William Kentridge

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Drawing for 'Preparing the Flute' (Temple), 2005
Charcoal and pastel on paper
Paper: 47 1/2 x 63 in. (120.7 x 160 cm)
Frame: 52 1/2 x 68 x 2 in. (133.35 x 172.7 x 5.08 cm)
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The Shrapnel in the Woods, 2013
India ink on Crabb's Universal Technological Dictionary 1826
82 5/8 x 86 5/8 in. (210 x 220 cm)
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Untitled (Singer Choir/Chorus), 2013
Wood, steel, aluminum and found objects
67 3/8 x 147 1/2 x 25 5/8 in. (171 x 372 x 65 cm)
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Blanc Blank Black, 2013
Charcoal and pastel drawings on book pages
48 x 63 in. (121.9  x160 cm)
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The Invention of Africa, 2012
Silkscreen on Historia Natural Do Brasil
14 3/4 x 19 7/8 in. (37.5 x 50.5 cm)
Edition of 16
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All the Trees in the Library, 2013
India ink, charcoal and pastel, digital print on Shorter Oxford dictionary paper tabbed to Velin Arches 400 gsm
47 1/2 x 126 1/2 in. (120.7 x 321.3 cm)
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Second-Hand Reading, 2013
Single channel HD video
Approximately 7 min.
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Drawing for 'Other Faces', 2011
Charcoal and colored pencil on paper
24 1/4 x 31 1/4 in. (61.6 x 79.4 cm)
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Drawings for Artist's Book 'Breathe', 2008
Suite of 9 drawings; Indian ink on pages of Russian encyclopedia

14 1/8 x 18 1/4 in. (36 x 46.5 cm)(each)

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Fire Walker, 2010
Painted steel

118 1/16 x 68 7/8 x 80 5/15 in. (300 x 175 x 204 cm)

<p>William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx</p>
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Breathe, Dissolve, Return, 2008
installation of 3 video projections, DVcam, HDV; video transfer
6 min. loop
<p>Edition of 9</p>
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Untitled, 2014
16 parts; India ink and red pencil on Shorter Oxford Dictionary
Paper: 10 5/8 x 14 3/4 in. (27 x 37.5 cm) (each)
Frame: 14 3/4 x 18 3/4 x 1 in. (37.5 x 47.6 x 2.5 cm) (each)
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Take Off Your Hat, 2014
India ink on Japanese Rice Wenzhou Paper
163 3/8 x 142 7/8 in. (415 x 363 cm)
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Drawing for 'Other Faces', 2011
Charcoal on paper
32 x 48 in. (81.2 x 121.9 cm)
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Drawing for 'Other Faces', 2011
Charcoal and coloured pencil on ledger paper
18 5/8  26 3/4 in. (47.3 x 68 cm)
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Drawing for 'Lulu', 2014
Indian ink, charcoal and Tipp-Ex on Shorter Oxford Dictionary pages
28 x 20 3/4 in. (71.1 x 52.7 cm)  
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Drawing for 'Lulu', 2015
Indian ink, charcoal and Tipp-Ex on Shorter Oxford Dictionary pages
27 x 18 7/8 in. (68.6 x 47.9 cm)
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Drawing for 'Lulu', 2015
Indian ink, charcoal and Tipp-Ex on Shorter Oxford Dictionary pages
29 1/2 x 20 in. (74.9 x 50.8 cm)
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Drawing for 'Lulu', 2015
Indian ink, charcoal and Tipp-Ex on Shorter Oxford Dictionary pages
30 x 21 in. (76.2 x 53.3 cm)
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Drawing for 'Lulu', 2014
Indian ink and charcoal on Shorter Oxford Dictionary pages



(b. Johannesburg, South Africa, 1955)





William Kentridge: Let Us Try For Once, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Ulisse, Palermo, Italy

Wozzeck, Sydney Opera Premiere, Australia

Stereoscope (single presentation), Cushing Gallery, Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island



William Kentridge: Universal Archive, Walsh Gallery, Fairfield University Museum, Connecticut; The Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania

William Kentridge, Thick Time, The Whitworth Museum, Manchester

The Head & The Load, Tate Modern, Turbine Hall, London; Ruhrtriennial, Germany; Park Avenue Armory, New York, New York

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), The New National Theater, Tokyo, Japan

More Sweetly Play the Dance, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin

O Sentimental Machine, Liebieghaus Skulpturesammlung, Frankfurt 

Triumphs & Laments, Emerson Urban Arts, Media Art Gallery, Boston 

Refusal of Time, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio



Right Into Her Arms, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa 

Enough & More Than Enough, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain 

Sint Janshospitaal, hosted by Musea Bruges, Bruges, Brussels

William Kentridge: Universal Archive, Trout Gallery at the University of Dickinson, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 

Processione. I Riparazionisti/Procession. The Reparationists, Corte Est, OGR, Project by Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea 

Journey to the Moon, Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

William Kentridge, Städelsche Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie Frankfurt am Mein

Smoke Ashes, Fables: William Kentridge in Bruges, Musea Brugge-Sint Janshospitaal, Bruges

William Kentridge: Thick Time, Louisiana, Copenhagen, Denmark; Museum der Moderne and Rupertinum, Salzburg

Centre for the Less Good Idea Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa

O Sentimental Machine, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris

Lulu, Teatro Dell’Opera, Rome



More Sweetly Play the Dance, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Triumph and, Laments,Teverterno, Rome 

William Kentridge, Thick Time,  Whitechapel Gallery, London

More Sweetly Play the Dance, LUMA Foundation, Arles, France

William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Lulu, English Natioanl Opera, London

No It Is!, Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin



More Sweetly Play the Dance, Marian Goodman Gallery, London

Notes Toward a Model Opera, Ullens Center, Beijing, China

Peripheral Thinking, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul 

Refuse the Hour Performances, Cape Town City Hall, Design Indaba, South Africa; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York

The Refusal of Time, Iziko Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

William Kentridge: Fortuna. Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico; Museo Ampara, Puebla, Mexico

EYE filmmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Lulu, Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Metropolitan Opera, New York

I am Not Me,  Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland

Ubu and the Truth Commission, Canadian Stage, Toronto



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



William Kentridge: Second-Hand Reading, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

William Kentridge: Fortuna, Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro; Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil 

A Universal Archive: William Kentridge as Printmaker, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK; Midland Arts Center, Birmingham, UK; Quad, Derby, UK; University of Northumbria Gallery, Newcastle, UK

In Praise of Shadows: William Kentridge in the Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Refuse the Hour, Festival Quartier d'Ete, Paris 

Refuse the Hour, ImpulsTanz Festival, Vienna, Austria 

Refuse the Hour, Hamburg, Germany

Paris Cinema Festival, Paris, France

Dojima River Biennial, Osaka, Japan

The Refusal of Time, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York



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

Refuse the Hour, Teatro Argentina, Romaeuropa Festival 2012, Rome

William Kentridge, Da Capo, Chapelle du Miracle, Avignon

William Kentridge: I am not me, the horse is not mine, Tate Modern, London, UK





After Babel, annexM, Megaron-The Athens Concert Hall, Athens, Greece

Tarefas Infinitas (Infinity Tasks), research and Formation Centre facility rpovided by Sesc, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Timekeeping, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Kunst & Kohle, Reichtum: Schwarz ist Gold, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

Nomadic Murals: Contemporary Tapestries and Carpets, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, USA

Mirror Mirror, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey



21, 39, Jeddah Arts, Saudi Arabia

Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide 

Zeitz MOCAA, Capetown, South Africa and Wendy Fisher’s Foundation 

Afriques Capitales, La Villette, Paris, France

Auto Vision: Media Art from Nam June Paik to Pipilotti Rist , Kunsthalle, Bremen, Germany

Frans Masereel and contemporary art: images of resistance, Mu.ZEE-Kunstmuseum aan Zee, Belgium

Art/Afrique, Le nouvel atelier, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France



The Hilger Collection. Part 1: Works on Paper and Wood, Hilger Brot Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria

Suspended Animation: Moving Images in Print, International Print Center of New York, NY

Café in, MuCem, Marseille, France

William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland: Conversations in Letters and Lines, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland



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

Fireflies in the Night. Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center, Athens, Greece

William Kentridge, Albrecht Dürer, Double Vision, Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin

Threshold, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin



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

La guerra che verrà non è la prima 1914 – 2014, Museo Di Arte Modernae Contemporaneadi Trento E Roeverto, Roverto, Italy



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 

Bookhouse – La Forma Del Libro, MARCA – Museo delle Arti Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

Black or White, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands

Arte, Dos Puntos – Barcelona Vive El Arte Contemporaneo, MACBA, Barcelona

As Subject and Object: Contemporary Book Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts, Museum of Biblical Art, New York

Opole Lamas Film Festival, Opole, Poland



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

Motion Capture: Drawing and the Moving Image, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Ireland 

Tracing the Century: Drawing as a Catalyst for Change, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

The Storytellers: Narratives in International Contemporary Art, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway

Oltre il muro, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin

Prism: Drawing from 1990 to 2012, The Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Tacita Dean, William Kentridge,..., Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris

Atelier + Küche, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany

Revolution vs Revolution, Beirut Art Center, Beirut

Perspective: A Selection of Projects in Print and Handmade Paper from The Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA

Selected works, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, QLD, Australia