Wim Botha

Born 1974 in Pretoria, South Africa

Lives in Cape Town, South Africa
Education
1996     BA (Visual Art), University of Pretoria
Selected solo exhibitions

2014     The Epic Mundane, National Arts Festival, Albany Museum, Grahamstown

Linear Perspectives, Stevenson, Cape Town
2013     Predicates II, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria

Predicates, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin

Solipsis V, Stekkenbosch University Wordfest Artist, Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch

2012     A Thousand Things, Stevenson, Johannesburg

2011     All Around, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin
All This, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town

2009     Joburg Altarpiece & Amazing Things from Other Places, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town

2008     Wim Botha, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin
New Works, Brodie/Stevenson, Johannesburg

2007     Apocalagnosia, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town

2006     A Premonition of War, Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2005 exhibition. National Arts Festival, Grahamstown; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth; Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg; Durban Art Gallery, Durban; Oliewenhuis Art Gallery, Bloemfontein; South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg

2005     Cold Fusion: Gods, heroes and martyrs, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town

2003     Speculum, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
Commune: onomatopoeia, Festival Artist, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn

2001     Commune: suspension of disbelief, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn

Selected group exhibitions

2015
The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC, USA
2014
Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart, The New Church Museum, Cape Town
Chroma, Stevenson, Cape Town
The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, MMK (Museum für Moderne Kunst), Frankfurt, Germany; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, USA
Artists Engaged? Maybe, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
Lichtspiele, Museum Biedermann, Donaueschingen, Germany
A Sculptural Premise, Stevenson, Cape Town
Imaginary Fact: South African art and the archive, South African Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale

The Loom of the Land, Stevenson, Johannesburg

2012     The Rainbow Nation, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, The Netherlands
Coming of Age: 21 Years of the Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg

2011     What we talk about when we talk about love, Stevenson, Cape Town
Memories of the Future: The Olbricht Collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris
Pandemonium – Art in a Time of Creativity Fever, Göteborg Biennial, Sweden
Contemporary South African Artists, Turner Galleries, Perth, Australia
Alptraum, Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin; The Company, Los Angeles 2010

11th Triennale für Kleinplastik, Fellbach, Germany
PEEKABOO – Current South Africa, Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki 2009

Self/Not-self, Brodie/Stevenson, Johannesburg 2008

Disguise: The art of attracting and deflecting attention, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town

2007     Summer 2007/8, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
Political Iconography, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin
Africa Remix, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
Family Relation, Warren Siebrits Gallery, Johannesburg
Afterlife, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
Cape ’07, Cape Town 2006

South African art now, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
Dak’Art, 7th Dakar Biennale, Senegal
Olvida Quien Soy – Erase me from who I am, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

 

2006     Personal Affects: Power and poetics in contemporary South African art, Museum for African Art and Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

2005     South African art 1848 – now, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town

2004-7

Africa Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf; Hayward Gallery, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa

2003     Contact Zones: Colonial and contemporary, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town

2002     Sasol Public Sculpture Commission, exhibition of maquettes, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn
Grime, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town

2001     Clean, Millennium Gallery, Johannesburg

1999     Transmigrations, Civic Gallery, Johannesburg
Transmigrations: Rituals and Items, Artshare Warehouse, Los Angeles USA, Tijuana Cultural Centre, Tijuana, Mexico
Renaicide/Mortenaissance, Millennium Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pretoria
The Paper Show, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
New Signatures Revisited, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn

1998     Tamed, three-person exhibition, Civic Gallery, Johannesburg

1997     Five-ism, The Open Window Contemporary Art Gallery, Pretoria
No 4, Project for the Old Fort, Hillbrow, Johannesburg
2nd Johannesburg Biennale Fringe, Carfax, Johannesburg
XQCS, Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria

1996    Volkskas Atelier Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum
Final Year Students’ Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum

1995     Sasol New Signatures Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum
Kempton Park / Tembisa Art Competition
Awards & residencies

2013     Helgaard Steyn Prize for sculpture

2005     Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art 2005

2003     Tollman Award, joint winner (with Churchill Madikida)

2002     Ampersand Foundation Fellowship for two-month residency, New York City and Washington DC

2001     Kanna Prize for Visual Art, Best Artwork or Exhibition, Klein Karoo National Arts festival, Oudtshoorn

1998     First Prize, Kempton Park / Tembisa Art Competition

1996     Volkskas Atelier Merit Award
Emil Schweickerdt Award for Most Promising Art Student, University of Pretoria

1995     Judges’ prize, Sasol New Signatures Competition
Collections

Absa Bank, South Africa
BHP Billiton, Australia
Gordon Schachat Collection
Johannesburg Art Gallery
Nedbank, Johannesburg
Rand Afrikaans University
Spier Collection, South Africa
Sasol Art Collection, South Africa
South African Broadcasting Corporation
South African Reserve Bank
Standard Bank, South Africa
University of Pretoria

 

Artworks in the SAFFCA Collection