Misheck Masamvu


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Misheck Masamvu on sustainable art industries in Africa

As part of the Talks Programme at the 2018 edition of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Misheck Masamvu shares his views – alongside Ruzy Rusike, Meskerem Assegued and Hildegard Titus – on the role that non-profit organisations and artists collectives play in expanding arts industries throughout the African continent (17 February). Under the title ‘Building Sustainable Art Industries’, the conversation – moderated by Molemo Moiloa (director of Visual Arts Network of South Africa) – addresses the importance of these organizations to the development of young artists and the broader visual arts landscape in Africa.

Various artists on inaugural group show at Zeitz MOCAA

Nine Goodman Gallery artists – Ghada Amer, Hasan and Husain Essop, Kendell Geers, Samson Kambalu, William Kentridge, Liza Lou, Misheck Masamvu, Yinka Shonibare MBE and Hank Willis Thomas – are included on the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) inaugural exhibition,_ All things being equal…_, in Cape Town (22 September – 19 February). The launch of Zeitz MOCAA marks the opening of the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art. This show is the first in the museum’s initiative to host international exhibitions, while developing educational and enrichment programmes, encouraging intercultural understanding and facilitating access for all.

Misheck Masamvu and ruby onyinyechi amanze in Cambridge

Masamvu and amanze have work included in When the Heavens Meet the Earth, an exhibition of Robert Devereux’s Sina Jina Collection at the Heong Gallery, Downing College, University of Cambridge (25 February – 21 May). The exhibition highlights Devereux’s support of emerging artists who challenge Western preconceptions of, and hegemony over, cultural expression and contemporary art.

Tracey Rose and Misheck Masamvu at Biennale de Sao Paulo

Large-scale paintings by Misheck Masamu, and sculptures and drawing by Tracey Rose are included in the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo. Titled Incerteza Viva [Live Uncertainty], the 2016 Biennale focuses on notions of uncertainty, reflecting on the current conditions of life and the strategies offered by contemporary art to harbor or inhabit uncertainties. The 32nd Biennale de Sao Paulo runs until 11 December 2016.

  • Solo exhibitions

    Misheck Masamvu / Still Still / 2016

    Misheck Masamvu / Still / 2016

    Group exhibitions

    Narrative Means / 2018

    In Context: Where We Are

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    [Working Title] / 2013

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  • Press for Misheck Masamvu

    Misheck Masamvu / Between 10 and 5 / October 2016

    Painting pictures of catharsis, by Layla Leiman (3.5 MB)

    Misheck Masamvu / Weekend Argus / September 2016

    Nothing stills his fierce talent by Michael Morris (371.9 KB)