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ZWELETHU MTHETHWA Born in Durban, South Africa in 1960 SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2010 Contemporary Gladiators and Brickworkers. Galería Oliva Arauna, Madrid. España. 2010 Inner Views Studio Museum, Harlem. Nueva York. Estados Unidos 2010 Is it our goal…? And Other Related Issues. Jellicoe. Johannesburgo. Sudafrica. 2010 Zwelethu Mthethwa. Iart Gallery. Ciudad del Cabo. Sudafrica 2009 Zwelethu Mthethwa. Jack Shainman Gallery, Nueva York.USA 2007 Maidens and Dance of Life. Galerie Christine Koening, Viena. Switzerland 2007 Recent Work, Interior and Sugarcane Series. Galería Oliva Arauna, Madrid. Spain 2006 Maidens. Gallery Hengevoss-Durkop, Hamburgo, Germany 2005 Ticket to the Other Side Gallery Hengevoss-Durkop, Hamburgo, Germany 2005 Women in Private Spaces. Andrehn-Schiptjenko Gallery, Estocolmo, Sweden 2004 Harvesting Workers. Massachusetts. USA






2004 Lines of Negotiation. Galería Jack Shainman, Nueva York, USA 2004 New Works. Association for visual Arts, Ciudad del Cabo, South Africa 2003 Hamburg Kunsthalle, Galerie der Gegenwart Hamburgo, Germany

2003 Interior portraits: Zwelethu Mthethwa Photographs. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 2003 New Works. Galería Jack Shainman, Nueva York. USA 2002 Galerie Hengevos, Hamburgo, Germany 2002 Marco Noire Contemporary Art, San Sebastiano, Italy 2002 Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri, USA 2001 Centre national de la photographie, Paris France 2001 Galerie Jensen, Hamburgo, Germany 2001 Mother & Child, Marco Noire Contemporary Art, San Sebastiano, Italy 2001 Private Spaces. Goodman Gallery, Johannesburgo, South Africa 2000 Art-World dialogue, Ludwig Museum, Koln , Germany 2000 Bienal de fotografía de Rótterdam, Rótterdam, Holland 2000 Galería Jack Shainman, Nueva York, USA 2000 Paris Pour Escale. Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paría, France 2000 Rebirth, Project Room”, FIAC Paris, Marco Noire Contemporary Art, Paris, France 2000 Sacred Homes. Galería Oliva Arauna , Madrid, Spain. 2000 Sacred Homes – Mother & Child. Palazzo Della Esposizioni, Roma, Italy 1999 Galerie Hengevoss & Jensen, Hamburgo, Germany 1999 Galerie Hengevoss & Jensen, Trienal de fotografía, Hamburgo, Germany 1999 Project Room, Marco Noire Contemporary Art, ARCO, Madrid, Spain. 1999 Project Room, Art Koln, Marco Noire Contemporary Art, Colonia, Germany.

1999 Towards-transit. Zurich, Switzerland 1998 Galería Goodman, Johannesburgo, South Africa 1998 Marco Noire Contemporary Art, San Sebastiano, Italy 1997 Galería Kohn Turner, Los Ángeles, USA 1993 Galería de Lyons, Cape Town, South Africa 1992 Galería de Lyons, Cape Town. South Africa 1991 African Arts Center, Durban, South Africa. 1991 S.A. Association of Arts, Ciudad del Cabo, South Africa. 1987 College Union, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. USA 1986 S.A Association of Arts, Ciudad del Cabo, South Africa. GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2010 Africa Objetos y Sujetos Centro Cultural Cajastur. Oviedo Spain 2010 Km 89 Colección CGAC. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo. Vigo. España 2010 8Fotografías 4 continentes. Hotel París Diputación de Huelva Festival de Fotografía de Huelva, Huelva. Spain 2007 Existencias .Musac. Leon. Spain 2007 Defining Moments in Photograph from the MCA Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA 2006 Black, Brown & White. Kunsthalle Vienna, VienNa, Austria 2006 Black Panther Rank and File. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California, USA

2006 Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography International Center of Photography, New York, USA 2006 The Living is Easy: International Contemporary Photography. Flowers East Gallery, London, United Kingdom 2006 The Whole World is Rotten. Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 2005 A Passion for Pictures. North Carolina Museum of Art, Carolina del Norte, USA 2005 Bienal de Venecia, The Experience of Art, Venetia, ItalY 2005 Earth and Memory: African and African-American Photograph. Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Presbyterian College, Clinton, Carolina del Norte, USA 2005 Green to Green and Beyond. Gallery W 52, New York USA 2005 Imprints: Works on paper. Axis Gallery, New York USA 2005 New Work / New Acquisitions. Museum of Modern Art, New York USA 2005 The Forest. Politics, Poetics, and Practice. The Nasher Museum at Duke University, North Carolina, USA 2005 The Whole World is Rotten: Free Radicals and the Gold Coast Slave Castles of Paa Joe. Jack Shainman Gallery, New York USA 2004 African Art, African Voices. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA 2004 Africa Remix. Zeitgenossische Kunst eines Kontinents. itinerante por Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Alemania; Hayward Gallery, London United Kingdom; Centro Pompidou, Paris, France; Mori Art Museum, Tokio, JapAN 2004 Bienal de Gwangju, South Korea 2004 Bienal de Sao Paulo Sau Paulo, Brazil 2004 Common Ground, Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art. Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington DC, USA

2004 Tama University Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2004 Where? Clifford Chance Projects, New York USA 2003 8ª Bienal de La Habana, Cuba 2003 Bienal de Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey 2003 Bienal de Praga, Praga, Check Republic 2003 Body and the Archive Artists Space New York USA 2003 Portraiture (Every Picture Tells A Story) Solomon Projects, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 2003 Strangers: The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video Centro Internacional de Fotografía, New York USA 2003 The Gift: Generous Offerings, Threatening Hospitality. itinerante por Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA; Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York USA; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, Nuevacelanda; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 2002 Centro Cultural de Maia, O’Porto, Portugal 2002 Cultural Crossing Numark Gallery, Washington DC, USA 2002 Dis/location Sala Rekalde, Bilbao. Spain 2002 Exposición colectiva, Marco Noire Contemporary Art, San Sebastiano, Italy 2002 Fuoriuso Ferrotel, Pescara, Italy 2002 In Situ – Portraits of People at Home Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, Virginia, USA 2002 New Acquisitions/ New Works/ New Directions 3: Contemporary Selections Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA 2002 Overnight to Many Cities: Tourism and Travel at Home and Away The Photographers’ Gallery, London United Kingdom

2002 Sudafrica: la pittura, la fotographia, il cinema Centro “Trevi,” Bolzano, Italy 2002 Shopping: Art and Consumer Culture itinerante por Schrin Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Alemania; Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom 2002 Staging Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA 2002 Tracing the Rainbow itinerante por Kunst Raum Sylt-Quelle, Alemania; Kulturverein Zehntscheuer, Roteburgo, Germany 2002 Untitled Jack Shainman Gallery, New York USA 2001 Africa 2000: The Artist and the City. Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain 2001 Africa Today Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain 2001 A Passion for Art: The Disaronno Originale Photography Collection”, itinerante por Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida, USA; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA; University of California, Berkeley, Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California, USA. 2001 Boomerang: Collector’s Choice Exit Art, New York USA 2001 Centro de Bellas Artes, Madrid. Spain 2001 Frankfurtkunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany 2001 I Love NY Jack Shainman Gallery, New York USA 2001 Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois, USA 2001 Overnight to Many Cities: Travel and Tourism at Home and Away. 303 Gallery, New York USA 2001 Paris pour escale. Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France 2001 Storie Contemporanee. Museo Cívico de Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

2001 The Gift, Generous Offerings, Threatening Hospitality. Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italia, travelling exhibition Palazzo Candiolo, Venecia, Italia; San Francisco, California, Estados Unidos; Scottsdale Museum of Art, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA 2001 The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945-1994. Travelling exhibition Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany; Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Martin-Gropius-Bau, Belgium; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA; P.S. 1 Museum for Contemporary Art, New York USA 2001 TRADE – Wares, ways and values in world trade today. itinerante por Fotomuseum Wintherthur, Wintherthur, Alemania; Nederlands Foto Institut, Rotterdam, Netherlands 2000 A3HB, Hans Bogatske Collection of Contemporary Art, Camouflage, Brussels, Belgium 2000 A.R.E.A. 2000. Kjarvaisstadir, Reykjavik, Island 2000 Arts & Human Rights Kwangju International Biennale, Seoul, Korea. 2000 Bienal de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal 2000 Bienal de Fotografía de Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands 2000 Cream II, 10 directores conversando en Internet. New York USA 2000 Dire Aids-Say Aids Torino, Italy 2000 Five artists having fun . Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia 2000 Home. Perth International Arts festival, Art Gallery of Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, Australia 2000 Kunsthalle Bern, Berna, Switzerland. 2000 Mirades Impúdiques. Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona. Spain 2000 Mostra Africana de Arte Contemporanea. Video Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2000 Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

2000 Paris pour Escale. Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, París, France 2000 Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival, Pusan, Korea. 2000 Simultaneous Galería Jack Shainman, New York USA 2000 South meets West Kunsthalle Berna, Switzerland 1999 Camouflage. Hans Bogatzke Collection of Bruselas, Belgium


African Art,

1999 Fondazione Bevilacqua (con Shirin Neshat),Venecia, Italia 1999 Goteborgs Kunstmuseum, Goteburgo, Sweden. 1999 Il sentimento del 2000. Trienal de Milan-Photomedia Europe 1999, Milan, Italy 1999 Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa” Museum for African Art, New York USA. Travelling exhibition in USA 1999 Photoespaña 99: Images for dignity, Madrid, Spain 1999 Project Conflux. Tendaces Mikado, Luxemburg 1999 Rewind Netherlands


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1999 Site Santa Fe: Looking for a place Santa Fe, Nuevo México, USA 1999 South meets West. The National Museum Accra, Accra, Ghana, travelling exhibition trough Kunsthalle Berna, Suiza 1999 Staking Claims. The Granary – parte del One City Many Cultures Festival, Cape Town, South Africa 1999 Toward- Transit New visual languages in South Africa. Pro Helvetia Art Council of Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland 1998 A History of African Photographie, Paris, France.

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1998 Africa, Africa Tobu Museum, Tokio, Japan 1998 Africa by Africa. Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdom 1998 Architecture, apartheid Holland


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Museum, Rotterdam,

1998 Awakening Centro para estudios curatoriales, Bard Collegue, Annandaleon-Houston, New York USA 1998 Bienal de Dakar, Senegal. 1998 Blank‌ State of Architecture + Urban planning in South Africa. Holland Architecture Institute. Travelling exhibition trough Europe 1999 and South Africa in 2000 1998 Democracy’s Images photographs and visual art after apartheid. Bild Museum, Sweden 1998 Houston Photo Festival, Houston, Texas, USA 1998 The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Sasol Art Collection. 1998 Yesterday Begins Tomorrow: Ideals, Dreams, and the Contemporary Awakening. Centro para estudios curatoriales, Bard Collegue, Annandale-onHouston, New York USA 1997 Association for Visual Arts, CRAM, Cape Town South Africa 1997 La Boheme: Noir. Primart Gallery, Cape Town South Africa 1997 Lift Off. Goodman Gallery, Johannesburgo, South Africa 1997 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway 1997 Photo Syntesis- Contemporary Grahamstown Art Festival. South Africa




1997 Trade Routes: History and Geography. Bienal de Johannesburgo, EletricWorkshop, Gauteng, South Africa

1996 Adelson Gallery, New York USA 1996 Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town South Africa 1995 Africa 95. Bernard Dusseldorf, Germany


Gallery, London, United Kingdom and

1995 Artists for Peace ’95 Palais des Nations travelling exhibition: Geneva, Switzerland y Dusseldorf, Germany 1995 Crosscorrents. Very Special Arts Gallery, Washington D.C., USA 1995 Johannesburg Biennal, Johannesburgo, South Africa 1995 S.A. Association of Arts-3 Person Show, Cape Town South Africa 1995 World Economic Forum Group Show, Davos, Switzerland. 1994 Crosscurrents S.A.artist group show, Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida, USA 1994 S.A. artists, Ottobrunn, Germany 1993 Abidjan Biennale, Ivory Coast 1993 Biennale of Illustration. Bratislava, Slovaquia 1993 Grand Prix International d’Arts Plastiques. International Visual Arts, Niza, France. 1992 Singapore Exhibition, Singapoure. 1991 Daljosafat Arts Centre, Paarl, South Africa. 1991 S.A. Associationof Arts, Cape Town, South Africa 1990 NSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa 1989 Memorial Art Museum, Rochester, New York USA 1988 Bethune Gallery, S.U.N.Y., Buffalo, New York USA

1988 Rainbow Gallery, S.U.N.Y., Brockport, New York USA 1986 Elisabeth Sneddon Theatre, Universidad de Natal, Durban. South Africa 1986 S.A. Association of Arts, Ciudad del cabo, South Africa 1985 Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town University, Cape Town, South Africa

AWARDS 1999 Elected on to the Association for Visual Arts Executive Committee. 1998 Nominated for the Vita Awards. 1993 City of Abijan prize, Biennale (Ivory Coast) 1993 Bertrams V.O. Award Indigenous People. 1981 Simon Gerson Prize for the most promising art student (UCT). COLLECTIONS Deuthsche Bank Collection Museo de Arte Contemporรกneo de Castilla y Leon, Spain San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY The New Museum, New York, NY The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, North Western University University of South Africa Durban Art Gallery Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg University of the Witwatersrand South African Embassy, Washington D.C. Durban, Cape Town, New York, Sasol

Cape Department of Education Trust Arco Foundation, Madrid Gilbey's Ltd. Metropolitan Life South African Breweries Old Mutual Gencor S.A. Ltd. Transnet Ltd. Sanlam Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa S.A. Reserve Bank Herdboys Rand Merchant Bank Wooltru, Cape Town, South Africa Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University Bouwond Art Collection, Netherlands Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa LaSalle Bank, Chicago, IL Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Madrid, Spain Progressive Corporate Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC Daimler Chrysler Collection, Germany Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC Boland Bank, South Africa PKS, South Africa Siemans Ltd, South Africa ABSA Bank, South Africa MTN Collection, South Africa Vodacom Collection, South Africa JSE- Stock Exchange, South Africa Stellenbosch University Africa, South Africa Samuel Harn Museum, Miami Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria Absolut Collection, Sweden Ministere Culture Communication, France Getty Museum, USA