Angus MacKinnon

Angus MacKinnon (1991) is a Johannesburg-bred and based, South African Fine Art and Portrait photographer. Having grown up in South Africa, it wasn’t until travelling to other areas of the continent that he really began to engage with the weight of the past, the diverse realities of today and the schizophrenic future of Africa. He is interested in the complexity of people, places and pastimes that exist and function today and what impact these have as the continent looks to the future. Key themes to his practice are mobility, the environment, labour and the human condition.

He has worked in over 19 different countries, has exhibited both locally and internationally and his work is included in a number of private and corporate collections.

Education:
BAFA (2013) from The University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art

Achievements:
• Participant of the 2014 Invisible Borders Roadtrip from Lagos to Sarajevo.
• Nominated for the Tierney Fellowship (2013, 2014, 2015)

Group Exhibitions:
• Friends Of Talent – Johannesburg. 4 – 7 March 2016.
• Personal Booth – That Art Fair, Cape Town. 17 February – 6 March 2016.
• Travel – That Art Fair, Cape Town. 17 February – 6 March 2016.
• Travel – Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg. 4 – 8 February 2016.
• Young Collectors – Fried Contemporary, Pretoria. 5 September – 3 October 2015.
• Fresh Produce – Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg. 16 – 19 July 2015.
• PROTEST – Hazard Gallery, Johannesburg, 18 June – 12 July, 2015.
• Open Studio at Assemblage, Johannesburg, 4 June, 2015
• Unordinary – TwentyFifty, Cape Town, 4 June – 1 July, 2015.
• Unordinary – V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 29 April – 26 May, 2015.
• FETE – Arts on Main, Johannesburg, 4 December 2014.
• Hopes and Impediments – Prince Claus Fund Gallery, Amsterdam, NL. 22 September – 19 December, 2014
• Fresh Produce – Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg. 17 – 20 July 2014.
• Invisible Borders – Medina Galerie Mediatheque, Bamako, Mali. 12 July 2014.
• Greatest Hits 2013 – AVA Gallery, Cape Town. 20 – 27 January 2014.
• BAFA Graduate Exhibition – Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town, South Africa. 4 -18 December 2013.
• Terminal – As part of GIPCA’s LAND project, Cape Town, South Africa. 21 – 25 November 2013.
Collections:
• Yellowwoods Art Collection
• UCT Beneficiary Collection
• Warren Siebrits Collection
• Private Collections

Artist Talks:
• Hopes and Impediments, Prince Claus Fund Gallery, Amsterdam, NL. 26 September, 2014
• Invisible Borders, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. 28 August 2014.
• Invisible Borders, Goethe Institute, Accra, Ghana. 16 June 2014.
• Invisible Borders, Goethe Institute, Lagos, Nigeria. 7 June 2014.

Publications:
• The Skurrel (2016)
• Self-Storgae (2012)
• Photography 4.0: A Teaching Guide for the 21st Century (2013)
• GLOK Issue 1 (2012)
• Graffiti South Africa (2014)
• The Annual 2013/2014
• Platform Magazine issue 01/November 2013
• Painting Cape Town: Graffiti from South Africa (2012)

Artworks in the SAFFCA Collection