Zanele Muholi born 1972

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Zanele Muholi - Thulile I, Delaware
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New Now: Modern & Contemporary Art
April 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 8.000 - 10.000 GBP
Realised: 12.065 GBP
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Zanele Muholi - Zuki Gaca, Grand Parade, Cape Town from Faces and Phases
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Photographs from the Martin Z. Margulies Foundation
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 USD
Realised: 8.255 USD
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Zanele Muholi - Yonela Nyumbeka, Makhaza, Khayelitsha, Cape Town from Faces and Phases
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Photographs from the Martin Z. Margulies Foundation
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 USD
Realised: 7.620 USD
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Zanele Muholi - Mizuzu XX Parktown 2019
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Photographs
April 2024
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 15.000 - 20.000 USD
Realised: 13.860 USD
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Zanele Muholi - NTOMBI III, Parktown
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale
March 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 8.000 - 10.000 GBP
Realised: 10.160 GBP
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Zanele Muholi - Zamile, KwaThema (from the series Somnyama Ngonyama) - 2016
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Twenty One Contemporary
December 2023
Artcurial
Est.: 12.000 - 18.000 EUR
Realised: 17.056 EUR
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Zanele Muholi - Thembeka I, New York Upstate from Somnyama Ngonyama
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Photographs
November 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 GBP
Realised: 10.160 GBP
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Zanele Muholi - Babhekile II, Oslo from Somnyama Ngonyama
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Photographs
November 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 GBP
Realised: 10.160 GBP
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Zanele Muholi - Bona, Charlottesville (9781), from Somnyama Ngonyama
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Photographs
October 2023
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 USD
Realised: 22.860 USD
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Zanele Muholi - Sambulo
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First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online
July 2023
Christies, Paris (Online Auction)
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 GBP
Realised: 21.420 GBP
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Zanele Muholi - Sibonelo
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New Now
July 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 7.000 - 10.000 GBP
Realised: 6.985 GBP
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Zanele Muholi - Yonela Nyumbeka, Makhaza, Khayelitsha (\'Faces & Phases\' series), Cape Town, 2011
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Photographies
June 2023
Christies, Hong Kong (Online Auction)
Est.: 7.000 - 9.000 EUR
Realised: 7.560 EUR
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The artist Zanele Muholi

  • Contemporary non-binary artist from South Africa.
  • Known for the photo series Faces and Phases (2006-2016).
  • Their work aims to increase the visibility of Black LGBTQ+ people.

Zanele Muholi was born on July 19, 1972 in Durban, South Africa, and works with photography, video, and installation. Muholi defines as non-binary and uses the English pronouns they and them. In 2002, Muholi co-founded the organization Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW), which focuses on protected spaces for Black lesbians. The following year, the artist successfully completed photography training in Johannesburg. It was there that Muholi's first solo exhibition took place at the Johannesburg Art Gallery in 2004.

Muholi actively advocates for the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals and aims to increase the visibility of the Black LGBTQ+ community through their own art. Muholi became known to a wider audience with the series Faces and Phases (2006-2016), which includes hundreds of sensitive portraits of Black lesbian women, trans and non-gender conforming individuals, challenging South Africa's customary rhetoric that homosexuality would be »un-African«.

In 2009, Muholi earned a Master of Fine Arts in Documentation from Ryerson University in Toronto. Their thesis topic was about Black lesbian identity and politics in South Africa. Four years later, Muholi received an honorary professorship at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen and was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize two years later. Works by the artist were shown at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019) and they was awarded the €15,000 Spectrum - International Prize for Photography in 2020.

Works by Muholi are in the collections of the Tate Modern (London), the Art Institute of Chicago, the Guggenheim (New York), and the Museum of Modern Art (New York), among others.

Die Künstlerin Zanele Muholi

  • Zeitgenössische*r nichtbinäre*r Künstler*in aus Südafrika.
  • Bekannt durch die Fotoserie Faces and Phases (2006-2016).
  • Arbeiten sollen die Sichtbarkeit Schwarzer LGBTQ+ Personen erhöhen.

Zanele Muholi wurde am 19. Juli 1972 in Durban, Südafrika, geboren und arbeitet mit Fotografie, Video sowie Installation. Muholi bezeichnet sich als nichtbinär und verwendet die englischen Pronomen they bzw. them. Im Jahr 2002 begründete Muholi die Organisation Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) mit, die sich mit geschützten Räumen für Schwarze lesbische Personen befasst. Im Jahr darauf schloss der*die Künstler*in erfolgreich eine Fotografieausbildung in Johannesburg ab. Ebenda fand in der Johannesburg Art Gallery 2004 auch Muholis erste Einzelausstellung statt.

Muholi setzt sich aktiv für die Rechte von LGBTQ+ Personen ein und zielt mit der eigenen Kunst darauf ab, die Sichtbarkeit der Schwarzen LGBTQ+ Gemeinschaft zu erhöhen. Einem breiteren Publikum bekannt wurde Muholi mit der Serie Faces and Phases (2006-2016), die hunderte einfühlsamer Porträts von Schwarzen lesbischen Frauen, von trans und nicht-geschlechterkonformen Personen beinhaltet und die landesübliche Rhetorik Südafrikas, Homosexualität sei »unafrikanisch«, infrage stellt. 

Im Jahr 2009 erwarb Muholi an der Ryerson University in Toronto einen Master of Fine Arts im Bereich Dokumentation. Das Thema der Abschlussarbeit handelte von Schwarzer lesbischer Identität und Politik in Südafrika. Vier Jahre darauf erhielt Muholi eine Honorarprofessur an der Hochschule für Künste Bremen und wurde zwei Jahre später für den Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize nominiert. Auf der 58. Biennale von Venedig (2019) waren Arbeiten des*der Künstler*in zu sehen und er*sie wurde im Jahr 2020 mit dem mit 15.000 € dotierten Preis Spectrum – Internationaler Preis für Fotografie ausgezeichnet. 

Werke von Muholi befinden sich u. a. in den Sammlungen der Tate Modern (London), vom Art Institute of Chicago, vom Guggenheim (New York) sowie vom Museum of Modern Art (New York).

Zanele Muholi - Vukani II, Paris, 2014
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Photographies
June 2023
Christies, Hong Kong (Online Auction)
Est.: 12.000 - 18.000 EUR
Realised: 16.380 EUR
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Zanele Muholi - Bukhosi I, Parktown from Somnyama Ngonyama
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Photographs
May 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 7.000 - 9.000 GBP
Realised: 10.160 GBP
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Zanele Muholi - Zazi I, ISGM, Boston
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Photographs
May 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 GBP
Realised: 12.700 GBP
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Zanele Muholi - Sifikile, Nuoro, Italy from Somnyama Ngonyama
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Photographs
May 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 12.000 - 18.000 GBP
Realised: 15.240 GBP
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Zanele Muholi - Sindile II, Room 206 Fjord Hotel, Berlin from Somnyama Ngonyama
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Photographs
May 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 18.000 - 22.000 GBP
Realised: 30.480 GBP
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Zanele Muholi - Buhlalu I, The Decks, Cape Town
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Photographs
April 2023
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 15.000 - 20.000 USD
Realised: 31.750 USD
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Zanele Muholi - Ngizwile, 2021 (Unframed)
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Modern & Contemporary African Art
March 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 GBP
Realised: 16.575 GBP
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Zanele Muholi - Lerato Dumse, Syracuse, New York, 2015 (Framed)
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Modern & Contemporary African Art
March 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Zanele Muholi - Thabile, Johannesburg, 2014 (Framed)
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Modern & Contemporary African Art
March 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 GBP
Realised: 6.375 GBP
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Zanele Muholi - Alakhe
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New Now
December 2022
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 GBP
Realised: 35.280 GBP
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Zanele Muholi - Mizuzu XX, Parktown, 2019
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Photographies
November 2022
Christies, Paris (Online Auction)
Est.: 12.000 - 18.000 EUR
Realised: not available
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Zanele Muholi - MaID III, Philadelphia from Somnyama Ngonyama
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Photographs
November 2022
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 12.000 - 18.000 GBP
Realised: 27.720 GBP
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Zanele Muholi in News and Exhibitions

London, Tate Modern: »Zanele Muholi«

More than 260 photographs offer an insight into the extensive career of Zanele Muholi: love, intimacy and traumatic events are the predominant themes. The exhibition of the same name can be seen at the Tate Modern in London from June 6.

June 05, 2024
Berlin: Gropius Bau presents South African photographer

With the help of striking photographs, Zanele Muholi explores and documents the lives of the Black LGBTQIA+ community in South Africa, promoting self-empowerment and challenging society's heteronormative gaze. The Gropius Bau in Berlin will present Zanele Muholi's first comprehensive solo exhibition within Germany from 26 November 2021.

November 25, 2021

Zanele Muholi in News and Exhibitions

London, Tate Modern: »Zanele Muholi«

Mehr als 260 Fotografien bieten einen Einblick in die umfassende Karriere von Zanele Muholi: Liebe, Intimität und traumatische Ereignisse sind die vorherrschenden Themen. Die gleichnamige Ausstellung ist ab dem 6. Juni im Tate Modern in London zu besichtigen.

June 05, 2024
Berlin: Gropius Bau präsentiert südafrikanische Fotografin

Mithilfe von eindrücklichen Fotografien erforscht und dokumentiert Zanele Muholi das Leben der Schwarzen LGBTQIA+-Community in Südafrika, fördert die Selbstermächtigung und fordert den heteronormativen Blick der Gesellschaft heraus. Der Gropius Bau in Berlin zeigt mit Zanele Muholi ab dem 26. November 2021 die erste umfassende Einzelausstellung Muholis innerhalb Deutschlands.

November 25, 2021

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