William Kentridge



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William Kentridge

(b. 1955, Johannesburg, South Africa. Lives and works in Johannesburg.)

William Kentridge studied at the Johannesburg Art Foundation and the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. He was a founding member of the Free Filmmakers Co-operative in 1988. Kentridge has participated in a number of international biennales and in Documenta X (1997) XI (2002) and XIII (2012) as well as the Venice Biennale (2005, 1999 and 1993). He has been the recipient of numerous prizes including the Kyoto Prize (2010), the Oskar Kokoschka Award, Vienna (2008), the Kaiserring Prize (2003), the Carnegie Prize, the Carnegie International (2000), Standard Bank Young Artist Award (1987), and the Red Ribbon Award for Short Fiction (1982). He has received honorary doctorates from institutions including the Royal College of Art, London (2010), Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa (2008), and the University of the Witwatersrand (2004). A retrospective of his work recently ended in 2012 after a three year international tour that began at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California (2009). William Kentridge's work has been exhibited widely throughout the world including at the Tate Modern, London (2012), the Louvre, Paris (2010), the Centres Pompidou, Paris (2002), the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2002), and the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (1998).


RECENT SOLO SHOWS

2015
Refuse the Hour Performances, Cape Town City Hall, Design Indaba, South Africa
The Refusal of Time, Iziko Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
William Kentridge: Fortuna. Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Exhibition curated by Jaap Guldemond at EYE filmmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lulu, Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Nose, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland
Notes Toward a Model Opera, Ullens Center, Beijing, China
2014
The Refusal of Time & Other Faces, EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
Winterreise (by Franz Schubert), Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, Austria
Winterreise (by Franz Schubert) Holland Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Winterreise (by Franz Schubert) Festival Aix-en-Provence
Winterreise (by Franz Schubert) Lincoln Center, New York
Drawing Lessons and Refuse the Hour, SchauspielHaus, Hamburg, Germany
The Refusal of Time, ICA Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
The Refusal of Time, PARASOPHIA: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture, Kyoto, Japan
The Refusal of Time, Perth International Arts Festival, Perth, Australia
Néfertiti Tete-a-Tete, Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Munich
William Kentridge: Fortuna, Museo del Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia; Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellin, Colombia
The Refusal of Time, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Ubu & The Truth Commission, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Refusal of Time, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand
Paper Music: A Ciné Concert by Philip Miller and William Kentridge, Bargello Museum, Florence, Italy
Winterreise (by Franz Schubert) Lincoln Center, New York
Paper Music: A Ciné Concert by Philip Miller and William Kentridge, Lincoln Center, New York
William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery Project Space, New York
Tapestries, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg
2013
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
William Kentridge: Fortuna, Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
Refuse the Hour, Festival Quartier d'Ete, Paris; ImpulsTanz Festival, Vienna
Refuse the Hour, ImpulsTanz Festival, Vienna, Austria
Paris Cinema Festival, Paris
Dojima River Biennial, Osaka, Japan
2012
William Kentridge: Five Themes, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia
William Kentridge: ¿No se unirá usted al baile?, CAC Málaga, Contemporary Art Centre of Málaga, Málaga, Spain
William Kentridge: I am not me, the horse is not mine, Tate Modern, London, UK
2011
William Kentridge: Five Themes, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
Other Faces, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
2010
William Kentridge: Five Themes, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Jeu de Paume, Paris; Albertina Museum, Vienna

RECENT GROUP SHOWS

2015
Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015, Kyoto, Japan
Flying over the Abyss, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Greece
Venice Biennale, Drawing from Triumphs and Laments Project in the Italian Pavilion
Künstlerräume 02, Weserburg Museum, Bremen, Germany
2014
Le Théorème de Néfertiti, Palais des Beaux Arts BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium; Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, München
Incredibly Close: Good Morning Mr. Orwell 2014, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin, South Korea
INSOUL, Parallel to the International Festival of Contemporary Animation and Media-Art LINOLEUM 2014, Lavra Art Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
Sweet Dew, Special Project for the 20th Anniversary of the Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea
Memory Palace, CAC Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
The Art of Truth: Gandhi and the Aesthetics of Non Violence, The Menil Collection
And the Trees Went Forth to Seek a King, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
2013
DEEP FEELINGS. From antiquity to now, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
Le Théorème de Néfertiti, Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), Paris
Paisaje. Revision de un genero (Landscape. A revision of a genre,) Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico
Le Pont,” Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), Marseille
Festival Paris Cinema, Forum des images, Paris
2012
Documenta (13),Kassel, Germany
ARTandPRESS, ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany (through 2013); Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Thresholds, Liverpool Biennial
Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, International Center of Photography, New York
Video Musics III: Floating Oceans, performance by Alexis Gideon with films by William Kentridge, New Museum, New York
2011
El intervalo luminoso: The D.Daskalopoulos Collection, Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao
Regress/Progess, CSW Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej / Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
William Kentridge & Ingeborg Lüscher, Campagne Premiere, Berlin
Blink! Light, Sound & the Moving Image, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
2010
Dystopia, UOliewenhuis Art Museum, Mangaung, South Africa; Jan Colle Galerij, Ghent, Belgium
Essential Experiences, Palazzo Riso, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Sicilia, Italy
Wünsche und Erwerbungen - Zeitgenössische Zeichnung, Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, Germany
Le Meilleur des Mondes, MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
2009
Blickmaschinen / Visual Tactics: Optical Instruments in History and Contemporary Art, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany
Play – Film and Video," Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2008
Peripheral Look and Collective Body, Museion, Bolzano, Italy
Sydney Biennale: Revolutions: Forms that Turn, Sydney, Australia

William Kentridge Exhibitions

William Kentridge
William Kentridge

October 27 - November 26, 2014
New York


William Kentridge
William Kentridge

September 17 - October 26, 2013
New York


William Kentridge
William Kentridge

May 6 - June 18, 2011
New York


William Kentridge: Breathe, Dissolve, Return
William Kentridge: Breathe, Dissolve, Return

September 11 - October 16, 2010
Paris


As Long As It Lasts
As Long As It Lasts

curated by Tom Eccles
July 1 - September 4, 2009
New York


William Kentridge
William Kentridge

April 26 - May 24, 2008
Paris


William Kentridge
William Kentridge

Seeing Double
January 16 - February 16, 2008
New York


30/40 Part II
30/40 Part II

A Selection of Forty Artists from Thirty Years at Marian Goodman Gallery
October 23 - November 24, 2007
New York


William Kentridge
William Kentridge

June 20 - July 27, 2006
Paris


William Kentridge
William Kentridge

The Magic Flute: Drawings and Projections
January 19 - February 25, 2006
New York


William Kentridge
William Kentridge

Journey to the Moon
October 23 - December 4, 2004
Paris


Reflecting the Mirror
Reflecting the Mirror

Curated by Karina Daskalov
June 14 - August 27, 2004
New York


William Kentridge
William Kentridge

March 4 - April 10, 2004
New York


William Kentridge
William Kentridge

Zeno Writing
November 8, 2002 - January 4, 2003
New York



William Kentridge Publications

Carnets d'Egypte
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