Mikhael Subotzky

Mikhael Subotzky was born in Cape Town in South Africa in 1981.

Solo exhibitions

2018

  1. Mind traverls – Mikhael Subotzky & Subodh Gupta, Spazio 22 in collaboration with Studio la Città, Milan

2017

  1. Yellow Bile (or Work in Progress), Maitland Institute, Cape Town
  2. WYE, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2016

  1. Mikhael Subotzky: WYE, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation Sydney, Sydney

2014

  1. Ponte City (with Patrick Waterhouse), National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
  2. Show ‘n Tell, Goodman Gallery Cape Town
  3. Ponte City (with Patrick Waterhouse), FotoMuseum Antwerpen, Antwerpen
  4. Ponte City (with Patrick Waterhouse), Le Bal, Paris

2013

  1. Stuff Barta, MAC/VAL – Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Paris

2012

  1. Retinal Shift, Standard Bank Young Artist Award, Touring show at various South African venues

2010

  1. Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse, Recent Works, Goodman Gallery Cape, Cape Town

2009

  1. Two Projects, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

2008

  1. Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky, MoMA, New York
  2. Giovane arte dal Sudafrica, Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena

2007

  1. Studio la Città, Verona, catalogue with essay by Roberto Pinto
  2. Beaufort West, FOAM (Foto Museum Amsterdam), Amsterdam
  3. Beaufort West, Goodman Gallery Cape, Cape Town

2006

  1. Die Vier Hoeke and Umjiegwana, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
  2. Die Vier Hoeke, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg

2005

  1. Die Vier Hoeke, Nelson Mandela Cell, Pollsmoor Prison

Group exhibitions

2019

  1. Recent Histories – Contemporary African Photography and Video Art from The Walther Collection, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam
  2. Borders, James Cohan Gallery, New York
  3. Conversas em Gondwana, Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo

2018

  1. Ex Africa, CCBB, Brasília
  2. Players – PHotoESPAÑA 2018, Espacio Foundation Telefónica, Madrid
  3. Ex Africa, CCBB, São Paulo
  4. Unlimited – Art Basel 2018, Messe Basel, Basel
  5. Magnum Manifesto: Guardare il mondo e raccontarlo in fotografia, Museo dell’Ara Pacis, Rome
  6. Photo London 2018, Somerset House, London
  7. Please come back: El món com a presó?, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia
  8. Ex Africa, CCBB, Rio de Janeiro

2017

  1. Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, High Museum of Arte, Atlanta
  2. Ex Africa, CCBB, Belo Horizonte
  3. Up to Now. Fabrica Photography, in collaborazione con / in collaboration with Fabrica – Treviso, Chiostri di San Pietro, Reggio Emilia
  4. Magnum Manifesto, International Center for Photography, New York
  5. Please come back. The world as prison?, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Roma

2016

  1. New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
  2. After Eden: Photography from the Walther Collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris
  3. Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona

2015

  1. Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
  2. After Eden: Photography from the Walther Collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris56th Venice Biennale: All the World’s Futures, Venezia
  3. The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art Deutsche Börse: Photography Prize 2015, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
  4. Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
  5. The Poetry In Between: South-South / 2015, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
  6. Other People’s Memories, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

2014

  1. Junge Sammlungen 02, Museum für moderne Kunst, Weserburg
  2. Destini/Storie/Vite, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, La Spezia
  3. In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice, Wellin Museum of Art Art Unlimited, Basel
  4. Le Mur, La Maison Rouge, Paris
  5. 4/30: Goodman Gallery and the Standard Bank Young Artist Award, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
  6. Contemporary Art from South Africa, State University of North Carolina Museum Appalachia
  7. Contemporary Art / South Africa, Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, 2014
  8. In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice, Wellin Museum of Art, New York 
  9. Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
  10. Apartheid and After, Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam
  11. Surfacing, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

2013

  1. Rencontres Picha Biennale de Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi
  2. This House in Nouvelles Vagues, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  3. My Jo’burg, La Maison Rouge, Paris
  4. Magnum Contact Sheets, Forte Di Bard
  5. Structures, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
  6. Expo 1: Dark Optimism, MoMA PS1, New York
  7. A Different Kind of Order, Triennial at the International Center of Photography Triennial, New York
  8. Earth Matters, Smithsonian, Washington
  9. Concrete – Photography and Architecture, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur

2012

  1. The Unexpected Guest, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
  2. Out of Focus: Photography, The Saatchi Gallery, London
  3. Photobiennale-2012, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

2011

  1. 6th Curitiba Biennial, Curitiba, Brazil
  2. Appropriated Landscapes, Neu-Ulm/Burlafingen, Germany
  3. The New York Photo Festival, New York
  4. Arles Discovery Award, Arles, France
  5. Fotográfica Bogotá, Bogotá , Colombia
  6. Highrise – Idea and Reality, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Zürich , Switzerland

2008

  1. Giovane arte dal Sudafrica, Papesse
  2. Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena

2007

  1. NY C Photo, Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg, New York
  2. Bare Life, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem
  3. says the junk in the yard, Flowers East, London
  4. The Loaded Lens, Goodman Gallery Cape, Cape Town
  5. Lumo 07 – “Us” – 7th International Photography Triennale, Jyvaskyla
  6. Contemporary Art Photography from South Africa: Reality Check, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
  7. Goodman Gallery Cape, Cape Town

2006

  1. New Code, Studio la Città, Verona
  2. T1, Turin Triennial curated by F. Bonami e C. Christov-Bakargiev, Torino
  3. Snap Judegements: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography, curated by O. Enwezor, International Center for Photography, New York, NY
  4. Personae & Scenarios – New African Photography, Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Rome

2006/05

  1. Brett Kebble Art Awards

2005

  1. Bamako Biennale, Mali
  2. Click, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
  3. Vyf Kurators, Vyftien Kunstenaars (Five Curators, Fifteen Artists), The Klein Karoo Nasianale Kunstefees
  4. Merit Award winner at the ABSA L’Atalier Competition

2004

  1. Brett Kebble Art Awards, CapeTown International Conference Centre, 2004