Santu Mofokeng Informationen

Santu Mofokeng

*1956 in Johannesburg, ZA.

 

Solo exhibitions:

 

2011/12    

Chasing Shadows. Thirty Years Of Photographic Essays, Jeu de Paume, Paris, FR / Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen, BE / Kunsthalle Bern, CH / Bergen Kunsthall, NO

 

2010     

Let’s Talk, Arts on Main, Johannesburg, South Africa Remaining Past, Minshar Art Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel

Chasing Shadows, Anne Arbor Institute of Humanities, Michigan, USA

 

2009     

Mofokeng survey exhibition, Autograph ABP, London, UK

 

2008

Santu Mofokeng’s Landscape, Warren Siebrits, Johannesburg, ZA

Homeland Security, Johannesburg Art Gallery, ZA

 

2007

Invoice Standard Bank Art Gallery, Johannesburg, ZA

 

2006

Invoice Iziko, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, ZA

 

2004

Rethinking Landscape, Centre of Photography D’Ille-De-France, Pontault-Combault, Paris, FR

Santu Mofokeng, Gallery Momo, Johannesburg, ZA

Santu Mofokeng, David Krut Projects, New York, USA

 

2003

Chasing Shadows,  Memling Museum, Brugge, BE

 

2000

Sad Landscapes, Camouflage Gallery, Johannesburg, ZA

Chasing Shadows, Transparencies International, Berlin, DE

 

1999

Black Photo Album/ Look At Me (photos), FNAC Montparnasse, FR

 

1998

Lunarscapes, Nederland Foto Instituut, Rotterdam, NL

Chasing Shadows, Nederland Foto Instituut (NFI), Rotterdam, NL

Black Photo Album/ Look At Me (slides and text slides), NFI, NL            

 

1997

Chasing Shadows, Gertrude Posel Gallery, Wits University, ZA

 

1995

Distorting Mirror/Townships Imagined, Worker´s Library, Johannesburg, ZA

 

1994

Rumours / The Bloemhof Portfolio, Market Galleries, Johannesburg, ZA

 

1990

Like Shifting Sand, Market Galleries, Johannesburg, ZA

 

 

Selected group shows:

 

2013

German Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT

 

2009

Tirana International Art Biennale, Albania Imaginar_historia/ XVI Jornadas de Estudio de la Imagen International Seminar and exhibitions, Madrid, Spain Darkroom / Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia, USA / Johannesburg Art Fair, Warren Siebrits Modern and Contemporary, Johannesburg, ZA

 

2008     

Home Lands–Land Marks: Contemporary Art from South Africa, Haunch of Venison, London, UK

Rationalism of Nationalism Warren Siebrits, Johannesburg, ZA

 

2007

Climate Change Ruth First Fellowship Award Conference at Atlas Studios, Johannesburg, ZA

 

2006            

Exorcising Exoticism, International Contemporary Art Exhibition Taipei, Taiwan, CN

1a Triennial de Luanda, AO

Black, Brown + White, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AT

 

2005-6        

Kristanstads Konsthall, SE / National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, DK

 

2005            

10 years 100 artists: Art in a Democratic South Africa, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town, ZA

 

2004            

Post! Contemporary South African Photography, Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, JP

Forbidden City, International Photography Festival, Beijing, CN

New Identities: Contemporary South African Art, Bochum Museum, Germany / Johannesburg Art Gallery, South

Africa / Pretoria Art Museum, ZA

Ralentir vite, le Plateau/Frac Ile-de-France, Paris, FR

Photography from South Africa, Christine Koenig Galerie, Vienna, AT

 

2003            

5es Recontres de la Photographie Africaine, Bamako, ML

6th Sharjah International Biennial, AE

 

2002            

Documenta 11, Kassel, DE

25a Bienal de São Paolo, BR

African Advertising Art, Iwalewa House, University of Bayreuth, DE

Surviving Apartheid, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, FR

Dislocation: Installations from South Africa, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid / Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, ES

 

2001            

The Short Century, Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945-1994, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich / Haus der Kulturen der Welt/Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, DE / MoMA/PS1, New York / Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

Africas: The Artist and the City, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, ES

 

2000            

Unplugged V, Market Galleries, Johannesburg, ZA

Man + Space, Gwangju Biennale, KR

Translation/Seduction/Displacement, White Box Gallery, New York, USA / Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, USA

The Song of the Earth: Biennials in Dialogue, Fridericianum Museum, Kassel, DE

Positions Attitudes Actions, 4th Photo Biennale Rotterdam, NL

L’ état des Choses, KunstWerke Berlin, DE

Rhizomes of Memory, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, NO

 

1999            

Africa by Africa: A Photographic View, Barbican Centre, London, UK

Identity and Environment, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, HU

A South Photographs Collective Exhibition, Area Gallery, Cape Town, ZA

 

1998            

Blank__Architecture, Apartheid and After, Nederlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, NL

3es Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine, Bamako, ML

Dreams and Clouds, KulturHuset, Stockholm, SE

Democracy´s Images, BildMuseet, Umea University, SE / Atlas Studios, Johannesburg, ZA

 

1997            

Alternating Currents, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, ZA     

 

1996            

In/Sight: African Photographers, 1940 to the Present, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Standard Bank National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, ZA

Colours: Contemporary Art from South Africa, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE

 

1995            

Transitions: Contemporary Art from South Africa, F-Stop Gallery, Bath, UK

3rd International Photography Biennale Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, ES

Panoramas of Passage: Chaning Landscapes of South Africa, Standard Bank National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, ZA

Les assises de l´Afrique, UNESCO, Paris, FR

 

1994                       

1es Recontres de la Photographie Africaine, Bamako, ML

This Land is our Land, Bloemfontein, ZA

 

1993                       

FNAC – Mother Jones Award winners 1992, Light Factory, North Carolina, USA

Happy Sad Land, Internationale Fototage Herten, DE

Montage ´93, International Festival of the Image, Rochester, USA

In Transit, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

 

1991                       

AA Vita Art Now, Johannesburg Art Gallery, ZA

Alltag schwarz–weiss: Fünf Fotografinnen und Fotografen aus Südafrika, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, DE

 

1990                       

Zabalaza Cultural Festival, London, UK

History Workshop Open Day Festival, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, ZA                   

Women´s Exhibition, Malibongwe Conference, Amsterdam, NL

Going Home, Canon Image Centre, Amsterdam, NL

 

1989            

Black Sash Human Rights Exhibition, Market Galleries, Johannesburg, ZA

 

Selected other activities:

2001    

Compound to Kraal: Salvaging and Refiguring the Duggan-Cronin Collection,
 with Thierry Secretan, The Workers´ Library and Museum, Newtown, Johannesburg, ZA (curated)

2000            

Rhizomes of Memory with David Goldblatt and George Hallett – Henie Onstad, Kunstsenter, Oslo, NO


1997            

Fin de Siècle, (Naivety in SA documentary Photography – Andrew Tshabangu and Lien Botha), Nantes Festival, FR (curated)

1996            

2nd Recontre de la Photographie Africaine, with Marilyn Martin. Bamako, ML (curated)

 

1995            

South African Photography with Peter Magubane – Institut Für Auslandsbeziehungen Gallery, Bonn, DE 


1990    

Going Home with Paul Weinberg – Canon Image Centre, Amsterdam, NL

 

Selected awards and fellowships:

 

2009      Prince Claus Lauriat, NL

2007      Ruth First Fellowship, ZA

2001      DAAD Fellowship, Belin, DE

1999      Contre Jour Residency, Marseille, FR

1999      DAAD Fellowship, Worpswede, DE

1998      Künstlerhaus Worpswede Fellowship, DE

1997      Short-listed for the FNB Vita Award for the Visual Arts, ZA

1992      1st Mother Jones Award for Africa, ZA

1991      Ernest Cole Scholarship to study ICP, New York, USA

1990      AA Vita Award Nomination for Like Shifting Sand, ZA

 

Selected bibliography:

 

-      The Black Photo Album / Look at Me: 1890-1950. Steidl, 2013

-      Figures and Fictions – Contemporary South African Photography. Tamar Garb (ed.), Steidl and V&A Publishing,  2011

-      Chasing Shadows, Santu Mofokeng, Thirty Years of Photographic Essays. Corinne Diserens, Okwui Enwezor (eds.), Prestel Verlag, 2011

-      Violence in a Time of Liberation: Murder and Ethnicity at a South African Gold Mine, 1994. Santu Mofokeng und Donald L. Donham (ed.), Duke University Press, 2011

-      Contemporary African Photography from The Walther Collection – Events of the Self – Portraiture and Social Identity. Okwui Enwezor Ed.), Steidl, 2010

-      Santu Mofokeng’s Landscapes. Warren Siebrits (ed.), Warren Siebrits Modern and Contemporary Art, Johannesburg, 2008

-      Santu Mofokeng TAXI-004. Brenda Atkinson (ed.), David Krut, 2001

-      Rhizomes of Memory, Three South African Photographers. Gavin Jantjes (ed.), Press in association with Heine Onstad Kunstsenter, 2000