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Artists

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Bevan de Wet

Bevan de Wet (b.1985) is one of South Africa’s foremost printmakers. De Wet has exhibited extensively, locally and internationally. His work is held in a number of private and public collections including The Wits Art Museum, Nirox Foundation, the South African Embassy in...

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Minnette Vári

Minnette Vári (b. 1968) is best known as one of South Africa’s most prominent video artists. Her work has been shown at dozens of top galleries and museums around the world, including twice at the Venice Biennale. She is widely collected internationally. Born in Pretoria, Vári now lives in Johannesburg. In response to living through an apartheid history, she has written a history of herself in relation to this trajectory; one that attempts to recover what is lost, to give shape and voice to forgotten or erased memories. Her work conflates self...

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Christine Dixie

Christine Dixie (b. 1966) is an established artist and a lecturer at Rhodes University in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. She is regularly exhibited in that country, the US and Europe and is widely collected by museums and in public collections in South Africa and abroad, including the Smithsonian Museum of African Art in Washington, DC. Dixie is primarily a printmaker...

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Bulumko Mbete

Bulumko Mbete (b. 1995) is a Johannesburg-based artist and writer with a multicultural heritage. She is a highly-promising emerging talent who has won several awards and is already in several collections. Mbete is interested in materiality through...

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Hemali Khoosal

Hemali Khoosal is one of the most exciting emerging talents in South Africa. An artist, researcher, and filmmaker, she lives in Johannesburg. Khoosal’s art is collaboratively oriented and draws from conversations and interactions with people. She enjoys exploring how humans perceive themselves in relation to others. As a multidisciplinary artist...

Karin Vacakis

Karin and her twin sister, Anita, were born on July 25, 1926, in Essen, Germany, and led a very comfortable childhood until the Nazis took over. Things changed for the Jewish family who narrowly escaped the SS. The twins were sent to a boarding school in London managed by nuns and were “converted” to Catholicism. Back in Germany, their father died in his forties and their mother...

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James Mayer

Born in Ohio, James P. Mayer became interested in photography in high school. On graduating, Jim moved to San Francisco and became a founding member of Optic Nerve, a leftist photography collective. In 1980, Jim formed Ideas In Motion with John Rogers...

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Phillip Mabote

Phillip Mabote was born in Qwa-Qwa, Free State in South Africa in 1982. He works predominantly in the medium of printmaking, specializing in linocut. He has shown at the Candice Berman Gallery, Lizamore and Associates, and the S.A Fine Art Print Fair, among others. In these works presentations of eagles bound serve as metaphorical representations of his search for his biological mother. His inception of a “foreign bird of prey” is meant to symbolize the tireless pursuit of the unknown...

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