Andrew Tshabangu

Andrew Tshabangu (b. 1966, South Africa) is particularly drawn to the people, urban landscapes and domestic spaces of the city of Johannesburg. Over the course of twenty years, Tshabangu’s black and white photography practice has played a significant role in redefining the visual landscape of South Africa. The artist draws our attention to what he calls the quieter things of society, the idiosyncrasies of regular people, their transactions, movements, and occupancies.

BIOGRAPHY

Andrew Tshabangu was born in Soweto in 1966. Tshabangu has studied at a number of institutions, amongst them at the Institute of Advancement for Journalism in 1998 and at the Alexandra Community Art Centre in Johannesburg. He taught photography at the Children’s Photography Workshop and the Market Photo Workshop. In 1998, he was an artist in residency at the Gasworks Art Studio, London.

 

Tshabangu has been exhibited across South Africa and internationally. In 2017, a solo retrospective of Tshabangu’s work was exhibited at the South African National Gallery, coinciding with Footprints, the first major survey of the iconic photographer’s work to be published in print. Last year, Tshabangu’s work was included at MAXXI in Rome, Italy and at the Dakar Biennale. This year, Tshabangu participated in Le Grand Chemin at Cité des Artes in Réunion, and the Vrystaat Arts Festival, showing his major retrospective exhibition Footprints, which previously travelled to the National Arts Festival and Iziko National Gallery.

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Andrew Tshabangu: City in Transition
Gallery MOMO Cape Town
20 July – 19 August 2017

 

Selling the Shadow
Gallery MOMO Cape Town
23 November 2016 – 7 January 2017

 

Revival
Gallery MOMO Cape Town
18 October – 22 November 2016

 

Andrew Tshabangu
Gallery MOMO Johannesburg
2011

 

Andrew Tshabangu
Gallery MOMO Johannesburg
2007

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