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Jabulani Dhlamini Biography

Jabulani Dhlamini was born in Warden, Free State in 1983; he lives and works in Johannesburg. Dhlamini majored in documentary photography at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg and he was the recipient of the Edward Ruiz Mentorship 2011/2012. Dhlamini’s work focuses on his upbringing, as well as the way he views contemporary South Africa.

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His Umama series was exhibited as part of his Edward Ruiz award at the Market Photo Workshop in 2012, and at Goodman Gallery Cape Town in 2013 – his first solo exhibition with the gallery. In Umama, Dhlamini pays homage to single mothers and explores the challenges faced by women raising children on their own in South African townships. For his Recaptured series, which was exhibited at Goodman Gallery in 2016, Dhlamini turned to the community of Sharpeville, asking people to bring objects that reminded them of the 1960 massacre. Over the course of several years Dhlamini interviewed and photographed a number of individuals who traced their movements and emotions on the day of the Sharpeville Massacre, relocating themselves within the collective memory.

In 2018 Dhlamini’s work was featured on the Five Photographers, A Tribute to David Goldblatt group exhibition at the Gerard Sekoto Gallery at the French Institute. In his most recent exhibition at Goodman Gallery, iXesha!, Dhlamini explored how memory is created and archived within a community where the memory has been localised. This exhibition included images from Dhlamini’s recent series iQhawekazi documenting the events ar

Jabulani Dhlamini Featured Artworks

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Dithoto ke lefa la ba bohale (Diptych) by Jabulani Dhlamini contemporary artwork photography, print
Jabulani DhlaminiDithoto ke lefa la ba bohale (Diptych), 2012–2016Pigment inks on 280 fibre silk cotton rag
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Dhlomo, Putswastena, Sharpeville II by Jabulani Dhlamini contemporary artwork photography
Jabulani DhlaminiDhlomo, Putswastena, Sharpeville II, 2015Pigment inks on fibre paper
56.9 x 56.9 cm
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Metse e metle kantle (Set of 14) by Jabulani Dhlamini contemporary artwork photography
Jabulani DhlaminiMetse e metle kantle (Set of 14), 2019Pigment inks on 280 fibre silk cotton rag
40 x 40 cm
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Thupa ya ho ratwa ke Modimo le Batho by Jabulani Dhlamini contemporary artwork mixed media
Jabulani DhlaminiThupa ya ho ratwa ke Modimo le Batho, 2018Pigment inks on 280 fibre silk cotton rag
90 x 90 cm
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Phantsi komthunzi, Réunion Island, 2018 by Jabulani Dhlamini contemporary artwork mixed media
Jabulani DhlaminiPhantsi komthunzi, Réunion Island, 2018, 2018Pigment inks on 280 fibre silk cotton rag
120 x 120 cm
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Phantsi komthunzi (ii), Réunion Island, 2018 by Jabulani Dhlamini contemporary artwork mixed media
Jabulani DhlaminiPhantsi komthunzi (ii), Réunion Island, 2018, 2018Pigment inks on 280 fibre silk cotton rag
120 x 120 cm
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Ngaphesheya, Réunion Island, 2018 by Jabulani Dhlamini contemporary artwork mixed media
Jabulani DhlaminiNgaphesheya, Réunion Island, 2018, 2018Pigment inks on 280 fibre silk cotton rag
120 x 120 cm
Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery
Le ka thoko ho tsela by Jabulani Dhlamini contemporary artwork mixed media
Jabulani DhlaminiLe ka thoko ho tsela, 2018Pigment inks on 280 fibre silk cotton rag
120 x 120 cm
Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery

Jabulani Dhlamini Recent Exhibitions

Jabulani Dhlamini Represented By

Goodman Gallery contemporary art gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa Goodman Gallery Cape Town, East Hampton, Johannesburg, London
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