele Muholi was included in the exhibition African Art Against the State - highlighting the history of activism, intervention and resistance in African art-making - at Williams College Museum of Art, Williamsburg, Massachusetts.

Zanele Muholi at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Zanele Muholi features in Multiple Medium: Photographs from the Collection, a group exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Muholi's documentary Difficult Love was screened on Thursday 1 March.

Zanele Muholi in Through Her Eyes
Photography and video work by Zanele Muholi is included in Vigilance, Struggle, Pride: Through Her Eyes, an exhibition bringing together thirteen artists 'inspired by the desire to pave the way for new possibilities of understanding'. This show will travel to various locations, starting at Maribor Art Gallery.
Edson Chagas and Zanele Muholi at NGV Triennial
Edson Chagas and Zanele Muholi exhibit in the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial which features the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries which functions as a survey of 'the world of art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives'.
Zanele Muholi receives French knighthood

Zanele Muholi has been named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of their work in the arts and the LGBTQI community. They currently have a 'homecoming' exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery - the first solo show in the city of their birth.

Zanele Muholi at the Market Photo Workshop

The Market Photo Workshop presents Faces and Phases 11, a special project by Zanele Muholi that celebrates the 11th anniversary of her acclaimed portrait series documenting black lesbian and transgender individuals from South Africa and beyond.

Zanele Muholi at the Glasgow School of Art

Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness, Zanele Muholi's exhibition shown at Autograph ABP, London, moves to the Reid Gallery at Glasgow School of Art. The exhibition is curated by Renée Mussai.

Zanele Muholi at Yancey Richardson

Zanele Muholi presents a solo exhibiton of her Somnyama Ngonyama and Brave Beauties works at Yancey Richardson Gallery. This is her third solo exhibition with the gallery.

Various artists at Performa 17

Nicholas Hlobo, Zanele Muholi and Kemang Wa Lehulere are taking part in Performa 17, the seventh edition of the New York based performance biennial. The South African Pavilion without Walls features artists who have developed 'deeply personal and individual vocabularies in the post-apartheid era'.

Steven Cohen and Zanele Muholi at Transpalette Centre d'Art

Steven Cohen and Zanele Muholi are included in Traversées Ren@rde at Transpalette Centre d'Art. The exhibition is part of a countrywide celebration of the Pompidou Centre's 40th anniversary, and includes multidisciplinary artists who have formed part of the Pompidou's history. Cohen will perform at Transpalette on 16 December.

Zanele Muholi at Puebla, Mexico

Work from Zanele Muholi's Faces and Phases series is included in Structures of Identity at Museo Amparo, Mexico. The exhibition, drawing from the Walther Collection, seeks to highlight the different ways that subjectivity and social identity are shaped and regarded within the history of the photographic medium.

Zanele Muholi at SMAK, Ghent

Zanele Muholi features in The Photographic I – Other Pictures at S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst). This exhibition seeks to investigate the power of the still image as a means of examining the world.

Zeitz MOCAA opens in Cape Town

Nandipha MntamboEdson 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.

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.'

A4 Arts Foundation opens

Ziphozenkosi Dayile and Kemang Wa Lehulere have curated the inaugural exhibition at A4 Arts Foundation, You and I, which includes work by, among others, Zanele Muholi, Moshekwa Langa and Meschac Gaba

Zanele Muholi in MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image

The 2017 edition of MOMENTA, themed What Does the Image Stand For?, includes various works by Zanele Muholi. The Biennale 'invites viewers to take a critical stance toward the testimonial value of lens-based images'.

Zanele Muholi at Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

Work from Zanele Muholi's 'Faces and Phases' series is included in The Face: A Search for Clues at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum. The exhibition looks at questions around self-image and communication.

Zanele Muholi in Amsterdam and London

Zanele Muholi exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum (until 22 October) and Autograph ABP (till 28 October), her first institutional solos in Amsterdam and London. More than 60 of her Somnyama Ngonyama self-portraits are in the London show. 

Zanele Muholi at Ballarat International Foto Biennale
Zanele Muholi is featured in Rearranging Boundaries at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. The exhibition brings together documentary photographers and visual activists, asking them to 'showcase and counteract underreported and often misrepresented depictions of their homelands'.
Zanele Muholi in Quito Ecuador
Zanele Muholi shows among various artists in Intimacy is Political - Sex, gender, language, power at Centro Cultural Metropolitano. The exhibition seeks to 'question the structures of exploitation that perpetuate inequality and manifest how art can be a form of protest, of healing, of individual and collective transformation.'
Various artists at  Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea

Pieter Hugo, Zanele Muholi and Barthélémy Toguo are included in AFRICA. Telling a world at Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea. The exhibition curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg and Ginevra Bria will feature 33 artists from the continent and its diaspora.

Focus on Africa at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier features Nicholas HloboJane Alexander, Moshekwa Langa, Zanele Muholi, Kemang Wa Lehulere and Bogosi Sekhukhuni on Being There, South Africa; Barthélémy Toguo on The Insiders; and Robin Rhode and Meleko Mokgosi as part of the Louis Vuitton collection.

Zanele Muholi at Wentrup

Zanele Muholi presents her Somnyama Ngonyama series at Wentrup, Berlin. This is her second solo exhibition at the space following Selected Faces & Phases and Beulahs in 2014.

Zanele Muholi at Kyotographie

Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama series will be exhibited at the 2017 Kyotographie International Photography Festival, themed 'Love'. Muholi will also present a masterclass on self-representation though photography.

Zanele Muholi at the Maitland Institute

The Maitland Institute has opened its inaugural exhibition of wallpaper prints from Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama series of self-portraits. The MI is at 372 Voortrekker Road (entrance on Mowbray), and is open by appointment through

Various artists at Heong Gallery, Downing College

Meschac Gaba, Barthélémy Toguo, Nandipha Mntambo, Moshekwa Langa and Zanele Muholi are included in When the Heavens Meet the Earth: Selected Works from the Sina Jina Collection of Contemporary Art. The exhibition brings together selected works from Robert Devereux’s contemporary art collection. 

Zanele Muholi in Tennessee
A selection of portraits from Zanele Muholi's Faces and Phases series is currently on exhibition at Sewanee University Art Gallery.
Zanele Muholi and Deborah Poynton at Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean
Zanele Muholi and Deborah Poynton are included in Où poser la tête?, curated by Julie Crenn, at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Mauritius.
Stevenson artists in Dusseldorf
Exchange at Galerie Hans Mayer in Düsseldorf featured works by 11 Stevenson artists: Zander Blom, Wim Botha, Ian Grose, Moshekwa Langa, Zanele Muholi, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Odili Donald Odita, Deborah Poynton, Robin Rhode, Viviane Sassen and Portia Zvavahera
Zanele Muholi in North Carolina

Zanele Muholi exhibits 10 photographs from her Faces and Phases series at the North Carolina Museum of Art, and gives a keynote artist's talk at the museum on 6 October. While in North Carolina she will have a residency at Cassilhaus.

Muholi and Rhode in FotoFocus
Cincinnati's FotoFocus Biennial 2016, themed Photography, the Undocument, featured eight curated exhibitions, among them Zanele Muholi: Personae and Robin Rhode: Three Films, both at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Making Africa in Rotterdam

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, curated by Amelie Klein and Okwui Enwezor, includes work by Robin RhodeAnton Kannemeyer, Guy Tillim and Zanele Muholi. The show opened at Vitra Design Museum in Germany and travelled to Guggenheim Bilbao, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona and Kunsthal Rotterdam.

Muholi on Africa Forecast

Zanele Muholi is one of 20 women artists and designers from the African Diaspora included on Africa Forecast: Fashioning Contemporary Life, a 'reflection on style through garments, photography, video, painting and sculpture'.

Rhode, Muholi for Busan Biennale
Robin Rhode and Zanele Muholi were included on Hybridizing Earth, Discussing Multitude, 'Project 2' of the Busan Biennale, curated by Yun Cheagab.
SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul

Kemang Wa Lehulere and Zanele Muholi were participants in the ninth edition of SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul, curated by Beck Jee-sook under the title NERIRI KIRURU HARARA (derived from a line of the poem Two Billion Light Years of Solitude by Shuntaro Tanikawa).

Zanele Muholi at Prince Claus

Zanele Muholi is one of 10 contemporary photographers 'whose perspectives reflect the challenging circumstances that surround them', showcased in Supporting Alternative Visions at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery in Amsterdam.

Zanele Muholi at LUMA Arles

Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama series of self-portraits is on view in Arles, coinciding with the Rencontres d'Arles photography festival. Her show is part of Systematically Open? New forms of production of the contemporary image at LUMA Arles. The show is now extended to run through FIAC.

... and at the Grahamstown festival

Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama was also the subject of a solo show at the Albany Museum in Grahamstown during the National Arts Festival.

What We Have Overlooked
Works by Zanele Muholi and Meschac Gaba from the collection of Museum Arnhem are included in the exhibition What We Have Overlooked, curated by Mirjam Westen, on view at Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam.
Zanele Muholi: Mina/Meg, Oslo
Zanele Muholi was included in a group exhibition titled Mina/Meg. The exhibition featuring seminars on lesbian history and art activism was held in association with Oslo Pride.
Ninth Berlin Biennale

Zanele Muholi took part in the ninth Berlin Biennale, showing on the lightbox project LIT; also selected for the biennale, taking place at various venues across the city, was Bogosi Sekhukhuni as part of the CUSS Group, which includes Angel-Ho, FAKA and Megan Mace as well as NTU.

 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.
various artists in Art21 Season 9

Art21 follows the artistic processes of David Goldblatt, Nicholas Hlobo, Zanele Muholi and Robin Rhode in the Johannesburg episode of Art in the Twenty-First Century. The local premier took place as part of the 2018 Jo'burg Art Fair and screenings continue in various venues globally and online.