Alka Dass

Alka Dass

b. 1992, Durban, South Africa. Lives in Johannesburg.

Alka Dass is a multidisciplinary artist who draws inspiration from Hindu mythology and rituals. Dass uses archival imagery to investigate the cultural and psychological spaces that are traditionally assigned to females in Desi culture. 


2016: National Diploma, Durban University of Technology, Durban.

Work Experience

2016-2017: Gallery Assistant, Loading Bay Gallery, Durban.
2016: Assistant, Durban University of Technology, Digital Sculpture Festival, Durban.
2011-2013: Art and Craft curator, Holy Family College Collage, Durban.

Solo Exhibitions

2019: When I Was a Child I Thought the Moon Followed Me, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town.
2019: Where does the pain go when it goes away?, Lizamore and Associates, Johannesburg.
2018: Alka Dass, The Project Space, Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions

2020: Folds and Faults, University of Free State, Free State [online exhibition].
2020: Site Visit, L’AIR arts, Paris [online exhibition].
2020: #ALL WOMXN MATTER, Julie Miller Gallery, Johannesburg [online exhibition].
2020: Latitudes Art Fair, Johannesburg [online exhibition].
2020: Untangled, World Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2020: She Impressions, The Project Space, Johannesburg.
2020: Rise, 44 on Long Street, Cape Town.
2019: Aardklop National Arts Festival, Potchefstroom.
2019: Familiar Threads, Museum of African Design, Underline Projects, Johannesburg.
2019: Empathic Whispers, SMITH Gallery, Cape Town.
2019: Eulogy: A Tribute to Benon Lutaaya, Lizamore and Associates, Johannesburg.
2019: First Sunday’s, Victoria Yards, Johannesburg.
2019: Open Hands, Alliance Français, Johannesburg.
2019: Arty Bollocks, Victoria Yards, Johannesburg.
2019: Invisible Realm of Impossibility, FIAP Jean Monnett, Paris.
2019: Open Studio, August House, Johannesburg.
2019: Tswela Pele: First Collection of the Art Bank of South Africa, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2018: A flood in my Hands, Aardklop National Arts Festival, Potchefstroom.
2018: FNB Joburg Art Fair, The Project Space, Johannesburg.
2018: Now, StArt Art Festival, St Theresa’s School, Johannesburg.
2018: ABSA L’Atelier Art competition, ABSA Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2018: Lipstick and Ladies, Afropolitan Gallery, Victoria Yards, Johannesburg.
2018: Open Studios, SAFFCA, France.
2018: Decently Damaged, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York.
2018: A flood in my Hands, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria.
2017: Aardklop National Arts Festival, The Bag Factory, Potchefstroom.
2017: FNB Joburg Art Fair, The Bag Factory, Johannesburg.
2017: Young Capital/ White Noise, Johannesburg Fringe, Johannesburg.
2017: Cultivate, King David School, Johannesburg.
2017: Turbine Art Fair, The Project Space, Johannesburg.
2016: Femergy, ArtSpace, Durban.


2019: L’AiR Arts, Paris.
2019: Draw, international residency, Caylus, France.
2018: SAFFCA (Southern African Foundation For Contemporary Art) Residency, France.


2017: Winner, Young Female Residency Award, The Project Space, Johannesburg.


Cedric Nunn

Cedric Nunn

b. 1957, Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; lives in Assagay, KZN.

Spanning three decades, Cedric Nunn’s photographs highlight the interplay between the personal and the political, challenging reductive views of ‘change’.

Solo Exhibitions

2019: Blood Relatives, Oliewenhuis Art Museum and Vrystaat Arts Festival, Bloemfontein.
2018: Return: Surviving Dispossession, Genocide and Erasure, Homecoming Centre, District Six Museum, Cape Town.
2017: Unsettling Colonialism: Frontier and Intimate Spaces, Centre for African Studies Gallery, Cape Town.
2017: Unsettled, Nelson Mandela Metropole University (NMMU), Bird Street Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth. 
2016: Unsettled, Umsunduzi Museum, Pietermaritzburg. 
2016: Unsettled, Johannes Stegmann Gallery, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.
2016: Unsettled, David Krut Gallery, Johannesburg.
2016: Unsettled, Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth, Germany.
2015: Unsettled: One Hundred Years War of Resistance by Xhosa Against Boer, WITS Art Museum, Johannesburg.
2014: People Live Here: 20 Years of Democracy, Msunduzi Museum, Pietermaritzburg.
2013: Call and Response, Omenka Gallery, Lagos.
2013: Cornfields; A 1913 Land Act Story, Sophiatown Cultural and Heritage Centre, Johannesburg. 
2012: Call and Response, David Krut Projects, New York.
2011: Call and Response, Galerie Seippel, Germany.
2011: Call and Response, Museum Africa, Johannesburg. 
2011: Convergence, KwaMuhle Museum, South Africa.
2011: Blood Relatives, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2011: Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Paris.
2010: In Camera, Albert Luthuli Museum, Groutville, KwaZulu-Natal
2009: Cedric Nunn: Revision, Bailey Seippel Gallery, Johannesburg
2005: Blood Relatives, Old Fort Gallery, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, South Africa
1997: Malhawu, Macufe Arts Festival, Bloemfontein.
1997: Blood Relatives, Playhouse, Durban.
1995: The Hidden Years, KwaMuhle Museum, Durban.

Group Exhibitions - South Africa

2020: Undermined: The Social Cost of Mining to People and Planet, Online exhibition, Jozi Book Fair. 
2019: Exclamating, Still! On the Noise of Images, 12th Recontres De Bamako, Bamako. 
2019: Blood Relatives, Oliewenhuis Art Museum and Vrystaat Arts Festival, Bloemfontein. 
2018: The Art of Activism, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2018: Return: Surviving Genocide, Dispossession and Erasure, District Six Homecomeing Centre, Cape Town. 
2016: Beyond Binaries, Essence Festival, Durban; Durban Art Gallery; KZNSA.
2013: Lights, camera, fire, artSPACE, Durban.
2010: Bonani Africa
2010: Festival of photography, Iziko Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
2010: 1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2010: Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
2010: Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg.
2010: UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria.
2009: Voices, End Conscription Campaign, Spier, Stellenbosch.
2009: Then and Now: Eight South African Photographers, UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria.
2008: Then and Now: Eight South African Photographers, Iziko Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
2007: Then and Now: Eight South African Photographers, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
2007: Then and Now: Eight South African Photographers, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2004: Fatherhood Project, Museum Africa, Johannesburg.
2003: Youth on the Move, Parliament, Cape Town.
2000: Every Child is My Child, African Window Museum, Pretoria.
2000: Living in a Strange Land, Parliament, Cape Town.
2000: Emotions and Relations, Sandton Civic Gallery, Johannesburg.
1999: Lines of Sight: Perspectives in South African Photography, South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1999: Workers, The Workers Library & Museum, Johannesburg.
1998: National Development Agency, Workers Library, Johannesburg.
1997: South African National Gallery Contemporary Collection, Cape Town.
1997: NGO Coalition, Johannesburg.
1995: Black Looks, White Myths, Africus Johannesburg Biennale, MuseumAfrica, Johannesburg.
1994: This Land is Our Land, Bloemfontein.
1989: Beyond the Barricades, Market Photo Gallery, Johannesburg.
1988: Ten Years of Staffrider, Market Photo Gallery, Johannesburg.
1987: History Workshop, Wits University, Johannesburg.
1985: South Africa – The Cordoned Heart, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
1984: Women at Work, Johannesburg.

Group Exhibitions - International

2019:  Highly Personal – South African Artists and Their Handprint Portraits, Daiter Gallery, Chicago. 
2019: Soil is an inscribed body: On Sovereignty, Agropoetics and Struggles for Liberations, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin. 
2018: Terre de Uomini, Fondazione Fotographia, Modena. 
2012: Mine, Dubai Communtiy Arts Centre, Dubai.
2010: South African Photography: 1950 to 2010, Willy Brandt Haus, Berlin; Goch Museum, Goch, Germany.
2010: Hearts and Minds, Savanah College of Art and Design, Georgia, USA.
2010: Africa: See You, See Me!, Grey Art Gallery, New York; Accra; Lagos; Piazze della Signoria, Florence.
2007: Then and Now: Eight South African Photographers, Melbourne Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; Sweden.
2003: Johannesburg Alive, Bogota, Columbia.
2002: Group Portraits, Nine South African Families, Tropen Museum, Amsterdam.
2002: Maison Descartes, Amsterdam Photography Biennale, Amsterdam.
2002: Bamako African Photography Biennale, Bamako, Mali.
2000: Capitals, Espace Matisse, Lille, France.
1998: 3rd Festival of African Photography, Bamako, Mali.
1998: Democracy’s Images: Photography and Visual Art after Apartheid, Bildmuseet, Umea; Uppsala Art Museum, Boras Art Museum, Malmo Museum, Sundsvallas Museum, Sweden, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg; Impression Gallery, UK; Pori Art Museum, Finland.
1996: Colours-Contemporary Art from South Africa, Haus de Kulturen de Welt, Berlin, Germany.
1990: Zabalaza Festival, London, UK.
1987: Culture in another South Africa, Amsterdam, Holland. Health, South Africa & Germany.
1985: South Africa: Cordoned Heart, International Centre for Photography, New York & The Photographers Gallery, London.
1983: Nicht Wir Uns Trennen, Germany.


2010: Lecture, New York University, New York.
2010: Panelist, ArchitectureZA 2010 Conference, Johannesburg.
2010: Panelist, Africa on My Mind symposium, Savannah College of Arts and Design, Georgia, USA.
2010: Presented a talk and slide show at University of Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town.
1999: Participant (delivered paper), Encounters Photography Conference, Cape Town.


South African Broadcasting Corporation
South African Development Bank
Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
Ukhozi FM
Ford Foundation
Cheadle Thompson and Haysom
Johannesburg Housing Company
Radio Metro
MOTT Foundation
De Beers
Safer Africa
Sheer Sounds

Publications - work featured in books

2011: Ralf-P. Seippel (ed.), Call and Response, Hatje Cantzand & Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg. 
2015: Cedric Nunn, Unsettled: The 100 Year War of Resistance by Xhosa Agaisnt Boer and British, Penguin Random House, Johannesburg.
2009: Darren Newbury, Defiant Images: Photography and Apartheid South Africa, Unisa Press, Pretoria.
2007: Gavin Chawtra, Andre du Pisani & Abillah Omari (eds), Security and Democracy in Southern Africa, Wits University Press, Johannesburg.
2004: Edgar Pieterse & Frank Meintjies (eds.), Voices of the transition: the politics, poetics and practices of social change in South Africa, Heinemann, Sandown.
2004: Gwen Ansell, Soweto blues: Jazz, Popular Music and Politics in South Africa, Continuum, New York.
2003: Melanie Samson, Dumping on Women: Gender and Privatisation of Waste Management, SAMWU and Municipal Services Project, Athlone.
2002: Omar Badsha (ed.) With Our Own Hands: Alleviating Poverty in South Africa, Department of Public Works, Pretoria.
1998: Shamin Meer, Women Speak: Reflections On Our Struggle 1982-1997, Kwela Books, Cape Town.
1998: Karen Hurt & Debbie Budlender (eds), Money Matters: Women and the Government Budget, Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Cape Town.
1992: South Africa-State of Fear, Amnesty International, London.
1990: Jurgen Schadeberg (ed.), Nelson Mandela and The Rise of the ANC, Bloomsbury, London.
1989: Iris Tillman Hill & Alex Harris (eds), Beyond the Barricades: Popular Resistance in South Africa, Aperture Books in association with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, New York.
1989: Francis Wilson & Mamphela Ramphele (eds), Uprooting Poverty: The South African challenge, David Philip, Cape Town.
1988: Andries Oliphant, Ten Years of Staffrider, Ravan Press, Johannesburg.
1986: Omar Badsha (ed.), South Africa: The Cordoned Heart, Gallery Press, Cape Town & W.W. Norton and Co., New York (Text by Francis Wilson). Patricia Henderson, Waaihoek, Association for Rural Development, Pietermaritzburg.
1985: Jane Barret et al., Vukani Makhosikazi: South African Women Speak, Catholic Institute for International Relations, London.

Publications - work featured in catalogues

2010: Delia Klask & Ralf-P Seipel (eds), South African Photography: 1950 to 2010, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern.
2009: Andrew Armacost et al (eds), Beyond Beauty: The Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University, Duke University Press, Durham.
2007: Michael Godby, Then and Now: Eight South African Photographers, Highveld Press, Johannesburg.
2006: Department of Arts and Culture South Africa (ed.), Africa is Calling: South African Arts and Culture Manifestation in Germany.
1998: Jan Lundstrom & Katarina Pierre (eds) Democracy’s Images: Photography and Visual Art After Apartheid, Umea University, Umea.
1995: Tumelo Mosaka & Octavio Zaya (eds), Black Looks, White Myths, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores de Espana, Spain (Africus Johannesburg Biennale catalogue).

Publications - work featured in newspapers

South Africa: Die Vrye Weekblad, The Star, Sunday Express, The Rand Daily Mail, Sunday Times, Sunday Independent, City Press, Mail & Guardian, New Nation, South, The New African, Daily News, Natal Mercury, Umafrika, Reconstruct.
Europe and United States: London Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Guardian, New York Times, Boston Chronicle for Higher Education, Dagens Industri, Le Humanite.

Publications - work featured in magazines

South Africa: Ford Foundation Annual Report 1999/2000, Leadership, Indicator, Speak, Frontline, New Era, Pace, Drum, Upbeat, Learn and teach, Work in Progress, State of the Nation, Ecunews, Diakonia News, Cosmopolitan, Agenda, Critical Health, New Ground, Labour Bulletin, Financial Mail, Die Suid Afrikaan, Leading Edge, Finance Weeks, Development Bank of S.A., Success S.A. Enterprise
Europe and United States: Jazz Times, Telerama, Nova Ecologia, Jeune Afrique, Der Spiegel and Panascope.


Independent Electoral Commission, Directorate for AIDS and Communicable Diseases, Beyond Awareness AIDS Media Campaign, Gauteng Department of Housing, Nordic Council of Ministers, Presidents Office, Department of Public Works, Department of Labour, Department of Health, Johannesburg City, ESETA, Johannesburg City Parks, Albert Luthuli Museums, National Development Agency, PetroSA, SaferAfrica, Transnet


2015: Lecturer, South African Artists in Focus series, the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Director, Endaweni Photographic, Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal.
2005: Director, 'Blood Relatives'™ Video Documentary, SABC.
2004: Judge, Vodacom Photography Journalist of the Year awards.
2003: Judge, Vodacom Photography Journalist of the Year awards.
2002: Convener, Fuji Press Photo’s awards.
2001: Board member, The Bensusan Museum of Photography, MuseumAfrica, Johannesburg.
2000: Beyond Awareness Campaign, Government sponsored HIV/AIDS campaign to make media available to the public. 
1999: Judge, Fuji Press Awards.
199: Participant, Shuttle 99 Cultural collaboration between Scandinavian countries and South Africa.
1998-2000: Director, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg.
1998: Attended workshops and visited Helsinki as part of South African delegation.
1999: Curator, Lines of Sight: Perspectives on South African Photography, South African National Gallery.
1982-1990: Co-founded, Afrapix with Paul Weinberg, Peter McKenzie and Omar Badsha.
1974-1981: Worked at Hullets Sugar Mill, KwaZulu-Natal.


Candice Jansen, The Land of Cedric Nunn, (ASAI, 2019).

Gabrielle Goliath

Gabrielle Goliath

b. 1983, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. Lives in Johannesburg.

Gabrielle Goliath explores challenging sociopolitical concerns, engaging the viewer in a visual and often physical sense. Recent bodies of work by Gabrielle Goliath have focussed on the trauma of violence, particularly in regard to the experience of women.


2011:  MAFA [with distinction], University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
2007: BAFA, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
2003:  Diploma Fashion Design, Technikon of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Solo Exhibitions - International

2019: Elegy / Kagiso Maema, Theatre of Vulnerability (It's the Real Thing Performance Art Festival), Basel.
2018: Elegy / Sizakele Sigasa and Salome Masooa, Verbo 2018, Saõ Paulo and Videobrasil, Saõ Paulo.
2018: Elegy / Joan Thabeng, Do Disturb Festival, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. 
2017: Elegy / Hannah Cornelius, Spielart Festival, Munich. 
2017: Elegy / Camron Britz, Spielart Festival / Munich.
2017: Elegy / Lekita Moore, Duke University, Durham.
2016: Elegy / Koketso “Queen”, Richmond Art Centre Atrium, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.

Solo Exhibitions - South Africa

2018: Elegy / Louisa van de Caab, Iziko Slave Lodge, Cape Town.
2018: Elegy / Eunice Nthombifuthi Dube, Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg.
2018: Elegy / Joan Thabeng, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.
2018: This song is for… Nondumiso Msimanga, Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg.
2017: Elegy / Karabo Mokoena, The Holocaust and Genocide Centre, Johannesburg.
2017: Elegy / Lerato ‘Tambai’ Moloi, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.
2017: Stumbling Blocks, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.
2017: Elegy / Noluvo Swelindawo, ICA Live Art Festival, Cape Town.
2016: Elegy / Sinoxolo Mafevuka, Langa Methodist Church, Cape Town.
2015: Elegy / Ipeleng Christine Moholane, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town.
2014: Faces of War, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg. 
2011: Murder on 7th, Nirox at Arts on Main, Johannesburg.
2010: Berenice, Circa, Johannesburg.
2009: Murder on 7th, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg.

Group exhibitions - International

2019: Future Generation Art Prize, Palazzo Ca' Tron University, Venice and Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev.
2019: Kubatana – An Exhibition with Contemporary African Artists, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway.
2019: Conversations in Gondwana, São Paulo Cultural Center, São Paulo.
2017: Afrotopia: Mobilize Possibilities, 11th Les Recontres de Bamako African Biennale of Photography, PAC Pavilion of Contemporary Art, Bamako.
2017: AFRICA, Raccontare un mondo, PAC Pavilion of Contemporary Art, Milan.
2017: Encounters of Bamako, African Biennale of Photography, Bamako.
2017: Africa Raccontare un Mondo, PAC Padiglioni d’Arte, Milan.
2017: SpielART Festival, Munich.
2016: After the Thrill is Gone, Richmond Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA.
2015: Sights and Sounds: South Africa, Jewish Museum, New York.
2013: Between the Lines, Former Tagesspiegel Building (Between the Lines, Symposium North), Berlin. 
2012: Photoville, Tierney Fellowship Exhibit, New York. 
2012: Dak’Art, Biennale of Contemporary African Art: Contemporary Creation and Social Dynamics, Dakar.
2013:  Between the Lines, Former Tagesspiegel Building (Between the Lines, Symposium North), Berlin.
2012:  Photoville, Tierney Fellowship Exhibit, New York.
2012:  Dak'Art Biennale, Senegal. 

Group exhibitions - South Africa

2018: Fracture Zone, 24th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Durban.
2018: Harboured, Silo’s District V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
2018: Not a Single Story, Nirox Sculpture Park, Krugersdorp, South Africa.
2018: Evidence of things not seen: Performing gendered and Queer Identities, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg. 
2017: Looking after Freedom, Michaelis Galleries, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2017: Writing for the Eye/ Writing for the Ear, Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2017: Live Art Network Africa Launch, Institute for Creative Arts UCT, Cape Town.
2017: Report Back: States of Grace, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.
2016: The Evidence of Things Not Seen, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2016: In Context: Where We Are, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town.
2016: New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town. 
2015: In Print - In Focus, Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town.
2014: Brave New World, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2014: Language Games, Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town. 
2012: Rewind: Dathini Mzayiya & Gabrielle Goliath, Centre for African Studies, UCT, Cape Town. 
2012: A Shot to the Arse, The Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town. 
2012: Working Title, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town. 
2011:  Alterating Conditions: performing performance art in South Africa, Goethe on Main & the Bag Factory, Johannesburg.
2010:  Blissful Disturbance - WITS Masters and Fine Art Students,  Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town. 
2011:  Transformations: Women's Art from the late 19 Century - 2010, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2010:  Unshape, Maker, Johannesburg. 
2010:  SPace, Museum Africa, Johannesburg. 
2010:  US, South Africa National Gallery, Cape Town.
2009: Art that comes towards you, Spring Art Tour, VANSA, Johannesburg.
2009: Domestic, Goethe Institute Arts on Main, Johannesburg. 
2009: Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria. 
2008: Four Tales, Galley MOMO, Johannesburg.
2007: Art's Alive JHB City Exhibition, Johannesburg.
2007: Lost and Found, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg.
2007:  Wits Martienssen Show, Wits School of Arts, Johannesburg.


Represented in the collections of the Iziko South African National Gallery and the Johannesburg Art Gallery, as well as in various academic, private and corporate collections.


2019: In J. Pather & C. Boulle (Eds.), ‘A Different Kind of Inhabitance’: Invocation and the Politics of Mourning in Performance Work by Tracey Rose and Donna Kukama , 'Acts of Transgression: Contemporary Live Art in South Africa', Wits University Press.

2017: Afrotopia: 11th Edition Rencontres de Bamako, Published by Ministry of Culture, Mali, Éditions Dilecta, [Exhibition catalogue].

2014: Outi Remes, Laura MacCulloch & Marika Leino (eds.), Performativity in the Gallery: Staging Interactive Encounters, Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, Switzerland.

2012: Claudia Marion Stemberger (ed.), Alterating Conditions: Performing Performance Art in South Africa, [Exhibition catalogue].

2012: Dak'Art Biennale: 10th Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Published by the Republic of Senegal, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, [Exhibition catalogue].

2012: Thembinkosi Goniwe (ed.), Space: Currencies in Contemporary African Art, Co-published by Africa World Press and, Unisa Press, [Exhibition Catalogue].

2011: Gabrielle Goliath, Murder on 7th, Maker, [Exhibition Catalogue].

2009: Melissa Mboweni & Jacki McInnes (eds.), Domestic, [Exhibition catalogue].


2019: Future Generation Art Prize (Special Prize), Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev
2019: Standard Bank Young Artist Award
2017: Institut Français, Afrique en Créations Prize (Jury Prize), Bamako Encounters Biennale, Mali 2015: Ampersand Foundation Fellowship, New York
2011: Tierney Fellowship Award, Tierney Foundation, New York
2011:  Tierney Fellowship Award / Tierney Foundation / New York
2010:  Brait Everard Read Award / Circa / Johannesburg
2007:  Art's Alive JHB City Exhibition / Johannesburg
2007:  Wits Martienssen Award / Wits School of Arts / Johannesburg
George Hallett

George Hallett

b. Cape Town, South Africa, 1942; d.  Cape Town, 2020.

Best known for his photographs documenting South African exiles, George Hallett has always been concerned with generating positive, affirming images of his human subjects.


1980-83: Graduate Programme in Film and Television, New York University, New York.
1967: Transvaal Art Academy, Johannesburg.
1959-63: Apprentice to the Block and Leo Wald, Sculpture, Pottery, and Plastics Foundry.

Solo Exhibitions - International

2010: 1994 Elections and Mandela’s Vision, Parliament of Bremen, Germany.
2010: Portraits from Exile, Bonhams, London.
2005: South African Exiles of the ’70’s and ’80’s in Europe, Spitz Gallery, London.
2004: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Exhibition, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, UK.
2001: Dance for All, The Aschegach Gallery, Amsterdam.
2000: Dance for All, Maidenhead Cultural Centre, UK.
1989: Afrika Centrum, Cadier en Keer, Maastricht.
1988: Künstforum der Sozialdemokratie, Bonn, Germany.
1985: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, USA.
1982: Women of Southern Africa, Conference Centre, Harare, Zimbabwe.
1982: McKinley Foundation, University of Illinois, USA.
1980: Atelier Six, Ceret, France.
1979: Portraits of African Writers, Frankfurter Büchmesse, Germany.
1979: Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
1975: Midi Libre Journal, Perpignan, France.
1973: Susan Loppert Graphics, London.
1973: John Hansard Gallery, Southhampton University, England.
1972: Anne Frank Huis, Amsterdam. (With Louis Maurice & Gerard Sekoto).
1972: Prësence Africaine, Salle de La Siem, Paris.
1971: Westekerk, Amsterdam.

Solo Exhibitions - South Africa

2019: George Hallett, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg.
2018: George Hallett, Gallery MOMO Cape Town.
2013: George Hallett: A Nomad’s Harvest, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2010: Impressions of Italy, Artscape, Cape Town.
2007: Portraits of African Writers, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.
2006: Portraits of African Writers, The Cape Town International Book Fair, Cape Town.
1999: The Face of Bo-Kaap, Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum, Cape Town.
1995: Transformation, 1994 Elections, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town.
1970: The Artists’ Gallery, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions - International

2018: Independence Remixed, Recontres de la Photographie Africaine de Bamako, Mali.
2010: Strengths and Convictions, Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo.
2010: Sudafrikanische Fotografie 1950-2010, Willy Brandt Huis, Berlin.
2007: Then and Now, Eight South African Photographers, USA; Sweden; and Australia.
2004: Raise your Voice, NIZA, Amsterdam.
2000: Rhyzomes of Memory (with David Goldblatt and Santu Mofokeng), Henie Onstad Cultural Centre, Oslo.
1999: Recontres de la Photographie Africaine de Bamako, Mali.
1998: Portraits of District Six Survivors, Netherlands.
1995: World Press Photo Expo, 40 countries in 70 cities.
1986: Allemaal Amsterdammers, Stadhuis, Amsterdam.
1984: 14 Black Photographers, Schomburg Centre for Research in Black Culture, New York.
1984: Black Photography from South Africa to South Carolina, Castillo Gallery, New York.
1982: Culture and Resistance Festival, The National Museum of Botswana, Gaborone.
1973: Serpentine Gallery, London.

Group Exhibitions - South Africa

2018: The Making of an African Master, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town. 
2015: In Print/In Focusthe Michaelis Gallery, the University of Cape Town, Cape Town. 
2010: 1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2009: Strengths and Convictions, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town. 
2008: Then and Now, Eight South African Photographers, The Castle, Cape Town.
2006: Dumile Feni Retrospective, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg; and Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1999: Black Perspectives, Sanlam Gallery, Bellville, Cape Town.
1999: Lines of Sight: Perspectives on South African Photography, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town. 
1999: Eye Africa Expo, The Castle, Cape Town.
1999: One City Many Cultures, Iziko South African National Museum, Cape Town. 
1997: District Six Revisited, District Six Museum, Cape Town.
1969: New Photography, University of Cape Town.


1998: Morokaners uit Amsterdam, 20 minute information video directed by George Hallett for the Ministerie van Volkswelzijn en Kultuur
1974: District Six Documentary for ITV (provided stills and consultant on production with writer Alex La Guma, London)


Anne Frank Foundation, Amsterdam.
Documenta, Germany.
Sonja Henie-Nils Onstad Collection, Norway.
Birmingham Central Library, UK.
Schomburg Centre for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, New York.
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum, Cape Town.
District Six Museum, Cape Town.
Rhodes University, Makhanda, South Africa.
Mayibuye Centre, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Sached Educational Trust, Cape Town
The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town
Metropolitan Life Insurance, Johannesburg.
Bensusan Museum of Photography, Johannesburg.
The Open Learning Systems Education Trust, Johannesburg.

Publications (as author/photographer, photo editor and/or consultant)

2010: Lombard, Rashid. Jazz Rocks (as editor and designer).
Mzileni, Mike. All that Jazz: A Pictorial Tribute (as photo editor, with Steven Macbeth)
2007-2008: Sawubona [in-flight magazine for SAA] (as photographic consultant)
2007: District Six Revisited, Wits University Press (editor and contributing photographer, along with Clarence Coulson, Wilfred Paulse, Jackie Heynes, and graphics by Gavin Jantjes)
2006: Hallett, George. Portraits of African Writers, Wits University Press, Johannesburg.
2006: Women by Women: 50 Years of Women’s Photography in South Africa, Wits University Press (project director and editor with Neo Ntsoma and Robin Cromley).
2006: Hallett, George and Langa, Mandla. Y2Y Youth to Youth: 30 Years After Soweto, Wits University Press (project director and editor).
2004:Hallett, George. Moving In Time: Images of Life in a Democratic South Africa. KMM Publishers. 
1979: Hallett, George. George Hallett: Images, BLAC Publishing House, Athlone, Cape Town

Publications (photographs featured in publications)

2009: Jantjes, Gavin. (ed.) Strengths and Convictions.
2008: Eyene, Christine. The Human Face of History, Art South Africa vol 6 no 3.
2008: Currey, James. Africa Writes Back, Wits University Press.
2007: Weinberg, Paul (ed.), Then and Now: Eight South African Photographers, The Highveld Press. 
2006: Prince Mbusi Dube (ed.), Dumile Feni Retrospective, Wits University Press.
2003: Faber, Paul. Group Portrait South Africa: Nine Family Histories, Kwela Books & KIT Publishers.
2001: Khoisan, Zenzile. Jakaranda Time: An Investigator's View Of South Africa's Truth And Reconciliation Commission, Garib Communications.
2001: Clark, George Makana. The Raw Man, Transition, Duke University Press.
2001: Adams, Keith (ed.), We came for Mandela: the Cultural Life of the Refugee Community in Cape Town, Footprints Publishers.
2000: Willemse, Hein (ed.), More than Brothers:Peter Clarke & James Matthews at 70, Kwela Books. [Photo essay on Livingstone High School].
1998: Krog, Antjie. Country of My Skull, Random House (book cover).
1996: [Calendar], Spoornet.
1995: World Press Photo, Thames & Hudson.
1995: Lombard, Rashid (ed.), Images of Change, Nolwazi Educational Publishers (photos by George Hallett).
1991: South African Short Stories, Readers Digest.
1990: [Photographic Essay on South African Exile Artists], Leadership, vol 9.
1988: [Calendar], Holland Committee on South Africa.
1973: Pieterse, Cosmo. Present Lives Future Becoming, Hickey Press.
1970s-1980s: Heineman’s African Writers Series book covers.
1970s: Staffrider, Johannesburg.
1970: [Photographic essay, District Six] Contrast, Cape and Transvaal Printers.
1968: [Photographic essay, jazz images], Contrast vol 5, Cape and Transvaal Printers.


1999: Cape Times, One City Many Cultures. Winner: Picture story category.
1996: Jury of World Press Photo, Amsterdam.
1995: World Press Photo. 3rd Prize Golden Eye Award.
1980: Hasselblad Camera, Sweden. Award for Outstanding Contributions to Photography


Nobel Foundation; Norway.
Terres des Hommes; Switzerland.
Cameroon Airlines, Cameroon.
Sentinelle Press; Paris.
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
Documenta 12, Germany.
The Department of Arts & Culture, South Africa.
Parliament of South Africa.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Africa.
African National Congress.
Oasis Asset Management, Johannesburg.
Metropolitan Life Insurance, Johannesburg.
Random House.
Jacana Publishers, South Africa.
ESP Africa, Johannesburg.
Artscape Theatre, Cape Town,
The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town.
Bush Radio
Shatima Bea Benjamin, New York.
District Six Museum, Cape Town.

Teaching (Courses and lectures)

2008: Voicings programme theme democracy, St Cloud State University, Minnesota.
2002-2007: Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
2001: Oslo Foto Kunst Skole, Norway.
1998-1999: Workshops, Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, Johannesburg.
1998-1999: School for International Training, University of Cape Town.
1998-1999: Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum, Cape Town.
1993: School of Photography, Cape Town.
1987: St Martins School of Art, London.
1985: .Centre for Foreigners, Amsterdam.
1982; University of Illinois, Michigan State University, Emory University, Tuskeegee Institute, Howard University, USA.
1981-1982: ZIMCO, Harare.
1972-1973: Central London Polytechnic, London.
Helena Uambembe

Helena Uambembe

b. Pomfret, Northern Cape, South Africa, 1994. Lives in Johannesburg.

Helena Uambembe is an interdisciplinary artist (textiles, printmaking, photography, performance). Drawing on her own life story, Helena Uambembe reflects on the erasure of histories of conflict and complicity of South Africa’s wars in Angola and Namibia, and the unspoken legacies of those wars that shadow the present.   


2018:  B Tech in Fine and Applied Arts, Tshwane University of Technology, Tshwane.
2016: National Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts, Tshwane University of Technology, Tshwane.

Solo exhibitions

2018:  KutalaChopeto [Seeking Comfort], World Refugee Day exhibition. Point of Order, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Group exhibitions

2020: FNB Art Joburg, Luamba Muinga, Johannesburg. 
2020:  Qual Futuro, Online exhibition.
2020:  The Borders of Memory, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg.
2020:  Covert Bioscope, Bag Factory Artist Studios. Online Exhibition.
2019:  Texidermia do Futuro. Museu National de Historia Natural, Luanda, Angola.
2019:  Multiplies, Johannesburg.
2019:  Resistance is Us. ABSA Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2019:  Summer Salon, Bag Factory Artist Studios, Johannesburg.
2019:  The Warmth of Other Suns, The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg.
2019:  Print Like a Girl, Turbine Art Fair, Gallery 2, Johannesburg.
2019:  Print Like a Girl, Art Room Gallery, Johannesburg.
2019:  Compulsive exhibition, Johanne van Heerden Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa.
2019:  Mark-making, Trent Gallery, Pretoria.
2019:  I don’t know what you are talking about, but I know what you mean, PASTOgalleria, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2019:  Investec Cape Town Art Fair,, Cape Town, South Africa.
2019:  Spaces in Between, Tmrw Gallery, Johannesburg.
2018:  TUT Studio exhibition 2018, TUT Arts Campus, Pretoria.
2018:  Till Art Do Us Apart, TUT Art Festival, Pretoria.
2018:  Print Art – Now and Then, Trent Gallery, Pretoria.
2017:  Silences in Between, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town.
2017:  Nirox Sculpture Winter Fair, Krugersdorp, South Africa.
2017:  The Centre of the less good idea season 1, Arts on Main, Johannesburg.
2017:  South-South. Let us begin again. Goodman Gallery Cape Town.


2019:  ​Caminho do Mato, Caminho do Flores, Flores de Amor Extended,  Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg.
2019: ​Caminho do Mato, Caminho do Flores, Flores de Amor, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg.
2019:  ​Therapy for the Black Man (In Honour of...), Underline Projects, Johannesburg.

2019:  ​Load I shall Carry (Prayer to mother Njinga), The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg.
2018: Tchiganchi, The Point of Order, Johannesburg.


2019:  The Violence of an Anxious Mind - Panel Discussion, Bag Factory Artist
Studios, Johannesburg.
2019:  David Koloane Panel Discussion, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg.
2019:  AFEMS – African Feminism Conference, Performing Normalcy: A focus on the
Women of the 32 Battalion, Johannesburg.
2018:  BLT People’s Table, Johannesburg.
2016:  The History we are told not to Speak (The history of the Pomfret community), Unisa School of Arts Conference, Pretoria.
2016:  Black Portraiture iii. The Untold Story of the Pomfret Community, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.


Jonathan (Jon) Berndt

b. 1950, Ladybrand, Free State, South Africa; d. 2010, Cape Town.
Jon Berndt was one of the founders of the Poster Workshop at the Community Arts Project. Best known for his political and educational graphics,  Berndt’s early creative practice was influenced by the Arte Povera movement. His last major project took the form of imagined public art works, where his acute political and graphic sensibilities are amply evident.

Julia Hango

Julia Hango

b. 1993, Windhoek, Namibia. Lives in Swakopmund.

Julia Hango plays with photographic techniques, frequently centering her body in challenging fixed notions of gender roles and identity. Using her naked female form and the camera as her weapons Julia Hango confronts society on issues surrounding bodily anatomy, identity, and gender.



Solo Exhibitions

2018: Manifestation of the self / A new chapter, the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek.
2016: Naked Spaces, The Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek.
2015: Provocatore, Jojo’s Art and Music Cafe, Windhoek.
2015: Silent Violence, The Warehouse Theatre, Windhoek.

Group Exhibitions

2016: Beyond Binaries, Essence Festival, Durban. 
2016: I Am a Different me, queer/ trans/lesbian photographic project, the Other Foundation, Johannesburg.
2016: I Am a Different me, the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek.
2016: ARTMESIA, DF Contemporary, Cape Town.
2016: Fierce, Afrovibes, Amsterdam.
2016: Amazing Namibian Women, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek.
2016: Conversations: Collaboration Between JuliART and Oddgtl, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek.
2016: So Namibia Collective, That Art Fair, Cape Town.
2015: FOR TONY, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek.
2015: XOM/ETOSHA - a Namibian Story, Goethe-Insitut Namibia, Windhoek.
2015: XOM/ETOSHA - a Namibian Story, Vänersborgs Konsthall, Vänersborgs, Sweden. 


2017: Short List, Geraald Kraak Award. 
2017: Founder, Juliart and WINE: Nude life drawing salon.
2016: Founding member, "So Namibia" Collective.


Marcia Elizabeth,'The female form used as a weapon against the patriarchy', Bubblegum Club, 2018. 

Kristin NG-Yang

Kristin NG-Yang

b. 1970 Shandong, China. Lives in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Kristin NG-Yang draws on her dual Chinese and South African identity to reflect on questions of migration, nature, agency and identity.

Art Education

Present: PhD, University of KwaZulu- Natal, KwaZulu-Natal.
2004: Master of Fine Art, University of KwaZulu-Natal, KwaZulu-Natal.
1991: Central Academy of Fine Arts (majoring in oil paint painting), Beijing. 

Solo Exhibitions

2017: Perceptions & Prejudices, The Other Room, Durban.
2016: Bird/Fish Solo Exhibition, Noeli Galley, Shanghai.
2016: Bird/Fish Solo Exhibition,National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa. 
2016: Bird/Fish Solo Exhibition, Durban Art Gallery & Rivertown Contemporary, Durban. 
2015: Kristin’s Solo Exhibition, Tamasa Gallery, Durban.
2014: Diary in South Africa, Noeli Galley, Shanghai.
2013: Living in South Africa, Noeli Galley, Shanghai.
2012: Interpretation, Alliance Francaise, Durban.
2008: Art works by Kristin Hua Yang, Fogolino Art Gallery, Trento, Italy.
2008: Art works by Kristin Hua Yang, Cassa Rurale di Pergine, Pergine, Italy.
2007: Nordic Forest, KZNSA Gallery, Durban.
2004: Submerged Mindscape, Tamasa Gallery, Durban.
2003: MAFA exhibition, Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. 
2001: Drawing and oil paintings, Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg.

Group exhibitions

2017: Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg. 
2017: Bird/Fish studio I (with Rory Klopper), Bird/Fish Studio, Beijing.
2016: Zhishang - Kongjian, Bird Nest Art Center, Beijing, China
2016: Zhishang - Wanwei, Ban Space, Shanghai, China
2016: Zhishang - Zhishang, National Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
2015: Zhongshan Art Fair, Zhongshan, Guangdong, China
2015: Female Art Exhibition, Naked Eye Gallery, Beijing, China
2014: LiRenWeiMei, ShangShang Art Gallery, Beijing, China
2014: Chufu, Yixing Art Space, Beijing, China
2014: ChongGouYiXiang 1, Yi Space, Beijing, China
2014: Exhale, Art Space Durban
2013: Sound From Africa, East Gallery, Guanlan, China
2013: The 2nd Chinese Young Artist selected Prints Exhibition, 798 Art Zone, Beijing & Qingdao art Gallery, Shenzhen, China
2013: What Lies Beneath, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2013: Consider China, Art Space Durban, South Africa.
2013: Chun Guang Za Xian, Yi Gallery, Beijing, China.
2012: Across the parallel lines (with Diane Victor), East Galley, Guanlan, China
2012: Lady of the Forest, Inky cuttlefish Studio, London, UK
2012: Art on Paper, Nairobi National Museum, Kenya
2011: Emerging Artist from South Africa, Pangyongjie Studio, Beijing, China
2010: 10 Years, 10 Artists, Tamasa Gallery, Durban
2010: Art exhibition, St Paul secondary school, London, U.K.
2010: Red Eye, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
2010: Woman's Day, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
2010: Jabulisa 2001, Tatham Art Gallery, Travelled to Durban, Margate, Empangeni, Eshowe Museum and Newcastle
2009: Cultural Landscapes, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg
2008: CVA exhibition of staff and graduate students, Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
2008: Annual members exhibition, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2007: Pure and Simple, duet exhibition at ArtSpace, Durban
2007: Intel Exhibition of Art Works, Johannesburg and Cape Town
2007: Woman's Day, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
2007: A4 from Durban, ArtSpace Berlin, Germany
2007: Annual members exhibition, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2006: Renault Artists: Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg; Renault exhibition hall, Port Elizabeth & Renault exhibition hall, Paris, France


2002: Top 45 Postgraduate Student Scholarship, University of KwaZulu-Natal
2010-2012: Rita Strong Scholarship
2001-2003: Rita Strong Scholarship


Mandisa Buthelezi

b. Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, 1991

Mandisa Buthelezi’s work as a photographer and film director explores identity and spirituality within rural cultures of KwaZulu-Natal. Informed by a commitment to the value of respectfully-produced archives, Buthelezi’s art practice catalogues and preserves aspects of African culture.


2016: Incubation Programme, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg.
2011: National Diploma, Construction management & quantity surveying, Durban University of Technology, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)

2016: Social Justice Through The Lens, Breakaway Café, Cape Town.
2016: Ngale, KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA), Durban.
2014: Regarding Otherwhere?, KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA), Durban.
2014: Have we been heard?, Durban International Convention Centre, Durban.

Group Exhibitions (International)

2017: Anomalies, Semaphore Gallery of African Contemporary Art, Neuchâtel.
2016: AMANDLA! South African Women’s Photographers, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao.

Awards & Residencies

2019: Grant Recipient, National Arts Council of South Africa, (for UBhuku LukaMenzi).
2017 : Grant Recipient, National Arts Council of South Africa, (for Izwi Lami).
2017: Runner up, Open Society Foundation Social Justice Through the Lens Competition, Open Society Foundation for South Africa.
2016: Runner Up, Social Justice Through The Lens Photography Competition, Open Society Foundation for South Africa.
2016: Photography Residency, Studio Vortex, Marseille.


Nomusa Makhubu

b. 1984, Vaal Triangle, South Africa; lives in Cape Town.
Nomusa Makhubu’s artistic practice explores the construction of identities through colonial histories and presents, using photographic self-portraiture, projection and collage. Holding a PhD in Art History and a rich publication record, Makhubu is also a leading pedagogical and curatorial presence in the African arts scene.


2014: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
2012: Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE), Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
2009: Master of Art (MA), Art History, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
2007: Bachelor of Art (BA) with distinction, Fine Art, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)

2018: Intertwined 2004-2018, Bird Street Gallery (Nelson Mandela University Visual Art Department), Port Elisabeth.
2010: DreamSweepers, Artspace, Johannesburg.
2008: Iso Eliphandliwe, Alliance Française, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town.

Solo Exhibitions (International)

2008: Iso Elipandliwe, Alliance Française, Mbabane, Maseru.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)

2016: Beyond Binaries, Essence Festival, Durban.
2015: Trek: Following Journeys, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town.
2014 - 2015: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan (NNM) Art Museum Biennale, NNM Art Museum, Port Elizabeth.
2014: Blood, Sweat and Tears, ABSA Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2014: Actuality & Illusions, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town.
2014: Co-Existence, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town.
2014: Silk and Steel, Galerie NOKO, Port Elizabeth.
2013: Crossing the Divide, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town.
2013: Cape Town Art Fair, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town.
2013: Glamour Aid Charity Dinner & Art Auction, The Bay Hotel, Cape Town.
2012: Re-Sampled, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg.
2011: Water (with Injairu Kulundu), performance, Grahamstown.
2009: Umahluko, Cape ’09, Cape Town.
2008: Hollywood, Nollywood, Bollywood, ArtSpace, Johannesburg.
2008: Construct, University of South Africa (UniSA) Gallery, Pretoria; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum, Port Elizabeth; Settlers Monument, Grahamstown.
2008: Four Tales, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg.
2008: Glimpse, Bean Bag Bohemia, Durban.
2008: 3 Years, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg.
2007: Spier Contemporary, Spier, Cape Town; Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2007: Contemporary Visions Of Southern Africa, Pretoria Museum, Pretoria.
2007: Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria.
2006: Positive, Sun International/ Tapologo Aids Hospice Exhibition, Johannesburg.
2006 - 2008: Look At Me, Artists for Humanity: Women Against Child Abuse Print Project, Billboard: Raglan Road, Grahamstown.
2005: Brett Kebble Art Awards Exhibition, Johannesburg.
2005: Eastern Cape Artists Exhibition: Paperworks, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.

Group Exhibitions (International)

2014: Twenty: Contemporary South African Art, The Appalachian State University, North Carolina.
2014: Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar.
2015: Am I Not a Man and a Brother? Am I Not a Woman and a Sister? Archer Gallery, Washington; James Harris Gallery, Seattle.
2012: The Fourth Dali International Photography Exhibition, Dali.
2010: No More Bad Girls, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna.
2009: Photoquai, Musee du Quai Branly, Paris.
2009: The World Needs Us, Centro Luigi di Sarro, Rome.
2008: I Love Jozi, Gallery Béatrice Binoche, Reunion Island.
2007 - 2011: Art From The Ground Up, Hanover; Kuopio.
2007: Faces to Face (with Javier Maltos Galves), Internationale Cite Des Arts, Paris.
2007: Jeune Creation, Galerie Jeune Creation, Paris.

Curatorial Projects

2019: The Stronger we Become (with Nkule Mabaso), South African Pavillion at the Venice Biennale, Venice.
2015: Fantastic (with Nkule Mabaso), Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town.


The Hood Museum of African Art Dartmouth College, Hanover.
North-West University Gallery, Potchefstroom.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth.
University of South Africa, Pretoria.
Telkom Art Collection, South Africa.
Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein.

Scholarships and Fellowships

2017 - 2018: Harvard-UCT Mandela Fellow.
2017: Institute of Creative Arts (ICA), Writing Fellow.
2016: African Studies Association Presidential Fellow, (selected from ACLS African Humanities Program Fellowship), Rutgers University, Princeton University and Syracuse University.
2015 - 16: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), African Humanities Program Fellow.
2014: CAA-Getty International Fellow, for CAA conference and Williamstown, Massachusetts trip.
2010: Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF) Fellow, Lagos.
2008: Abe Bailey Fellowship, United Kingdom.
2007 - 2008: Würth Scholarship for M.A. (Art History), Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
2007: M.A Art History Scholarship, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Research Grants

2014: University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2008-2013: Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
2012: ProHelvetia, South Africa.
2011: Art Moves Africa (AMA), Africa.

Academic Prizes

2020: Thinker, 40 Under 40 Africa, Apollo Magazine, online.
2017: First Runner-Up, Women in Science Awards (WiSA), South African Department of Science and Technology (DST).
2007: Purvis Prize for Academic Achievement in Fine Art, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Exhibition Prizes and Artist Residencies

2014: Fresnoy Prize, received at the Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar.
2006: Woman of the Year Award,  "Art” category, Rhodes Amnesty International.
2006: Winner of ABSA L’Atelier, Gerard Sekoto Prize, three-month residency at Internationale Cite Des Arts, Paris.
1998: Third Prize, Vaal Abstract Work Exhibition, Vaal Triangle.