Zanele Muholi
Lives & Works in Cape Town, South Africa
Zanele Muholi documents and archives the lives and struggles of LGBTQI+ communities, Black South African woman-identifying workers, violence, and questions of identity, all through portraits, photographs, calligraphy, installations or more recently paintings and sculptures. Muholi’s self-proclaimed mission is to “re-write a Black queer and trans visual history of South Africa for the world to know of our resistance and existence at the height of hate crimes in South Africa and beyond”. Creating a powerful and daring aesthetic with an incredible evocative force, Muholi frees themself from codes and rules to give audiences new canons and new models. Muholi’s works have been exhibited all around the world including a retrospective at London Tate Modern Gallery, Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, Venice Biennale, Berlin Gropius Bau, Boston, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Glasgow, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Chicago, Munich, New York, Milano and Valencia.
Zanele Muholi will be presented by Galerie Carole Kvasnevski.
Zanele Muholi, Jula I Wild Coast, 2020, Baryta print, Edition of 8 + 2APs, 70 x 49 cm, Courtesy of Galerie Carole Kvasnevski & Muholi International Productions

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