Jacki McInnes (b. 1966) has practiced variously as an artist, arts writer and curator since obtaining her BA(FA) (with distinction) from UNISA in 2001. She won the UNISA Fine Art Faculty Medal in the same year and went on to complete an MFA at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT in 2004. McInnes is currently a PhD candidate (Creative Research) at the Wits School of the Arts, University of Witwatersrand. McInnes lives in Cape Town and works between Cape Town and Johannesburg. McInnes has received numerous awards, including the Mixed Media category prize on the M-Web New Signatures Competition in 2000, a National Arts Council scholarship in 2003, and she was selected for the Pro Helvetia Arts Council of Switzerland Artist’s Residency programme in 2004. McInnes won the Sacatar-Spier Contemporary Fellowship Award 2010. In 2011, McInnes (in collaboration with filmmaker Peter Goldsmid) was a finalist in the inaugural Johannesburg GoodPitch² Documentary Film-making Competition. McInnes was the Kunstraum Sylt Artist’s Residency award winner for 2012. Her work is in numerous public and private collections both in South Africa and abroad.
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