Mary Sibande | Spring 2019



A solo exhibition of South African artist Mary Sibande (b. 1982, Barberton, South Africa). In her installations, photographs, and sculptures, Sibande explores the intersection of identity, history, and memory in South Africa. Sibande employs the body as a site of memory, where history is contested and fantasies are played out. For her first solo exhibition in New York, the artist presents six works from two series, Long Live the Dead Queen (2007–2011) and The Purple Shall Govern (2013–present). Sibande is the 2018-2019 Virginia C. Gildersleeve Professor at Barnard College.


Curated by Sally Eaves Hughes.

Curatorial Advisor: Kellie Jones, Art History and Archaeology.


Mary Sibande is co-sponsored by the Institute for Research in African American Studies and the School of the Arts, Columbia University, and the Departments of Art History and Africana Studies, Barnard College, through a Virginia C. Gildersleeve Professorship. Generous support is also provided by the Ford Foundation, the Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research at Columbia University, and a Humanities New York Action Grant.


April 17th - May 1st, 2019


Conversation with Mary Sibande and Kellie Jones

Thursday, April 25, 2019

5–6 PM 

Faculty House, President's Ballroom

Open to the public. No registration required.


Exhibition Reception

Thursday, April 25, 2019

6–8 PM

LeRoy Neiman Gallery 


Mary Sibande, Her Majesty, Queen Sophie, 2010. Courtesy the artist.

Event Time & Date

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Location: Leroy Neiman Gallery
310 Dodge Hall
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
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