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, Footprints

Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, South Africa, Kibera Nimoja

IWALEWA-Haus, Bayreuth, Germany, Johannesburg Transitions

Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, South Africa, City in Transition



Parc de la Villette, Paris, France, Les Mois de la Photo du Grand Paris: Afriques Capital

Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, South Africa, revival

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists

La Maison Rouge, Paris, France, My Joburg
Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, South Africa, Bridges

Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Paris, France, Place of Honor for Africa
Birmingham Museum, Birmingham, Alabama, Darkroom: Photography and New Media in South Africa since 1950

Center for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium, A Useful Dream: African Photography 1960-2010
Willy Brandt House, Berlin, Germany, South African Photography 1950-2010
Gallery 44, Toronto, Canada, Always Moving Forward

Noorderlicht Gallery, Groningen, Netherlands, Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2009: Human Conditions
Daimer Contemporary, Berlin, Germany, Mercedes-Benz award for South African Art and Culture

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, 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, Ghent, 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