Selected Works

Jabulani Dhlamini
Kwa Mamtshali, Phiri, Soweto, 2012
Pigment inks on fiber paper
84 x 56cm
Jabulani Dhlamini
Kwa Mamokgorosi, Phiri, Soweto, 2012
Pigment inks on fiber paper
84 x 56 cm
Jabulani Dhlamini
Kwa Mamotloung, Kliptown, Soweto, 2012
Pigment inks on fiber paper
84 x 56 cm
Jabulani Dhlamini
Kwa Mandlovu, Mapetla, Soweto, 2012
Pigment inks on fiber paper
Image: 84 x 56 cm Frame: 99 x 70 x 4 cm
Jabulani Dhlamini
Madlamshe, Tsutsumani, Alexandra, 2012
Pigment inks on fiber paper
Image: 49.5 x 49.5 cm Frame: 62.5 x 62.5 x 3.5 cm
Jabulani Dhlamini
Majwarha, Kliptown, Soweto, 2012
Pigment inks on fiber paper
50 x 50 cm
Jabulani Dhlamini
Mamahanke, Vuka Section, Sharpeville, 2012
Pigment inks on fiber paper
90 x 90 cm
Jabulani Dhlamini
Ring Cafe II, Rooistena, Sharpeville, 2014
Pigment inks on fiber paper
90 x 90cm
Jabulani Dhlamini
Sunset shops, Vuka, Sharpeville, 2015
Pigment inks on fiber paper
Image: 90 x 90 cm Frame: 100 x 100 x 7 cm
Jabulani Dhlamini
Dhlomo, Putswastena, Sharpeville I., 2015
Pigment inks on fiber paper
90 x 90 cm
Jabulani Dhlamini
Taba Dimahlong, Mzimhlophe Soweto, 2018
Pigment inks on fiber paper
Work: 100 x 100 cm Frame: 105.5 x 105 x 6 cm
Jabulani Dhlamini
Mkhulu Makomu Dhlamini, Zenzeleni in Warden , 2016
Pigmnent inks on fiber paper
Work: 100 x 100 cm
Jabulani Dhlamini
Winnie's house. eOrlando West, Soweto, 2018
Pigment inks on fiber paper
Work: 100 x 149.77 cm
Jabulani Dhlamini
Bazobuya sibalindile, eNkuthu Ladysmith, 2017
Pigment inks on fiber paper
Work: 100 x 100 cm
Jabulani Dhlamini
Uhambo (Triptych), 2019
Pigment inks on 280 fibre silk cotton rag
Each work framed : 111 x 111 cm / Each work: 100 x 100 cm

Biography

Jabulani Dhlamini was born in Warden, Free State in 1983; he lives and works in Johannesburg. Dhlamini majored in documentary photography at the Vaal University of Technology, graduating in 2010. From 2011-2012, Dhlamini was a fellow of the Edward Ruiz Mentorship and completed a year-long residency at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg. Dhlamini’s work focuses on his upbringing, as well as the way he views contemporary South Africa.

His Umama series was exhibited as part of his Edward Ruiz award at the Market Photo Workshop in 2012, and at Goodman Gallery Cape Town in 2013 – his first solo exhibition with the gallery. In Umama, Dhlamini pays homage to single mothers and explores the challenges faced by women raising children on their own in South African townships. For his Recaptured series, which was exhibited at Goodman Gallery in 2016, Dhlamini turned to the community of Sharpeville, asking people to bring objects that reminded them of the 1960 massacre. Over the course of several years Dhlamini interviewed and photographed a number of individuals who traced their movements and emotions on the day of the Sharpeville Massacre, relocating themselves within the collective memory.

In 2018 Dhlamini’s work was featured on the Five Photographers, A Tribute to David Goldblatt group exhibition at the Gerard Sekoto Gallery at the French Institute. In his most recent exhibition at Goodman Gallery, iXesha!, Dhlamini explored how memory is created and archived within a community where the memory has been localised. This exhibition included images from Dhlamini’s recent series iQhawekazi documenting the events around Winnie Mandela’s funeral.