Monday, August 26, 2013

55th Biennale Venice SOUTH AFRICAN PAVILLION Wim Botha

Technology changes and a new application for
obsolete phone books is here for your creative journey.
Wim Botha the artist from South Africa
has blown everybody's mind...
why in the world did we tossed all those phone books?
Extaordinary execution, one of my favorites of this
Biennale Exhibition.

Wim Botha was born in 1974, graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1996, and lives in Cape Town. He has received a number of prestigious awards, winning the prize for best artwork at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees in 2001; being named festival artist at the KKNK in 2003; sharing the first annual Tollman award in 2003; and winning the Standard Bank Young Artist award in 2005. His work has featured on major international group exhibitions of the work of African and South African artists, including Africa Remix (2004-2007) and Personal Affects: Power and poetics in contemporary South African art (2004-2006). Other group shows include The Rainbow Nation, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague (2012); the Göteborg Biennial in Sweden (2011); the 11th Triennale für Kleinplastik in Fellbach, Germany (2010); Cape '07 in Cape Town (2007); Olvida Quien Soy - Erase me from who I am at the Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2006); and the 7th edition of Dak'Art, the Dakar Biennale (2006).
In South Africa he is at
CAPE TOWN   Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, 7925. T +27 (0)21 462 1500. F +27 (0)21 462 1501