Cameron Platter’s work filters, in a highly personal and idiosyncratic way, the enormous amount of information available today. Blurring the distinction between high and low, his eclectic and multi-disciplinary approach to art making, typically draws from everyday, unorthodox, transient, fragmented, disparate, over-looked sources.
Recent exhibitions include “Imaginary Fact, Contemporary South African Art and the Archive”, 55thVenice Biennale; “Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now,” Museum of Modern Art, New York; “Public Intimacy. Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa”, SFMOMA, San Francisco; “Rencontres Internationales,” The Centre Georges Pomidou, Paris; Le Biennale de Dakar 2010, Dakar, Senegal; “Coca- Colonization,” Marte Museum, El Salvador; and “Absent Heroes,” Iziko South African National Gallery.
Recent gallery solo shows include Blank Projects, Cape Town; Galerie Hussenot, Paris;1301PE, Los Angeles.
His work appears in the permanent collection of MoMA, New York; The FRAC des Pays de la Loire, France; Zietz MOCAA Collection; The Margulies Collection; and the Iziko South African National Gallery.
Press features include The Los Angeles Times, Artforum, The New York Times, NYAQ, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Vice Magazine, and NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art.
He lives and works in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.