Michael MacGarry is the recipient of a Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts Fellowship for 2012. He was included on the exhibition The Impossible Black Tulip of Cartography at CBKU-Utrecht as part of the Impakt Festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands (11-28 October 2012).
Exhibitions / Works
- New work at Joburg Art Fair (7-9 September 2012)
- The Other Half: Past and Future Now (Cape Town, 24 May - 7 July 2012)
- Entertainment (Johannesburg, 26 May - 1 July 2011)
- Lagos, Nigeria, 2027 on This is Our Time (Johannesburg, 10 June - 30 July 2010)
- This is your world in which we grow, and we will grow to hate you (Johannesburg, 18 February - 19 March 2010)
- Recent works on Self/Not-self (Johannesburg, 29 February - 25 April 2009)
- When enough people start saying the same thing (Johannesburg, 16 July - 16 August 2008)
- The Other Half: Past and Future Now (2012)
- Chocolate City (2012)
- The Republic of Luanda (2011)
- ENDGAME (2010)
Michael MacGarry holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand. His work investigates the ongoing ramifications of Western imperialism within the African continent. Of particular concern are the mechanics of control and vested interest that inform the journey of culturally symbolic languages and products from the so-called 'centre' to the 'periphery' (and vice versa) via established global trade routes that define and manipulate the peripheral context through an insidious process of inclusion and exclusion. Select components of his production are authored under the avatar of All Theory. No Practice. MacGarry was the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2010. Recent group exhibitions include Contested Terrains at the Level 2 Gallery, Tate Modern, London (2011), and ARS II at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2011).
Full CV Also see www.alltheorynopractice.com