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Moshekwa Langa was born in 1975 in Bakenberg, South Africa. He attended the Max Stibbe Waldorf school in Pretoria. After a period of experimentation with writing and making objects related to drawing, sculpture and sound recordings he moved in 1997 to Amsterdam to take part in the residency programme at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten.

Moshekwa Langa's installations, videos and collages are fresh and surprising, often provocative, yet exhibit a depth and sureness of touch astonishing in one so young. Materials for his drawings and installations are whatever comes to hand - bubble wrap, cigarette butts, toys, spools of cotton, street maps, advertisements - anything can be transformed into a marker in a world created by Langa. Titles are often literary, riddle like, alluding both to a personal history and universal experience. He is the subject of his own videos, producing work that is at the same time both funny and primal, like his True Confessions: My Life as a Disco Queen. Refusing to be classified as a black artist from Africa, Langa neatly sidesteps all attempts to package him as the latest art world commodity, forcing his viewing audience to set aside all preconceptions, and engage with what Langa chooses to set before it.

Amongst his solo exhibitions are those that were held at: the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (1999), the Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, the Maxxi Museum, Rome (2005), the Kunsthalle Bern (2011), the Krannert Art Museum and the University of Urbana Champaign (2013).The Jealous Lover ­IFA Galerie, Stuttgart and Berlin (2014). He has participated in numerous group exhibitions including: The short Century; Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945 ­1994. African Art and History. And exhibitions in amongst others Munich, Berlin, Chicago and New York.

South Africa
Moshekwa Langa
Bernard Akoi-Jackson
Helen Zeru Araya
Admire Kamudzengerere
Zanele Muholi
Lara Bourdin
Awaad Issa
Ashraf Moneim
Louis Boshoff
Ruan Hoffmann
Krishna Luchoomun
Sultana Haukim
Adriaan de Villiers
Michele Tabor
Koyo Kouoh
Viktor Ekpuk
Santu Mofokeng
Mihret Kebede
Nisren Abasher Ahmed
Hasan and Husain Essop
Leo Lefort
Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi
Akintunde Akinleye
Akirash
Ruan Hoffmann
Michael Tsegaye
Adriaan de Villiers
Zanele Muholi
Hadia Gana
James Iroha Uchechukwu
Mahmoud Khaled
Sarah Erzfinke
Batoul Shimi
Thierry Mandon
Gabriel Kemzo Malou
Ngone Fall
Odili Donald Odita
Dineo Seshee Bopape
Victor Ekpuk
Doreen Southwood
Clifford Charles
Assefa Gebrekidan
Guy Wouete
Thulani Shongwe
Nicholas Hlobo
Doreen Southwood
Odili Donald Odita
Rehab El Sadek
Papisto Boy
John Murray
Isaac Carlos
Rose Kirumira
Dominique Zinkpè
Senzeni Marasela
Tarek Zaki
Kheto Lualuali
Meshac Gaba
Rafs Mayet
Henk Rossouw
Nawaal Deane
Darryl Accone
Louis Mhlanga
Krishna Luchoomun
Moss Mogale
Samson Kambalu
Abrie Fourie
Dominique Fontaine
Ilse Pahl
Saliou Traore
Alassane Drabo
Harry Mutasa
Moshekwa Langa
Jeremy Wafer
Artists 1992-1998 >>