Installation view, Tschabalala Self: By My Self. Photo by Mitro Hood.

Tschabalala Self: By My Self

Exhibition Video

In By My Self, the BMA presents 13 paintings, from 2016 to the present, alongside two related sculptures that reveal the depth, intricacy, and singularity of Tschabalala Self Self’s formal strategy and techniques for investigating the iconographic significance of the Black female form in contemporary culture. Among the featured works are a new suite of three paintings of a female couple created in response to Henri Matisse’s sculpture “Two Women” (1907–08; originally titled Two Negresses) in the BMA’s collection. Tschabalala Self: By My Self is on view through September 19, 2021.

  • Virtual Gallery Walk
  • BMA Violet Hour: Tschabalala Self & Abdu Ali
  • BMA x NMWA: In Relation
  • GWCC Youth-Led Artist Talk featuring Tschabalala Self