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William Kentridge

(South African, born 1955)

battle between yes and no by william kentridge

William Kentridge

Battle between Yes and No, 1989

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Born in Johannesburg, South Africa
Schooling at King Edward VII School, Johannesburg, South Africa
1974 - 1976
BA, Politics/African Studies, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Studied etching, Johannesburg Art Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa
1981 - 1982
Studied mime & theatre at the Jacques Lecoq, Paris, France
First animated film in Soho Eckstein series
Staged first theatre project in conjunction with Handspring Puppet Company
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


William Kentridge, QUAD Gallery, Derby, England (solo)
Große Gefühle, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria
NO, IT IS, The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Vertical Thinking, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy
William Kentridge: I am not me, the horse is not mine, Tate Modern, London, England (solo)
William Kentridge, Universal Archive, David Krut Projects, New York, USA
William Kentridge: Five Themes, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia
William Kentridge, The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
William Kentridge: Five Themes, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
William Kentridge in the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary (solo)
William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
New Media Series, William Kentridge: Two Films, St Louis Art Museum, St Louis, USA
William Kentridge, Galleries at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, USA (solo)
William Kentridge: Journey to the Moon, Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, Canada
South Africa Projections: Films by William Kentridge, Jewish Museum of New York, New York, USA (solo)
William Kentridge: Five Themes, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (solo)
William Kentridge: Nose, Thirty Etchings, David Krut Projects, New York, USA
William Kentridge: What We See & What We Know, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Kentridge and Kudryashov: Against the Grain, Kreeger Museum, Washington, D.C.
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
Haunch of Venison, London, England
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
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