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Zwelethu Mthethwa  1960, ZA

Rank (2014): 1031 – 

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Male
Painting, Photography



to top Most exhibitions in:

Country
USA 57
South Africa 19
Germany 19
Spain 9
Italy 9




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Artist Rank
David Goldblatt  389 27
William Kentridge  21 27
Santu Mofokeng  1336 23
Samuel Fosso  2671 22
Guy Tillim  398 21




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Institution
  Brundyn + Gonsalves, South Africa 7
  Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Germany 6
  Jack Shainman Gallery, USA 6
  Everard Read Gallery - Johannesburg, South Africa 4



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1960 Born in Durban, NL (ZA)

Lives and works in Johannesburg, GT (ZA)

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until 17.5.2015
   Distance and Desire: Encou nters with the African Archive - The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm Send message

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2013
   Zwelethu Mthethwa - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY

2012
   Front Room: Zwelethu Mthethwa - The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
   Zwelethu Mthethwa - Everard Read Gallery - Johannesburg, Johannesburg

2011
   New works - Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town

2010
   Zwelethu Mthethwa - Contemporary Gladiators and Brick Workers - Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid
   Inner Views - The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY
   Zwelethu Mthethwa - Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town

2009
   Zwelethu Mthethwa - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY

2008
   Zwelethu Mthethwa - Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm
   Zwelethu Mthethwa: “children Of A Lesser God” - Everard Read Gallery - Johannesburg, Johannesburg

2007
Description  Zwelethu Mthethwa - Maidens und Dance of Life - Christine König Galerie, Vienna
   Zwelethu Mthethwa - Recent Work, Interior and Sugarcane Series. - Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid
   Zwelethu Mthetwa - Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris

2006
   Zwelethu Mthethwa - Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg
   Gold Mine Series - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY

2005
   Zwelethu Mthethwa - Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm

2004
   Lines of Negotiation - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY

2003
   Zwelethu Mthethwa - Portraits - The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
   Zwelethu Mthethwa - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY

2002
   Zwelethu Mthethwa - Women in Private Space - Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg

2000
   Zwelethu Mthethwa. Sacred Homes – Mother & Child - Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome

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2014
   1st International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias - International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena de Indias

2013
   Good Health: Impilo Engcono - Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town

2012
   No Borders - Arnolfini, Bristol (England)
   The progress of love - The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Description and image  Particulars / Third Room - Christine König Galerie, Vienna
   Africa - Photographs and Video from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection - Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Ft. Myers, FL
   OC Collects - Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach
   Gaze - The Changing Face of Portrait Photography - Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
   The Dwelling Life of Man - Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort
   Room In My Head: Staging Psychological Spaces - Gallery 1600 - Savannah College of Art and Design SCAD, Atlanta, GA
   African Photography: For Whose Eyes? - Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady, NY
   La La La Human Steps: A Selection from the Collection of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen - Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
   Environment and Object - Recent African Art - Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT

2011
   Implemented Environments - Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town
   Summer Show - Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town
   Environment and Object - Recent African Art - VCUarts Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
   The Horse: September 2011 Multiple Views of a Singular Beast - Everard Read Gallery - Johannesburg, Johannesburg
Description and image  Biennale di Venezia - 54th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Description  Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography - Victoria & Albert Museum - V&A, London (England)
   The Dwelling Life of Man. Photographs from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection - Fundació Foto Colectania, Barcelona
   Darkroom: Photography and New Media in South Africa since 1950 - Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
   Environment and Object Recent African Art - The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2010
Description and image ARTCO Galerie GmbHFINE ART 2010 - ARTCO Galerie GmbH, Herzogenrath Send message
   Darkroom: Photography and New Media in South Africa since 1950 - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
   The Mechanics and Mysteries of Perception - Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town
   89 Km. Colección CGAC - MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo
   Always Moving Forward - Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography , Toronto, ON
Description and image  From Wall to Wall. - OMC Gallery For Contemporary Art, Huntington Beach, CA
   A Collective Diary. An African Contemporary Journey - Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya

2009
  ARTCO Galerie GmbHARTCO - FINE ART - ARTCO Galerie GmbH, Herzogenrath Send message
Description and image  EX NUGIS SERIA d'Afrique et d'ailleurs... - Maison d'Art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur Marne
   Huésped. Colección MUSAC en Rosario - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario (MACRo), Rosario
Description and image  Huésped. Colección Musac en el MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - MNBA, Buenos Aires
Description and image  It Took a While to Find These Things - OMC Gallery For Contemporary Art, Huntington Beach, CA
   notes from the empire/aufzeichnungen aus dem empire - Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden
Description and image  Great Expectations - Contemporary Photography Looks At Today'S Bitter Years - Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg
Description  Mi Vida – From Heaven to Hell - Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest
Description and image Daimler ContemporaryMercedes- Benz Award for South African Art and Culture 2009 - Daimler Contemporary, Berlin Send message
   Volver - Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid
   The Great South African Nude - Everard Read Gallery - Johannesburg, Johannesburg
Description and image  International Photography and photo based work - OMC Gallery For Contemporary Art, Huntington Beach, CA

2008
Description and image  Prospect.1 New Orleans - Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
   Beyond the Familiar: Photography and the Construction of Community - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
   So Close So Far Away - H+F Collection - Museum het Domein, Sittard
   Snap Judgments - Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
   V Bienal de Sao Tome e Principe - CIAC - Centro Internacional de Arte e Cultura de São Tomé, São Tomé
   Cross-Currents in Recent Video Installation: Water as Metaphor for Identity - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
   About Us - Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
   Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography - Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
   Far from Home - North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
   Portraits - G Fine Art, Washington, DC
   Planet Africa: Fotografie - Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg

2007
   Eyes Wide Open – New to the Stedelijk & The Monique Zajfen Collection - Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
   Entre Nous / Between Ourselves / Phakathi Kwethu - Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town
   2nd Arts in Marrakech International Biennale - Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech
   Vision/Revision: Contemporary Art from the Harn Collection - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
   Intimate Strangers - Barton Art Galleries, Wilson, NC
   Photographies, Nouvelles acquisitions 2003-2007 - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
   Brave New Worlds - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
   Weltempfänger - 10 Jahre Galerie der Gegenwart - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
   Weltempfänger - 10 Jahre Galerie der Gegenwart - Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
   Apartheid - The South African Mirror - CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona
Description and image  Existencias - Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon
   South African Art: Signs - Danubiana - Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava
   Zwelethu Mthethwa, Miguel Rothschild und Thomas Stimm - Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg
   Black Panther Rank and File - Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NC
   Africa Remix - Contemporary art of a continent - Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), Johannesburg
   So close / So far away - Crac Alsace, Altkirch
   Juicios instantáneos - Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

2006
   Trienal de Luanda 2007 - Trienal de Luanda, Luanda
   Africa Remix - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
   The Arrival - Two Rooms, Auckland
   the living is easy - Flowers Galleries - Kingsland Road, London (England)
Description  Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography - Miami Art Central, Miami, FL
   Why Pictures Now - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna
Description and image  Africa Remix - Contemporary Art of a Continent - Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
   Facing the past. Seeking the future - Reflections on a decade of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission - South African National Art Gallery, Cape Town
   Black Panther Rank and File - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
   Snap Judgments - New Positions in Contemporary African Photography - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
   Black, Brown, White - Fotografie aus Südafrika - Kunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), Vienna
   Cross-Currents in Recent Video Installation - Water as Metaphor for Identity - Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA
   The Whole World is Rotten - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
   Conversation with Art, on Art. bauhaus to Contemporary Art - Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

2005
   2005 Remix - Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg
   Ticket to the other side - Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg
   BYO - Bring your own - MAN - Museo d`Arte di Nuoro, Nuoro
   Click - The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
   IBCA Biennale 2005 - IBCA - International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Prague
   51st International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - Always a little further - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
   African Remix - l'art contemporain d'un continent - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
   Emergencies - Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon
   Insights - National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC
   Africa Remix – Contemporary Art of a Continent - Hayward Gallery, London (England)
   The Whole World is Rotten: Free Radicals and the Gold Coast Slave Castles of Paa Joe - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY

2004
   Ipermercato dell'arte. Il consumo contestato - SMS Contemporanea, ex Palazzo Delle Papesse, Siena
   The DaimlerChrysler Collection - South African National Art Gallery, Cape Town
Description and image  26° Bienal de São Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
   5th Gwangju Biennal 2004 - A Grain of Dust A Drop of Water - Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
   New Identities Contemporary South African Art - Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum
   Afrika Remix - Zeitgenössische Kunst eines Kontinents - Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf
Description and image  DAVID GOLDBLATT | SANTU MOFOKENG | ZWELETHU MTHETHWA - Christine König Galerie, Vienna
   Rites sacrés Rites profanes - Kornhausforum, Bern
Description  DaimlerChrysler Collection for South Africa - Museum Africa, Johannesburg
Description  The Daimler Art Collection - Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria
   Postkort fra Cuba - Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden
   Exposition Collective - Corps en état... - Galerie RX, Paris

2003
Description and image Daimler ContemporaryPhotography, Video, Mixed Media - Neuerwerbungen 2002/2003 - Daimler Contemporary, Berlin Send message
   Change of Values. Works from the ARCO Foundation Collection - EACC - Espai d´Art Contemporani de Castelló, Castellon de la Plana
   8. Bienal de La Habana - La Bienal de La Habana, Havana
   Outlook - Benaki Museum, Athens
   8th International İstanbul Biennial 2003 - International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
Description and image  Strangers: the first ICP triennial of photography and video - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
   THE GIFT: Generous Offerings, Threatening Hospitality - Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
   In faccia al mondo. Il ritratto contemporaneo nel medium fotografico - Villa Croce Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Genoa
   Prague Biennale 1 - Prague Biennale, Prague
   Portraiture (every picture tells a story) - Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
   The African Exile Museum - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
   Committee´s Choice - Association for Visual Arts - AVA, Cape Town
   The Gift - Generous Offerings, Threatening Hospitality - Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL
   6th Sharjah International Biennial - Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah
   Body and the Archive - Artists Space, New York City, NY

2002
   Portraits - André Simoens Gallery, Knokke-Heist
   I ka nyé tan - Centre photographique d’Ile-de-France, Pontault Combault
   Südafrika: South Africa - Rainbow Nation - kunst:raum sylt quelle, Rantum / Sylt
   Southern African Stories - A Print Collection - Caribbean Contemporary Arts (CCA), Port of Spain
   Cultural Crossing - - Numark Gallery, Washington, DC (closed, 2006)
Description and image  25° Bienal de São Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
   Staging: Janieta Eyre, Julie Moos & Zwelethu Mthethwa - Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO
   The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994 - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
   THE GIFT: Generous Offerings, Threatening Hospitality - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - SMoCA, Scottsdale, AZ
   THE GIFT - Generous Offerings, Threatening Hospitality - Bronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA), New York City, NY

2001
   New Heimat - Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
   A Work in Progress - Selections from the New Museum Collection - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
Description and image  The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945-1994 - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
   Trade - Waren, Wege und Werte im Welthandel heute - Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
   il Dono - SMS Contemporanea, ex Palazzo Delle Papesse, Siena
Description  Overnight to Many Cities: Tourism and Travel at Home and Away - 303 Gallery, New York City, NY
   The Short Century - Das kurze Jahrhundert der Befreiung und Unabhängigkeit - Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
   The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994 - Museum Villa Stuck, Munich

2000
Description  Paris pour escale - Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM/ARC, Paris
   Fun Five Fun Story - Five international artists from Africa - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
   Fun Five Fun Story - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
   PICAF 2000 - The Busan Biennale, Busan
   Translation/Seduction/Displacement - Institute of Contemporary Art at Main College of Art, Portland, ME
   4ème Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain - Dak'Art Biennale de l’art africain contemporain, Dakar
   Line of connection - Galerie Mam, Douala
   TRANSLATION/SEDUCTION/DISPLACEMENT - White Box, New York City, NY

1999
   Shirin Neshat - Zwelethu Mthethwa - Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice
   Third International Biennial Exhibition: Looking For A Place - Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
   SITE Santa Fe's Third International Biennial - Looking for a place - SITE Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
   Andrea Busto, Cuoghi Corsello, Zwelethu Mthethwa - Velan Center for Contemporary Art, Turin

1998
Description  eye Africa / African photography 1840-1998 - South African National Art Gallery, Cape Town
   Yesterday Begins Tomorrow - Hessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
   FotoFest 1998 - Seventh International Month of Photography - FotoFest Biennial, Houston, TX

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Italy

 Marco Noire Contemporary Art, San Sebastiano Po/Torino

South Africa

 Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town
 Everard Read Gallery - Cape Town, Cape Town
 Everard Read Gallery - Johannesburg, Johannesburg
 David Krut Projects - Johannesburg, Johannesburg

Spain

 Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid

USA

 Kyle Kauffman Gallery, New York City, NY
 Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY

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Germany

Daimler ContemporaryDaimler Contemporary, Berlin  eMail

Netherlands

 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam

South Africa

 Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria

Spain

 Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon

USA

 Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
 The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH
 New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
 National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC

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