Hentie Van Der Merwe

Hentie Van  Der Merwe

Hentie van der Merwe lives and works in Darling. He divides his time between his studio and doing product development for his and his partner Frits van Ryneveld’s Darling Sweet and Swartland Kitchen brands. Van der Merwe was born in Windhoek, Namibia and studied Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand where he obtained both his BA and MA degrees. Between 2000 and 2002 he attended the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Antwerp, Belgium

and in 2001 he attended the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, USA. He has held many solo exhibitions both in South Africa and abroad as well as taking part in numerous group exhibitions both in South Africa and internationally, some of which were curated by acclaimed international curators such as Jan Hoet (My Private Heroes, MARTa Herford, Germany, 2005) and Okwui Enwezor (Snap Judgements: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography, International Center of Photography, New York, 2006). He won the prize for best visual artist at the BIG Torino 2002 International Biennale of Young Art in Italy, curated by Michelangelo Pistoletto and, in 2008, the Sasol Wax Art Award for professional South African artists. Solo Exhibitions * indicates catalogue/publication 2014 selfshots, Speke Photographic at CIRCA gallery, Johannesburg 2013 selfshots, AVA, Cape Town 2009 figuring II: Heiseb, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town 2008 figuring, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg 2005 Tim van Laere Gallery, Antwerp 2004 Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne 2003 Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp Galerie Gabriele Rivet, Cologne Still Life, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg Bijlmer Groups, Artoteek Zuidoost, Amsterdam 2000 Trappings, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg 1997 Africus Institute of Contemporary Art, Johannesburg* National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek

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