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Sam Nhlengethwa in Frankfurt

From the 1st to the 30th July Sam Nhlengethwa will be attending a residency at the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. Founded in 1817, it was at first a dedicated ethnological section of the Frankfurt Historical Museum but today houses guest apartments, studios, project and exhibition spaces, a laboratory, a seminar room and an image archive. Invited guests, including anthropologists, scholars, artists, writers, lawyers carry out research in the laboratory.

Various artists at the Beijing Biennale

The exhibition TWENTY: Art in the Time of Democracy is sponsored by the Shanghai-based company Zendai Development South Africa, and will present South African artists at this year’s Beijing Biennale. The exhibition is co-curated by Karen von Veh, professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (Fada) with Gordon Froud, Fada senior lecturer. Goodman Gallery artists exhibiting in Beijing include William Kentridge, David Koloane, Brett Murray, Sam Nhlengethwa, Walter Oltmann and Diane Victor. The Beijing International Art Biennale runs throughout September 2015.

Sam Nhlengethwa live in Atlanta

Following from his first solo exhibition in the United States earlier this year, Sam Nhlengethwa’s exhibition Life, Jazz and Lots of Other Things travels to SCAD Atlanta from its original home at the SCAD Museum of Art. Curated by Laurie Ann Farrell, SCAD executive director of exhibitions, the show features a broad cross-section of the artist’s practice and themes. The show opens with a juxtaposition of works by Nhlengethwa and Romare Bearden, orienting viewers to Nhlengethwa’s source of inspiration. The exhibition features paintings, tapestries and prints of jazz scenes, images of daily life and nation-building. The exhibition runs until 17 October.

Various Artists At Yale

Contemporary Art/South Africa at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA opened on 09 May 2014 and features more than 30 artworks produced in South Africa or by South Africans from the late 1960s to the present, a period of immense political and social change. The artists in this exhibition – including William Kentridge, Sam Nhlengethwa, Mikhael Subotzky, Diane Victor, Sue Williamson – address key aspects of the experiences of South Africans, offering multiple perspectives on their lives, their society, and their world. The exhibition runs until to 24 August 2014.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    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

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

    Summer Show / 2012

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

    The Marks We Make / 2010

  • Biography

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    Teaching, Lectureships and Workshop

    Professional Appointments and Consultation

    Conference and Workshop Participation

    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)