Igshaan Adams

Jan-Henri Booyens

Jared Ginsburg

Bronwyn Katz

Dorothee Kreutzfeldt

Donna Kukama

Turiya Magadlela

Kyle Morland

Cinga Samson

Gerda Scheepers

James Webb

Billie Zangewa

Billie Zangewa CV | BIO

Billie Zangewa (b.1973, Blantyre, Malawi) works primarily with raw silk, creating compositions that explore her intersectional identity in the contemporary context, challenging the historical stereotyping, objectification and exploitation of the black female body. She does so through the depiction of narratives concerned with experience, both personal and universal. These narratives do not make grand gestures or even overt political statements, but rather, like a kind of “daily feminism”, focus on mundane domestic preoccupations; universal themes connecting us to each other.

Zangewa’s work has been exhibited extensively internationally, including at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas (2012), Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2012), JAG in Johannesburg (2010/2016) and La Maison Rouge in Paris (2013). Most recently she exhibited at Guggenheim Bilbao (2015), Wiels in Brussels (2015) and Studio Museum Harlem (2016). She also exhibited in the 7th Dakar Biennale. Zangewa has upcoming exhibitions at MASSMoCA in the USA and CAAM, Las Palmas, Grand Canaria. Zangewa lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

curriculum vitae

1973 Born in Blantyre, Malawi

 

education

1995 BFA Printmaking Major, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

 

selected exhibitions

2016  A Constellation, Studio Museum Harlem, New York City

2016 Making Africa, CCCB Barcelona Spain and Kunsthal Rotterdam Netherlands

2016 Lucy’s Iris, curated by Orlando Britto Jinorio. MUSAC Leon, Spain and MDAC Rochechouart, France

2016 Africa forecast: Fashioning Africa, curated by Erika Dayla Massquai, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia

2016 The Substance of Things Not Seen, JAG, South Africa

2016 Women’s Work, Iziko National Gallery of South Africa, Cape Town

2015 Body Talk, curated by Koyo Kouoh, Wiels, Brussels, Belgium; Lunds Kunsthalle, Sweden and Frac Lorraine, France

2015 Odysseys Africaines, curated by Marie-Ann Yemsi, The Brass, Brussels, Belgium

2015 Making Africa, Vitra Design Museum, Germany, and Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

2015 Africa, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

2013 My Joburg, Maison Rouge, Paris, France and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen  Dresden, Germany

2013 Hollandaise, curated by Koyo Kouoh, Raw Material Company, Dakar, Senegal

2012 Africa Africa, Abbaye Saint Andre, Centre d’Arts Contemporain, Meymac, France

2012 Progress of Love, curated by Kristina Van Dyke, Menil Collection, Houston, Texas

2012 Hollandaise, SMBA, Amsterdam, Holland

2011 Kaddou Diggen, Curated by Christine Eyene, Galerie Le Manége, Dakar, Senegal

2011 Galerie Hussenot, Curated by Andre Magnin, Paris, France

2011 En Toute Innocence, Subtilités du Corps, curated by Christine Eyene, Galerie Imane Farès, Paris, France

2010 Black Line, Afronova Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (SOLO)

2010 SPace, Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

2010 Arte Invisible, curated by Elvira Dyangane Ose, ARCO, Madrid, Spain

2010 Transformations, JAG, Johannesburg, South Africa

2009 Anima Animal, Fondation Blachère, Apt, France

2009 Creativity Meets Science, Spier, Stellenbosch, South Africa

2008 Stitch by Stitch, Afronova Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (SOLO)

2008 Re/Presentaciones: Ellas, curated by Danielle Tilkin, Casa Africa, Las Palmas, Grand Canaria

2008 Vibrant Exposure, Amaridian Gallery, New York, USA

2007 Untitled, Afronova Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (SOLO)

2007 Afronism, Afronova Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2007 Social Fabric, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2006 Nie Meer, De Warande Kunsthalle, Turnhout, Belgium

2006 Dak’Art, Dakar Biennale, Senegal

2005 Hot in the City, Gerard Sekoto Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (SOLO)

2004 Absa l’Atelier Award exhibition, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2004 Brett Kebble Art Award exhibition, Cape Town Convention Centre, South Africa

2004 Aardklop Festival, Absa Top Ten, Potchefstroom, South Africa

1999 Printwork, Rhodes University retrospective, Albany Museum, Grahamstown, South Africa

1997 Artists in Botswana, National Gallery of Botswana, Gaborone

1996 Untitled, Gallery Anne, Gaborone, Botswana

 

residencies + awards

2009 Bronx Museum, New York City, USA

2006 Air Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

2005 Cite International Des Art, Paris, France

2006 Awarded Res’artis residency with Air Antwerpen at the Dak’art Dakar Biannale

2004 Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award

1997 Artists in Botwana Award Printmaking

 

public collections

Rhodes University Alumni

Johannesburg Art Gallery

SMBA Amsterdam

Spelman Museum of Art, Atlanta Georgia

Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, USA

Reserve Bank of Botswana

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