7 May 2023
On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
We are proud to announce the representation of Jane Alexander, Georgina Gratrix, Sosa Joseph and Bronwyn Katz. Joseph's exhibition The Hushed History of Oblivion is currently in Cape Town, and solos by Gratrix and Katz will take place in 2024.
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'.
3 March - 11 June 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. She currently exhibits at the Photographer's Gallery in London as one of the nominated artists.
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.
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.
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.
Serge Alain Nitegeka features in Between borders, an exhibition on migration, power and boundless imagination at Museum Arhnhem.
Neo Matloga features in CODA Paper Art 2023, the 11th edition of the museum's group exhibitions focusing on works on paper. Spanning collage, performance, sculpture and video, the show examines 'how the material inspires the contemporary artist'.
Frida Orupabo is among five artists nominated for this year's Joan Miró Prize. The award recognises artists at a 'breakthrough stage in their careers regardless of age, gender or cultural identity', and the winner will be announced 31 May.
Work by Simon Gush features in Clocking Out: Time Beyond Management at Artists Space. Curated by the 2022/23 Whitney Museum fellows as part of the Independent Study Program, the exhibition aims to 'challenge the dominant modern conception of time as objective, divisible, and linear'.
Viviane Sassen features in A Touch of Light at Museum Kranenburgh. The exhibiting artists are selected based on their ability to 'depict light’s ephemerality, using perceptible reality as their starting point'.
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'.
Frida Orupabo features in Black Venus at the Museum of the African Diaspora, curated by Aindrea Emelife. The travelling exhibition offers a survey of 'the legacy of Black Women in visual culture - from fetishized, colonial-era caricatures to the present-day reclamation of the rich complexity of Black womanhood'.
Wim Botha participates in Healing at Fondation WhiteSpaceBlackBox. The group exhibition observes this process as 'a fragile reality where reconciliation becomes essential'.
Barthélémy Toguo takes over the Nantes History Museum for Expression(s) décoloniale(s)#3. As part of the museum's exhibitions that revise its colonial heritage, Toguo partners with five artists to explore 'the fundamental imbalances of the world we live in, and the unequal opportunities and multiple discriminations resulting from them'.
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'.
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.
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'.
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'.
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'.
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, 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'.