Dr. Esther Mahlangu – Exhibition, Awards and Collector’s List

  • 08 February 2020 - 09 February 2020

Exhibition Info:

Solo Exhibitions:

2020      Investec Cape Town Art Fair – Past/ Modern Section, Cape Town, SA

2020      ‘Dr. Esther Mahlangu – Disrupting Patterns’, The Melrose Gallery, Cape Town, SA

2019      ‘Timeless', Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein, SA

2019      ‘Timeless’ Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, SA

2017      ‘A Tribute to Nelson Mandela’, The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg, SA

2016      BMW Lounge, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK

2015      ‘Esther Mahlangu 80’, UCT Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, SA

2014      Esther Mahlangu: An Artistic Residency, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia, USA

2012      ‘Overlay’, 34FineArt, Cape Town, SA

2010      Centro Espositivo St. Art, Calenzano, Italy

2008      ‘Esther Mahlangu: Reacquiring’, The Kyle Kauffman Gallery, New York, USA

2007       ‘Esther Mahlangu’,34LONG, Cape Town, SA

2007       ‘Why Africa?’, Fiat 500, Turin, Italy

2005       Esther Mahlangu, 34LONG, Cape Town, SA

2003       Esther Mahlangu 2003’, UCT Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, SA

1998      Museum of Oceanian and African Art, Paris, France


Selected Exhibitions:

2019      Conflict Resolution Art, Athens, Greece

2019       ‘Timeless', One and Only, Cape Town, SA

2018      Public Commission. Three Murals - The Market Theatre foyer, Esther Mahlangu Boardroom at Windybrow Theatre in Hillbrow, The Contemporary Market Square Complex, Johannesburg, SA

2018       Group Exhibition, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA

2018      Not A Single Story, Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park, Cradle of Humankind, SA

2017      Imibala Gallery, Somerset West, SA

2016      South Africa -Artofa Nation, The British Museum, UK,

2016      New design - Belvedere(RED), NY, USA

2015      Amref Health Africa Artball: Celebrating Contemporary African Art, New York, USA 

2015      Imibala Gallery, Somerset West, SA

2015      Sneaker design with Swedish Company Eytys, Paris Fashion Week, France

2015       40 years of BMW Art Cars, BMW Museum, Munchen, Germany

2014      Traditional African Murals, Museum of African Art, Belgrade, Serbia

2014      Look Mickey!, 34FineArt, Cape Town, SA 

2014      Les Magiciens de la Terre, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

2014      Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

2014      Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, SA

2013      1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London, UK

2013      Urban Interpretation, Graffik Gallery, London, UK

2013      FourWalls, 34FineArt, Cape Town, SA

2012      Art Drive! The exhibition, Great Eastern Street Car Park in Shoreditch, London, UK

2012      Urban Interpretation, 34FineArt, Cape Town, SA

2012      Blend, 34FineArt, Cape Town, SA

2011      Durban Tourism Indaba, Durban, SA

2011      Ensemble, 34FineArt, Cape Town, SA

2011      ‘Art Monaco’ 1 1, Monaco

2011      Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA

2010      Africa. Objetos y Sujetos, Teatro Fernan Gomez, Centro de Arte, Madrid, Spain

2010      ATASA Trust Southern Africa Handcraft & Ndebele Art Exhibition, Newtown, SA

2010      La Mostra sulla Regina d’Africa Esther Mahlangu, Napoli, Italy

2010      Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, USA

2010      FIFA, Official, Artist, Italy

2009      Sortileges, Fondation pour L’art Contemporain, Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex, France

2009      3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

2010      Africa? Una Nuova Storia, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy

2008      The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

2008      Denver Museum of Art, Denver, Colorado, USA

2008      Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA

2007      Why Africa? Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy

2007      PaintedtheNewFiat500- “WhyAfrica?”, The Pigozzi Collection, Italy

2007      SAArt-Signs, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia

2007      Berlin and Beyond Art in Public Places, Florida, USA

2007      Durban Art Gallery, Durban, SA

2007      Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, USA

2007      The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2007      Tacoma Museum of Art, Tacoma, Washington, USA

2006      100% African; The Jean Pigozzi Contemporary African Art Collection, Guggenheim

2006      Museum, Bilbao, Spain

2006       Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

2006      Memory Innovation Tradition, 34 LONG, Cape Town, SA

2006      Roppongi Hills Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2006      Beyond Lilith: The Sacred Feminine, Scuderie Aldobrandini Frascati, Roma, Italy  

2006      Arts of Africa, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

2005      Yokohama Triennial, Japan

2005      New Identities Contemporary Art from South Africa, Pretoria Art Museum & Johannesburg Art Gallery, SA

2005      Galleria Spacia, Italy

2005      South Africa-USA Native American Exchange Project, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, USA

2005      Project Row Houses, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

2005      African Art Now: Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

2005      National Museum of African Art, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA Awards and Recognitions:

2019      UNHRC Southern Africa NGO and Multi-Stakeholder Award in recognition of inclusivity and empowerment

2019      The Department of Arts and Culture published a book on Dr. Esther Mahlangu for “25 Years of Democracy – Growing South Africa Together for Women’s Emancipation”

2019      Officer of Arts and Letters from France, Pretoria, South Africa

2018      Honorary doctorate from the University of Johannesburg

2015      The Lilizela Tourism Award, Roots and culture, SA

2015      South African Traditional Music Achievement Awards, Life Time Achievement Award, SA

2013      1st Mbokodo Award, SA

2012      1st Mbokodo Award, South African Women in the Arts, SA

2010      Increasing Access to the Arts Award - 13th annual BASA Awards, SA

2007      The Heritage Award for Preservation and Promotion of South African Heritage and Culture, The Premier of KZN, SA

2006      The Order of Ikhamanga (Silver), Government of South Africa, SA

2006      National Arts and Culture Trust, Lifetime Achievement Award, SA

2001      Arts and Culture Award, Art Promotion, SA

2001       Pan African Broadcasting, Heritage and Achievement Award (PABHA), SA

2001      Radio Ndebele Award, SA

1999      Mpumalanga Arts and Culture Award, SA

1997      Nassau County Commendation, New York, USA

1997      Incorporated Village of Hempstead Citation, Hempstead, New York, USA



Sovereign Art Foundation, Switzerland

Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia

The Pigozzi Collection, Geneva, Switzerland

Johnnic Communications Management Services Collection, Johannesburg, SA

Museum Bochum, Bochum, Germany

South African National Gallery, Iziko Museums, Cape Town, SA

BROKER Art Collection, Belgium

BOE Bank, Cape Town, SA

Musee des Arts d'Afrique et D'Oceanie, Paris, France

Botshabelo Museum, Botshabelo, SA

BMW Art Cars Collection, Germany

World Bank Collection, USA

Museum of Modern Art, Equatorial Guinea BHP Billiton Collection, Johannesburg

SA Roppongi Hills Art Museum, Japan

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia, USA

Museum Bochum, Germany

Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, SA

National Museum of Woman in the Arts, Washington D.C., USA

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Musee des Beaux-Arts, France University of Cape Town, SA

The Dean Collection, USA

Isaac Shongwe, SA

Mkhuseli Faku, SA

Black Coffee, SA

Trevor Noah, SA/ USA

Usher, USA

Larry Warsh, USA

Ben Milstein, USA

RE: CM Collection, Cape Town, SA

Artworks in this exhibition

There are currently no artworks available in this exhibition.