Orupabo in Arles

4 July - 25 September 2022
Orupabo in Arles

Frida Orupabo presents a solo exhibition titled How Fast Shall We Sing at the Mécanique Générale as part of this year's Rencontres d’Arles. The show examines 'the process of objectifying, fixating and being othered in which photography has been an accomplice'.

Viviane Sassen in Zagreb

29 June - 28 August 2022
Viviane Sassen in Zagreb

Venus & Mercury, Viviane Sassen's first institutional show in Croatia, takes place at Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb. The artist has made a large site-specific collage, referring to contemporary feminist movements, for the occasion.

Deborah Poynton in Berlin

24 June - 4 September 2022
Deborah Poynton in Berlin

Deborah Poynton presents Folly, her first institutional solo show in Germany, at Haus am Lützowplatz. Curated by Marc Wellmann, in association with the Drents Museum, the exhibition plays with 'traditions of genre painting in the context of the present'.

Read .info issue 11 here

June - September 2022
Read .info issue 11 here

Issue 11 of .info offers a recap of recent events in Venice, Amsterdam and Dakar; an intro to Kyla McMillan, curator of an upcoming group show; an extract from Mawande Ka Zenzile's conversation with Themba Tsotsi on 'balancing paradigms', and more. 

 

Matloga at the Hermitage Museum

17 May - 2 October 2022
Matloga at the Hermitage Museum

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'.

Portia Zvavahera and The Milk of Dreams

23 April - 27 November 2022
Portia Zvavahera and The Milk of Dreams

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.

Mame-Diarra Niang and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi at the Sharjah Biennale

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.

Orlando at C/O Berlin

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. 

Moshekwa Langa at K21

Moshekwa Langa presents a solo exhibition at KM21, the institute for contemporary art affiliated to Kunstmuseum Den Haag. 

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi at Eastside Projects

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi presents a multi-site video and multimedia artwork titled Equations for a Body at Rest at Eastside Projects and across the city of Birmingham. The works track the 'history and symbolic presentation of the Commonwealth Games (and, by association, of the Commonwealth body itself) from its genesis in empire to the current day'.  

The Citadel: a trilogy by Mame-Diarra Niang launches

Sahel GrisAt 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 at MAXXI L’Aquila

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 in Globalisto. A Philosophy in Flux

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'. 

Moshekwa Langa at the South London Gallery

Moshekwa Langa features in The Show is Over, at South London Gallery. Curated by Gabi Ngcobo and Oscar Murillo, the group exhibition focuses on 'gestures of refusal and mourning that establish active and refreshed relationships with the history of power'.

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. 

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. 

Nitegeka, Nkosi and Toguo at The Africa Centre

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 at the Fotomuseum Den Haag

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 at in Scenorama

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'.

Various artists at the Photography Triennial of Hamburg

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. 

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'. 

Paulo Nazareth in Toronto

The Power Plant presents STROKE by Paulo Nazareth, his first institutional solo exhibition in Canada. The artist shows a selection of ongoing projects and a new body of work. The title is chosen to allude to the 'shock caused by racial violence on the human psyche and body'.

A Clearing in the Forest

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'.

Frida Orupabo at the ARS22

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'. 

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. 

Paulo Nazareth solo in São Paulo

Paulo Nazareth presents VUADORA, an overview exhibition at Pivô. Curated by Fernanda Brenner and Diane Lima, the show features over 180 artworks by Nazareth created in the last two decades, as well as new works commissioned for the occasion.

Toguo in Savannah

Barthélémy Toguo presents Urban Requiem at the SCAD Museum of Art. Comprising painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and installation, the exhibition addresses 'enduring and urgently relevant issues of exile, displacement, migration, colonialism and race'. 

Deborah Poynton at Drents Museum

Deborah Poynton exhibits in Unlimited, an exhibition of self-portraits drawn from the Drents Museum's collection. Curated by Sam Drukker, the show is aimed at providing a 'glimpse into the artist's mind'. 

Simphiwe Ndzube at Kunsthal KAde

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'.

Hazara wins the Future Generation Art Prize

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.

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'.