Gerald Machona


Gallery News for Gerald Machona

Various artists at the College of Wooster Art Museum

Five Goodman artists – Kudzanai Chiurai, Hasan & Husain Essop, Gabrielle Goliath, Haroon Gunn-Salie and Gerald Machona – are included on the College of Wooster Art Museum’s group exhibition After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics, and Culture in Contemporary South African Art, in Ohio (12 September – 12 November). Curated by Dr. Andrew Hennlich, the exhibition features 14 artists who read the political climate of post-apartheid South Africa through fashion’s embrace of the ‘new’. The artists use fashion to shape narratives of representation, identity, memory, xenophobia, violence in the domestic sphere, and allegories of nationalism. Both individually and collectively, these artists locate fashion as a political language and reinterpret the historical terrain of South Africa after the thrill of apartheid’s end is gone

Haroon Gunn-Salie and Gerald Machona on The Art of Disruptions at Iziko SANG

The Art of Disruptions marks milestones in the history of South Africa: the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Women’s March to Pretoria against pass laws, the declaration of District Six as a whites-only area in 1966, the 40th anniversary of the 1976 youth protests and the 1986 declaration of a state of emergency. The exhibition highlights strategies artists have employed in the current milieu to deal with and comment on the various issues that plague our society; issues like racism, sexism, homophobia, inequality and privilege, migration and environmental degradation. Artists included are Gerald Machona and Haroon Gunn-Salie. At the Iziko South African National Gallery until 23 October.

Kudzanai Chiurai and Gerald Machona in Kampala

The international exhibition KABBO KA MUWALA – The Girl’s Basket: Migration and Mobility in Contemporary Art in Southern and Eastern Africa opens on on 14 April at Makerere Art Gallery in Kampala, Uganda. The exhibition is a collaboration with the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, the Städtische Galerie Bremen and the University of Oldenburg (both in Germany) and will showcase works by contemporary artists from various countries including Kudzanai Chiurai and Gerald Machona. The exhibition seeks to present a multitude of contemporary migration processes seen primarily through the eyes of artists from Southern and Eastern Africa.

Gerald Machona at Sydney Biennale

Gerald Machona is included in the 20th Biennale of Sydney exhibition from 18 March until 5 June. Titled The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed, this year’s Biennale is inspired by a comment by leading science-fiction author William Gibson, and also serves as a framework for artistic investigation. The first part of the title speaks to the fact that the exhibition is about the now; but more than that, it suggests that perhaps we have already surpassed our own ideas about the future. The second part reminds us that access to information, the internet and other more basic resources is by no means universal.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    Gerald Machona / Vabvakure (People from Far Away) / 2014

    Group exhibitions

    Summer Show / 2016

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Young, Gifted and Black / Curated by Hank Willis Thomas / 2015

    Edge of Silence / 2015

    [Working Title] 2013 Catalogue Launch / 2014

    C-16 / 2013

    [Working Title] / 2013

    [Working Title] / 2012

    BASIC REALITY / 2011

    The Night Show: a group exhibition in three parts / 2011

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  • Press for Gerald Machona

    (No) Where to Go From Here / Espace / #111

    (No) Where to Go From Here by Bernard Schutze (9.2 MB)

    Young Gifted and Black / Business Day BDLive / October 2015

    Gifted young artists explore blackness by Chris Thurman (46.5 KB)

    Stormy Waters Notes from a superexhibition / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 24 May 2015

    stormy Waters notes from a superexhibition By Linda Stupart (4.8 MB)

    Machona Gerald / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 20 May 2015

    Venice Biennale: View from the ground By Jeremy Kruper (2.3 MB)

    South African Pavilion at 56th Venice Biennale: Artists Announced / Art South Africa / South Africa / 17 April 2015

    South African Pavilion at 56th Venice Biennale: Artists Announced By Art South Africa (1.1 MB)

    Machona Gerald / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / April 30 - May 7 2015

    SA Trips again on the steps of the Venice Biennale By Stefanie Jason (7.2 MB)

    Machona Gerald / City Press / South Africa / 16 April 2015

    Venice art line-up finally announced By Garreth Van Niekerk (182.4 KB)

    Machona Gerald / The Culture Trip / South Africa / 16 March 2015

    10 Southern African Artworks Fusing Art and Science Fiction By Tim Leibbrandt (841.2 KB)

    Machona Gerald / Art South Africa / South Africa / December 2014

    Siobhan Keam Interrogates the Frieze and 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fairs By Siobhan Keam (277.8 KB)

    Machona Gerald / Weltkunst / Germany / 1 December 2014

    Aufbruchszeichen by Susanne Schreiber (867.2 KB)

    Machona Gerald / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 11 November 2014

    Artists in the firing line test the limits of freedom of expression by Stefanie Jason (775.9 KB)

    Machona Gerald / Fisheye Magazine / France / 5 September 2014

    L'afro-futurisme by Camille Moulonguet (345.8 KB)

    Machona Gerald / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 27 August 2014

    Gerald Machona and the price of society's issues by Jessica Hunkin (606.9 KB)

    Machona Gerald / Between 10 and 5 / South Africa / 20 August 2014

    FNB Joburg Art Fair: Gerald Machona Experiencing Foreignness by Hunkin Jessica (674.9 KB)

    Machona Gerald / The Sunday Independent / South Africa / 22 June 2014

    Foreign Visitors Gerald Machona Meditates on alienation in his latest exhibition by Mary Corrigall (302.9 KB)

    Machona Gerald / Financial Mail / South Africa / 19 June 2014

    Vabvakure (People From Far Away) by Matthew Partridge (224.1 KB)

    Machona Gerald / House & Leisure / South Africa / April 2014

    25 South African Artists you Should Know by Graham Wood (619.6 KB)

    Machona Gerald / Frieze Magazine / London / May 2013

    Bodies of Evidence by Sean O'Toole (182.7 KB)