KEMANG WA LEHULERE


Detail from 'Remembering the Future of a Hole as a Verb 1' (Installation/Performance at Kwazulu Natal Society of Arts, Durban, 2010), chalk on black acrylic paint, nails, plastic string, soil, afro-combs, red velvet pillows. Courtesy: the artist and Lombard Freid Gallery.
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Born 1984 in Cape Town, South Africa. Lives in Johannesburg.

2011 BA Fine Art at University of Witwatersrand (Wits University) Johannesburg, South Africa

2004 Two Year Diploma Visual Arts, Community Arts Project (CAP) and Arts, Media Access Centre (AMAC), Cape Town, South Africa

2003 Scriptwriting and Introduction to Film and Television, Community Video Education Trust (CVET), Cape Town, South Africa

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

ARTIST OF THE YEAR,  Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin

2016

The knife eats at home, Stevenson, Cape Town

2015

To whom it may concern, Stevenson, Cape Town

2013

Sleep is for the Gifted, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York

2012

Some Deleted Scenes Too, Stevenson, Johannesburg

2011

Thirty Minutes of Amnesia: Act 1, Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg

2009

Ubontsi: Sharp sharp!, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

The New Parthenon, Stevenson, Cape Town

A Painting Today, Stevenson, Cape Town

2016

The Quiet Violence of Dream, Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg

12. Dak’art Biennale, Dakar

2015

African Odysseys at Le Brass Cultural Centre of Forest, Belgium

2014

8. Berlin Biennale, Berlin

2013-2014

Sculptural Premise, Stevenson, Cape Town

2013

My Joburg, la maison rouge, Paris

Imaginary Fact, Southafrican Pavilion, 55. Venice Biennale

Center for Historical Reenactments: After-After Tears, The New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York

2012

Fiction as Fiction (Or, a Ninth Johannesburg Biennale), Stevenson, Cape Town

Home Where? Lombard-Freid Projects, New York

Air de Lyon, Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires

The Ungovernables – New Museum Triennial, New Museum, New York

2011

11th Biennale de Lyon – A Terrible Beauty is Born, Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon

2010

Xenoglossia: A Research Project, Center for Historical Reenactments, Johannesburg

MTN New Contemporaries Award 2010, KZNSA Gallery, Durban

When Your Lips are My Ears, Our Bodies Become Radios, Kunsthalle Bern; Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

PASS-AGES: References & Footnotes, Old Pass-Law Office, Johannesburg

Rotterdam International Film Festival (One Minute Foundation), Rotterdam

2009

Dada South?, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town

Identity – An Imagined State, Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos, Lagos

2008

Performing South Africa, Hebbel am Ufer Theatre, Berlin

World One Minutes, Today Art Museum, Beijing

2007

Works on Paper, Blank Projects, Cape Town

Spier Contemporary 07, Spier Estate, Cape Town

Titled/Untitled, Kwa Mlami, Gugulethu; Blank Projects, Cape Town

AUSZEICHNUNGEN

Tollman-Award für Bildende Kunst (2012)

MTN New Contemporaries Award (2010)

Spier Contemporary Award (2007)