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Kentridge

Birthplace
Johannesburg

Birth year
1955

Lives in
Johannesburg, South Africa

Works in
Johannesburg, South Africa

Representing galleries

Current Exhibitions and Events
Jul, 2015 Recent Wworks from David Krut Print Workshop (DKW)
David Krut Projects
 
Jun, 2015 Notes Towards a Model Opera
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
 
Jun, 2015 By the Book
Sean Kelly Gallery
 
May, 2015 The Pictorial Unconscious
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
 
Statement

William Kentridge is a South African artist. He is best known for his animated films. These are constructed by filming a drawing, making erasures and changes, and filming it again. He continues this process meticulously, giving each change to the drawing a quarter of a second to two seconds' screen time. A single drawing will be altered and filmed this way until the end of a scene. These drawings are later displayed along with the films as finished pieces of art

William Kentridge Biography

 

1955

 

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa

1973

 

Schooling at King Edward VII School, Johannesburg, South Africa

1974 - 1976

 

BA, Politics/African Studies, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

1976

 

Studied etching, Johannesburg Art Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa

1981 - 1982

 

Studied mime & theatre at the Jacques Lecoq, Paris, France

1989

 

First animated film in Soho Eckstein series

1992

 

Staged first theatre project in conjunction with Handspring Puppet Company

1998

 

Staged his first opera - Return of Ulysses, Brussels, Belgium

1998

 

European Museum travelling exhibition starts in Brussels, Belgium

 

Lives with wife and family, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2009

 

Kentridge and Kudryashov: Against the Grain, Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC

2008

 

Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

2008

 

The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway

2008

 

Haunch of Venison, London, England

2007

 

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

2007

 

Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy

2006

 

Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

2005

 

Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, Athina, Greece

2005

 

UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2004

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

2003

 

Augarten Contemporary, Wien, Austria

2001

 

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington, D.C.
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
William Kentridge Recent Editions, In association with David Krut Fine Art, Robert Brown Gallery, Wash. DC, & Gracie Mansion, N.Y.
The Short Century, Museum Villa Stuck Berlin, Chicago, New York, Vienna, Cape Town

2000

 

The Self is Something Else, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Dusseldorf, Germany
A Double View: Three Exhibitions, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Third Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
Vertical Painting, P.S.1 New York, NY
Marian Goodman Gallery New York, NY
Stephen Friedman Gallery London, England
Annandale Galleries Sydney, Australia
NSISTENT MEMORY: THE Architecture of Time in Video, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainsville, Fl
La Beaute, Beauty in Fabula, Papal Palace Avignon, France

1999

 

Venice Biennale: D'Apertutto, Giardini di Castello and Arsenale Venice
Istanbul Biennale: The Passion and the Wave, Istanbul, Turkey
Unfinished History, MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL
Carnegie International 1999/2000 CI 99:00, Carnegie Museum of Art, awarded the Carnegie Medal Pittsburgh
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA
Projects 68: William Kentridge, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Belgium
Kunstverein Munchen Munich, Germany
Kunstwelten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig Cologne, Germany
A Sangre y Fuego, Espai d'art contemporani de Castelló
The Drawing Centre New York, NY
Museu d'Arte Contemporani de Barcelona Barcelona
Neue Galerie Graz Graz
Serpentine Gallery London
Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels
Kunstverein Munchen Munich
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

1998

 

Vertical Time, Barbara Gladstone Gallery New York

1997

 

Delta, Arc, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville Paris Paris
Documenta X, Museum Fredericianum Kassel
Applied Drawings, Goodman Gallery Johannesburg

1996

 

Eidophusikon, Annandale Galleries Sydney

1995

 

Johannesburg Biennale Johannesburg, South Africa
Bernard Jacobson Gallery London, England
Istanbul Biennale Istanbul, Turkey

1994

 

Arts First London, England
Felix in Exile, Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa

1993

 

Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa
Retrospective of animated films at Edinbrgh Int. F
Venice Biennale Venice, Italy
Ruth Bloom Gallery Los Angeles, CA

1992

 

Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa

1991

 

Newton Art Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa

1990

 

Cassirer Fine Art Johannesburg, South Africa
Museum of Modern Art Oxford

1989

 

Vanessa Devereux Gallery London, England

1988

 

Gallery International Cape Town

1987

 

Cassirer Fine art Johannesburg, South Africa

1986

 

Simon/Neuman Galleries New York, NY
Association of Art Gallery Pretoria

1985

 

Cassirer Fine Art Johannesburg, South Africa

1981

 

Association of Arts Cape Town

1979

 

Market Gallery Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Les Arts de la Résistance: Fin de Siécle, Johannesburg, Galerie Michel Luneau Nantes

 

Seventh Havana Biennale: Closer to One Another, Havana

 

Nominee for Hugo Boss Prize, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Soho) New York

 

Simunye: We Are One, Adelson Galleries New York

 

Recent Exhibits

William Kentridge participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2015 Peripheral Thinking
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
 
Apr, 2015 Pliure, Epilogue (La bibliothèque, l’univers)
Palais des Beaux-Arts - Paris
 
Jan, 2015 Fractured Narratives.
The David Owsley Museum. Ball State University. IN
 
Dec, 2014 Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict.: Abstract Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection
CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation)
 
Oct, 2014 Ubuntu
David Krut Projects
 
Oct, 2014 UBUNTU South Africa Festival Exhibition
David Krut Projects
 
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William Kentridge has Exhibited at these venues:

David Krut Projects The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Sean Kelly Gallery
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya Palais des Beaux-Arts - Paris
The David Owsley Museum. Ball State University. IN CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation)
LeRoy Neiman Gallery Marian Goodman Gallery
LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz The Menil Collection
Cornell Fine Arts Museum Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati
PICA - Perth Institute of Contemporary Art Art First Contemporary Art
Leslie Sacks Fine Art Barbara Edwards Contemporary
Fowler Museum at UCLA Goodman Gallery Cape Town
Hunter College, Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston) Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Kunsthalle Detroit Museum of Multi-Media and Light-Based Arts
National Gallery of Australia Senior & Shopmaker Gallery
Silvermine Arts Center IPCNY International Print Center New York
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki La Maison Rouge
Minnesota Center for Book Arts Royal Academy of Arts
Institut du Monde Arabe Haus der Kunst
Volte Mumbai Tate Modern
Millenaris Park, Budapest, Hungary Arizona State University Art Museum
The Chrysler Museum of Art Jewish Historical Museum
dOCUMENTA (13) Albertina
Tampa Museum of Art Martin-Gropius-Bau
Museum of Contemporary Art Norway National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea
Galerie Marian Goodman - Paris Visual Arts Center - University of Texas
PAPERWORK University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus)
Barbican Art Gallery Bekris Gallery
Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier Locks Gallery
Le Laboratoire MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
Campagne Première Berlin Denver Art Museum
The Seagull Foundation for the Arts Strydom Gallery
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Moscow Museum of Modern Art [25 Petrovka]
Harn Museum of Art Jeu de Paume
SITE Santa Fe The Jewish Museum
Katonah Museum of Art heartgalerie
Ticho House Dallas Museum of Art
Kyle Kauffman Gallery Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
Newark Museum Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego-Downtown
Gallery 16 USC Fisher Museum of Art
Santa Monica Museum of Art National Academy Museum
museum on the seam Porto Alegre, Brazil
Galerie Beaumontpublic Collegium Hungaricum
2B Galeria
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