Guy Tillim

Guy Tillim


Guy Tillim's new solo exhibition Points of View: Joburg/Addis Ababa runs at Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin (29 August - 10 October 2015), and he is included in the group shows: Africa: Architecture, Culture and Identity at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (25 June - 25 October 2015); Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design at Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany (14 March - 13 September); and Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age, currently at Fundacion ICO, Madrid (3 June - 6 September). He was also included in The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC.

His new book O Futuro Certo, jointly published by Steidl and The Walther Collection, is currently available to purchase directly from Steidl.

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Tillim was born in Johannesburg in 1962 and lives in Cape Town. He started photographing professionally in 1986, working with the Afrapix collective until 1990. His work as a freelance photographer in South Africa for the local and foreign media included positions with Reuters between 1986 and 1988, and Agence France Presse in 1993 and 1994. Tillim has received many awards for his work including the Prix SCAM (Societe Civile des Auteurs Multimedia) Roger Pic in 2002, the Higashikawa Overseas Photographer Award (Japan) in 2003, the 2004 DaimlerChrysler Award for South African photography, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award in 2005 and the first Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography from the Peabody Museum at Harvard University in 2006. His series Avenue Patrice Lumumba has shown at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris; Museu Serralves in Porto; the Peabody Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA; FOAM_Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam; and Extracity, Antwerp, in 2009; at Kunsthalle Oldenburg, Germany, in 2010, and at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago in 2011, among other venues. His work was included on Documenta 12 in 2007 and the São Paulo Bienal in 2006.