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Nicholas Hlobo

8 September - 27 November 2015



Jantjes, Gavin. Yvenes, Marienne (ed). ‘Nicholas Hlobo: Sculpture. Installation. Performance. Drawing’. Oslo: Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, arkitektur og design.



Perryer, Sophie (ed). Standard Bank Young Artist Award 2009: Nicholas Hlobo. Cape Town: Michael Stevenson.



Perryer, Sophie (ed). Nicholas Hlobo: Kwatsityw'iziko. Cape Town: Michael Stevenson. Catalogue 34, April.



Perryer, Sophie (ed). Nicholas Hlobo: Izele. Cape Town: Michael Stevenson. Catalogue 22 August.



Selected Catalogues


Bosland, Joost and Perryer, Sophie (eds). Trade Routes Revisited. Cape Town: Stevenson. Catalogue 68

Perryer, Sophie (ed). Africa and Abstraction: Johannesburg – Blom, Hlobo, Nitegeka, Rhode. Cape Town: Stevenson. Catalogue 67



Angelucci, Federica and Perryer, Sophie (eds). “Nicholas Hlobo Sukundipha intlenge”. What we talk about when we talk about love. Cape Town: Stevenson. Catalogue 61. December.

O’Toole, Sean. “Hlobo Nicholas”. The World Belong to you. Milano: Electa.



Parsons, Sara-Jay. “Nicholas Hlobo, Ndize, 2010” Touched, 2010 Liverpool Biennia: International Festival of contemporary art. Liverpool: Liverpool Biennial International Festival of contemporary art



Gule, Khwezi. ‘Between Authenticity and Worldliness’. In Christine Y Kim. Flow. New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem.



Perryer, Sophie (ed). In the Making: Materials and process. Cape Town: Michael Stevenson. Catalogue 16 August.



Mosaka, Tumelo. ‘Nicholas Hlobo’. Perryer, Sophie (ed) 10 Years 100 Artists: Art in a democratic South Africa. Cape Town: Bell-Roberts Publishing.


Selected articles and reviews


O’Toole, Sean, Murinik, Tracy and Van Der Watt, Liese. “Nicholas Hlobo”. Kaleidoscope. Summer 2012:74-95

Obrist, Hans Ulrich. “Nicholas Hlobo: Writing in Space”. Flash Art. October 2012:86-89

Warren, Tamara. “Art design life+times Nicholas Hlobo sculpture”. Life + Times, ccessed Jan,19, 2012,



Brodie, Nechama. “Recycling Tradition”. Wanted. ebruary:11-13  

Cork, Richard. “Artists in Wonderland Nicholas Hlobo& Anish Kopoor”. Mentor&Protégé. Vol 3  November: 78-83. 

Lazarus, John, “Too Good to Fail Venice Biennale: Art colossus or bazaar”. Cape Times. 14 July.  

O’Toole, Sean. “Don’t Chase, Just Dream”. The Times. 1 May.                                                               

Mensing, Roman. “Breadth in Venice-Life and art”.  Financial Times. 4-5 June.

Rolex Mentor and Protégé  Arts Initiative. The protégé.[Online]. Available: March 2013



Amazeen, Dyer Lauren. ‘Nicholas Hlobo, Galerie Pfriem’. ArtForum, Oct: 291.

Allara, Pamela. “Nicholas Hlobo: Where is your Navel”.Scupture.vol 29 #7 September: 26-33.



Bosland, Joost. ‘Nicholas Hlobo in conversation with Joost Bosland’. Nka 24: 108-115.

Gevisser, Mark. “Nicholas Hlobo a Man of two Tribes“Sunday Times.19 July.

Koswff, Lara and Diko Bazukile. “Threading a new language”.CF.April:64-67.

Buys, Anthea. “Rubber Lumps of Latitude”. Mail & Guardian.10-16 July.



Mergel, Jen. ‘Nicholas Hlobo, Piercing Silence’. Momentum 11: Nicholas Hlobo. Boston: ICA.

O’Toole, Sean. ‘Phalluses, saddles and South Africa: Handmade costumes and the Xhosa language’. Frieze May: 142-143.

Van Der Vlist, Eline. ‘Introducing Nicholas Hlobo’. Modern Painters 19(10): 66-67.

Buy, Anthea. ”Finding the plot-an award winning sculptor’s work redefines African masculinity”. Mail & Guardian.14-20 November.  



Simbao, Ruth. ‘Weighing Masculinity’. Art South Africa 5(2): 38-39.

Van der Watt, Liese. ‘Nicholas Hlobo’. Art South Africa 5(2): 69.

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