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Samson Kambalu and Kiluanji Kia Henda on group exhibition at MAXXI Museum

African Metropolis is a major exhibition at MAXXI Museum that reflects on the ongoing social and cultural transformations impacting art on the African continent (22 June – 4 November). Curated by Simon Njami and Elana Motisi, the exhibition features 34 celebrated and emerging African artists, including Samson Kambalu and Kiluanji Kia Henda. As its title suggests, African Metropolis brings together work focused on urban space as a location for diverse experiences that create dialogue between tradition and contemporaneity.

Alfredo Jaar and Kiluanji Kia Henda on exhibition celebrating Karl Marx’s 200th birthday

Jaar’s September 15, 2011 and Kia Henda’s Karl Marx, Luanda are included on a group exhibition, Marx@200, circulated by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Carnegie Mellon University’s Humanities Center (6 April – 3 June). Commemorating Marx’s 200th birthday, and hosted in Pittsburgh’s SPACE Gallery, the exhibition features more than 25 works by various international artists who present a diverse range of perspectives on the theorist and his critique of inequality and capitalism, as well as Marx’s influence on political movements and regimes.

Kiluanji Kia Henda on major group exhibition about environmental transformation at MAAT

Work by Kia Henda is included on MAAT’s latest group exhibition, Eco-Visionaries, in Lisbon (11 April – 8 October). Forming part of the institution’s ongoing project, ‘Eco-Visionaries: Art, Architecture and New Media after the Anthropocene’, the exhibition is centred on current practices that propose critical and creative visions on the environment and its transformation. With contributions from over 35 artists and architects, the show in Lisbon is the first of four exhibitions; all of which will appear simultaneously in Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Sweden.

Kiluanji Kia Henda on a group exhibition at the Glasgow School of Art

Kia Henda’s video work, Havemos de Voltar (We Shall Return), is on view at the Glasgow School of Art’s latest group exhibition, titled To see this story better, close your eyes (17 February – 7 March). Hosted in the Reid Gallery, and curated by Chloe Reid, the exhibition gathers the work of twelve artists and writers – including fellow heavy-weight artists like Penny Siopis – currently exhibiting and publishing in South Africa. Each of the films, audio recordings and texts featured in the exhibition employ narrative as a technique, subject or medium, and the works have been deliberately positioned within the exhibition space to prompt multiple and overlapping readings.


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  • Solo exhibitions

    Kiluanji Kia Henda / In the Days of a Dark Safari / 2017

    Group exhibitions

    Narrative Means / 2018

    the silences between / 2017

    South-South: Let me begin again

    In Context: Where We Are

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

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

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  • Press for Kiluanji Kia Henda

    Young, Gifted and Black / City Press / October 2015

    To Be Young, Gifted and Black, by Garreth van Niekerk (1002.5 KB)