3 September - 4 December 2022
Moshekwa Langa at The Hague
Moshekwa Langa presents a solo exhibition at KM21, the institute for contemporary art affiliated to Kunstmuseum Den Haag. His first major presentation in the Netherlands spans early and recent works, as well as new large-scale charcoal drawings made for the occasion.
18 August 2022
Dada Khanyisa awarded the FNB Art Prize
Dada Khanyisa has won the 2022 FNB Art Prize, in recognition of their contribution to 'the contemporary art landscape of South Africa not only in theme but the form and style of their work'. The prize includes a solo show at the Johannesburg Art Gallery.
7 August – 23 October 2022
Barthélémy Toguo at Villa Merkel
Villa Merkel presents Faith Can Move Mountains, an overview exhibition of Barthélémy Toguo's work. Spread over two floors, the exhibition features early works, newly commissioned works and adapted installations.
Mame-Diarra Niang and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi feature in the 15th Sharjah Biennale. This highly anticipated edition, including over 150 artists, is conceived by Okwui Enwezor and curated by Hoor Al Qasimi under the title Thinking Historically in the Present.
Dada Khanyisa, Neo Matloga, Meleko Mokgosi, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi and Barthélémy Toguo are among the artists included in When We See Us at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. Featuring works from the 1920s to the present, the exhibition explores Black self-representation through portraiture and figuration in painting.
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.
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi features in THE GYM at Soho Studios, a project that combines exhibits, performance, lectures and training sessions. It proposes alternatives to 'stereotypical body cultures and neoliberal-based self-optimization'.
Issue 12 of .info introduces our newest represented artists, including extended Q&As with Ruth Ige and Shine Shivan; debuts our Collect Call interview series with Salim Currimjee; provides a recap of Dada Khanyisa's recent residency in Paris and more.
Simphiwe Ndzube features in the California Biennial, taking place at the Orange County Museum of Art. Titled Pacific Gold, this edition focuses on the state's 'unique place in the popular American imagination by revisiting mythical stories and reimagining California as a changing land'.
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi exhibits in New Formations at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Featuring artworks that focus on athletics and collective procession, the show 'explores modes of kinship, alliance, and competition'.
Frida Orupabo presents a selection of newly commissioned works at The Machine is Us, the inaugural Munch Triennale, taking place at Munchmuseet. Her new collages, featuring archival photos with visible watermarks, investigate 'copyright and the way profits continue to be made from colonialism and other peoples’ histories'.
Penny Siopis is among three artists in Enduring Circumstances at the Peltz Gallery of Birkbeck, University of London. The exhibition brings together artworks responding to the social effects of the pandemic, questioning 'the interaction between human health and habitat'.
Odili Donald Odita is among the 2022 recipients of a fellowship by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. The award recognizes how Odita 'uses color and pattern in abstract paintings, murals, and other public artworks that place African art and culture in dialogue with Western aesthetics'.
Jo Ractliffe exhibits in Regards de Femmes at Fondation A Stichting. Drawing on the the collection of Astrid Ullens de Schooten Whettnall, the show highlights how the selected artists share a desire to 'denounce, break the codes and push back the boundaries on the issues of social justice, femininity and the environment'.
Barthélémy Toguo presents a solo exhibition at Museu Picasso. Comprising early and recent works, the show marks his first institutional exhibition in Spain.
Civilization: The Way We Live Now, featuring works by Pieter Hugo, travels to Musei San Domenico. The exhibition centers on over 100 photographers who, 'depict, reveal, examine, critique and otherwise reflect upon our hyper- modern, technologically complex human ‘hive’'.
Orlando, in which Viviane Sassen features, travels to C/O Berlin. The exhibition curated by Tilda Swinton forms part of three complementary exhibitions, taking place concurrently at the museum, that focus on queerness in photography.
Mame-Diarra Niang speaks to the director of Huis Marseille, Nanda van den Berg about her new artist-book, The Citadel. The three-volume publication charts an 'inner journey of discovery, loss, and renewal'. A book-signing will follow the talk.
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'.
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'.
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.
Sahel Gris, At the Wall and Metropolis by Mame-Diarra Niang are brought together by Mack Publishers as The Citadel: a trilogy, a three-volume edition which articulates the artist's 'personal but analytic relationship with place'.
Frida Orupabo is among the artists selected for Afterimage at MAXXI L'Aquila. Spanning historic works and new, site-specific installations, the exhibition aims to provide 'a meditation upon memory and metamorphosis'.
Moshekwa Langa exhibits in Globalisto. A Philosophy in Flux at Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole (MAMC+), curated by Mo Laudi. The framework is described as 'a call to radical hospitality, openness to unlearn, and the idea of a borderless world'.
The Africa Center launches its new permanent collection with an exhibition featuring works by Serge Alain Nitegeka, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi and Barthélémy Toguo. The collection aims to stand 'against reducing contemporary African art to a single story'.
Pieter Hugo is among thirty artists featured in Parents at the Fotomuseum Den Haag. The selection of works is intended to show that 'the relationship between parent and child is both universal and extremely personal and intimate'.
Paulo Nazareth is among the artists featuring in Scenorama at Javett-UP. Curated by Gabi Ngcobo, the evolving curatorial project and experimental platform presents 'networks of experiences, belief and knowledge systems'.
Edson Chagas, Mame-Diarra Niang, Frida Orupabo and Jo Ractliffe exhibit in the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg, curated by Koyo Kouoh. Themed Currency, this edition of the triennial stages a parcours of exhibitions at major museums and institutions across the city, publications and progamming.
along came your eyes, a solo exhibition by Neo Matloga takes place at the Hermitage Museum, Amsterdam as part of his winning of the 10th ABN AMRO Art Award. He received the prize recognition of his 'compositional acuity and his vibrant, powerful and spirited work'.
Where Do I Begin by Moshekwa Langa features in A Clearing in the Forest, an evolving display in the Tanks section of Tate Modern. The work is selected for it's articulation of 'the cyclical pattern of eternal return'.
Portia Zvahahera shows in the international exhibition of the 59th Venice Biennale, curated by Cecilia Alemani. Titled The Milk of Dreams, the exhibition spotlights 'symbiosis, solidarity and sisterhood'. Zvavahera showed in the Zimbabwean Pavilion in 2013.
Frida Orupabo features in ARS22, the 10th in a series of major exhibitions taking place at the Kiasma Finnish National Gallery. This edition, Living encounters, deals with the multiple processes of social fragmentation that are endangering life on the planet today'.
Edson Chagas, Zanele Muholi, Mame-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'.
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'.
Aziz Hazara has been awarded the sixth Future Generation Art Prize for Bow Echo. The jury has stated the video piece 'shows how artists continue to imagine complex independent ways of existence even amidst conflicts that seem never-ending'. He presents a solo exhibition at Stevenson in 2022.
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'.