Lhola Amira

CURRICULUM VITAE

BIOGRAPHY

b. 1984, Gugulethu, South Africa.

Works and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2018

Artist in Residence, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), Sao Paolo, Brazil.

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.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS, PRESENTATIONS & APPEARANCES

2019

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

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

2018

WhatATimeToBeBlackWomxQueer, 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 EXHIBITIONS, PRESENTATIONS & APPEARANCES

2019

[upcoming] NIRIN, 22nd Biennale of Sydney [Travelling Exhibition], Art Gallery of NSW; Artspace; Campbelltown Arts Centre; Cockatoo Island;  Museum of Contemporary Art Australia; The National Art School, Sydney, Australia.

[upcoming] KABUTANA, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway.

Present Passing, curated by Natasha Becker & Patrick D. Flores, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, China.

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

2018

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

Forward? Forward ! Forward …, Stellenbosch University Museum, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Affective Affinities, 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.

2016

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

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

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

Robert & Renee Drake Collection, Wassenaar, Netherlands.

Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Robert Devereux Collection, London, UK.

Skövde Art Museum, Skövde, Sweden.