Anton Kannemeyer

Anton Kannemeyer


Anton Kannemeyer was included on Meeting Points 7, curated by WHW (What, How & for Whom), at M HKA (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen), Antwerp (24 October - 16 February), travelling to Para Site in Hong Kong under the title Golden Heights Estate (1 March - 20 April); the Beirut Art Centre (1 April - 3 May) and 21er haus, Vienna (10 May - 15 June).

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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).