David Goldblatt Timeline

CategoryNameYearVenue/PublisherVenue/ExhibitLinkCityCountry
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt: No Ulterior Motive2023Art Institute of Chicago, MAPFRE, and the Yale University Art GalleryLinkChicagoUSA
BookDavid Goldblatt: No Ulterior Motive2023Art Institute of Chicago, MAPFRE, and the Yale University Art GalleryLinkUSA
Group ExhibitionBeyond the Binary2023The Walther CollectionLinkNeu-UlmGermany
Group ExhibitionAgainst the Grain2023Goodman GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Group ExhibitionOf People and Places2022University of Massachusetts AmherstLinkAmherstUSA
Group ExhibitionTime for Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection2022Tampa Museum of ArtLinkTampaUSA
Solo ExhibitionStrange Instrument2021Pace GalleryLinkLinkNew YorkUSA
Group ExhibitionAllied with Power: African & African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection2021Pérez Art Museum MiamiLinkMiamiUSA
Solo ExhibitionMarkers of Presence2021Goodman GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
BookEx Offenders at the Scene of the Crime2020SteidelLinkSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionJohannesburg 1948 - 20182020Goodman GalleryLinkLondonUK
Solo ExhibitionOn the Mines2019Norval FoundationLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt: Particulars and Colour Landscapes2019Annandale GalleriesLinkSydneyAustralia
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt - En Las Minas (On The Mines)2019Centro de Arte y Naturaleza - Fundación Beulas (CDAN)LinkHuescaSpain
Solo ExhibitionPicture Theory2018A4 Arts FoundationLinkLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Other PublicationGoldblatt: A Documentary2018A4 Arts FoundationLinkSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionStructures of Dominium and Democracy2018Centre Georges PompidouLinkLinkParisFrance
BookStructures of Dominion and Democracy2018SteidlLinkSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt2018Marian Goodman - LibrarieLinkParisFrance
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt - In Memoriam2018Galería Elba BenítezLinkMadridSpain
Solo ExhibitionPhotographs: 1948 – 20182018Museum of Contemporary ArtLinkLinkSydneyAustralia
Solo ExhibitionEx-Offenders2016Pace GalleryLinkNew YorkUSA
Solo ExhibitionThe Pursuit of Values2015Standard Bank GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionStructures of Dominion & Democracy2015KwaZulu Natal Society of ArtsLinkDurbanSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionNew Pictures 10, David Goldblatt: Structures of Dominion and Democracy in South Africa2014The Minneapolis Institute of ArtLinkMinneapolisUSA
Solo ExhibitionStructures of Dominion and Democracy2014Goodman GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionStructures of Dominion and Democracy2014Galerie Marian GoodmanLinkParisFrance
Group ExhibitionRise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life2014Museum AfricaLinkLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
BookParticulars2014SteidlLinkSouth Africa
BookRegarding Intersections2014SteidlLinkSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt. In miniera2013Museo Civico Archeologico di BolognaLinkBolognaItaly
AwardsInfinity Award: Cornell Capa Award for Lifetime Achievement2013International Center of PhotographyLinkLinkNew YorkUSA
Group Exhibition, Other PublicationRise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life2013International Center of PhotographyLinkLinkNew YorkUSA
Group ExhibitionRise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life2013Haus der KunstLinkLinkMunichGermany
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt - Ex-Offenders at the Scene of the Crime2012Galería Elba BenítezLinkMadridSpain
Group ExhibitionRise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life2013Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea MilanoLinkLinkMilanItaly
Solo ExhibitionOn the Mines2012Goodman GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Group ExhibitionIn a Dream You Saw a Way To Survive and You Were Full of Joy2012Hayward GalleryLinkLondonUK
Group ExhibitionParticulars2012Christine König GalerieLinkVienneAustria
Group ExhibitionRevolution vs. Revolution2012Beirut Art CenterLinkBeirutLebanon
Group ExhibitionILLUMInations2011Venice BiennaleLinkLinkVeniceItaly
Group ExhibitionAppropriated Landscapes: Contemporary African Art2011Walther CollectionLinkNeu-Ulm,Germany
Solo ExhibitionExhibition from V&A Collection2011Victoria and Albert MuseumLinkLondonUK
Solo ExhibitionTJ; 1948 -20102011Fondation Henri Cartier-BressonLinkParisFrance
Solo ExhibitionPortraits2011Goodman GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
AwardsOrder of Ikhamanga (Silver) (awarded, but declined by Goldblatt in protest over the Protection of State Information Bill)2011The Order of IkhamangaLinkLinkSouth Africa
AwardsHonorary Doctor of Fine Arts2011San Francisco Art InstituteLinkSan FranciscoUSA
Solo ExhibitionIntersections IntersectedVideo Conversation
Springfield: The City Intersected

Review
Boston.com
2011University of Massachusetts AmherstLinkLinkAmherstUSA
Solo ExhibitionSelected Works2011Galerie Marian GoodmanLinkParisFrance
Solo ExhibitionA Selection2010Howard Greenberg GalleryLinkNew YorkUSA
Solo ExhibitionKith, Kin & Kaya2010South African Jewish MuseumLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionTJ: Some things old, some things new and some much the same2010Goodman GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Group ExhibitionSouth African Photography 1950–20102010Johannesburg Art GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionSouth African Photographs: David Goldblatt2010Jewish MuseumLinkNew YorkUSA
Group ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt with With Moshekwa Langa and Kendell Geers201029th São Paulo BiennialLinkSão PauloBrazil
AwardsLifetime Achievement Award2010Lucie FoundationLinkLinkLos AngelesUSA
BookIn Boksburg2010ErrataLinkSouth Africa
BookTJ / Double Negative: Johannesburg Photographs 1948–20102010Umuzi, Contrasto, Actes SudLinkSouth Africa
BookKith Kin & Khaya: South African Photographs2010Goodman GalleryLinkSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionParticulars2010Howard Greenberg GalleryLinkNew YorkUSA
Solo ExhibitionIntersections Intersected2009New MuseumLinkNew YorkUSA
Solo ExhibitionFietas2009Goodman GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
AwardsHenri Cartier-Bresson Award2009Fondation Henri Cartier-BressonLinkParisFrance
Solo ExhibitionIn Boksburg2009Michael Stevenson GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionIn the time of AIDS2009Galería Elba BenítezLinkMadridSpain
Solo ExhibitionIntersections Intersected2009KonsthalLinkMalmöSweden
Solo ExhibitionSoma Afrikaners revisited2009Oliewenhuis Art MuseumLinkBloemfonteinSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionIntersections Intersected2008Open Eye GalleryLinkLiverpoolUK
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt2008Västerås konstmuseumLinkKarlsgatanSweden
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt2008Galerie Paul AndriesseLinkAmsterdamNetherlands
Solo ExhibitionJoburg2008Goodman GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionIntersections Intersected2008Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Serralves FoundationLinkPortoPortugal
BookIntersections Intersected2008PortoLinkSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionPhotographs of the last decade2008Michael Stevenson GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionIntersections Intersected2008Michael Stevenson GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
AwardsHonorary Doctor of Literature2008WITSLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionHasselblad Award 20062007Fotografins HusLinkStockholmSweden
Solo ExhibitionIntersectionsIntersections is the term South African photographer David Goldblatt uses for the opposing forces of values, ideas, attitudes, places and people that make up South African society. Goldblatt (Randfontein 1930) is the eminence grise of South African photography and has become known for his subtle and sharp view of South African society. With the exhibition Intersections , Huis Marseille presents for the first time a major overview of Goldblatt's new color photography in the Netherlands.2007Huis Marseille, Museum for PhotographyLinkAmsterdamNetherlands
Solo ExhibitionIntersections“Intersections” is the term used by the South African photographer David Goldblatt for the crosscurrents of values, ideas, spaces, and people that make up South African society. Goldblatt (b. Randfontein, 1930) is the éminence grise of South African photography, known for his subtle and sharp take on life in South Africa. Critical Observer From the time when the apartheid regime was introduced at the end of the 1940s, Goldblatt has observed social developments in his native country with a critical eye and specific attention to the neglected detail. In the tradition of the great documentary photography of the twentieth century, Goldblatt is less interested in reporting on events than in recording the conditions that lead to those events.2007Berkeley Art MuseumLinkLinkBerkleyUSA
Solo ExhibitionWinner of Hasselblad Award 20062007Brandts Museet for FotokunstLinkOdenseDenmark
Solo ExhibitionSüdafrikanische Fotografien 1952–2006.2007Fotomuseum WinterthurLinkWinterthurSwitzerland
Solo ExhibitionPhotographs2007Fondazione Forma per la fotografiaLinkMilanItaly
AwardsHonorary Fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society2007The Royal Photographic SocietyLinkBristolUK
Solo ExhibitionSelected Works, Showing the series Particulars2007Galerie Marian GoodmanLinkParisFrance
BookSome Afrikaners Revisited. With Antjie Krog and Ivor Powell2007UmuziLinkSouth Africa
Group Exhibition2007Documenta12LinkKasselGermany
BookSüdafrikanische Fotografien 1952–20062007Christoph Merian VerlagSouth Africa
BookPhotographs2006ContrastoLinkSouth Africa
AwardsHasselblad Award Winner 20062006Hasselblad CenterLinkGothenburgSweden
Group ExhibitionAfrica Remix2006Moderna MuseetLinkStockholmSweden
Group ExhibitionAfrica Remix2006Mori Art MuseumLinkTokyoJapan
Solo ExhibitionSome Afrikaners Revisited2006Michael Stevenson GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionHasselblad Award Winner 20062006Hasselblad CenterLinkGothenburgSweden
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt2006Rencontres d'ArlesLinkArlesFrance
Group ExhibitionAfrica Remix2005Mori Art MuseumLinkParisFrance
Group ExhibitionAfrica Remix2005Hayward GalleryLinkLondonUK
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt2005Goodman GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionIntersections2005KunstpalastLinkDüsseldorfGermany
Solo ExhibitionIntersections2005Camera AustriaLinkLinkGrazAustria
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt2005Galería Elba BenítezLinkMadridSpain
Group ExhibitionFaces in the Crowd – Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today2005Museo d’Arte ContemporaneaLinkLinkTurnItaly
Solo ExhibitionParticulars & Rural South Africa2005Goodman GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionIntersections2005Michael Stevenson GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionFifty-One Years, A Retrospective2005Johannesburg Art GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
BookIntersections2005PrestelLinkSouth Africa
BookDavid Goldblatt: Photographs Hasselblad Award 20062005Hatje CantzLinkSouth Africa
Group ExhibitionFaces in the Crowd – Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today2004Whitechapel Art GalleryLinkLinkLondonUK
Group ExhibitionEye Spy: Photography from the Permanent Collection2004Museum of Contemporary Art San DiegoLinkSan DiegoUSA
Group ExhibitionHistory, Memory, Society, with Henri Cartier Bresson and Lee Friedlander2004Tate ModernLinkLondonUK
Group ExhibitionFotografie aus Südafrika2004Galerie Christine KönigLinkViennaAustria
Group ExhibitionUnsettled: 8 South African photographers2004National Museum of PhotographyLinkCopenhagenDenmark
Group ExhibitionAfrica Remix2004KunstpalastLinkDüsseldorfGermany
Group ExhibitionCitigroup Photography Prize 20042004Museum KunstpalastLinkLinkDüsseldorfGermany
Group ExhibitionCitigroup Photography Prize 20042004The Photographers' GalleryLinkLinkLondonUK
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt2004Galerie Marian GoodmanLinkParisFrance
Solo ExhibitionFifty-One Years2004Bensusan Museum of Photography and LibraryJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt2004Le Grand Café, Centre d’art contemporainLinkSaint-NazaireFrance
Solo ExhibitionAsbestos2003Michael Stevenson GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Group Exhibition, Other PublicationStrangers: The first ICP triennial of photography and video2003International Center of PhotographyLinkLinkNew YorkUSA
Solo ExhibitionFifty-One Years2003Centre for Fine ArtsLinkBrusselsBelgium
Solo ExhibitionFifty-One Years2003LenbachausLinkMunichGermany
Solo ExhibitionIntersections2003Michael Stevenson GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
BookParticulars2003Goodman GalleryLinkSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt: Fifty-One Years2003Modern ArtLinkOxfordUK
Solo ExhibitionFifty-One Years2002Belém Cultural CenterLinkLisbonPortugal
Solo ExhibitionMostly Unseen2002Goodman GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Group ExhibitionJo’burg Intersections, 1999–20022002Documenta11LinkKasselGermany
Group ExhibitionThe Short Century2002Museum of Contemporary ArtLinkLinkChicago,USA
Group ExhibitionThe Short Century2002P.S.1 and Museum of Modern ArtLinkLinkNew YorkUSA
Group ExhibitionShock2002Art Gallery of Western AustraliaLinkPerthAustralia
Solo ExhibitionFifty-One Years

The exhibition of David Goldblatt, Fifty-one Years, produced and organized by the MACBA Barcelona, is a retrospective presentation of David Goldblatt’s work. Featuring more than 200 images by the South-African photographer, the show reflects half a century of Goldblatt’s meticulous observation of the realities of his country from 1948 until 1999.

Over the years his probings have led to a number of photographic essays from which the present exhibition is drawn. Some of these essays have covered short periods of time and specific places, others have spanned decades and great geographical expanse.

2002Witte de WithLinkRotterdamNetherlands
Solo ExhibitionFifty-One YearsIn the catalogue for this exhibition, the writer Nadine Gordimer describes the photographs by David Goldblatt (Randfontein, South Africa, 1930), as having “an unstated political significance that goes before and grows beyond the obvious images – they reveal the violence against human beings repeated, endlessly, in the continuity of daily life.”2002MACBALinkLinkBarcelonaSpain
Solo ExhibitionFifty-One Years2001Axa GalleryLinkNew YorkUSA
BookFifty-one years. David Goldblatt2001MACBALinkSouth Africa
Group ExhibitionThe Short Century2001House of World CulturesLinkBerlinSouth Africa
Group ExhibitionThe Short Century2001Museum Villa StuckLinkLinkMunichGermany
Group ExhibitionThe Short Century2001Martin-Gropius-BauLinkLinkBerlinGermany
Group ExhibitionHead North2001BildmuseetLinkUmeåSweden
Solo ExhibitionIn Boksburg2001Krings-Ernst GalerieLinkCologneGermany
AwardsHonorary Doctor in Fine Arts2001UCTLinkCape TownSouth Africa
BookPhaidon 552001PhaidonLinkSouth Africa
Group ExhibitionHome2000Art Gallery of Western AustraliaLinkPerthAustralia
Group Exhibition, Other PublicationRhizomes of Memory, Three South African Photographers. With George Hallett and Santu Mofokeng2000Henie Onstad Art CenterLinkLinkOsloNormay
Solo ExhibitionStructures1999Johannesburg Art GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt1999South African National GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Other PublicationAnthology of African Photography Indian Ocean and Diaspora1998Revue NoireLinkParisFrance
Group Exhibition, Other PublicationeyeAfrica1998Revue Noire & Iziko South African National GalleryLinkLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionPhotographs from South AfricaFrom the 1960s until the end of apartheid in 1990, David Goldblatt photographed South Africa’s architecture, the structures of both its indigenous people and those who colonized the country. The range of Goldblatt’s knowledge of the place is wide, and his photographs describe many aspects of the culture. The exhibition provides an original entrée into the photograph as a means of social criticism1998Museum of Modern ArtLinkLinkNew YorkUSA
BookSouth Africa: the Structure of Things Then1998Oxford University PressLinkSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt1998Netherlands Architecture InsititueLinkRotterdamNetherlands
Group Exhibition, Other PublicationBlank Architecture, Apartheid and After1998Netherlands Architecture InstituteLinkRotterdamNetherlands
Group ExhibitionContemporary Art from South Africa1996Haus der Kulturen der WeltLinkBerlinGermany
Group Exhibition, Other PublicationIn/sight: African Photographers, 1940 to the Present1996GuggenheimLinkLinkNew YorkUSA
AwardsCamera Austria Prize for Contemporary Photography

David Goldblatt (born 1930 in Randfontein, South Africa) has been a photographer and writer since the early 1950s, capturing the "structure of things in this country" and trying to describe the signs and architecture of 350 years of white supremacy in South Africa. His photographic work represents the political development of his country from the appearance of the first signs of apartheid in 1951 to its end. David Goldblatt is currently working on a text for the publication of this life's work. “When the book is finished” – as he says – “I hope my obsession with apartheid will also be over. I hope my visionary powers will be sufficient to add something to my archive that I have no idea of ​​yet.”

1995Camera AustriaLinkGrazAustria
Group ExhibitionJohannesburg Biennial1995Johannesburg BiennialLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
AwardsGahan Fellow in Photography1992Harvard UniversityBostonUSA
BookThe Transported of KwaNdebele1989ApertureLinkSouth Africa
AwardsHallmark Fellow1987International Design Conference in AspenLinkAspenUSA
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt: South AfricaThis solo exhibition by David Golblatt was presented alongside The Cordoned Heart, a group show which contains work by nineteen other South African photographers as well as Goldblatt’s. 1986Photographers GalleryLinkLinkLondonUK
BookLifetimes: Under Apartheid, with Nadine Gordimer 1986KnopfSouth Africa
Group Exhibition, Other PublicationDavid Goldblatt: South Africa 1986International Center of PhotographyLinkLinkNew YorkUSA
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt1985Side GalleryLinkNewcastle upon TyneUK
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt1983South African National GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo Exhibition1983Pretoria Art GalleryPretoriaSouth Africa
Solo Exhibition1983Johannesburg Art GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
BookIn Boksburg1982Gallery PressLinkSouth Africa
Other PublicationCape Dutch Homesteads, with Margaret Courtney-Clark and John Kench1981StruikCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt1978Market TheatreLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt1977Durban Art GalleryDurbanSouth Africa
Solo Exhibition1975Photography PlaceSydneyAustralia
BookSome Afrikaners Photographed1975Murray CrawfordSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt1975National Gallery VictoriaLinkMelbourneAustralia
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt1974Photographers GalleryLinkLondonUK
BookOn The Mines1973StruikLinkSouth Africa
CollectionsUnkownA4 Arts FoundationLinkCape TownSouth Africa
CollectionsUnkownBarcelona Museum of Contemporary Art MACBALinkBarcelonaSpain
Collections100 Linear Feet (96 boxes + 4 tubes)Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library YaleLinkNew HavenUSA
Collections21 WorksBibliotheque nationale de FranceLinkParisFrance
Collections16 Works16 WorksCentre Georges PompidouLinkParisFrance
CollectionsUnkownUnkownConstitutional CourtLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
CollectionsUnkownUnkownDurban Art GalleryDurbanSouth Africa
CollectionsUnkownFonds national d'art contemporainLinkParisFrance
CollectionsUnkownFotomuseum WinterthurLinkWinterthurSwitzerland
Collections10 Works10 WorksGetty CenterLinkLos AngelesUSA
Collections78 WorksInstitute of Chicago, IllinoisLinkChicagoUSA
Collections7 Works7 WorksJewish MuseumLinkNew YorkUSA
CollectionsUnkownUnkownJohannesburg Art GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
CollectionsUnkownUnknownKunstpalastLinkDüsseldorfGermany
Collections6 WorksDeutsche Börse Photography FoundationLinkFranfurtGermany
Collections9 Works9 WorksMinneapolis Institute of ArtLinkMinneapolisUSA
CollectionsUnkownUnkownMuseum of Contemporary Art San DiegoLinkSan DiegoUSA
Collections48 Works48 WorksMuseum of Modern ArtLinkNew YorkUSA
CollectionsUnkownNational Museum of PhotographyLinkCopenhagenDenmark
Collections6 WorksNational Gallery of CanadaLinkOttawaCanada
Collections15 Works15 WorksNational Gallery VictoriaLinkMelbourneAustralia
CollectionsUnkownUnkownNorval FoundationLinkCape TownSouth Africa
CollectionsUnkownUnkownPhotographers GalleryLinkLondonUK
CollectionsUnkownTateLinkLondonUK
CollectionsUnkownUnkownSouth African National GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
CollectionsUnkownUnkownUniversity of WitwatesrandLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
CollectionsUnkownVictoria and Albert MuseumLinkLondonUK
CollectionsUnkownWalther CollectionLinkNeu-UlmGermany
CollectionsOver 700 WorksYale University Art GalleryLinkNew HavenUSA
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