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'.

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'.

Paulo Nazareth in Toronto

20 May - 28 August 2022
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'.

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.

Zanele Muholi travels to Spain

6 April - 4 September 2022
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. 

Jo Ractliffe a finalist for Deutsche Börse

25 March - 12 June 2022
Jo Ractliffe a finalist for Deutsche Börse

Jo Ractliffe is one of four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2022, getting the nod for her publication Photographs 1980s – now. An exhibition will be presented at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, and the winner announced on 12 May.

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.

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'. 

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. 

Mame-Diarra Niang at DAK'ART OFF 2022

Mame-Diarra Niang presents a new chapter of Since Time Is Distance in Space as part of The Matter Art Project at DAK'ART OFF 2022. This iteration of her multi-channel audio and visual installation continues Niang's discussion on existing in 'the past, the present and the future'. 

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. 

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'.

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 Sydney

Barthélémy Toguo exhibits in rīvus, the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, curated by  José Roca. This edition will feature new work and commissions responding to water ecology and relationships with the natural world.

Read .info issue 10 here

Issue 10 of .info features mural projects by Simphiwe Ndzube and Dada Khanyisa; artists in Venice, Hamburg and other upcoming highlights; curators at the intersection of art and football; an extract from a conversation with Rahima Gambo and Aziz Hazara and more. 

Orupabo's debut in Switzerland

I have seen a million pictures of my face and still I have no idea, Frida Orupabo's first solo exhibition in Switzerland takes place at Fotomuseum Winterthur. She presents analog collages and video works that deconstruct 'stereotypical representations, processes of objectification, fixation and othering'. 

Toguo at SCAD

Barthélémy Toguo presents a solo exhibition titled Urban Requiem at the SCAD Museum of Art. Comprising painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and installation, the works 'address 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'.

Zanele Muholi at the Finnish Museum of Photography

The Finnish Museum of Photography presents Zazise, a solo exhibition by Zanele Muholi. Comprising video work and photographic self-portraits from different eras, the show provides an overview of Muholi's visual activism.

Dada Khanyisa in Global Positioning

Dada Khanyisa features in Global Positioning, an exhibition that aims to 'provide points of cultural connection' through showing new works by 20 artists across 320 JCDecaux bus shelters throughout New York City, Chicago, and Boston.

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'.  

Guy Tillim, Pieter Hugo and Viviane Sassen works selected for 'Friendship. Nature. Culture.' exhibition.

Works by Pieter Hugo, Viviane Sassen and Guy Tillim are included in the 44th anniversary exhibition at Daimler Contemporary, titled Friendship. Nature. Culture. The collection's 3 000 works span 100 years, '[forming] networks and [exploring] the interplay between art and human coexistence'.