Kemang Wa Lehulere


Kemang Wa Lehulere was born and lives in Cape Town. He has a Fine Arts degree from the University of the Witwatersrand (2011). Solo exhibitions include Gasworks, London (2015); Lombard-Freid Projects, New York (2013); and the Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg (2011). Notable group exhibitions include African Odysseys at Le Brass Cultural Centre of Forest, Belgium (2015); the 8th Berlin Biennale (2014); Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2014); and The Ungovernables, New Museum (2012). Wa Lehulere was one of two young artists awarded the 15th Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel in 2013, won the first International Tiberius Art Award Dresden in 2014 and was the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Arts in 2015. He is Deutsche Bank’s ‘Artist of the Year’ 2017. Wa Lehulere was a co-founder of the Gugulective (2006), an artist-led collective based in Cape Town, and a founding member of the Center for Historical Reenactments in Johannesburg.