Wim Botha

Wim Botha


Wim Botha is included on The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, which opened at MMK (Museum für Moderne Kunst), Frankfurt, is currently on view at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia (16 October - 25 January), and travels next to the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He also has work on Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart at The New Church Museum, Cape Town (4 December - 25 April).

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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 the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown (2014); Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria (2013), and the Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch, as the Stellenbosch University Wordfest Artist for 2013. Notable group exhibitions include Lichtspiele at Museum Biedermann, Donaueschingen, Germany (2014); 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).