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SCAD Museum of Art, S...
The Divine Comedy Heaven, Hell, Purgatory ...

October 16, 2014 – January 25, 2015

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National Museum of Ar...
Nicholas Hlobo: Sculpture, Installation, P...

March 4 – May 29, 2011

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Tate Modern
Nicholas Hlobo

December 9, 2008 – March 29, 2009

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Institute for Contemp...
Momentum 11: Nicholas Hlobo

July 30 – October 26, 2008

New York Observer

March 9, 2015

South African Artist Nicholas Hlobo to Join Lehmann Maupin
By Nate Freeman


Nicholas Hlobo, a South African visual artist who has been given prominent shows at the Tate Modern, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and other institutions, has joined Lehmann Maupin, a representative at the gallery said.


“Nicholas Hlobo is a fantastic artist with incredible international recognition,” Rachel Lehmann, who opened the gallery with David Maupin in 1996, said in a statement. “Like a poet, he is exploring the in between places that are difficult to define—such as the area between male and female, between white, gray, and black. The themes he addresses of nationality, race, gender, sexuality, and identity are all strongly engaged with Lehmann Maupin’s programing and have ties to the work of Kader Attia, Robin Rhode, Mickalene Thomas, and Adriana Varejão.”


His solo show at the Tate Modern, which was exhibited in 2008, was called Uhambo, which means “journey” in his native tongue of Xhosa. Like much of his practice, that show addressed the identity politics that have emerged in post-Apartheid South Africa. He also took part in The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative (because, well, brands) where he was mentored by Anish Kapoor.