Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi

Comprising two bodies of work, Brave Beauties, on show in New York for the first time, and Somnyama Ngonyama (‘Hail, the Dark Lioness’), the exhibition brings together two integral elements within Muholi’s practice: intimate studies of queer life in her native South Africa and self portraiture. Begun in 2014, Brave Beauties is a series of portraits depicting transwomen in South…
Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama

Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama

Zanele Muholi sees her artistic practice as “visual activism”, thereby ascribing to her images explicit and causal power to effect change. She has become known worldwide with Faces and Phases, her portrait photography of South Africa’s LGBTI scene. Faces and Phases has been prominently featured in venues such as the last documenta (2012). WNTRP now shows Muholi’s current series Somnyama…