Hylton Nel in the UK

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'.

Read .info issue 13 here

February - May 2023
Read .info issue 13 here

.info issue 13 includes Steven Cohen's thoughts on the making of Boudoir; a brief history on Oey Tjeng Sit; extracts from The Complusion to Paint by Deborah Poynton and the introduction to Penny Siopis's forthcoming book; our latest Collect Call and more. 

Niang and Nkosi in Sharjah

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.

Orupabo on the Deutsche Börse shortlist

January 2023
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'.

Various artists at Zeitz MoCAA

20 November 2022 - 3 September 2023
Various artists at Zeitz MoCAA

Neo Matloga, Meleko Mokgosi and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi feature in When We See Us at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. Spanning works from the 1920s to the present, the show explores Black self-representation through portraiture and figuration. 

Dada Khanyisa awarded the FNB Art Prize

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.

Various artists at Haus der Kunst

Jane Alexander, Edson Chagas, Pieter Hugo, Jo Ractliffe, Penny Siopis and Guy Tillim feature in Trace - Formations of Likeness: Photography and Video from The Walther Collection, taking place at Haus der Kunst. The exhibition aims to showcase 'the medium’s capacity as both an instrument for empowerment and formation of the self, as well as its complex uses as a tool for control and subjugation'.

Serge Alain Nitegeka at the Spier Light Festival

Serge Alain Nitegeka exhibits his video work Black Subjects as part of the 2023 Spier Light Art Festival. The curators note his 'gently kinetic human figures, complemented by the pristine grounds of the wine farm, draw us poetically into dark pasts'.

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi in the Belfast

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi features in Fix Your Pony, the fifth in a series of sports-focused exhibitions taking place at the Naughton Gallery at Queen’s University in Belfast. The show uses athletics to explore a range of issues around diversity and inclusion.

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi in Champs

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi features in CHAMPS at the Granville Centre Art Gallery. The exhibition 'mines the influences and drives of sport such as competition, movement and pushing one’s body to its limits'. 

Jo Ractliffe at A4

Jo Ractliffe features in The Future Is Behind Us, a group exhibition that meditates on 'time, tense and tempo' at A4 Arts Foundation. 

Ractliffe at the Royal Photographic Society

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'.  

Thenjiwe Nkosi in New Formations

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 named 2022 Pew Arts Centre Fellow

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'. 

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'. 

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'.

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'.