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Artists Index: Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi

(b.1980, New York) She was raised in NewYork, Harare and Johannesburg, where she now lives. She obtained her BA from Harvard University and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Nkosi divides her time between studio work, performance, and navigating the field of art as social practice. Her first solo exhibition, Gymnasium, took place at Stevenson, Johannesburg. Recent solo exhibitions include; Gymnasium, Stevenson, Johannesburg, South Africa (2020), The Beginning of Stories (part 1 of Many, Seedspace Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, USA (2017).Recent group and collaborative shows include; Mixed Company at the Norval Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa (2021); FIVE, We Buy Gold, New York (2020); Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, (2020); That's What She Said, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg (2019); Lost Lover, Rampa, Porto, Portugal (2019); About Face, Stevenson, Cape Town (2018); NIEPODLEGŁE, Women, Independence and National Discourse, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2018); Five Propositions, Roberts Projects, Los Angeles (2018); Moving Stills – Affective Archives, Mumok Cinema, Vienna (2018); A Painting Today, Stevenson, Cape Town (2017); Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2017); Nkosi is the recipient of the Philippe Wamba Prize in African Studies (2004), and the Tollman Award for the Visual Arts (2019).