William Kentridge

(South African, b. 1955)

(black chair) from the west coast series by william kentridge

William Kentridge

(Black Chair) from the West Coast Series, 2010

(olifantsriviere) from the west coast series by william kentridge

William Kentridge

(Olifantsriviere) from the West Coast Series, 2010

(scarecrow) from the west coast series by william kentridge

William Kentridge

(Scarecrow) from the West Coast Series, 2010

(seceteurs) from the west coast series by william kentridge

William Kentridge

(Seceteurs) from the West Coast Series, 2010

bicycle kick by william kentridge

William Kentridge

Bicycle Kick, 2009

chaise lounge by william kentridge

William Kentridge

Chaise Lounge, 2010

Biography

Timeline

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
European Museum travelling exhibition starts in Brussels, Belgium
Lives with wife and family, Johannesburg, South Africa

Exhibitions

2013
William Kentridge - QUAD Gallery, Derby (England)
Große Gefühle - Kunsthalle Krems, Krems
2012
NO, IT IS - The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
Vertical Thinking - MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
William Kentridge: I am not me, the horse is not mine - Tate Modern, London (England)
William Kentridge - Universal Archive - David Krut Projects - New York, New York City, NY
William Kentridge: Five Themes - ACMI - Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, VIC
2011
William Kentridge - The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
William Kentridge: Five Themes - Garage Center for Contemporary Culture - GCCC, Moscow
William Kentridge in the Museum of Fine Arts - Museum of Fine Arts - Budapest, Budapest
William Kentridge - Marian Goodman Gallery, New York City, NY
New Media Series - William Kentridge: Two Films - Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
2010
William Kentridge - Galleries at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
William Kentridge - Journey to the Moon - TPW - Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, ON
South Africa Projections: Films by William Kentridge - The Jewish Museum of New York, New York City, NY
William Kentridge: Five Themes - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
William Kentridge - Nose. Thirty Etchings - David Krut Projects - New York, New York City, NY
William Kentridge - What We See & What We Know - National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (MOMAT), Tokyo
2009
Kentridge and Kudryashov: Against the Grain, Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC
2008
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
Haunch of Venison, London, England
2007
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
2006
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2005
Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, Athina, Greece
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Public Collections

ESSL MUSEUM - KUNST DER GEGENWART, Klosterneuburg, Austria
T-B A21 - Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Berardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
Hiscox Art Projects, London (England), United Kingdom
Royal College of Art Galleries, London (Englan, United Kingdom
Tate Britain, London (England), United Kingdom
Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton (England) United Kingdom
MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA, USA