Dan Halter

Born in Harare, Zimbabwe 1977

2001 BA (FA) University of Cape Town

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 The Original is unfaithful to the Translation, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
2013 DanHalter – HeartlanD Special Project, Joburg Art Fair
2012 The Truth Lies Here, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
2011 Dan Halter / Mappa Del Mondo, NKV (Nassauischer Kunstverein Weisbaden), Weisbaden, Germany
2010 Double Entry, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
Shifting The Goalposts, (in collaboration with Adam Davies) Son Gallery, London
Shifting The Goalposts, (in collaboration with Adam Davies) GoetheOnMain, Johannesburg
2008 Never say Never, Derbylius Gallery, Milan, Italy
2006 Take Me To Your Leader, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Johannesburg Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale fringe
Migrations, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, also travelling to Australia and America
Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart New Church Museum, Cape Town
Uncertain Terms, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
2014 Unerasable Memories: A Historic Look at the Videobrasil Collection Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil
No Fixed Abode New Church Museum, Cape Town
Vegetation as a Political Agent Parco Arte Vivente (PAV) Turin, Italy
Ngezinyawo – Migrant Journeys Wits Arts Museum, Johannesburg
2013 Beitbridge Moonwalk Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan
Weather Report – Weerberig Aardklop Festival, Potchefstroom
‘Who is afraid of the public?’ ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Arts), London
Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in Arts of Africa, Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art, Washington DC
Digi Re-engineering UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria
Making Way, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg
2012 Positive Tension, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
Under Constant Threat, Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto Alegre, Brazil
4th Protest Arts International Festival (PAIF), Harare, Zimbabwe
Making Way, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
Beyond Apartheid: sex, race, and politics in contemporary Africa, Galeria Lunara, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2011 17th VideoBrasil, São Paulo, Brazil
7th International Triennial of Contemporary Textile Arts, Tournai, Belgium
O2 VideoAct (International Video Art Biennial), Hotel Amister Barcelona, Spain
10 Years On, Michaelis Gallery, University of Cape Town
Propaganda by Monuments, Cairo, Egypt
2010 LADUMA! Rotterdam, Holland
Dak’art, 9th Biennial of Contemporary African Art, Dakar, Senegal
US, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Harare International Art Fair (HIFA), Zimbabwe National Gallery
Spier Contemporary, City Hall, Cape Town
/ + \ = X, Serialworks, Cape Town
Mooimarkshow III, Galerie Weisser Elefant, Berlin, Germany
2009 Project 35, NADA Miami Art Fair
Holiday, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
ECC25 (End Conscription Campaign 25 years), Spier Wine Estate Stellenbosch
US, Johannesburg Art Gallery
WORD! Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town
Encounters, South African International Documentary Festival
10th Havana Biennial, Cuba
Objects of a Revolution, Dominque Fiat Gallery, Paris, France
2008 Big Wednesday, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
3rd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China
Monologs, Rome, Italy and at the Gallería Animal in Santiago, Chile
MTN New Contemporaries, University of Johannesburg
Forty Years of Friendship: The Friends of The National Gallery: 1968-2008, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Power Play, Goodman Gallery Cape
Prints + Editions, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
Studio 2666: Ons Skrik vir Niks, Blank Projects, Cape Town
2007 Spier Contemporary, Spier Wine Estate Stellenbosch
16th VideoBrasil, São Paulo, Brazil
The Inchoate Idiosynchratic Descent into Nihlism, Michaelis Gallery, University of Cape Town
The 2nd Cape Town Biennale, Blank Projects, Cape Town
3C Committee and Critics Choice, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town
Hell Yeah, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cape Town
Zeitgenössiche Fotokunst aus Südafrika, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK), Berlin, Germany
2006 Second to None, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
The Cape Town Biennale, Blank Projects, Cape Town
The Last Braai 666, in collaboration with Christian Nerf and Ed Young. L/B’s Lounge. Cape Town
Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2005 Black and White Poster Project, Dirt Contemporary, Cape Town
2004 Contra Mundi, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town
Exchange Views on…/ Echange vues sur… Espace Croix-Baragnon, France and Michaelis Gallery, University of Cape Town
2003 Picnic, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town
Meeting: Art in the Water Closet, Gallerie Puta, 2A Dysart Road, Cape Town
2001 YDETAG, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
2001 Emergency, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2014 Nine Urban Biotopes, EU residency in Turin, Italy
2010 Glenfiddich residency in Dufftown, Scotland
2008 Nominated as MTN New Contemporaries finalist
2007 Pro Helvetia residency in Zürich, Switzerland 2008
Capacete residency in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2008 from VideoBrasil
2001 Judy Steinberg Prize, Michaelis Painting Prize

TEACHING RECORD
Lecturer, Videography Elective, Third Year. Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town

CATALOGUES
Never say Never, for the exhibition at Derbylius Gallery 2008, pp 32 ISBN: 88-86587-00-7
Take Me To Your Leader, for the exhibition at João Ferreira Gallery 2006, pp 92 [self published]

COLLECTIONS
South African National Gallery, UNISA (University of South Africa), University of Cape Town and private collections eg. Pigozzi, Artphilein

Artworks in the SAFFCA Collection