Massa Lemu

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MASSA LEMU

Email: massalm @ gmail.com

EDUCATION
2017: PhD in Visual Arts at University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
2009: M.A. Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, Georgia
2003: B.Ed. Fine Art, Chancellor College University of Malawi Zomba, Malawi

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013: Precariot (Lawndale Arts Center, Houston)
2012: Passages for the Undocumented (Rice University, Houston)
Stranded Fishes and Masks on Wheelchairs (Malawian Embassy, Washington DC)
2006: This Scourge is also a Mask (French Cultural Center, Blantyre)
Primal Forces (Capital Hotel, Lilongwe)
2003: Multiple Suns (French Cultural Center, Blantyre)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013: Do It. Hans Ulrich Obrist Collaboration, (Houston)
First Aid Kit (Rice University, Houston)
2012: Of Other Spaces (Dallas)
Dallas Biennale (Dallas)
2011: Houston Art Fair, (Houston)
Material Traces; Selections from Core 2011 (Dallas)
2009: An Evenly Measured Space (Savannah)
2008: 404/912, conceptual works by artists from Atlanta and Savannah (Atlanta)

TEACHING
2016- Present: Assistant Professor in Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University
2016: Part-time Lecturer in Visual Arts in the Department of Visual Arts and Visual Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
2014-2015: Guest Critic in Graduate and Undergraduate Sculpture Classes, Stellenbosch   University
2010-2011: Adjunct Lecturer in Drawing, Rice University, Houston, Texas
2004-2010: Full Time Lecturer in Art History/ Theory (African and Western) and Multimedia Studio Practice, Chancellor College, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi

AWARDS
2017-2018: Writing Fellow at Institute for Creative Arts, University of Cape Town
2010-2012: Core Critical Studies Fellow Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas

PUBLICATIONS
2017: Gugulective as biopolitical collectivism, Third Text, vol 30, issue #3-4.
2015: Play and the profane in Samson Kambalu’s Holyballs, Holyballism and (Bookworm) The Fall of Man in Stedelijk Studies issue #3 http://www.stedelijkstudies.com/journal/play-and-the-profane/
“I’m drawn to the paradox of permanence and impermanence          http://www.contemporaryand.com/magazines/im-drawn-to-the-paradox-of-permanence-and-impermanence/
Vuli Nyoni: Artist as errant
http://www.contemporaryand.com/magazines/vuli-nyoni-the-            artist-as-errant/
2014: Danfo, Molue and the Afropolitan experience in Emeka Ogboh’s Soundscapes republished in Bisi Silva (ed.). 2014. Emeka Ogboh. Center for Contemporary Art Lagos & Archive Books
For the Ranter the Whole World is a Playground C& online magazine
http://www.contemporaryand.com/magazines/for-the-ranter-the-whole-world-is-a-playground/
2013: What Part of Love is Universal? C& Magazine           http://www.contemporaryand.com/magazines/what-part-of-love-is-universal-3/
2013: Dialogue; The Progress of Love The Menil Collection and Pulitzer Foundation, http://www.theprogressoflove.com
2012: Danfo, Molue and the Afropolitan Experience in Emeka Ogboh’s Soundscapes  http://www.artandeducation.net/paper/danfo-molue-and-the-afropolitan-experience-in-emeka-ogbohs-soundscapes/
2011-2012 CORE Catalogue Museum of Fine Art, Houston
2011: Holy Jive 2010-2011 CORE Catalogue Museum of Fine Art, Houston
Round 33: The Seventh House Might Be Good… e-journal, http://www.fluentcollab.org/mbg/index.php/reviews/review/162/317

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2013: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-michael-petry/massa-lemu-artist-profile_b_3611102.html
http://www.texphrastic.com/poetic-terrorism-switch-your-gestalt-massa-lemu-at-rices-emergency-room-gallery/
2012: http://glasstire.com/2012/11/07/brochure-for-those-in-flight/
OffCite http://offcite.org/2012/06/07/massa-lemu-on-bayou-fish-cyborgs
2007: Steve Chimombo, AIDS ARTISTS AND AUTHORS, Zomba, WASI Publishers, Malawi
2006: Writers and Artists Services International WASI Zomba, Malawi
2004: Catalogue: Franco-COMESA Club Exhibition Lusaka, Zambia