• Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, B.A.F.A. University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa



  • Present Tense: Arts of Contemporary Africa, Newark Museum, New Jersey


  • Sarah, Theodorah, and Senzeni in Johannesburg, Art on Paper, Johannesburg. June. 
  • New Traditions: Louise McCagg & Senzeni Marasela, collaboration at A.I.R Gallery, in association with Axis Gallery and Alma-on-Dobbin, Brooklyn New York. May
  • Impressions from South Africa: Printed Art/1960 to Now. The Paul J. Sachs Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries, MOMA, New York. March
  • DARKROOM: South African Photography and New Media 1950-Present, Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama. January 


  • Translations: art into jewellery, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa. October
  • Senzeni Marasela. Beyond Booty: Covering Sarah Baartman and other Tales. Axis Gallery,  NY and NJ in association with submergedart. September – October


  • DARKROOM: South African Photography and New Media 1950-Present, Fall 2009, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia. August – October
  • Witness. Solo Show, Art on Paper, Johannesburg South Africa. July – August
  • Dystopia: Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria. May – June. October 8 – November 15, 2009: Museum Africa, Johannesburg. June 10 – August 8, 2010: Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Mangaung. October 17 – November 21, 2010: Jan Colle Galerij, Ghent. 
  • Beauty and Pleasure, Group show curated by Selene Wendt and Khwezi Gule, The Stenersen Museum Oslo, Norway. February – May 
  • “Oh my God you look like shit. Who let you out of the house looking like that?”. Solo performance, Strenesen Museum, Olso, Norway . February
  • Unbounded: New Art for a New Century. Group show, Newark Museum, New Jersey. February – August
  • JONGA – look at me! A Museum of Women, Dolls and Memories. Solo show, Devon Arts Residency, Devon, Scotland. March
  • Developing Democracy: A New Focus on South African Photography, Group Show, Kyle Kauffman Gallery, New York. March – May 


  • Thami Mnyele and Medu Art Ensemble Retrospective Exhibition Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg. November
  • Black Womanhood: Icons, Images, and Ideologies of the African Body, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. April – September. Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, MA, September – Dec, 2008. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, January – April 2009


  • Jive Soweto, Hector Pietersen Museum, Soweto. September


  • Erase Me from Who I Am, Group exhibition, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. February


  • Beijing Biennale, China, South African Representative. October
  • Click. Group exhibition, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg. August
  • Solo Exhibition, Art on Paper, Johannesburg. September   


  • Public Private, Auckland Public Gallery, Auckland Park, New Zealand. March
  • Ten Voices, Ten Years of Democracy Public Art project of the City of Rome, Italy. April
  • Three Women, Three Voices, Solo Exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg. September


  • The Body and the Archive, Artists Space, New York, U.S.A. January


  • Aids in Africa, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. U.S.A. April
  • Upstream Public Art Project, Solo Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands. July


  • Open House Exhibition, Umea Art Academy, Umea, Sweden. May
  • Sample E.C, Gertrude Posel Gallery, University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg. September


  • Potrat Afrika, Haus der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany. January
  • Translation/Seduction/Displacement: Post-Conceptual and Photographic Work, South African Artists, White Box, New York, U.S.A. February
  • Fresh, Solo Exhibition.  South African National Gallery, Cape Town. May
  • Margins in the Mainstream, Namibian National Gallery, Windhoek. August
  • Art Region End of Africa, Listafen Reykjavikur Kjarvalsstadir, Reyjavik, Iceland. November


  • Student Exhibition, Getrude Posel Gallery, Johannesburg. January
  • Truth Veils, Gertrude Posel Gallery, Johannesburg. June
  • Postcards From South Africa, Axis Gallery, New York, U.S.A. August
  • Market Photo Workshop Exhibition, Rembrandt van Rijn Gallery, Johannesburg. October


  • Women’s Voices, Mercedes Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany. April
  • Democracy’s Images, Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden. September
  • Family Ties, Sandton Civic Gallery, Johannesburg. November


  • Martienseen Prize Exhibition, Gertrude Posel Gallery, Johannesburg, July
  • Not Quite a Christmas Exhibition, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg. November



  • Devon Arts Residency, Devon, Scotland. January 10 – April 31, 2009


  • Recipient Artist Residency fellowship, Ampersand Foundation & Axis Gallery, Tribeca, New York. June 2008


  • Upstream Grant. The International Art Event to Commemorate the Founding of the Dutch East Indies Company. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Thami Mnyele Scholarship, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Top 10, Absa L’Atelier Art Competition, Johannesburg, South Africa


  • Visiting Artist, Kokkola Fine Arts Academy, Vasa, Finland. Visual Cultures in Dialogue Exchange Programme, Umea University, Umea


  • Fresh, Artist in Residence. South African National Gallery, Cape Town



  • Artist Lecture, “Dead Eyes: The Dark Side of Black Dolls”, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, June 27, 2008


Museum of Modern Art, (MOMA), New York

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA

The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey USA

South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA

Rand Merchant Bank, London, UK

BHP Billington Collection, Johannesburg, SA


Unbounded: New Art for a New Century. Newark Museum, Newark, 2009

Grantham. Tosha, DARKROOM: South African Photography and New Media 1950-Present, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia, 2009

Williamson. Sue, South African Art Now, Collins, 2009

Thompson. Barbara, Black Womanhood: Icons, Images, and Ideologies of the African 

Body, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, 2008

Perryer, Sophie. Ed. 10 Years 100 Artists: Art in a Democratic South Africa, Bell Roberts Pub in assoc with Struik, 2004.

Bedford. Emma, Fresh: Senzeni Marasela, South African National Gallery, 2001

Firstenberg, Laurie, & Peffer, John. Eds. Translation/Seduction/Displacement: Post-Conceptual and Photographic Works by Artists from South Africa. Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, 2000.

Democracy’s Images: Photography and visual art after apartheid. BildMuseet, Uppsala, Sweden, 1999