25 March - 10 September 2023
Hylton Nel in the UK
This plate is what I have to say a solo exhibition looking back on 60 years of Hylton Nel's practice takes place at Charleston. The show brings together over 200 early and recent examples to offer 'a ceramic explosion of joy, wit and storytelling'.
7 February – 11 June 2023
Niang and Nkosi in Sharjah
Mame-Diarra Niang and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi will feature in the 15th Sharjah Biennale. This highly anticipated edition, including over 150 artists, was conceived by Okwui Enwezor and is curated by Hoor Al Qasimi under the title Thinking Historically in the Present.
14 January - 25 February 2023
Stevenson artists in Hong Kong
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.
Orupabo on the Deutsche Börse shortlist
Frida Orupabo is shortlisted for the 2023 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, in recognition of her solo exhibition at Fotomusem Winterthur. The judges note, 'Orubapo bestows complexity, ambivalence and contradiction'.
8 December 2022 - 8 February 2023
Jo Ractliffe in Bamako
A mini-retrospective of Jo Ractliffe's work takes place at the 13th Recontres de Bamako. This edition is titled Maa ka Maaya ka ca a yere kono - On Multiplicity, Difference, Becoming and Heritage, and invites reflections 'on the multiplicities of being and difference'.
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.
Simphiwe Ndzube features in Boil, Toil and Trouble at Art in Common. The exhibition includes 50 contemporary artists working in a range of media who explore mystical, mythological, or spiritual frameworks and practices as they pertain to water.
Frida Orupabo is included in Pattern Recognition: Revisiting the Municipal Collection at Kunstpalais Erlangen. Spanning over 50 years of international contemporary art, the exhibition 'documents formative trends in art of the postwar period and thus sees itself as a history of ideas in art after 1945'.
Neo Matloga, Meleko Mokgosi and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi 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.
Barthélémy Toguo exhibits in Time for Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection at the Tampa Museum of Art. The show travels from El Espacio 23, aiming to 'address unrest through allegory, metaphor or veiled allusion'.
Issue 12 of .info introduces our newest represented artists: Cian-Yu Bai, 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.
Jo Ractliffe is awarded a 2022 honorary fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society, recognising 'exceptional and innovative work'. This year's awards celebrate practitioners who 'incite change and bring about personal, social, and cultural wellbeing'.
Frida Orupabo participates in Down Иorth the North Atlantic Triennial at Reykjavík Art Museum, created in collaboration with Bildmuseet, Umeå and the Portland Museum of Art. The commissioned works 'deal with the changes that are taking place in society, nature and the ecosystem in the Arctic at the beginning of the 21st century'.
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.
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'.
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'.
Odili Donald Odita presents Meeting Place / Painting with Changing Parts, a new installation at the Moody Center for Arts at Rice University. The commission functions to 'heighten our awareness of physical space to illuminate our relationship to the broader world'.
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'.
Barthélémy Toguo presents a solo exhibition at Museu Picasso. Comprising early and recent works, the show marks his first institutional exhibition in Spain.
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'.
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'.
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'.
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 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'.