Stevenson is pleased to present a solo booth by South African artist Kemang Wa Lehulere (b. 1984, Cape Town), seen at Frieze New York for the first time. This follows his first American museum show, In All My Wildest Dreams, at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016.
Kemang Wa Lehulere was born in 1984 in Cape Town, and lives there. He was Deutsche Bank’s ‘Artist of the Year’ 2017, with a solo exhibition, Bird Song, that opened at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin and travelled to MAXXI, Rome, and Pasquart Art Centre in Biel, Switzerland. Solo exhibitions have also taken place at the Art Institute of Chicago (2016); Gasworks, London (2015); Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg (2011), and the AVA in Cape Town (2009). Notable group exhibitions include The South African Pavilion without Walls at Performa 17, New York, where Wa Lehulere was awarded the fourth Malcolm McLaren Award (2017); the 15th Istanbul Biennial (2017); ArtAfrique, le nouvel atelier at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2017); the 12th Dakar Biennale (2016); Still (the) Barbarians, EVA International - Ireland’s Biennial (2016); African Odysseys at Le Brass Cultural Centre of Forest, Belgium (2015); the 8th Berlin Biennale (2014); Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2014); The Ungovernables, the second triennial exhibition of the New Museum in New York (2012); and A Terrible Beauty is Born, the 11th Lyon Biennale, France (2011). Wa Lehulere was one of two young artists awarded the 15th Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel in 2013, he won the first International Tiberius Art Award Dresden in 2014 and was the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Arts in 2015.