Zanele Muholi Wenzeni, City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg


Medium: Gelatin silver print

Dimensions: 27 5/8" x 29 1/2" [70 cm x 75 cm]

Edition 2 of 8

Image courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson


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A photographer and self-proclaimed visual activist, Zanele Muholi (b. Umlazi, 1972) explores Black queer identity in contemporary South Africa. Muholi first rose to prominence with their series “Faces and Phases,” for which they shot hundreds of sensitive portraits of women, many from South Africa, and challenged the country’s accepted rhetoric that homosexuality is un-African. The Durban-born, Johannesburg-based artist has enjoyed solo exhibitions at Tate Modern in London, Fotografiska in Stockholm, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among other institutions. Muholi represented South Africa at the 2013 Venice Biennale and showed as part of the international exhibition in 2019. Muholi also delved into self-portraiture with their “Somnyama Ngonyama” (“Hail the Dark Lioness”) series, which explores themes of racism, sexuality, and the politics of possessing a Black body.