Anton Kannemeyer

Anton Kannemeyer


Anton Kannemeyer is included in Africa: Architecture, Culture and Identity at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark (25 June - 25 October 2015), and 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) will be launched to coincide with his solo exhibition at Stevenson, Johannesburg.

Current exhibition

1 October - 13 November 2015
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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).