Anton Kannemeyer

Anton Kannemeyer


Anton Kannemeyer is included in Making Africa. A Continent of Contemporary Design at Guggenheim Bilbao (30 October 2015 - 21 February 2016). Kannemeyer's new publication Pappa in Doubt (a sequel to Pappa in Afrika, which recently won the best graphic novel prize at Amadora's International Comic Festival, Portugal) launched to coincide with his solo exhibition at Stevenson, Johannesburg, published by Jacana - see Publications.

Exhibitions / Works



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 Public Intimacy: Art and Social Life in South Africa at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2014); 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).