Sam Nhlengethwa


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Sam Nhlengethwa and Diane Victor on new group exhibition at the ABSA Gallery

Works by Sam Nhlengethwa and Diana Victor form part of the the exhibition, Talking to Deaf Ears, hosted by the ABSA Gallery in Johannesburg (4 February – 9 March). Organised by the ABSA Gallery in collaboration with August House, the exhibition explores notions of communication and the power of words.

Oltmann, Nhlengethwa and Thomas feature on a group exhibition at 21c Museum Hotels

Work by Walter Oltmann, Sam Nhlengethwa (in collaboration with Marguerite Stephens) and Hank Willis Thomas feature on the 21c Museum Hotel’s group exhibition, SEEING NOW, in Nashville, USA (1 February – 31 December). The exhibition, curated by Alice Gray Stites, aims to explore and reveal the visible and hidden forces shaping what the contemporary world looks like.

Sam Nhlengethwa on a group show at the Clément Foundation

Work by Sam Nhlengethwa is showcased on the Clément Foundation’s latest group exhibition, AFRIQUES, Artistes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui, in Martinique (21 January – 6 May). Alongside artworks from the Dapper collection, the exhibition brings together works by fifteen contemporary African artists – working in various media – to offer new perspectives on a shared history; one that acknowledges a global history marked by diversity.

David Koloane and Sam Nhlengethwa at JAG

Works by David Koloane and Sam Nhlengethwa form part of the Weltkulturen Museum’s collection and traveling exhibition, A Labour of Love, on show at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (opens 13 August). Co-curated by Gabi Ncgobo and Dr. Yvette Mutumba, with assistance from fine art students at the University of the Witwatersrand, the exhibition explores artworks from this collection whilst showcasing contemporary artistic productions from South African artists who examined these historic pieces from various angles. The majority of these historic works was created in the mid-1980s when outbreaks of violence between anti-apartheid organisations and the nationalist apartheid government led to a national state of emergency.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    Sam Nhlengethwa / The Past and the Present ... Now is the Time / 2016

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Some Final Tributes / 2014

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Conversations / 2012

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Kind of Blue / 2010

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Tributes / 2008

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Townships Re-Visited / 2006

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Glimpses of the Fifties and Sixties / 2004

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Jozi People / 2001

    Group exhibitions

    the silences between / 2017

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

    Summer Show / 2012

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

    The Marks We Make / 2010

  • Biography

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    Professional Appointments and Consultation

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    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies


    Selected Articles and Reviews

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  • Press for Sam Nhlengethwa

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Business Day Live / South Africa / 26 June 2015

    HALF ART: Sobering slice of our fragility By Chris Thurman (95.9 KB)

    Sam Nhlengethwa / The Sunday Independent / South Africa / 8 March 2015

    At home with Sam Nhlengethwa By Paul Duncan (2.4 MB)

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Art South Africa / South Africa / 1 December 2014

    Some final Tributes by Tsholofelo Moche (2.7 MB)

    Sam Nhlengethwa / City Press / South Africa / 28 September 2014

    Modern Master by Percy Mabandu (247.5 KB)

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 4 July 2014

    Sam Nhlengethwa's palate for fine things by Stefanie Jason (427.7 KB)

    Sam Nhlengethwa / SA's definitive Jazz guide / South Africa / 9 April 2014


    Sam Nhlengethwa / City Press / Johannesburg / 27 July 2014

    Fine China for charity by Percy Mabandu (234.8 KB)

    South Africa's exhibition at the Venice Biennale / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / April 19-25 2013

    An imperfect past and its impact on the present by Brent Meersman (306.3 KB)

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Sunday Times / South Africa / 29 August 2010

    Sam pays tribute to jazz giant by Robyn Sassen (2.2 MB)

    Sam Nhlengethwa / The Native Aesthetic / South Africa / 30 August 2010

    On jazz and art by Mpo Moshe (213 KB)