Exhibitions

Exhibition timeline

1965

"Art South Africa Today." Durban Municipal Art Gallery (DMAG), Durban. Group exhibition.

1966

"Artists of Fame and Promise." Adler Fielding Gallery, Johannesburg. Group exhibition.

"Trans-Natal Group." With Bill Ainslie, Dumile Feni, Durant Shilali, Shireen Timol and Abdul Motala. Natal Society of Arts Gallery (NSA), Durban. Group exhibition.

1968

Artists Gallery, Cape Town. Group exhibition.

"NSA Annual Members Exhibition." NSA, Durban. Group exhibition.

1969

“Art South Africa Today.” Durban Art Gallery.

1970

Artists Gallery, Cape Town. Solo exhibition.

"Graphic Work by Natal Artists." DMAG, Durban. Group exhibition.

1971

"Omar Badsha and Wiseman Mbambo." NSA, Durban. Group exhibition.

"Omar Badsha, David Cremer, D. Wilmot." Nuffield Arcade, Durban. Group exhibition.

"Arts South Africa Today, 1971." DMAG, Durban. Group exhibition.

NSA Gallery Group Exhibition. Durban

1972

"Omar Badsha, Mahomed Timol and Duke Ketye." NSA Gallery, Durban. Group exhibition.

"Natal Contemporary Art." DMAG, Durban. Group exhibition.

1978

"Some South African Photographers." DMAG, Durban. Group exhibition.

1979

"Letter to Farzanah." NSA Gallery, Durban. Solo exhibition.

"Letter to Farzanah." Pietermaritzburg Public Library, Pietermaritzburg. Solo exhibition.

1980

"You Have Struck a Rock: Women and Resistance in South Africa." Durban and Cape Town. Group exhibition.

1981

Market Photographic Gallery, Johannesburg. Solo exhibition.

University of Durban, Westville. Group exhibition.

1982

"We Photograph." DMAG, Durban. Group exhibition.

"South Africa: Photo Statements," South African National Gallery, Cape Town and National Touring Exhibition. Group exhibition.

Culture and Resistance Conference, Gaborone, Botswana. Group exhibition.

Creative Arts Society, University of Durban, Westville. Group exhibition.

Cultural Festival, Bosmont Township, Johannesburg. Group exhibition.

Cultural Festival, University of Natal, Allan Taylor Residence, KwaZulu Natal. Group exhibition.

Imperial Ghetto.” 6 September 1982. Nuffield Gallery, Durban. Group exhibition.

1983

"South Africa Through the Lens." Staffrider photographic exhibition, Market Photo Gallery, Johannesburg. Group exhibition.

History Conference, University of Natal, KwaZulu-Natal. Solo exhibition.

"Imijondolo." Market Photo Gallery, Johannesburg. Solo exhibition.

"Imijondolo." Merebank Public Library, Durban. Solo exhibition.

"Omar Badsha with Peter Mackenzie." Botswana National Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana. Group exhibition.

Stockholm Culture Centre, Sweden. Group exhibition.

1984

“Omar Badsha and Paul Weinberg.” NSA Gallery, Durban. Group exhibition.

Staffrider Annual Exhibition. Market Photo Gallery, Johannesburg. Group exhibition.

History Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Group exhibition.

"South Africa: The Cordoned Heart." University of Cape Town, Cape Town. Solo exhibition.

"Nichts Wird Uns Trennen." Frankfort, Germany. Group show of South African photographers.

1985

Staffrider photographic exhibition. Group exhibition.

"South Africa: The Cordoned Heart." International Centre for Photography, New York, USA. Group exhibition. *This show travelled in the USA for nearly ten years.

"South Africa: The Cordoned Heart." Photographers Gallery, London. Group exhibition.

1986

"South Africa in Conflict – End Conscription Campaign." Baxter Theatre, Cape Town. Group exhibition.

Weekly Mail Book Week, Cape Town. Group exhibition.

1987

History Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Group exhibition.

Shell Gallery, Cape Town. Solo exhibition.

"Beyond the Hidden Camera.” Culture in Another South Africa Festival, Amsterdam, Holland. Group exhibition.

1988

Alternative Museum, New York, USA. Group exhibition.

Children on the Frontline Conference, Harare, Zimbabwe. Group exhibition.

Human Rights Conference, Port Elizabeth. Group exhibition.

Artists for Human Rights Exhibition, Durban. Group exhibition.

Documentary Photography Conference, Cape Town. Group exhibition.

United Women’s Congress (UWCO) Festival, Samaj Centre, Cape Town. Group exhibition.

Staffrider 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Market Gallery, Johannesburg. Group exhibition.

1990

"Omar Badsha, David Goldblatt and David Lurie." Portfolio Gallery, London. Group exhibition.

"South Africa: Beyond the Barricades." Zabalala Festival, London. Also travelled to Paris and New York, Group exhibition.

"On Education." University of Cape Town African Studies Centre, Cape Town. Solo exhibition.

1991

ANC National Conference, Durban. Group exhibition.

1992

"Visual Arts Group." Travelling exhibition: Zolani Centre, Nyanga East; Uluntu Centre, Guguletu; Manenberg Peoples Centre, Cape Town; South African Association of Arts, Cape Town. Group exhibition.

1993

"Images from Africa." Denmark. Group exhibition.

1995

"Peoples Portraits." South African National Arts Gallery, Cape Town. Group exhibition.

"Images of Denmark." Copenhagen City Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark. Solo exhibition.

1996

National Women’s Day Exhibition, House of Parliament, Cape Town. Group exhibition.

Cape Town Festival, Centre for the Book, Cape Town. Group exhibition.

"Portraits." South African National Gallery, Cape Town. Group exhibition.

"25 Years of Photojournalism." Cape Town, Johannesburg and U.K. Group exhibition.

"Photo Synthesis: Contemporary South African Photography," South African National Gallery. Group exhibition.

Grahamstown Festival, Grahamstown. Group exhibition.

"Imperial Ghetto." South African High Commission, Pakistan. Solo exhibition.

1998

"Eye Africa – African Photography 1840-1998." International travelling exhibition, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town. Group exhibition.

2000

"Portrat Afrika." Haaus de Kulture der Weld, Berlin, Germany. Solo exhibition.

African Identities Conference, Adelaide University, Australia. Solo exhibition.

2001

"Imperial Ghetto." DMAG, Durban. Solo exhibition.

"Narratives, Graven Images and Rituals." Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town. Solo exhibition.

"With Our Own Hands." University of South Africa, Pretoria. Group exhibition.

2002

"Shooting Resistance," Axis Gallery, New York, USA. Group exhibition.

"Imperial Ghetto," Alliance Ethio-Francaise, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Group exhibition.

"Amulets and Dreams: War Youth and Change in Africa," International travelling exhibition: DMAG, USA and Canada. Group exhibition.

"Bonani Africa Festival of Photography," Museum Africa, Johannesbug and Pretoria Art Gallery, Pretoria. Group exhibition.

2003

"August 9 Celebrating Women." Durban University, Westville. Group exhibition.

2004

Oslo, Norway. Solo exhibition.

"Narratives, Rituals and Graven Images," Saba Cultural Centre, Tehran, Iran. Solo exhibition.

"A Place Called Home." Travelling exhibition: Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg. Solo exhibition.

Group exhibition, Oman. 2004.

“Ties that Bind.” Durban Art Gallery. Group exhibition.

2005

“Two Lenses – Two Visions – One Experience.” With Peter Magubane. The Museo de La Ciudad, Cuernavaca, Mexico.

"ReVisions: Expanding the Narrative of South African Art." South African National Gallery, Cape Town. Group exhibition.

"A Place Called Home." Touring exhibition: NSA, Durban; South African National Gallery, Cape Town and Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg. Group exhibition.

2006

University of De Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Group exhibition.

"The World of Small Things." DMAG, Durban. Solo exhibition.

"Black Brown White: Photography from South Africa." Kunsthalle, Wien, Germany. Group exhibition.

2007

Africa South.” Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town. Group exhibition.

2009

"Precedents and Currents." Mayibuyi Centre, University of Western Cape, Bellville. Group exhibition.

"South-South: Interruptions & Encounters.” Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Group exhibition.

2010

"Samsara: A Continuous Pursuit." DMAG, Durban. Group exhibition.

"Under the Umdoni Tree: The Art of Omar and Ebrahim Badsha." DMAG, Durban and University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Group exhibition.

"From Pierneef to Gugulective, 1910-2010." South African National Gallery, Cape Town. Group exhibition.

Bonani Africa Photography Festival, Group exhibition, Cape Town.

2012

"Walking On Water." District Six Museum, Homecoming Centre, Cape Town. Solo exhibition.

Rise and Fall of Apartheid.” International Center for Photography, New York. Group exhibition.

2013

“Umlambo – 100 years: Commemorating 100 Years of the Land Act.” Iziko South African National Gallery.

2015

“Seedtime Retrospective.” Iziko South African National Gallery, Durban Gallery and Museum Africa in Johannesburg