Selected Works

Samson Kambalu, American Psychogeographicals (Stereographs), 2017, digital photographs, 77 x 28 cm (detail) Incident on a Plantation, Mountain Man, Rocking Chair
Samson Kambalu, Red Barn Farm, 2017, Galerie Nordenhake, Sotckholm
Samson Kambalu, Red Barn Farm, 2017, Galerie Nordenhake, Sotckholm
Samson Kambalu, Nyau Black Maria, NSU Art Museum, Miami, USA
Samson Kambalu, Nyau Black Maria, NSU Art Museum, Miami, USA
Samson Kambalu, Buoy (Canary Wharf, London), 2013, digital video, colour, 45 seconds
Samson Kambalu, Capsules, Mountains & Forts, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2016
Samson Kambalu, Sanguinetti Theses, 2015
Samson Kambalu, Capsules, Mountains & Forts, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2016
Samson Kambalu, Capsules, Mountains and Forts, Kate MacGarry, 2016 (detail)
Samson Kambalu, Capsules, Mountains and Forts, Kate MacGarry, 2016 (detail)
Samson Kambalu, Capsules, Mountains and Forts, Kate MacGarry, 2016 (detail)
Samson Kambalu, Capsules, Mountains & Forts, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2016
Samson Kambalu, Capsules, Mountains & Forts, installation view, Kate MacGarry, 2016
Samson Kambalu, Retrogarde, Logan Center, Chicago, 2016
Samson Kambalu, Birdman II, 2016, digital video, colour, 47 seconds
Samson Kambalu, Retrogarde, Logan Center, Chicago, 2016
Samson Kambalu, Introduction to Nyau Cinema, Whitechapel Gallery, 2016-17
Samson Kambalu, Introduction to Nyau Cinema, Whitechapel Gallery, 2016-17
Samson Kambalu, installation view, Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany, 2016
Samson Kambalu, Bacchus, 2015, digital video, colour, 9 seconds
Samson Kambalu, installation view, Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany, 2016
Samson Kambalu, Sanguinetti Breakout Area, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (installation view)
Samson Kambalu, Sanguinetti Breakout Area, All the World's Futures, Venice Biennale 2015, Italy
Samson Kambalu, Sanguinetti Breakout Area, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (installation view)
Samson Kambalu, Nyau Cinema (Hysteresis), 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (installation view)
Samson Kambalu, The Last Judgement, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (installation view)
Samson Kambalu, The Last Judgement, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (installation view)

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Born 1975 in Malawi, lives and works in London

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Red Barn Farm,Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017
Nyau Cinema, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, USA, 2016-17
Introduction to Nyau Cinema, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, 2016
The Unbearable Lightness of Nyau Cinema, Gallery U Mloka, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2015
Double Feature: Nyau Cinema, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, 2015
Sepia Rain, Stevenson Johannesburg, South Africa, 2014
Tattoo City: The First Three Chapters (with guests), Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2012
Roseanne, Sai Gallery, Osaka, Japan, 2009
The Jive Talker, book launch and installation, INIVA, London, UK, 2008
Black My Story, Nottingham Castle and Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK, 2005
Holyball Exercises and Exorcisms, Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK, 2004
Holyballism, Art Exchange Gallery, Nottingham, UK, 2004
The Gideons’ Room, Winston Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2001
Exercise IV, Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2000
Holyball Exercises and Exorcisms, Chancellor College, Zomba, Malawi, 2000

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Africas Capital as part of L’Afrique s’expose à La Villette ! (Africa is exposed in La Villette!), La Villette, Paris, France, 2017
Cinema mon amour: Film in the Arts, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Switzerland, 2017
Retrogarde, Logan Centre for the Arts, University of Chicago, USA, 2016-17
Qalandiya International Biennale, Haifa, Gaza, London, Beirut, Amman, Jerusalem, Ramallah & Bethlehem,2016
Detail is All, Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany, 2016
Dakar Biennale, Dakar, Senegal, 2016
Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK, 2016
Lost & Found, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016
Embodied Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015
50/50 New Church Museum, Cape Town< South Africa, 2015 Transformation Marathon, Serpentine Gallery. London, UK, 2015
Schema, Stevenson Cape Town, South Africa, 2015
All the World’s Futures, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2015
Chroma, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa, 2014
Dakar Biennial, Dakar, Senegal, 2014
Nyau!, Espace D’art Contemporain, Porrentury, Switzerland, 2014
The Book Lovers, Artist novels project, Cricoteka, Krakow, Poland, 2014
The Book Lovers, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2014
The Book Lovers, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland, 2013
Luke Fowler: Pilgrimage from Scattered Points, HMVCurzon Wimbledon, guest artist showing Early Film, London, UK, 2012
Tokyo International Art Festival, Tokyo, Japan, 2009
Dialogue Among Nations, Art for Humanity, South Africa. (Part of FIFA World Cup 2010), 2009-2010
Art Osaka, Osaka, Japan, 2008
The Mausoleum of Lost Objects, INIVA, London, UK, 2008
Next We Change Earth, The New Art Exchange Gallery, Nottingham, UK, 2008
Hinterland, Nottingham, UK, 2006
Ballkünstler (Part of FIFA World Cup 2006) Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig, Germany. Artists included Kendall Geers, Greg Colson and Wim Delvoye, 2006
The Beautiful Game, Brooklyn Institute of Contemporary Arts, USA, 2006
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2004, The Barbican, London, UK, 2004
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2004, Liverpool Biennial, UK, 2004
One Step Beyond, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, UK, 2004
Nottingham Open, Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham UK, 2003
Guess Who, Stedelijk Museum, Zwolle, The Netherlands, 2003
Black My Story, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, The Netherlands. (Artists included Jimmie Durham, Remy Jungeman, Shirana Shahbazi and Chikako Watanabe.), 2003

CURATING

Nyau Cinema for The One Minutes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2015
Tattoo City: The First Three Chapters, with Clarissa Corfe of Castlefield Gallery. Guest artists included Joseph Beuys, Lee Appelby, Jochem Hendricks, Sigrid Holmwood, Kevin Hunt, Rei Kakiuchi, San Keller and Nicolas Pople. 2012

AWARDS, GRANTS, RESIDENCIES

Frieze Film, London, UK, 2016
Artist residency, Headlands Centre for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
Research fellowship, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, USA, 2015
Research fellowship, Yale Centre for British art, USA, 2014
Adler Entrepreneurship Award, Germany, 2013
AHRC PhD Research Award, UK, 2013
Artlink, Performative reading book tour award, Switzerland, 2010
Schloss Elmau Writer-in-Residence, Bavaria, Germany, 2010
Rauris Literature Festival Honoured Guest, Austria, 2010
Jive Talker Winner of National Book Tokens Global Reads, 2010
Arts Council Writing Grant for Tattoo City, 2010
Society of Authors Writing Grant, London for Tattoo City, 2010
The Fritschy Award Nominee, The Netherlands, 2006
ACME, The Fire Station Residency, 2005–2010
Decibel Visual Arts Award (Arts Council), 2004
The Arts Council Exhibition Grant (Holyballism, The Art Exchange Gallery, Nottingham), 2004
Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Selectors: Kate Bush, Dinos Chapman, Tacita Dean, Brian Griffiths, 2004
The Thami Mnyele Artist Residency, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2000

ARTIST TALKS, BOOK FESTIVALS and PERFORMATIVE READINGS (Jive Talker unless Specified)

Live Art Festival, University of Cape Town’s Institute for Creative Arts, South Africa, 2016
Nyau Economics: play, art and the economy of the Gift, TEDxRoma – Game Changers 2016

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