Zander Blom

Blom was born in 1982 in Pretoria and lives in Cape Town.

Solo shows include Polaris and Ursa Minor at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean in Port Louis, Mauritius (2017); New Works at Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf (2017; 2015); Place and Space at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2011-12); The Black Hole Universe at Galerie van der Mieden in Antwerp and 5x6x9, Berlin (2010); and six exhibitions at Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Group shows include Gestalt & Becoming at Feldbusch Wiesner Rudolph, Berlin (2016); Exchange at Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf (2016); Home Truths: Domestic Interiors in South Africa at the Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town (2016); Material Matters: New Art from Africa at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean in Port Louis, Mauritius (2015); Handle with Care!, the ninth Ostrale International Exhibition of Contemporary Art at the Ostrale Centre in Dresden (2015); Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart at the New Church Museum, Cape Town (2015); The Evolution of Art 1830-2140, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin (2013); The Global Contemporary: Art worlds after 1989, ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany (2011); Ampersand, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin (2010); and ZA: Young art from South Africa, Palazzo Delle Papesse, Siena, Italy (2008).

In 2014 Blom won the third Jean-François Prat Prize for contemporary art in Paris. He is included in Phaidon’s latest anthology of contemporary painting, Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting (2016), and his second catalogue raisonné, Paintings Volume II, with an essay by Nicola Trezzi, was published in December 2016.

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