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

 

UPCOMING:

2017

ARTIST OF THE YEAR,  Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Kemang Wa Lehulere The knife eats at home, Stevenson, Cape Town

 

2015

Kemang Wa Lehulere 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

2016

The Quiet Violence of Dream, Stevenson, Kapstadt/ 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)

 

 

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