mart house GALLERY presents
dineo seshee bopape
till July 2 2011 only by appointment
this is the last exhibition at the current location on Prinsengracht
after 5 years,
mart house GALLERY goes on as mart site PROJECTS,
with our projects and presentations which shall be announced,
in the newsletter and on the website.
will be held on July 2 at 17.00 with OMG,
an overview of works,
from Dineo Seshee Bopape, from the past 5 years,
you are warmly invited to our celebration on July 2,
about the first 5 years of presenting art and artists,
from a slightly different point of view.
Bopape’s works, mostly including with her videos, drawings and photographs, are the result of the collecting of objects that invoke strong emotional reactions. Many of the objects she is using are saturated with stories and contain memories of previous places where they may have been used. The unused objects, on the other hand, are interesting for Dineo because of the place they occupy within our material culture: ‘they carry, hold, attach, keep things together as well as burden us, metaphorically and physically’.
Dineo Bopape was born in 1981 in Polokwane. She graduated with a B Tech from the Durban Institute of Technology in 2004, went on to study at De Ateliers postgraduate art institute in Amsterdam, and did her Master's degree in Fine Art at Columbia University, New York in 2010.
She was the only South African artist included on the much-hyped exhibition Younger Than Jesus at the New Museum in New York in 2009, and was the winner of the 2008 MTN New Contemporaries award.
Recent group shows include Beyond the horizon, Cultuurcentrum Brugge (2011) BopapeDumasMaholi at the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem (2010) Life Less Ordinary: Performance and Display in South African Art at the Fotogallery in Cardiff, Wales (2010), Rebelle: Art and Feminism 1969-2009 at the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, The Netherlands (2009).
In Transition: Russia 2008 at the National Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2008); .za: giovane arte dal Sudafrica at Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena (2008); and recent solo exhibitions at Michael Stevenson, Cape Town and Mart House Gallery in 2010.