Wim Botha

Wim Botha


Wim Botha is included on Artists Engaged? Maybe at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian as part of the Next Future programme (21 June - 7 September); and on Lichtspiele at Museum Biedermann, Donaueschingen, Germany (16 March - 2 November).

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Wim Botha was born in Pretoria in 1974, graduated from the University of Pretoria with a BA (Visual Art) in 1996, and lives in Cape Town. He has received a number of prestigious awards, including the Helgaard Steyn Prize for sculpture (2013), the Standard Bank Young Artist Award (2005) and the first Tollman Award (2003). Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria (2013) and the Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch, as the Stellenbosch University Wordfest Artist for 2013. His work has featured on international group exhibitions including Imaginary Fact: South African Art and the Archive, the South African Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013); The Rainbow Nation, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague (2012); the Göteborg Biennial, Sweden (2011); Memories of the Future: The Olbricht Collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris (2011); the 11th Triennale für Kleinplastik, Fellbach, Germany (2010); Peekaboo: Current South Africa, Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki (2010); Olvida Quien Soy - Erase me from who I am, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2006); the seventh edition of Dak'Art, the Dakar Biennale (2006); and the touring exhibition Africa Remix (2004-2007).