Anton Kannemeyer

Anton Kannemeyer


Anton Kannemeyer is included on Meeting Points 7, curated by WHW (What, How & for Whom), at M HKA (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen), Antwerp (24 October - 16 February), travelling to Para Site in Hong Kong under the title Golden Heights Estate (1 March - 20 April); the Beirut Art Centre (1 April - 3 May) and 21er haus, Vienna (10 May - 15 June). Kannemeyer also has work on Public Intimacy: Art and Social Life in South Africa at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (21 February - 8 June), and Pop Goes the Revolution at The New Church, Cape Town (through 2014).

Current exhibition

10 April - 24 May 2014
Such, Such Were the Joys

The Erotic Drawings of Anton Kannemeyer

Exhibitions / Works


Articles, Interviews


Born in 1967, Anton Kannemeyer completed an MFA at the University of Stellenbosch in 1997; he lives in Cape Town. Together with Conrad Botes, he has been at the forefront of introducing a comic and satirical aesthetic to South African art. He and Botes were the co-founders and are the ongoing co-editors of the Bitterkomix series, which started in 1992 and has become revered for its subversive stance and dark humour. Recent group exhibitions include Taboo at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2012); Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011); Les Afriques de Papa at l'Espace du Collectif Sadi, Kinshasa, DR Congo (2010); ... for those who live in it: Pop culture, politics and strong voices at MU Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2010); Halakasha! at the Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg (2010) and The Graphic Unconscious, Philagrafika 2010, The Print Center, Philadelphia (2010).