Lhola Amira

CURRICULUM VITAE

BIOGRAPHY

b. 1984, Gugulethu, South Africa.

Works and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2017

Artist in Residence, AiRS (Skövde Art Museum), Skövde, Sweden.

2015

Artist in Residence, Jiwar Creation and Society, Barcelona, Spain.

2011

Artist in Residence, Vasl Artists’ Collective, Islamabad, Pakistan.

2010

Artist in Residence, Theertha Red Dot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS & APPEARANCE

2019

[upcoming] Solo Presentation, Skövde Konsthall & Konstmuséum, Skövde, Sweden.

[upcoming] Solo Presentation, SMAC Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2018

WhatATimeToBeBlackWomxQueer [screening], Goethe Institut, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.

The powers of emotions, [Appearance] Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.

 SINKING: Xa Sinqamla Unxubo, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

SINKING: Xa Sinqamla Unxubo , as part of Investec Cape Town Art Fair’s SOLO Project, curated by Nontobeko Ntombela, Investec Cape Town Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

 

2017

LAGOM: Breaking Bread with The Self-Righteous, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Looking for Ghana & The Red Suitcase, LOOP Fair, (SMAC Gallery), Barcelona, Spain.

29º06’S 26º13’E, [Appearance], Vroumonument, Hoffmanplein & Soetdoring, in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Looking for Ghana & The Red Suitcase, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2016

Looking for Ghana in Accra, [Appearance], Studio Accra, Accra, Ghana.

Looking for Ghana in Jamestown, [Appearance], Brazil House, Jamestown, Ghana.

Lhola Amira Will Make You Cry, [Appearance], Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2015

De/Colonial Love, [Appearance], Mitte, Barcelona, Spain.

2014

Lhola Amira is Here, [Appearance], Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa.

Lhola Amira, Her & Him, [Appearance], Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa.

Lhola Amira neZambatho ezoMoya, [installation], 6ix Studio, New York City, USA.

GROUP PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITIONS

2019

[upcoming] Investec Cape Town Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Cape Town International Art Fair (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

2018

Forward? Forward! Forward… [Screening], Stellenbosch University Museum, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Wish You Were Here, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Affective Affinities [Appearance], curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, 33rd São Paulo Biennial,  São Paulo, Brazil.

What is South Africa, even?, WORLDART Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair, (SMAC Gallery) Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Götenborg Film Festival- LAGOM: Breaking Bread with The Self-Righteous, [screening], Gothenburg, Sweden.

2017

ARTISSIMA, (SMAC Gallery), OVAL Lingotto Fiere, Turin, Italy.

29º06’S 26º13’E, [Appearance], Museum Night, curated by Jay Pather, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAA), Cape Town, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair, (SMAC Gallery) Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

African Voices: Confronting Frontiers of Reality, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Chale Wote Festival, Looking for Ghana & The Red Suitcase, [screening], Accra, Ghana.

Cape Town Art Fair, (SMAC Gallery) Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

Lhola Amira in Conversation with Rinamanyanga Hariputirwe,  [Appearance] at Instruments of  Memory a solo exhibition by Masimba Hwati, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

As Long as the World is Anti-Black; Of-course This is Personal, [Appearance], Nothing Personal, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2014

DETAILS, [Appearance], 6ix Studio, New York City, USA.

2010

Category Error 2, [Appearance] at Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2009

Subvision Kunst, [Appearance], Off Festival, Hamburg, Germany.

COLLECTIONS

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), Cape Town, South Africa.

Robert & Renee Drake Collection, Wassenaar, Netherlands.

Iziko National Gallery of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa.

Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Gibraltar, EU.

Robert Devereux Collection, London, UK.

Skövde Art Museum, Skövde, Sweden.

KHANYISILE MBONGWA

EDUCATION

2018

Master of Arts Degree (MA): Interdisciplinary Arts, Public Arts and Public Sphere – cum laude, Mellon Foundation Fellow, University of Cape Town (UCT) in association with the Institute of Creative Arts (ICA), Cape Town, South Africa.

2013

Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA Hons): Curatorship, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Town, South Africa.

2012

Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA): Sociology & English, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2004

Business Studies Certificate, Skills and Development Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.

AWARDS, RESIDENCIES & EDITORIALS

2015

[on-going] Editorial Board for Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, Chicago, USA.

2014

Artist in Residence (AIR) Laureate Award, Africa Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.

2012

MTN New Contemporary Award, (collaboration with Unathi Sigenu), Cape Town, South Africa.

EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

2018

Live Art Network Africa, Institute for Creative Arts, Cape Town, South Africa.

2017

National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa.

2016

Afreaka Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2015

Infecting the City: Public Arts Festival, Cape Town, South Africa.

2014

Infecting the City: Public Arts Festival, Cape Town, South Africa.

Spring Break Art Fair, New York City, USA.

2013

In Context Buyel’ Embo, curated by Zipho Dayile, Khanyelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town Art Fair, BMW Pavilion, Cape Town, South Africa.

Infecting the City Public Arts Festival, Cape Town, South Africa.

100 in1 Festival, Cape Town, South Africa.

2008

Upstairs Downstairs, curated by Bettina Malcomes, Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Scratching the Surface curated by Gabi Ngcobo & Mwenya Kabwe, Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

HAU Theater, Berlin, Germany.

2010

1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Space Currencies, curated by Thembinkosi Goniwe, Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2009

US, curated by Simone Njami & Bettina Malcomess, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

“Dada South? Experimentation, Radicalism, Resistance”, curated by Roger Van Wyk & Catherine Smith with Lerato Bareng, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2017

Puncture Points (curator), Cape Town, South Africa.

2016

Infecting the City Session 3: What Will We Tell Freedom? kwaLanga Public Arts Festival (curator), Cape Town, South Africa.

2014

Revisiting the Latent Archive In Sites (curator) Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa.

Pre-LIFE Panel Discussions for Gordon Institute for Performing & Creative Arts (GIPCA) Live Art Festival (co-ordinator), University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Town, South Africa.

2015

Twenty Journey (curator), Cape Town, South Africa.

LISTE Art Fair, (special guest curator), Basel, Switzerland.

Conjugal Visit (curator), Alma Marter, Cape Town, South Africa.

2013

Sthomb’ Esihle (co-curator), Boston Society, Cape Town, South Africa.

Demonstrations: Performing Being Black (curator), Cape Town, South Africa.

iNdonga (curator), Cape Town, South Africa.

2011

Ngaphakathi Esiphakathini (co-curator), Centre for African Studies, Cape Town, South Africa.