Samson Kambalu takes part in a group show in Korea, Seoul, at Seoul Museum of Art, 12 September – 12 November 2017 : Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), in partnership with the British Council presents The Art of Dissonance as part of UK/Korea 2017–18. This exhibition brings together 26 artworks by 16 contemporary artists, carefully selected from the 8,500 works in the British Council Collection.The exhibition delves deep into the “dissonance” of British society from the 1980s to today and explores differences in social class, ethnicity, and economic and political positions through the artists’ own visual languages and voices.
Participating artists: John Akomfrah, Jeremy Deller & Alan Kane, Paul Graham, Ed Hall, Mona Hatoum, Lubaina Himid, Samson Kambalu, Rachel Maclean, Martin Parr, Grayson Perry, Bob and Roberta Smith, Cally Spooner, Mark Wallinger, Gillian Wearing, Wolfgang Tillmans
Samson Kambalu takes part in the Group show The Silences Between at Goodman Gallery Cape Town, curated by Tendai Marima and Emma Laurence, 24 August – 23 September.
Samson Kambalu, Two Pussy Negative, digital film, colour, 2017
Artists include Candice Breitz • Broomberg & Chanarin • Nolan Oswald Dennis • Mounir Fatmi • Kendell Geers • David Goldblatt • Haroon Gunn-Salie • Alfredo Jaar • Samson Kambalu • William Kentridge • Grada Kilomba • Paulo Nazareth • Mikhael Subotzky
Samson Kambalu is one of the keynote speakers at The Stockholm Act 2017, 21-27 August, in Sweden. He will present on how aspects of the gift economy and creativity can be employed to address issues of the enviroment and sustainability.
Samson Kambalu is interviewed on SABC Morning Live for his solo show Ghost Dance at Goodman Gallery Cape Town, South Africa, running from 15 July – 12 August 2017.
Online Auction Preview: 27 July – 9 August
Online Bidding: 10 – 23 August
Samson Kambalu, Calvary, digital film, colour, 2016
Samson Kambalu is supporting the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala Auction 2017 with the donation of Calvary, 2016.
The money raised will go directly to the foundation (LDF) which is dedicated to the long-term health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants. LDF supports projects around the world that build climate resiliency, protect vulnerable wildlife, and restore balance to threatened ecosystems and communities.
Online bidding will open on 10 August. To find out more about the gala auction please click here.
Samson Kambalu takes part in a group exhibition The Public Body, at the Artspace, Sydney, Australia – 28 July to 2 October 2017.
Samson Kambalu, Draw, video still, 45 sec 2013
Samson Kambalu’s solo show Ghost Dance at Goodman Gallery Cape Town runs from 15 July – 12 August 2017.
Samson Kambalu – Cowboy’s Prayer (stereograph) 2017
Samson Kambalu at TEDx Roma 2016
Samson Kambalu has been appointed associate professor of fine art at Ruskin School of Art and elected fellow at the Magdalen College, Oxford University.