Nicholas Hlobo, Amaqanda’am, 2007.
Nicholas Hlobo (b. 1975, Cape Town) is a South African artist based in Johannesburg. In 2002, he earned a Bachelor of Technology from Technikon Witwatersrand. Hlobo creates large voluptuous sculptural works in which masculine and feminine codes are not simply reversed, but become fused in an almost inaccessible imaginary universe. Hlobo’s solo exhibitions have taken place at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo (2011); at Tate Modern, London (2008), and the Boston ICA (2008). In 2011, Hlobo showed newly commissioned work in ILLUMInations, the 54th Venice Biennale. The same year, his work also appeared in Venice in The World Belongs to You, works from the Pinault Collection at the Palazzo Grassi. In 2010-2011 Hlobo worked with Anish Kapoor as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Other notable group exhibitions include Touched during the 2010 Liverpool Biennial; the third Guangzhou Triennial, China (2008); and Flow at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2008).
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