Nicholas Hlobo was born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1975 and received his Fine Art degree from Johannesburg's Technikon Witwatersrand in 2002. Solo exhibitions of his work include Kwatsitywiziko (2008) and Izele (2006), Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town; Idioms (2007), Pei Ling Chan Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design; and Umakadenethwa engenadyasi (2007), Extraspazio, Rome (2007). Recent group exhibitions include Home Lands - Land Marks, Haunch of Venison, London (May 2008); Flow, Studio Museum Harlem (April 2008) and Turbulence: Art from South Africa, Hangart-7, Salzburg, Austria (2007). Hlobo was awarded the Tollman Award for Visual Art (2006) and has held residencies in Amsterdam and New York. Momentum 11: Nicholas Hlobo is his first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum.