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04.01.18 – Serious Play: Samson Kambalu’s Graphomania by Louis Bury – Review in Bomb magazine.
22.08.17 – Samson Kambalu takes part in the Group show The Silences in Between at Goodman Gallery Cape Town, curated by Tendai Marima and Emma Laurence, 24 August – 23 September. 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.
16.08.17 – 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.
30.07.17 – 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.
13.07. 17 – Samson Kambalu takes part in a group exhibition The Public Body, at the Artspace, Sidney, Australia – 28 July to 2 October 2017. Artists include Francis Alÿs, Brook Andrew, Del Kathryn Barton, Farida Batool, Vivienne Binns, Leigh Bowery, Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser, Christine Dean, Kelly Doley and Diana Baker Smith, Ella Dreyfus, Regina José Galindo, Amala Groom, Samuel Hodge, Geumhyung Jeong, Kate Just, Samson Kambalu, Deborah Kelly, Barbara Kruger, Radha La Bia, Pat Larter, Richard Larter, Leigh Ledare, Gary Lee, Lip, Teresa Margolles, Dani Marti, Chris Mason, Ebecho Muslimova, Rabbya Naseer and Hurmat Ul Ain, Tracey Rose, Patrick Staff, A.L. Steiner, Martine Syms, VNS Matrix, Gillian Wearing, David Wojnarowicz, William Yang, Women’s Domestic Needlework Group, Cao Yu
15.06.17 – Samson Kambalu’s Nyau Cinema: American Psychogeographicals has been named one of the top 10 artworks at Art Basel 2017, by Artnet News.
10.06.17 – Samson Kambalu will take part in a group exhibition at the Seoul Museum of Art, of artworks drawn from the British Council collection. The exhibition taking place 12 September to 12 November 2017 will explore the changing nature of British Society from the 1980s to the present day. Artists include John Akomfrah, Jeremy Deller & Alan Kane, Paul Graham, Mona Hatoum, Lubaina Himid, Samson Kambalu, Rachel Maclean, Martin Parr, Grayson Perry, Bob & Roberta Smith, Cally Spooner, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mark Wallinger, Gillian Wearing
26.05.17 – Samson Kambalu’s solo show at Goodman Gallery Cape Town is scheduled to open on 15 July.
23.05.17 – Samson Kambalu will take part in FieldWork Summer School 2017 at Hospitalfield House Abroath Angus, Scotland, 28-30 June. Co-programmed by Gordon Douglas and Cecil Taylor.
23.05.17 – Samson Kambalu will take part in the Royal Academy Summer Show 2017, 13 June – 20 August. He has been selected by Yinka Shonibare.
10.04.17 – Samson Kambalu is featured in a group show celebrating the centenary of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain at NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale Florida.
21.03. 17 – Hidden Lights: Art – World Professionals Answer a Question – Who are the Most Underrated Artists Today? Artnews
20.03.17 – Samson Kambalu visits The Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, as guest lecturer on 23 March 2017, with panel discussion moderated by Massa Lemu.
19.03.17 – Samson Kambalu will take part in Screen City Biennial, 3 -31 October 2017, in Stavanger, Norway
12.02.17 – Samson Kambalu’s multimedia film installation, For Six Days Only, commissioned by Aargauer Kunsthaus, Switzerland, is now on show as part of the group exhibition Cinema mon amour: Film in Art. On 22 Jan. – 17 Apr. 2017
21.12.16 – Samson Kambalu is now represented by Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden.
15.12.16 – Samson Kambalu is now represented by the Goodman Gallery, South Africa.
14.12.16 – As part of the Museum on the Move education program, 500 students from Broward County Public Schools had the opportunity to work with artist Samson Kambalu at the NSU Art Museum, Florida, on themes inspired by his exhibition Nyau Cinema.
12.12.16 – Samson Kambalu takes part in the Goodman Gallery Cape Town Summer Show, 15 December 2016 – 14 January 2017. Artists include: Ghada Amer / Lisa Brice / Kudzanai Chiurai / Nolan Oswald Dennis / David Goldblatt / Alfredo Jaar / Samson Kambalu / William Kentridge / Liza Lou / Gerald Machona / Gerhard Marx / Shirin Neshat / Walter Oltmann / Mikhael Subotzky / The Brother Moves On / Jessica Webster /
01.12.16 – Samson Kambalu’s Nyau Cinema at NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Miami is one of the Art Newspaper’s Top Ten shows to see at Art Basel Miami 2016.
24.11.16 – Samson Kambalu included in – 50 Most Exciting Artists Working in Europe Right Now, Artnet.
17.10.16 – Samson Kambalu will present at Nova Southeastern University , Florida as the Stolzenberg Doan Speaker – on the performative tradition, Nyau, and its role within gift-giving social structures of Malawi.
16.10.16 – David Barrett on Samson Kambalu’s shows at Kate MacGarry (Capsules, Mountains and Forts) and Whitechapel Gallery (Introduction to Nyau Cinema) London in Art Monthly’s 40 Anniversary Issue
03.10.16 – On 12 November, from 2pm at University of Chicago’s Logan Center Room 201: A conversation with artist Samson Kambalu and University of Chicago Associate Professor Jennifer Wild (Department of Cinema and Media Studies), moderated by Yesomi Umolu, Logan Center Exhibitions Curator. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Retrogarde, the discussion will address alternative readings of avant-garde art and cinema in Kambalu’s and Wild’s artistic and scholarly work, respectively.
03.10.16 – Artist Talk: Samson Kambalu at Kate MacGarry Gallery, London from 10.30 am on 8 October – for his solo show Capsules, Mountains and Forts.
17.09.16 – Samson Kambalu’s solo show at NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, is one of The New York Times picks for the Fall.
17.09.16 – On 31 January 2017 Samson Kambalu will give a talk on his work and a series of tutorials at Slade School of Fine Art, London.
07.09.16 – Samson Kambalu’ s performative Nyau Cinema lecture at Whitechapel Gallery, London is schuduled for 10 September 2016, from 3pm.
07.09.16 – On 11 October 2016 Samson Kambalu will give a talk and a series of tutorials at Chelsea College of Art.
29.08.16 – “Capsules, Mountains and Forts”, Samson Kambalu’s solo exhibition at Kate MacGarry London is one of The Guardian’s “must see” exhibitions this autumn (2016).
25.08. 16 – Nyau Cinema will screen at Qalandiya International in Palestine, as part of a program curated by Ovul O. Durmusoglu. Other artists include Amal Kenawy, Zelimir Zilnik, Gulsun Karamustafa and Mehdi Fleifel.
12.08.16 – Samson Kambalu has a solo show at Galarie Nordehake Stockholm, Sweden, opening on 12 January 2017.
19.07.16 – Samson Kambalu at Liverpool Biennale 2016: Guardian review by Adrian Searle
05.07.16 – Samson Kambalu presents “Nyau Economics: play, art and the economy of the Gift” at TEDxRoma – Game Changers 2016. Video available here.
26.05.16 – Samson Kambalu’s solo show at Kate MacGarry, London is scheduled for 09 September – 15 October 2016.
21.05.16 – Samson Kambalu will feature in the group show Detail is All at Kunsthalle Mainz, from 24 June – 31 October 2016. Artists include Vito Acconci / Francis Alÿs / Samson Kambalu / Jiří Kovanda / Klara Lidén / Ahmet Öğüt / Roman Ondak / Neša Paripović / Pilvi Takala
29.04.16 – Samson Kambalu will take part in Art Festival Watou 8, Belgium – July 2, 2016 until September 4, 2016.
21.04.16 – Samson Kambalu has a solo exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, London, scheduled for 23 August 2016 to 8 January 2017.
03.03.16 – Samson Kambalu will take part in the group show Retrogarde, running November 11 – January 8 2017, at the Reva and David Rogan Centre, University of Chicago. Curated by Yesomi Umolu.
19.02.16 – Samson Kambalu in now represented by Kate MacGarry, London.
17.02.16- Samson Kambalu will take part in the international exhibition Hacking Habitat: Art of Control , in former prison Wolvenplein in Utrecht, The Netherlands – 26.02-06.06.16 Artists include: Forensic Architecture (UK), Joseph Beuys (DE), Melanie Bonajo (NL), James Bridle (UK), Felix Burger (DE), Centre for Political Beauty (DE), Johan Grimonprez (BE), Susan Hiller (USA), Samson Kambalu (MW), William Kentridge (SA), Laura Kurgan (USA), Cristina Lucas (ESP), Metahaven (NL), Pedro Reyes (MX), Fernando Sanchez Castillo (ESP), Stanza (UK), Timo Arnall (NO), Susan Hiller (USA)
27.01.16 – Samson Kambalu will give a series of tutorials and a lecture on his work at Leeds School of Contemporary Art and Graphic Design, Leeds Beckett University, UK from 15-16.02.16
24.01.16 – Samson Kambalu has been invited to take part in Dakar Biennale 2016 (8 May to 9 June 2016) – curated by Simon Njami.
20.01.16 – On April 9 2016 Samson Kambalu will present “Nyau” -play and the economy of the gift, on TEDx Roma-Game Changers, at Teatro Olimpico, Italy.
19.01.16 – Samson Kambalu will give a series of tutorials and a lecture on Nyau Cinema and his work at Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, on 28.01.16
18.01.16 Samson will give a talk on his work and conduct a series of tutorials for graduate students at Camberwell College of Arts, (UAL), London on 17.02.16
14.01.16 – Samson Kambalu will give a talk on his work and Sanguinetti Breakout Area at Goldsmith, University of London, on 11 February 2016, as part of ‘Permissions: The Way We Work Now’ curated by Professor Irit Rogoff.
06.01.16 – Play and the Profane – an exploration of Samson Kambalu’s early work by Masa Lemu is published in Stedelijk Studies, Third Issue 2016.
28.12.15 – “The victory is the parody.” Gianfranco Sanguinetti v Venice Biennale – Samson Kambalu case in Artribune by Raffaella Pellegrino.
25.12.15 – “How to Make a Holy Ball” a DIY video with NexTex, St Gallen, Switzerland.
23.12.15 – Samson Kambalu will give a talk on his work and a series of tutorials to final year undergraduate students at Camberwell College of Arts, (UAL), London on 21.01.16
20.12.15 – 8 January 2016 Samson Kambalu will perform live with Lost and Found at Paradiso, Amsterdam. Doors open at 8.30pm. Other participating artists include Dick El Demasiado, Naïmé Perrette, Igor Wouters, Firestone, and Torus.
07.12.15 – Samson Kambalu has been awarded artist residency at the Headlands Centre for the Arts, San Francisco USA, for 2016. He will explore the psychogeography and the unconscious situationism of San Francisco and its vicinities as he develops Nyau Cinema dispositif into a total visual art practice.
26.10.15 – Samson Kambalu will feature at PAF: Festival of Film Animation, Olomouc, Czech Republic (3 – 6 December 2015). He presents a cinema installation, The Unbearable Lightness of Nyau Cinema, at U Mloka gallery, The One Minutes Nyau Cinema series and a lecture at the Film Auditorium.
26.11.15 – Samson Kambalu takes part in the group exhibition Schema (26 November to 16 January) at Stevenson Capetown. Artists include Zander Blom, Wim Botha, Edson Chagas, Ian Grose, Samson Kambalu, Mawande Ka Zenzile, Moshekwa Langa, Mitchell Messina, Meleko Mokgosi, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Odili Donald Odita, Deborah Poynton, Robin Rhode, Hans Richter, Viviane Sassen, Guy Tillim
18.11.15 – Samson Kambalu takes part in the closing weekend of the Venice Biennale 2015, presenting a paper Nyau, Graffiti photo, and the Archive at the “Archive and Exhibitions’ conference in the Biennale Library at the Central Pavilion (Giardini). Download program of the conference here.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan (Jordan), Alisa Baremboym (USA), Lucy Beech (UK), Mariana Castillo Deball (Mexico), Yin-Ju Chen (Taiwan), Ian Cheng (USA), Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (Australia/UK), Céline Condorelli (Italy/Switzerland/UK), Audrey Cottin (France), Koenraad Dedobbeleer (Belgium), Jason Dodge (USA), Lara Favaretto (Italy), Danielle Freakley (Australia), Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni (France), Ana Jotta (Portugal), Samson Kambalu (Malawi), Oliver Laric (Austria), Mark Leckey (UK), Adam Linder (Australia), Jumana Manna (Palestine), Rita McBride (USA), Dennis McNulty (Ireland), Elena Narbutaite (Lithuania), Lu Pingyuan (China), Michael Portnoy (USA), Sahej Rahal (India), Hesam Rahmanian, Ramin and Rokni Haerizadeh (Iran), Koki Tanaka (Japan), Villa Design Group (UK/USA), Krzysztof Wodiczko (Poland), Betty Woodman (USA), Arseny Zhilyaev (Russia).
10.11.15 – VICTORY IN VENICE: NYAU LIVES ON, THE GIFT LIVES ON! The judge in Venice rejects Sanguinetti’s request to shut down Samson Kambalu’s installation Sanguinetti Breakout Area at the Arsenale. Download the full English transcript of the judge’s ruling here, and the original Italian version here. Notes from Samson Kambalu‘s lawyer.
07.11.15 – The Italian Situationist Gianfranco Sanguinetti takes the Venice Biennale to court for featuring Samson Kambalu’s Sanguinetti Breakout Area in Okwui Enwezor’s All the World’s Futures. Sanguinetti demands that Samson Kambalu’s installation at Arsenale be shut down and the Biennale catalogue All the World’s Futures be withdrawn from the shelves. Sanguinetti’s lawyers propose a 20,000 Euros a day penalty for each day of delay. The judge’s verdict in Venice is due in the next few days. Read the article by Roxana Azimi in Le Monde. Download and read Samson Kambalu’s rationale for detourning Sanguinetti’s archive at Yale’s Beineke Library – Why Situationism? Why Sanguinetti Breakout Area? Nyau
07.11.15 – Samson takes part in the group show 50/50 at the New Church Museum, Cape Town running between 5th November 2015 – 23rd April 2016 – curated by Rory Bester. Artists include Avant Car Guard, Willem Boshoff, Kudzanai Chiurai, David Goldblatt, Dumile Feni, Randolph Hartzenberg, Samson Kambalu, Kemang Wa Lehulere, David Mogano, Robin Rhode, Cecil Skotnes, Alfred Thoba, Sue Williamson
06.11.15 – ON 13 November 15, from 2.30pm Samson Kambalu takes part in a panel discussion for the group show ‘Embodied’ curated by Jacqui Davies at Nikolaj Kunstal: The Intersection Between Performance Art and Non-Fiction Cinema – Participating artists include Yael Bartana, Louis Henderson, and Samson Kambalu.
21.10.15 – Samson Kambalu is a participant in the 13th edition of CPH-DOX: Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival. ( 5-15 November 2015) His work will be featured in the group exhibition Embodied curated by Jacqui Davies for CPH-DOX and Nikolaj Kunsthal. The participating artists for Embodied are Katarzyna Badach & Alfredo Ramos Fernández, Yael Bartana, Jérôme Bel, Richard Billingham, Chim↑Pom, Tacita Dean, Coco Fusco, Louis Henderson, Samson Kambalu, Martha Rosler, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
01.10.15 – In collaboration with Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam (NL), The One Minutes presents Nyau Cinema series Sunday 25 October 5pm in room 221 of the hotel. Aki Spadaro, Master Student Composing for Film, will play live accompanying the films according to rule number eight of Nyau Cinema: Audio must be used sparingly, otherwise it must be performed live at film screenings.
29.09.15 – Samson Kambalu curates a selection of ‘Nyau’ films for The One Minutes, Amsterdam.
14.09.15 – Symposium: ART & COLLABORATION, Sunday 11th October 2015, 11am-6.30pm, Djam Lecture Theatre, SOAS Sonia Boyce | Joy Gregory | Jacob Jari | Samson Kambalu | Peterson Kamwathi | Atta Kwami
This one-day symposium brings together six leading artists in conversation about the role of collaboration in their practice. What happens when artists collaborate? What are the challenges and potentials of working together? How can collective action help us rethink notions of learning, identity, art and politics? Followed by the book launch for Making Art in Africa 1960-2010 (Polly Savage ed. Lund Humphries, 2014).
Hosted by the Contemporary Arts Research Seminar series, School of Arts, SOAS with the generous support of Lund Humphries, ASAUK and the Royal African Society. Free entry. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
12.09.15 – On Wednesday 23 September 2015, 6-7.30pm Samson Kambalu will take part in a panel discussion at Nottingham Castle, coinciding with Bloomberg New Contemporaries and Nottingham Open. Chaired by Kirsty Ogg (Director of Bloomberg New Contemporaries and Nottingham Castle Open 2014 judge), panellists include Tristram Aver (Exhibitions Officer, Nottingham Castle), Samson Kambalu (Nottingham Castle Open 2003, BNC 2004), Perminder Kaur (Nottingham Castle Collection, BNC 1992), Ben Woodeson (Nottingham Castle Open 2015 selector, BNC 2003), Lotti V Closs (Nottingham Castle Open 2011 and 2014), and Nick Mobbs (Nottingham Castle Open 2005, 2006, 2010, Nottingham Castle Open Grand Prize Winner 2013, BNC 2010 and 2006).
12.09.15 – Samson Kambalu will take part in 10th edition of Serpentine Gallery’s festival of ideas – “Transformation Marathon”. 17 October 10 AM to 18 October – 12 PM 2015
Participants include Participants include poet and artist Etel Adnan; artist and writer Sophia Al-Maria; artist Mary Bauermeister; philosopher Rosi Braidotti; philosopher Federico Campagna; digital anthropologist Gabriella Coleman; project Company: Movements, Deals and Drinks by artist group Myvillages; poet CA Conrad; design strategist Hilary Cottam; cultural anthropologist Aimee Meredith Cox; musician Elysia Crampton; artist Jude Crilly; artist Abraham Cruzvillegas; artist Keren Cytter; filmmakers Disobedient Films (Leah Borromeo and Katharine Round) in collaboration with Jamie Perera; writer, journalist and activist Lerato Dumse; artist Jimmie Durham; mathematician Marcus du Sautoy; artist and writer Tim Etchells; curator Mark Godfrey; artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster; writer Adam Greenfield; poet Robert Grenier; artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson; gaming designer Adrian Hon; writer Juliet Jacques; artist Samson Kambalu; theorist Bruno Latour; artist Candice Lin; designer Gabriel Ann Maher; artist Jumana Manna; writer and theorist Lucy Mercer; photographer and activist Zanele Muholi; design critic Alice Rawsthorn; art theorist Helen Rees Leahy; poet Aram Saroyan; sociologist Saskia Sassen; artist Tino Sehgal; artist Patrick Staff; artist Koki Tanaka; architects Territorial Agency; artist Jalal Toufic; curator and historian Dorothea Von Hantelmann; artist Peter Wächtler; writer Binyavanga Wainaina; designer Grace Wales Bonner; architect Eyal Weizman; writer Kim West and many more.
06/09/15 – A selection of Nyau films will screen at The Bioscope Independent Cinema, 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg
(Maboneng Precinct), on 12 September from 3pm, as part of ‘Section Cinema’, a selection of films by contemporary artists from the Emile Stipp collection curated by Robin Rhode. Artists featured included Jonah Sack, Lerato Shadi, Mohau Modisakeng, Gerald Machona, Samson Kambalu, Bogosi Sekhukhuni, James Webb, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Ezra Wube, Mitchell Gilbert Messina
06/09/15 – Liverpool Biennial 2016 Artist Talk: Artist duo Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni will present their work at FACT as part of Liverpool Biennial 2016 (9 July – 16 October). Join them, Liverpool Biennial’s curatorial faculty and invited artists Koenraad Deddobbeleer, Samson Kambalu, Jumana Manna and Elena Narbutaite, for a conversation about their work and their first thoughts on the City.
16/06/15 – Samson Kambalu has been invited to take part in Liverpool Biennale 2016.
29/05/22 – Samson Kambalu’s ‘Nyau Cinema’ in the Giardini one of The Telegraph’s highlights and best of the rest at Venice Biennale:
“In the vast array of work brought together in Enwezor’s exhibition don’t miss the hilariously grotesque filmic fantasies of Argentinian Mika Rottenberg and also Malawi-born Samson Kambalu’s cinematic fragments that blend slapstick and spiritual ritual. Theaster Gates has imported chunks of the defunct church from his native Chicago – including its roof and bell – which formed the setting of his evocative film, while Chris Ofili has created his own secular temple in which to house his sensuous new paintings…” – Louisa Buck
29/05/22 – Bill Brown publishes an open letter to OKwui Enzwezor, curator of Venice Biennale 2015, protesting an element of Samson Kambalu’s Sanguinetti Breakout Area at the Arsenale.
22/05/22 – Samson Kambalu ‘Nyau Cinema’ interview with Matteo Mottin in ATP Diary.
14/05/15 – Nyau Cinema catalogue and an extensive Samson Kambalu interview with Kabelo Malatsie and Marc Barben is published by Stevenson Gallery. An online version link can be found on gallery website.
13/05/15 – Samson Kambalu presents three projects in Okwui Enwezor’s All the World’s Futures at the Venice Biennale: Nyau Cinema (Hysteresis) in the Giardini, Sanguinetti Breakout Area at the Arsenale and The Last Judgement Venice in the Giardino delle Vergini. The Map is available on the Biennale website.
05/03/15 – Samson Kambalu has been invited to take part in Venice Biennale 2015 – All the World’s Futures – curated by Okwui Enwenzor. See full list of artists here.
25/02/15 – Hans Ulrich Obrist nominates Samson Kambalu for the Drawing Biennial 2015 .
13/01/15 – Samson Kambalu interview with Holger Ehling on The Jive Talker, writing and Art.
13/01/15 – A brilliant new cover for Samson Kambalu’s e-novel Uccello’s Vineyard, designed by Michela Povoleri – a detourned narrative of photography and art set in the Middle Ages. The book is available on Amazon.
24/11/14 – Samson Kambalu takes part in CHROMA a group exhibition at Stevenson Cape Town, running from 27 November – 17 January 2015. Artists featured include: Jane Alexander, Zander Blom, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Wim Botha, Bruno Boudjelal, Edson Chagas, Meschac Gaba, Simon Gush, Nicholas Hlobo, Pieter Hugo, Derek Jarman, Samson Kambalu, Atta Kwami, Mawande Ka Zenzile, Moshekwa Langa, Nandipha Mntambo, Estevão Mucavele, Daniel Naudé, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Odili Donald Odita, Deborah Poynton, Walid Raad, Viviane Sassen, Berni Searle, Penny Siopis, Kemang Wa Lehulere
04/09/14 – Samson Kambalu’s film Nude Ascending Stairs, 2012 is featured in Financial Mail, South Africa.
05/07/14 – Samson Kambalu’s first solo show in South Africa is scheduled for September 2014 at the Stevenson Gallery, in Johannesburg.
20/06/14 – Samson Kambalu’s film St Augustine and the Little Boy on the River Trent is showing as part of Making Waves: Art Inspired by the Sea at Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston – 14 June to 6 September.
25/05/14 – Peter Hammer Verlag in Germany has just published “Visionare Afrikas”, a book Samson Kambalu contributed to on inspiring Africans. His choice is Professor Charles Chanthunya, founder of Blantyre University in Malawi. The book is edited by Moustapha Diallo.
04/05/14 – Samson Kambalu wins an AHRC award for a research fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art for spring 2015. He will research ‘Unconscious Situationism’ in African Art and make site-specific work.
04/04/14 – Samson Kambalu wins an AHRC award for a research fellowship at Yale Centre for British Art in the USA this summer. He will research psychogeography and themes of sovereignty in William Blake and Romantic British Art and make site-specific work.
08/03/14 – Samson Kambalu explains his psychogeographical videos (nyau cinema) in an interview with Massa Lemu for Contemporary And.
13/02/14 – Samson Kambalu has been invited to take part in Dakar Biennale, Senegal, in May 2014.
18/01/14 – Samson Kambalu features on Zambia Talk Radio talking to Twaambo Kapilikisha about Contemporary Art.
07/12/13 – Samson Kambalu is the winner of 2013 Adler Entrepreneurship Award, authors category (most probably in the general economy).
12/11/13 – Between 20 November – 2 December 2013 Samson Kambalu will be in Moscow, Russia, shooting new psychogeographical rants.
12/11/13 – Samson Kambalu has been nominated for Adlers Entrepreneurship Award 2013, Bonn, Germany. (Most probably within the general economy.)
31/10/13 – The Art of Hyperbole, Lecture Theatre, Chelsea College of Art and Design -On 04/12/13 Samson Kambalu takes part in a panel discussion on Meschac Gaba’s Museum of Contemporary African Art, with journalist Lara Pawson and curator Paul Godwin – chaired by Dr David Dibosa.
27/08/13 – Samson Kambalu’s essay on Meschac Gaba’s Museum of Contemporary African art is now published on Tate website – The Museum and the Individual.
26/08/13 – An Introduction and the Ten Rules of Samson Kambalu’s ‘Nyau Cinema’ can be downloaded here.
17/08/13 – On 28 October 2013 Samson Kambalu will give a Jive Talker reading and performance at the Gasteig’s Black Box in Munich.
25/06/13 – On July 7 Samson Kambalu will be taking part in Africa Writes 2013 at the British Library, organized by the Royal African Society. Panel discussion with Billy Kahora (Managing Editor of Kwani? and author), Mary Harper (Africa Editor, BBC World Service), Michael Salu (Artistic Director, Granta) and Samson Kambalu (artist and author).Chaired by Ike Anya (Co-Founder, TEDxEuston).
12/07/13 – Samson Kambalu appears on BBC World New Impact with Mishal Husain talking about the meaning of education.
05/06/13 – The Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, M HKA, has also acquired two specially signed electronic copies of Uccello’s Vineyard as part of its collection of artist novels, The Book Lovers.
11/05/13 – The Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, M HKA, has acquired two specially signed copies of The Jive Talker or How to Get a British Passport as part of its collection of artist novels, The Book Lovers. The artists featured include Carl Andre, Keren Cytter, Salvador Dalí, Tim Etchells, Matias Faldbakken, Liam Gillick, Goldin+Senneby, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Pablo Helguera, Stewart Home, Joseph Kosuth, Yayoi Kusama, Jana Leo, Jill Magid, Brian O’Doherty, Mai-Thu Perret, Tom McCarthy, Simon Morris, Richard Prince, Roee Rosen, Lindsay Seers, Alexandre Singh, Andy Warhol.
10/05/13 – Samson Kambalu has been commissioned by the Tate Modern to write weekly articles on Meschac Gaba’s Museum of Contemporary African Art, for their website, when the nomadic museum goes on show between July and September 2013. If you know this work, and have anything to say on it do message him, he should like to hear from you. It’s a terrific work, have a look and mark the show for the summer.
23/11/12 – Samson Kambalu’s solo exhibition Tattoo City: The First three Chapters, featuring guest artists including Joseph Beuys, Lee Appelby, Sigrid Holmwood, Kevin Hunt, Rei Kakiuchi, San Keller, Sam Mukumba, David Newbatt, Hardeep Pandhal, Nicolas Pople, and Poppy Whatmore.
06/08/12 – Samson Kambalu performs and reads from the Jive Talker at Nightingale Theatre, Brighton – with Colin Grant and Sharon Otoo.
12/01/12 – The Jive Talker or How to Get a British Passport features in the project A Year of Reading the World to coincide with London Olympics.
14/04/11 – Annet Zondervan, director of the CBK Zuidoost, in conversation with artists and others formerly involved with the Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam: Bert Holvast, Samson Kambalu, Moshekwa Langa,Rutger Pontzen and Ina van Zyl: Kunstcafé, Anton de Komplein 120, Amsterdam.
02/12/10 – Samson Kambalu, performance and reading from the Jive Talker, followed by conversation with Anja Mauruschat – Siemens Stiftung, Munich.
08/10/10 – 3pm to 4 pm, Samson Kambalu appears at Frankfurt Book Fair 2010, as part of “Weltempfang”Venue: Hall 5.0 Panel Chair: Jenny Friedrich-Freksa, editor in chief of CULTURE EXCHANGE – Journal of International Perspectives With participants: Marcelo Figueras, American author and screenwriter, lives in Barcelona Michael Schindhelm, writer and consultant for international cultural projects, lives in Rome and in Ticino.
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