Meleko Mokgosi


Conversations: Selections From the Permanent Collection
Exhibition: May 25–September 10, 2017
Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Meleko Mokgosi


The Ease of Fiction
Exhibition: April 26–August 27, 2017
Museum of the African Diaspora

Meleko Mokgosi


Lex and Love: Meleko Mokgosi
Exhibition: March 17–September 17, 2017
Williams College Museum of Art

Meleko Mokgosi


Meleko Mokgosi: Pax Kaffraria
Exhibition: February 19–May 7;
February 3–March 19, 2017
Memorial Art Gallery and Rochester Contemporary Art Center

Meleko Mokgosi


Meleko Mokgosi Awarded
2017 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Fine Arts

Meleko Mokgosi


Artforum
Critics' Picks: The Ease of Fiction
By Andrea Gyorody
December 2016

Sarah Cain, Meleko Mokgosi


Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting
Phaidon Editors

Meleko Mokgosi


The Ease of Fiction
Exhibition: October 19, 2016–February 19, 2017
California African American Museum

Meleko Mokgosi


Interview
Artists at Work: Meleko Mokgosi
By Matt Mullen
August 11, 2016

Meleko Mokgosi


Benefit Art Auction 2016
Headlands Center for the Arts
Wednesday, June 1, 6:30pm
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

Meleko Mokgosi


The Ease of Fiction
Exhibition: March 3 – June 19, 2016
Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh

Meleko Mokgosi


A story within a story...
Göteborg International Biennial For Contemporary Art 2015
Exhibition: September 12-November 22, 2015
Göteborgs Konsthall

Meleko Mokgosi


Talk with curator Dexter Wimberly and
artists Meleko Mokgosi and Lavar Munroe
Friday, May 15, 2015, 5:45-6:45pm
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Meleko Mokgosi


Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intuition
Exhibition: April 21-August 9, 2015
The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

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The Art Newspaper
Seek and ye shall find
By Charlotte Burns and Anny Shaw
December 6, 2014

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Blouin Artinfo
The Definitive Top 11 Booths at Art Basel Miami Beach
By Scott Indrisek
December 3, 2014

Meleko Mokgosi


Mail & Guardian
An Interrogation of Post-colonial History
By Medein Tribinevicius
June 27, 2014

Meleko Mokgosi: Pax Kaffraria is Artforum Critics' Pick


History painting, argued eighteenth-century academicians, was the noblest undertaking for any artist: especially if you want to glorify European conquest. In this incandescent debut—whose title, "Pax Kaffraria," plays on a violent racial slur—Botswana-born and Brooklyn-based artist Meleko Mokgosi refashions the genre for new, postcolonial undertakings, all while insisting that the narratives it depicts can only be fragmentary.

Meleko Mokgosi in the Los Angeles Times


The three parts to Meleko Mokgosi's absorbing show at Honor Fraser are formally distinct, all falling under a broad umbrella of concern with post-colonialism and misrepresentation across the continental, cultural divide.

Benefit & Launch Party for The Mistake Room


Works by Brenna Youngblood, Meleko Mokgosi, Glenn Kaino and Sarah Cain will be included in The Mistake Room's benefit auction and launch party, Friday, October 13th.

Meleko Mokgosi in 12th Biennale de Lyon


Meleko Mokgosi's Pax Kaffraria: The Ruse of Disavowal is in the 12th Biennale de Lyon.

Meleko Mokgosi at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts


Migrating Identities
June 28, 2013 – September 29, 2013

In this exhibition, eight artists—Ala Ebtekar, Michelle Dizon, Naeem Mohaiemen, Meleko Mokgosi, Wangechi Mutu, Yamini Nayar, Ishmael Randall Weeks, and Saya Woolfalk—actively negotiate their relationships with two or more different cultures and the influence on their individual lives.

The work of these artists, all of whom are in their 30s and early 40s, forms a sampling of a generation's response to the role of cultural diversity in the U.S. Guided by their ability to move fluidly between cultures, and drawing from the uniqueness of their individual journeys, these artists reveal the ways in which their identities have been transformed by the confluence of mobility, cultural retention, and personal history.

Meleko Mokgosi in Art Practical


Painting Expanded
By Leigh Markopoulos
April 15, 2013

Bookending the morning presentations with a return to a more analytical approach, the New York–based Meleko Mokgosi situated his most recent body of work—Pax Kaffraria: Sikhuselo Sembumbulu, a series of large-scale paintings meditating on a nineteenth-century gesture of resistance in his native Botswana—somewhere between Western postcolonial discourse and what he described as a more popular version of narrativity, or the conditions of presenting narrative peculiar to his native country.

Meleko Mokgosi in artspace 9 highlights from the armory show


Close Look: 9 Highlights from the Armory Show
by Andrew M. Goldstein

The most electrifying piece at the Armory Show may be this one, a ten-panel work by the 31-year-old Botswana-born artist Meleko Mokgosi, who is currently teaching at New York University.


February 15, 2013

Meleko Mokgosi receives Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant


The Joan Mitchell Foundation announce Meleko Mokgosi to be one of twenty-five recipients of the 2012 Painters & Sculptors Grant Program.

The Painters & Sculptors Grant Program was established in 1993 to assist individual artists. The grants are given to acknowledge painters and sculptors creating work of exceptional quality

Meleko Mokgosi in Complex: Art + Design


The 50 Most Iconic Artworks of the Past Five Years

41. Pax Kaffraria: Sikhuselo Sembumbulu by Meleko Mokgosi, 2012

For an article in Art in America magazine, Meleko Mokgosi spoke to writer Brian Boucher on the origins of this work's title: "Pax Kaffraria is a term I made up...'Khaffraria' comes from a settlement established by the British in the early 19th century for mostly Xhosa people," he explains. "'Kaffrar' is the equivalent of 'n***er' in Afrikaans. So the project deals with issues of nationalism, anticolonial sentiment, and resistance, not only to the physical violence but the financialization of global capital." The work has become a milestone piece in studies of African politics and globalization, and Mokgosi explains it best.


January 8, 2013

Meleko Mokgosi in Modern Painters


24 Artists to Watch: Meleko Mokgosi
December 2012

Mokgosi's large-scale, project-based installations, such as Pax Afrikaner, 2008-11, and Pax Kaffraria, 2010-12, take the form of history paintings on panel. They serve, in the artist's words, as "a conceptual, theoretical, and personal working-through of a particular dilemna: the physical and epistemological violence toward black foreigners in southern Africa."

Congratulations to Meleko Mokgosi, 2012 Mohn Award recipient


The Hammer Museum has announced that Meleko Mokgosi is the recipient of the inaugural Mohn Award. Funded through the generosity of Los Angeles philanthropists and art collectors Jarl and Pamela Mohn, the $100,000 award will be granted over two years to Mokgosi and will be accompanied by the publication of a monograph about his work. While a jury of professional curators selected five finalists from among the 60 artists in the exhibition Made in L.A. 2012, the Mohn Award recipient was chosen by visitors to the exhibition through online and on-site voting.


August 16, 2012

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