Exhibitions

Current Show: Coming of Age

Current Exhibition(s)

Coming of Age

Coming of Age

1 August - 31 August 2021

Our inaugural online-only exhibition Coming of Age features work by Zana ‘Ndebele Superhero’ Masombuka and Lloyd Foster and centers on self-actualization and rituals of becoming as well as building community and ways of communing with oneself and others. Coming of Age offers an exploration of becoming as an ongoing growing into rather than a move from one fixed phase to another. More...


Past Exhibition(s)

Enfance volée

Enfance volée

10 June - 31 July 2021

Enfance volée is the first solo exhibition of Tagne William Njepe at Sakhile&Me and features new small- and large-scale paintings. The loss of childhood plays a key role in Tagne William Njepe's work. Exorcising his own experiences of forced labor, the artist portrays children doing odd jobs, their everyday reality juxtaposed with the bright colors of the background that visualizes a world of dreams filled with cartoon characters and cheerful peers. More...

Gaabo Motho

Gaabo Motho

11 March - 24 April 2021

Gaabo Motho features works by Wangari Mathenge, Mario Moore, Anike Joyce Sadiq and Lerato Shadi. It is centered around the Setswana saying "Gaabo Motho go thebe phatswa," which relates to the sayings "There is no place like home" or "Home is where the heart is." It emphasizes a sense of acceptance and nurturing from or by the place or the people close to us, inviting the audience to meditate on what makes a home or indeed a sense of belonging. More...

Witnesses

Witnesses

4 September - 24 October 2020

Witnesses introduces works by Ana Paula dos Santos, Eun-Joo Shin and Nigatu Tsehay, exploring the theme of witnesses. The idea of the witness as someone who a community relies on to come forward, to speak up and to tell others what they have seen and heard raises questions about who amongst us is a witness and what do or can the witnesses amongst us represent, on behalf of themselves and others. More...


Figures

Figures

18 June - 8 August 2020

Figures is a group exhibition that highlights interdisciplinary approaches to centering the human form in artistic practice. The thirteen works in the show include two paintings by Tega Akpokona, two body imprint works by performance artist and painter Adelaide Damoah, five photographic prints by Mbali Dhlamini, two acrylic paintings by William Njepe and two large oil paintings by Tim Okamura. More...

Owanto: Flowers

Owanto: Flowers

8 March - 30 May 2020

Flowers is the first exhibition of Gabonese artist and human rights activist Owanto with Sakhile&Me, showing a series of enlarged archival photographs of a Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) ceremony, in which the artist veils the identity of the victims or the violation in the image by removing the sections deemed most private and covering the void with delicate cold porcelain flowers. More...

Accrochage 2020

Accrochage

7 January - 8 February 2020

Sakhile&Me presents a collection of works representing different approaches to design, sculpture, painting and drawing. The breadth in genre, medium, technique and creative impetus includes acrylic with charcoal paintings by Bambo Sibiya, silk sculptures and ink drawings by Ghizlane Sahli, mixed media paintings by Kevin Demery, topographic paintings by Nnenna Okore and minimalist acrylic paintings by Osi Audu. More...


Tajh Rust: Eve

Tajh Rust: Eve

31 October - 21 December 2019

Eve will be Tajh Rust's inaugural show at Sakhile&Me and will introduce new works that are meditations on the different meanings of the word "Eve", including evening, anticipation of an event and the biblical character, with most of their figures being based on people he met while in Dakar (Senegal) as an artist in residence at Kehinde Wiley's residency program Black Rock. More...

Osi Audu: Wetin Be Dis

Osi Audu: Wetin Be Dis

19 September - 26 October 2019

Osi Audu's first exhibition at Sakhile&Me shows subtly textured graphite drawings and bold acrylic paintings gesturing at different aspects of a whole or collective self and exploring the tangible and intangible as it relates to the self. This series of abstract and geometric "self-portraits" form part of Osi Audu's larger exploration into the symbolic mappings of self-consciousness and the inner and outer self. More...

Zanele Muholi & Lindeka Qampi: Limise

Zanele Muholi & Lindeka Qampi: Limise

8 August - 7 September 2019

Limise shows a series of black and white self-portrait photographs by Prof. Zanele Muholi from the award-winning "Somnyama Ngonyama" series and colour self-portrait photographs by fellow activist and ally Lindeka Qampi. The exhibition pays homage to the 63rd anniversary of the iconic 1956 Women's March during Apartheid South Africa and also coincides with South Africa's 25th year of independence. More...


Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes

Ghizlane Sahli: Histoires de Tripes

27 June - 3 August 2019

Ghizlane Sahli's enchanting cellular-form ink drawings and silk-thread sculptures made from used bottle tops are inspired by her interest in architecture, embroidery and environmental sustainability - issues she also explores with her artist collective Zbel Manifesto. After exhibitions in London, Marrakesh, Milan and Paris, her current work cycle "Histoires de Tripes" will be shown for the first time in Germany. More...

Kevin Demery: Power Lines

Kevin Demery: Power Lines

16 May - 22 June 2019

Kevin Demery's works explore the interplay between U.S. history and signifiers of power and invite us to move between their potent aesthetic of geometric color blocks with objects hanging from ropes or chains that are draped over the canvas and recurring motifs of historical violence, surveillance and childhood trauma. Power Lines is Kevin Demery's inaugural exhibition at Sakhile&Me and his first show in Germany. More...

Accrochage 2019

Accrochage

14 February - 13 April 2019

Showing works by Adejoke Tugbiyele, Bambo Sibiya, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga and Nnenna Okore, Sakhile&Me offers a look at their private art collection. The paintings of Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga and Bambo Sibiya are full of historical references and political commentary. The sculptures of Nnenna Okore and Adejoke Tugbiyele use natural and found materials, toeing the line between abstract and figurative art. More...


Nnenna Okore: Embodiment

Nnenna Okore: Embodiment

7 September - 30 November 2018

Embodiment is Nnenna Okore's first exhibition in Germany and shows abstract art works made from textiles, wire, dye and acrylic. They form richly textured fiber sculptures sprouting from the walls like organisms growing out to meet the space. Also featured are new and never-before-seen acrylic, gesso and clay paintings reminiscent of fossil-like structures and topographic landscapes. More...