Andrew Tshabangu

Andrew Tshabangu, Praying, 2003, 40 x 50 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg
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Andrew Tshabangu was born in Soweto in 1966. His photography has been exhibited internationally in various exhibitions. Tshabangu, renowned for his  surreal smoky lighting, documents the rituals of black communities in urban Africa. He taught at the Children’s Photography Workshop in 1995 and the Market Photo Workshop in 1998. In 2008, he held a photography workshop called ‘Amnesia: Platform III’ at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi.




Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, South Africa


IWALEWA-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany


Momo Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, City in Transition




Photographic Workshop, Matola, Mozambique

National Museum Nairobi, Kenya, Amnesia:Platform III, workshop and exhibition

Espace 1789, Paris, France, South African Show



VII. Recontres Africaines de la Photographie, Bamako, Mali

The Hereford Photography Festival, Hereford, U. K.

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Contemporary Photographic Art from South Africa, traveling exhibition in Germany, Museum Bochum, Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen

Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany, 7. Internationale Foto Triennale



Galerie Seippel, Cologne, Germany, 18. Internationale Photoszene, Black & White South Africa with Jüregn Schadeberg

Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria, Black, Brown, White – Fotofgrafie aus Südafrika

VII. Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dakar, Senegal



National Gallery Prague, Czech Republic, International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2005: Second Sight, South African section curated by Dr. Ralf Seippel

Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria, Mooimarkshow Wien – Johannesburg

Galerie Seippel, Köln/Cologne, Germany, Glaubens-Bilder

Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa, New Identities

Kulturverein Zehntscheuer, Rottenburg/Neckar, Germany

Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, USA, South Africa: Past and Present



Kunst:Raum Sylt-Quelle, Rantum/Sylt, Germany, Public Transport (with David Koloane, Frank Rother and Hubert Dechant)

Museum Bochum, Germany, New Identities

African Institute, Rome, Italy, International Festival of Photography, Fotografia

Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London, U. K.

Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa, In a City (with Sam Nhlengethwa)

Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, DaimlerChrysler Photography,



Galerie Seippel, Köln/Cologne, Germany, On Sacred Ground

Bond Kunsthalle, Africalia, Brugge, Belgium, curated by Michel Dewilde in co-operation with Galerie Seippel, Cologne, Germany

De Lege Ruiimte Gallery, Gent, Belgium



Kunst:Raum Sylt-Quelle, Rantum/Sylt, Germany, Tracing the Rainbow

Kulturverein Zehntscheuer, Rottenburg /Neckar, Germany, Tracing the Rainbow



Guyana National Museum of African Art, George Town, Guyana, Connecting Africa Schloßmuseum Linz, Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum, Linz , Austria, Spuren des Regenbogens-Kunst und Leben im südlichen Afrika

Alliance Francaise, Johannesburg, South Africa, Portrait of the spirit



African Art Window Museum, Pretoria, South Africa, Every child is my child

Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg Denmark, A world of Christians: Christian Art from South Africa

Rembrandt van Rijn Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, Unplugged V, Johannesburg Vita Awards

Sandton Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

White Box Gallery, New York, USA, Translation/Seduction/Displacement – “White diaspora” Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, Porträt Afrika



Galerie Seippel, Köln/Cologne, Germany, Global Art – South African Contemporary Art

The Museum for African Art, New York, USA, Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa

Dorsey Gallery, New York, USA, An evening of photography

Castle of Good Hope, B Block, Cape Town South Africa, Art Dialogue, South Africa –Germany, curated by David Koloane and Dr. Ralf Seippel

Barbican Center, London, U. K., Africa by Africa



Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France, Anthologie de la photographie Africaine

William Fehr Collection, Cape Town, South Africa

European Commission in South Africa UNESCO, Paris, France, Peace in everyday life

Speak out on Poverty, travelling exhibition in South Africa, France, Brazil

Arts Festival Grahamstown, South Africa, Bringing Up Baby: Artist Survey the Reproductive Body, travelling to The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, Standard Bank Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa

The Open Window Art Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa, The Art of Describing

National Museum Nairobi, Kenya, Lake Naivasha International Artists



Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg South Africa, Photosynthesis

City 2, Brussels, Belgium, Exchange and Energy

Galerie La Bas, Marseille, France

Cross Cultural Festival La Reunion, France, In my Father’s house

Rembrandt van Rijn Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, Unplugged II

Munich, Germany, Lifetimes, an exhibition of Southern African Art

Michaelis School of Fine Art, University Cape Town, South Africa, Final Year Exhibition



II. Rencontres de la photographie africaine, Bamako, Mali

Hector Peterson Memorial Square, Soweto, South Africa, 20th Anniversary of Soweto students uprising Hector Peterson

Arnolfini, Bristol, England, C.C.A.,Glasgow, Scottland, Earth and Everything, Recent art from S.A.

Wrexham Arts Centre, Wales, Colchester Essex, England, Firstside