Prince Claus Fund Gallery , Amsterdam, Netherlands 06 Sep 2013 - 22 Nov 2013
2013 Prince Claus Fund Laureate Zanele Muholi dedicates the exhibition fo(u)nd to the memory of Duduzile Zozo, a 26-year-old black lesbian who was raped and murdered.
Zanele Muholi’s photographs are a direct response to the epidemic of ‘curative rapes’ and murders of black lesbians in South Africa today. As a self-described ‘visual activist’, Muholi seeks to challenge the status quo with intimate portraits of the queer South African experience. The exhibition fo(u)nd features a selection of Muholi’s works from Faces and Phases, Beulahs and Being (2006-present), among others.
Muholi is the recipient of numerous awards, including: the Index on Censorship award for Freedom of Expression (2013), London; the LGBTI Recognition Award for the Best Photographer (2012), Johannesburg; the Casa Africa Award for Best Female Photographer (2009), Bamako; and the Fanny Ann Eddy Accolade from IRN-Africa (2009), New York. Muholi’s photographs have been exhibited around the world, most significantly at the South African Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale, Italy and in 2012 at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany. In 2009, Muholi founded the queer media collective Inkanyiso