Nontsikelelo Veleko

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Exhibitions

SOLO SHOWS

2008 -2009
Wonderland, Standard Bank Young Artist Award, National Arts Festival Grahamstown, Grahamstown, South Africa – Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa – Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa – Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2008
101 Tokyo International Contemporary Art Fair, Afronova, Tokyo, Japan

2007
SCREAM! MUTE! SCREAM!, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2002 – 2004
The Ones on Top Won’t Make It Stop!, Women’s Arts Festival, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa – Market Theatre Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa –   Bensusan Museum of Photography, Johannesburg, South Africa – Cine Africa, Maputo, Mozambique – The Kuppel, Basel, Switzerland

GROUP SHOWS

2014 – 2015
Africa Now – Political Patterns, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

2014
Haute Africa Fotofestival, Knokke-Heist, Belgium – Noorderlicht Photogallery, Groningen, The Netherlands

2013 -2014
Worldwide Africa: Fashioning Personhood, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA

2011
Summer Show, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Africalls?, Casa África, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

2010 – 2011
Darkroom: Photography and New Media in South Africa since 1950, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, USA – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA

2010
Africa Rising, Louis Vuitton and Eden, Paris, France
FINE ART 2010, ARTCO Gallery, Herzogenrath, Germany
PEEKABOO – Current South Africa, Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Ampersand- A Dialogue of Contemporary Art from South Africa & the Daimler Art Collection, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Always Moving Forward, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, Canada

2009
Armory Show, Goodman Gallery, New York, USA
7th Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie exhibition – Bamako 2007, ifa- Galleries, Stuttgart, Germany
Beauty and Pleasure in Contemporary South African Art, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway

2008 – 2012
Prêt-à-partager. A transcultural exchange in art, fashion and sports, ifa gallery, Berlin Germany – ifa gallery, Stuttgart, Germany – Dakar, Senegal – Maputo, Mozambique –  Lagos, Nigeria –  Cape Town, South Africa – Douala, Cameroon – Accra, Ghana

2008
Flow, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
Regeneration: Contemporary South African Art, Kyle Kauffman Gallery, New York, USA
Fragile Democracy: New International Photography, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK
I Am Not Afraid, Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria
ZA: Young Art from South Africa, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy
About Beauty, Goodman Gallery Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

2007 – 2008
Reality Check: Contemporary Art Photography from South Africa, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa – Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany – NBK Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany

2007
Not So Black and White: Contemporary South African Art, Kyle Kauffman Gallery, New York, USA
Joburg-Bamako, a photographic encounter, Afronova, Johannesburg South Africa
Dans la ville et au-delà : 7th African Photography Encounters , Bamako, Mali
DESIRREALITIES, Espace St Denis, Paris, France
Apartheid: The South African Mirror, Centre de Cultura de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
The Loaded Lens, Goodman Gallery Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
Fashion, Nontsikelelo Veleko & Seydou Keita, Danziger Projects, New York, USA
Juicios Instantaneous, Museo Tamayo, Paseo de la Reforma y Ghandhi, Mexico
Lift Off Part II, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Afronism, Afronova, Johannesburg, South Africa

2006
Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
Personae & Scenarios: The New African Photography, Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
WOMEN: Photography and New Media, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
International Contemporary Photography: The Living is Easy, Flowers, East Gallery, London, UK
Uninhabited Territories, West Space, Melbourne, Australia,2006 Bieler Fototage: Physiognomie, Museum Schwabe, Biel, Switzerland
Freestyle, Sanlam Fashion Week, Johannesburg, South Africa
Second to None, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Olvida Quien Soy: Erase Me from Who I Am, Centro Atlantico De Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

2005
Click, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Next Wave Festival, Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia

2004 – 2006
Unsettled: 8 South African Photographers, The National Museum of Photography, The Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark (travelling exhibition to Sweden; Iceland; KwaZulu Natal and Cape Town, South Africa)

2004 – 2005
Negotiated Identities: Black Bodies, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2004
Is everybody comfortable, Market Photography Workshop exhibition, Fortoleza, Maputo, Mozambique – Bensusan Museum of Photography, Johannesburg, South Africa
Urban Life: Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder, Market Photography Workshop exhibition, Jahnitos, Maputo, Mozambique – Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Min(e)dfields, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz/Basel, Switzerland
Lo-mo-graphy, PhotoZA, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa
A Decade of Democracy: Witnessing South Africa, The Museum of the National Centre of Afro-American Artists, Boston, USA – KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2003
Fragments of the City, 6 women photographers defining the city and popular culture in SA, Bensusan Museum of Photography, Johannesburg, South Africa
MTN New Contemporaries 2003, Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa
African Day Celebration, Shivava Cafe, Johannesburg, South Africa
Playtime Festival, Bensusan Museum of Photography, Johannesburg, South Africa

2002
SHARP, Market Photography Workshop, Market Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa – KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa

2001
MOVE, Market Photography Workshop, Market Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa

2000
Joubert Park Public Art Project, Johannesburg Art Gallery,Johannesburg, South Africa
SEEN, spark! Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

BIENNALES

2012
11th Havana Biennial, La Bienal de la Habana, Havana, Cuba

2007
PHOTOANA: Rendez-vous Photographique de Madagascar et de l’ Océan Indien, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Publications

bikos ghost
BIKO’S GHOST
392 pages, 15x20cm, paperback
English
Published by Minnesota Press
May 2015
world atlas
THE WORLD ATLAS OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
400 pages, 22x24cm, Hardcover
English
Published by Thames and Hudson
September 2014
9789401414586
HAUTE AFRICA
208 pages, 29x24cm, hardcover
English
Published by Lanoo
August 2014
seoul
AFRICA NOW
Political Patterns
Published by Seoul Museum of Art
2014
urban life
NONTSIKELELO VELEKO
28 pages, 27×20.5cm, softcover
English
Published by Oodee Publishing House
2013
Edition of 100
facts and fictions
FIGURES AND FICTIONS
256 pages, 31x25cm, hardcover
English
Published by Steidl Verlag
April 2011
africalls
AFRICALLS?
an audiovisual trip into the world of art from an unknown and cosmopolitan contemporary Africa.
English
2011
walther
EVENTS OF THE SELF
445 pages, 32.5x25cm, hardcover
English
Published by Steidl
July 2010
global africa
THE GLOBAL AFRICA PROJECT
264 pages, 26x21cm, hardcover
English
Published by Prestel
November 2010
peekaboo
PEEKABOO – CURRENT SOUTH AFRICA
English
Published by Helsinki City Art Museum’s Publications
2010
ampersand
AMPERSAND – A DIALOGUE OF CONTEMPORARY ART FROM SOUTH AFRICA &THE DAIMLER ART COLLECTION
128 pages, 27x22cm, softcover with dustjacket
German / English
Published by Hirmer Munich
2010
pret a partager
PRET A PARTAGER
168 pages, 28.5x30cm, paperback
German, English and French
Published by Verlag fur moderne Kunst Nurnberg
March 2010
south african art now
SOUTH AFRICAN ART NOW
320 pages, 29 x 24cm, Hardcover
English
Published by Harper Design
October 2009
darkroom
DARKROOM
160 pages, 25x23cm, paperback
English
Published by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
October 2009
bamako casa africa
BAMAKO 07, VII ENCUENTRO AFRICANO DE FOTOGRAFIA
175 pages, 21x30cm, paperback
English, French, Spanish
Published by Casa africa
2009
wonderland
WONDERLAND
90 pages, 22.5×17 cm, hardcover
English
Published by Standard Bank Gallery
June 2008
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STUDIO
Three-monthly magazine
English
Published by Studio Museum in Harlem
Spring 2008

Flow

FLOW

127 pages, paperback
English
Published by Studio Museum in Harlem
2008
snap
SNAP JUDGEMENTS
300 pages, 24,5x32cm, Hardcover
English
Published by Steidl
November 2008
bamako ville et audela
BAMAKO 2007 / DANS LA VILLE ET AU-DELA
VIIèmes Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie
269 pages, 27.5×21.5cm, softcover
French and English
Published by Marval
November 2007
carnet
NONTSIKELELO VELEKO
24 pages, 12x17cm, paperback
French
Published by Les Editions de l’Oeil
December 2007
women
WOMEN BY WOMEN
260 pages, 30x29cm, hardcover
English
Published by Wits University Press
October  2006
erase me
OLVIDA QUIEN SOY = ERASE ME FROM WHO I AM
229 pages, 29x22cm
English and Spanish
Published by Centro atlantico de arte moderno
2006
10years
10 YEARS, 100 ARTISTS
448 pages, 29x24cm, hardcover
English
Published by Struik Publishers
July 2005
unsettled
UNSETTLED
111 pages, paperback
English
Published by
2004
witness
A DECADE OF DEMOCRACY
82 pages, paperback
English
Published by Sondela
2004

Press

Then & Now | Nontsikelelo Veleko vs. SA Street Style Today, between 10 and 5, April 2015

Photos : mon coup de coeur de la semaine : l’Insensé en Afrique, Biba, February 2015 (French)

Photographs rendered in Play-Doh, February 2015

L’Insensé Africa, November 2014

The World on the Street, AnOther Mag, August 2014

Au cœur de l’Afrique à la Côte, L’Avenir.net, April 2014 (French)

Festival de Knokke-Heist Haute Africa, l’Oeil de la Photographie, April 2014 (French)

Arte al sur del Sáhara, El Pais, August 2012 (Spanish)

A Soweto, la photo sort du noir et blanc, Télérama, November 2011 (French)

Reflections on the Self exhibition at The Gallery at NUA, Norwich University of the Arts, October 2011 (video)

Once Forbidden, Now a Fad: Top-to-Toe Prints, Vogue, October 2011

Africolor, Vogue Italy / The Black Blog, August 2011 (Italian)

Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography – review, The Guardian, April 2011

Reflections on the Self – Five African Women Photographers, Afri-Love, March 2011

Lolo Veleko : la rue comme tendance mode, Africultures, January 2011 (French)

Visual Culture Out of Africa, The New York Times, December 2010

Louis Vuitton expose la photographie africaine, L’Express, October 2010 (French)

Africa Rising, Le Point, October 2010 (French)

Quinté branché, Jeune Afrique, October 2010 (French)

City Life, Foam Magazine#23, Summer 2010

Une mode pleine de Smarteez, Libération, June 2010 (French)

Rankin to shed light on photography in South Africa, The telegraph, March 2010

Bienvenidos al paraíso, El Mundo, December 2009 (Spanish)

Bienvenidos al paraíso, Casa Africa, December 2009 (Video in Spanish)

Visions of Beauty and Pleasure from Africa, Dazed, May 2009

Sprikende blikk på samtidskunst, nrk, February 2009 (Norwegian)

Photographer Nontsikelelo ‘Lolo’ Veleko and the perception of black identities, the power of culture, November 2008

African Photography Encounters, Frieze Magazine, April 2008

L’Afrique du Sud vue par Nontsikelelo Veleko, Le Monde 2, December 2007 (French)

Juicios instantáneos busca dar una visión de Africa sin estereotipos negativos, La Jornada, February 2007 (Spanish)

What Does Africa Look Like? nymag.com, April 2006

Colorful and Clashing: Looking at Africa, The New York Times, March 2006