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Artist Biography

William Kentridge was born in Johannesburg, where he continues to live and work today. He earned a B.A. in politics and African studies in 1976 from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. From 1976 to 1978 Kentridge studied fine art at the Johannesburg Art Foundation, where he later taught printmaking, and during 1981-82 he completed a course in mime and theatre at L'Ecole Jacques LeCoq in Paris.

William Kentridge moved between film, drawing and theatre throughout his career, with recent projects frequently integrating elements from all these media and more. William Kentridge is best known for his charcoal drawing stop-frame animations.

Since his participation in Dokumenta X in Kassel in 1997, solo shows of Kentridge's work have been shown in many museums and galleries around the world. He has won various awards and is one of South Africa's most well known artists.

In 2010, Kentridge received the prestigious Kyoto Prize in recognition of his contributions in the field of arts and philosophy.

In 2011, he was elected as an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and received the degree of Doctor of Literature honoris causa from the University of London.

In 2012, Kentridge presented the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University and was elected member of the American Philosophical Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Also in that year, he was awarded the Dan David Prize by Tel Aviv University, and was named as Commandeur des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

In 2013, William Kentridge was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts by Yale University and in 2014 received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cape Town.

In 2018 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Pretoria.

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Artist CV

Education

  • 1973-6 Graduated from University of Witwatersrand with BA in Politics and African Studies
  • 1976-8 Studied art at the Johannesburg Art Foundation
  • 1981-2 Studied mime and theatre at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris
  • 2004–11 Honourary Doctorates: Doctor of Literature, honoris causa, University of London (2011), Royal College of Art, London (2010), Rhodes University, Grahamstown South Africa (2008), Honourary Doctorate, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (2004)

    Selected solo exhibitions and projects

  • 2017 Smoke, Ashes, Fable: William Kentridge, St John’s Hospital Museum, Bruges, Belgium
  • 2017 Basta y Sobra, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain
  • 2017 Thick Time: Installations and Stagings, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
  • 2017 Thick Time, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark
  • 2016 Thick Time, Whitechapel Gallery, London, U.K.
  • 2016 NO IT IS!, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
  • 2016 Triumphs and Laments, Piazza Tevere, Rome, Italy
  • 2016 Notes Towards a Model Opera, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2015 Notes Towards a Model Opera, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2015 Notes Towards a Model Opera, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • 2015 I Am Not Me, Museum Haus Konstruktiv Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2014 Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2014 A cineconcert of projections by William Kentridge and music by Philip Miller, Florence Contemporary Sounds, National Museum of the Bargello, Italy
  • 2014 Fortuna, Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2014 The Refusal of Time and Other Faces, Philip Miller (composer), Catherine Meyburgh (video editor) and Peter Galison (dramaturg), Espoo Museum of Modern Art, The Weegee Exhibition Centre, Ahertajantie, Tapiola, Finland
  • 2014 The Refusal of Time, Philip Miller (composer), Catherine Meyburgh (video editor) and Peter Galison (dramaturg), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA
  • 2014 Fortuna, Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia
  • 2014 Fortuna, Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellin, Colombia
  • 2013 William Kentridge , Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2013 William Kentridge: FORTUNA , Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • 2013 William Kentridge: FORTUNA , Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • 2012 William Kentridge: ¿No se unirá usted al baile? , CAC, Malaga
  • 2012 William Kentridge: Universal Archive (parts 7–23) , Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  • 2012 MCA DNA: William Kentridge , Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
  • 2012 William Kentridge: Fortuna , Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2012 William Kentridge: I am not me, the horse is not mine , Tate Modern, London, UK
  • 2012 William Kentridge: Vertical Thinking , MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Milan, Italy
  • 2012 William Kentridge as Printmaker , The Blue Coat, Liverpool, UK
  • 2012 William Kentridge: No, It Is , Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2011 William Kentridge , Seagull Editions, Calcutta, India (exhibition of prints and films)
  • 2011 William Kentridge: 5 Themes , Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2011 William Kentridge , Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan, Italy
  • 2011 La Negation du Temps – Prologue , Le Laboratoire, Paris, France
  • 2011 William Kentridge : Other Faces , Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2011 I am not me, the horse is not mine , Cité du Livre, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 2011 Chostakovitch , Atelier Cezanne, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 2011 William Kentridge : Other Faces , Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2010 William Kentridge: The World is Process , Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado, USA
  • 2010 Carnets de’Egypte , Musee du Louvre, Paris, France
  • 2010 William Kentridge , Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  • 2010 I am not me, the horse is not mine , Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2010 William Kentridge: Ambivalent Affinities , Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, USA
  • 2010 William Kentridge: Breathe, Dissolve, Return_ , Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France
  • 2009-2012 Five Themes , curated by Mark Rosenthal, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA.
  • 2009-2012 Five Themes, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
  • 2009-2012 Five Themes, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
  • 2009-2012 Five Themes, Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
  • 2009-2012 Five Themes, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2009-2012 Five Themes, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2009-2012 Five Themes, The Garage, Moscow
  • 2009-2012 Five Themes, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2009-2010 Strade della città (ed altri arazzi), Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy
  • 2009 Five Tapestries (with Marguerite Stephens), Goodman Gallery project space, Arts on Main, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2009 William Kentridge , Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
  • 2009 William Kentridge: What We See & What We Know – Thinking About History Whilst Walking, and Thus the Drawings Began to Move , curated by Shinji Kohmoto, Museum of Modern Art Kyoto (MoMAK) , toured to National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
  • 2009 William Kentridge Tapestries , Capodimonte Museum, Naples, Italy
  • 2008 William Kentridge : (REPEAT) from the beginning , Goodman Gallery Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2008 William Kentridge: Seeing Double , Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2008 Pages from Everyone Their Own Projector Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2008 William Kentridge , Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France
  • 2008 La Fenice , Venice, Italy; Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, Turin, Italy
  • 2008 I am not me, the horse is not mine , Lecture and installation of 8 Film fragments, The South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2008 William Kentridge , Annnandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  • 2007 William Kentridge: Fragments for Georges Melies and Black Box / Chambre Noire , Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Malmo Konsthall, Sweden
  • 2007 William Kentridge: Journey to the Moon / 7 Fragments for Georges Melies / Day for Night , Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
  • 2007 William Kentridge: What Will Come (has already come) , Stadel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2007 Il Sole 24 Ore , Domenica, Milan, Italy
  • 2007 William Kentridge: Fragments for Georges Méliès and Black Box/Chambre Noire , Malmo Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2007 William Kentridge: Doppelt Sehen – Neue Zeichnungen und Projektionen , Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
  • 2007 William Kentridge’s Prints , Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2007 William Kentridge’s Prints , Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
  • 2007 William Kentridge , University of Brighton, Brighton, England
  • 2007 William Kentridge , Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2007 William Kentridge: 10 Tapestries , Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
  • 2006 William Kentridge: The Magic Flute , Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2006 William Kentridge , San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA
  • 2006 William Kentridge: 9 Drawings for Projection , Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
  • 2006 William Kentridge: 7 Fragments for George Méliès , National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2006 William Kentridge: Preparing the Flute , Art for the World, Isola Madre, Italy
  • 2006 William Kentridge , Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France
  • 2006 William Kentridge: Black Box / Chambre Noire , Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
  • 2006 William Kentridge: Black Box / Chambre Noire , Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2006 William Kentridge: Black Box / Chambre Noire , Museum Höxter-Corvey, Höxter, Germany
  • 2005 William Kentridge: prints , College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, USA
  • 2005 William Kentridge , Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
  • 2005 William Kentridge , Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2005 William Kentridge , Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2005 William Kentridge Model Arts + Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland; travelling to Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland and Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
  • 2005 William Kentridge: Black Box/Chambre Noire , Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Berlin, Germany
  • 2005 William Kentridge , Galeria Lia Rumma, Naples, Italy
  • 2005 William Kentridge , Miami Art Central, Miami, South Africa
  • 2005 William Kentridge: 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès , The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • 2004 William Kentridge , Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
  • 2004 William Kentridge , Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy
  • 2004 William Kentridge , Castello di Rivoli, K20/21, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2004 William Kentridge , Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Australia
  • 2004 William Kentridge , Castello di Rivoli, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada
  • 2004 William Kentridge ,Castello di Rivoli, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa
  • 2004 William Kentridge , Art 3 and la CRAC, Valence and Musée Chateau d’Annecy, Annecy, France
  • 2004 William Kentridge , Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
  • 2004 William Kentridge , Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  • 2004 William Kentridge , Exhibition of Prints, Grinell College Faulconer Gallery, Grinell, Iowa; College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, USA
  • 2004 William Kentridge , Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2004 William Kentridge , Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
  • 2004 William Kentridge , Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2003 William Kentridge: Journey to the Moon and 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès , Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden
  • 2003 William Kentridge , Exhibition for award of Goslar Kaiserring to William Kentridge, Möenchehaus Museum Goslar, Goslar, Germany
  • 2003 William Kentridge , Lia Rumma Gallery, Milan, Italy
  • 2003 William Kentridge , Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2002 William Kentridge , Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  • 2002 William Kentridge: Zeno Writing , Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2002 William Kentridge , Lia Rumma Gallery, Milan
  • 2001 William Kentridge Das Gedachtnis der Kunst , Historisches Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2001 William Kentridge , Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA, toured to New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; South African National Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2001 William Kentridge ,New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
  • 2001 William Kentridge , Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
  • 2001 William Kentridge , Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, USA
  • 2001 William Kentridge , Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2001 William Kentridge , South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2001 William Kentridge , Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2001 William Kentridge: Recent Editions , Robert Brown Gallery, Washington DC, USA
  • 2000 William Kentridge : Procession , Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  • 2000 William Kentridge , Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
  • 2000 William Kentridge: New Work , Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2000 Procession: Sculpture b yWilliam Kentridge’ , Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2000 William Kentridge: Vertical Painting , Stair Procession long-term installation, P.S.1, New York, USA,
  • 1999 William Kentridge: Ulisse: Echo , Netherlands Architectural Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1999 William Kentridge , Lia Rumma Gallery, Naples, Italy
  • 1999 William Kentridge: recent editions , Robert Brown Gallery, Washington DC, USA
  • 1999 William Kentridge: Projects 68 , Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
  • 1999 William Kentridge: Sleeping on Glass , Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
  • 1999 William Kentridge: Stereoscope , Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1998 William Kentridge , The Drawing Center, New York, USA
  • 1998 William Kentridge , The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA
  • 1998 William Kentridge , Stephen Friedman Gallery and A22 Gallery, London
  • 1998 William Kentridge , Palais des Beaux-Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1998 William Kentridge , Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Austria, toured to Kunstverein, Munich; Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz; Museu d’Arte Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona; Serpentine Gallery, London; Centre de la Vielle Charité, Marseille
  • 1997 William Kentridge: Applied Drawings , Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1996 William Kentridge: Eidophusikon , Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  • 1996 William Kentridge: Faultlines: Inquiries into Truth and Reconciliation , The Castle, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1996 William Kentridge: Jurassic Technologies Revenant , 10th Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia
  • 1996 William Kentridge: Ici et Ailleurs , film section within Inklusion-Exklusion: Versuch einer neuen Kartografie der Kunst im Zeitalter von Poskolonialismus und Globaler Migration, Graz, Germany
  • 1996 William Kentridge:Don’t Mess with Mr Inbetween: 15 artistas da Africa do Sul , Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1996 William Kentridge: Campo 6: The Spiral Village , Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
  • 1996 William Kentridge: Campo 6: The Spiral Village , Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Holland
  • 1996 _ Simunye: We Are One. Ten South African Artists_ , Adelson Galleries, New York
  • 1996 Colours: Art from South Africa , Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
  • 1994 William Kentridge: Felix in Exile , Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1993 William Kentridge , Ruth Bloom Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • 1992 William Kentridge: Drawings for Projection , Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa; Vanessa Devereux Gallery, London
  • 1991 William Kentridge: Five Gouache Collage Heads , Newtown Galleries, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1990 William Kentridge: Drawings and Graphics , Cassirer Fine Art and Gallery on the Market, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1989 William Kentridge: Responsible Hedonism , Vanessa Devereux Gallery, London, England
  • 1988 William Kentridge, Cassirer Fine Art, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1987 William Kentridge: In the Heart of the Beast, Vanessa Devereux Gallery, London,England
  • 1987 William Kentridge, Standard Bank Young Artist Award Exhibition, toured to Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg; University Art Galleries, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; University Art Gallery UNISA, Pretoria; Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
  • 1986 William Kentridge , Cassirer Fine Art, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1985 William Kentridge , Cassirer Fine Art, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1981 William Kentridge: Domestic Scenes , The Market Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1979 William Kentridge , The Market Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

    Selected film

  • 2014 It Began with a Walk Screening at the Pavilion, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town Art Fair
  • 2012 The Refusal of Time , in collaboration with Philip Miller (composer) and Catherine Meyburgh (video construction and editing) Peter Galison (dramaturg), 5-channel video installation with four megaphones and breathing machine (elephant), 35 mm film and video with animation, live action, stills, transferred to video, 28:00 min.
  • 2011 Anti-Mercator , 35 mm film and video using drawing, animation, live actors, transferred to video, 9:45 min.
  • 2011 Other Faces , 35 mm animated film transferred to video, 9:45 min.
  • 2010 Carnets d’Egypte , two cycles of films titled Carnets d’Egypte (Salle 26) , 10 films, and Carnets d’Egypte (les livres) , 4 films; video, using drawing, animation, live acting by Kentridge, Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
  • 2009 Drawing Lesson films, first of these informal and ongoing series of films shot in the studio and using Kentridge as live actor, drawing, animation
  • 2008 I am not me, the horse is not mine , 8-channel video installation, 35 mm film and video using animation, live action and archival footage, transferred to video, 6:00 min.
  • 2008 Breathe Dissolve Return , video triptych, DVCAM and HDV, using sculptures, live actors, torn paper animation, transferred to video, 6:00 min.
  • 2007 What Will Come (has already come) , projection installation with table, drawing paper and cylindrical steel mirror, and 35 mm animated film transferred to video, 8:40 min.
  • 2007 The 59th Minute: Video Art on the Times Square Astrovision , screening of Shadow Procession, Times Square, New York
  • 2006 William Kentridge: 9 Drawings for Projection , The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • 2005 Preparing the Flute , miniature theatrewith drawings (charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on paper) andfrontand rearprojections from 35 mm animated film transferred to video, 21:06 min.
  • 2005 Black Box/Chambre Noire , miniature theatre with drawings (charcoal, pastel, coloured pencil and collage on paper), mechanical puppets, and back and front projection,including 35 mm animation and documentary footage transferred to video, 22:00 min.
  • 2004 9 Films , projection of 9 ‘Drawings for Projection’ films accompanied by live music, Spier, Cape Town, Constitution Hill, Kliptown, Soweto, Newtown, Johannesburg
  • 2004 61 Mostra Internazionale d’arte Cinematografica , Cinematic logo sequence for exhibition, Venice, Italy
  • 2003 Cinematic Imaginary After Film: Future Cinema , Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA in Helsinki
  • 2003 Learning the Flute , 35 mm animated film transferred to video and projected on blackboard, 8:02 min.
  • 2003 Tide Table , 35 mm animated film transferred to video, 8:50 min
  • 2003 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès , installation of seven film fragments ( Invisible Mending 1:30 min; Moveable Assets 2:40 min; Autodidact 5:10 min; Feats of Prestidigitation 1:50 min; Tabula Rasa I 2:50 min; Tabula Rasa II 2:10 min; Balancing Act 1:20 min, 16 mm and 35 mm) films transferred to seven-channel video; Day for Night , 16 mm film transferred to video, 6:32 min; and Journey to the Moon , 35 mm and 16 mm film transferred to video, 7:10 min.
  • 2003 Automatic Writing , 35 mm animated film transferred to video, 6:00 min.
  • 2002 Cinematic Imaginary After Film: Future Cinema , ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2002 Zeno Writing , 35 mm animated film using charcoal and pastel drawing, footage of theatre performance, documentary material from First World War, transferred to video, 6:00 min.
  • 2001 The Animated Film of William Kentridge , San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, USA
  • 2001 Medicine Chest , video rear-projected on medicine chest mirror, animated film, 35 mm, video and DVD transfer, 5:50 min.
  • 1999 Stereoscope , 35 mm animated film transferred to video, 8:22 min.
  • 1999 Sleeping on Glass , animated film using three-dimensional objects, a live actor, and charcoal drawing, 8:11 min.
  • 1999 Shadow Procession , animated film using three-dimensional objects and paper cut-out figures, 7:15 min.
  • 1999 Overvloed , animated film for oval domed ceiling using paper cut-out figures, shadows, text fragments, charcoal and pastel drawing, water and video footage, 6:00 min.
  • 1998 Ulisse: ECHO scan slide bottle , 35 mm triptych projection using animated charcoal and pastel drawing, documentary material
  • 1998 WEIGHING…and WANTING , 35 mm animated film transferred to video (color, sound), 6:20 min.
  • 1998 Hotel , with Robert Hodgins and Deborah Bell, collaborative animated film using charcoal drawing, in two different versions, 5:43 min. and 4:00 min.
  • 1997 Ubu Tells the Truth , 35 mm animated film with documentary photographs and 16 mm archival film transferred to video, 8:00 min.
  • 1996 History of the Main Complaint , 35 mm animated film transferred to video, 5:50 min.
  • 1994 Felix in Exile , 35 mm animated film transferred to video, 8:43 min.
  • 1994 Memo , in collaboration with Robert Hodgins and Deborah Bell, 35 mm animated film using live actor and charcoal drawing, transferred to video, 3:00min.
  • 1992 Easing the Passing (of the Hours) ,in collaboration with Robert Hodgins and Deborah Bell, computer animation transferred to video, 10:00 min.
  • 1991 Mine ,16 mm animated film transferred to video (with the addition of colour and sound), 5:50 min.
  • 1991 Sobriety, Obesity & Growing Old ,16 mm animated film transferred to video, 8:22 min.
  • 1990 T&I , Director, video fiction with actors, 12:00 min.
  • 1990 Monument , 16 mm animated film transferred to video, 3:11 min.
  • 1989 Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City after Paris (from Drawings for Projection) ,16 mm animated film transferred to video, 8:02 min.
  • 1988 Freedom Square and Back of the Moon , Co-directs with Angus Gibson, documentary on Sophiatown for Channel 4, UK, 50:00 min.
  • 1987 Exhibition , 16 mm animated film using drawing and actors, transferred to video, 3:00min.
  • 1986 Salestalk , Durban Film Festival and Cape Town Film Festival
  • 1985 Vetkoek/Fête Galante , 16 mm animated film with actors and drawing, transferred to video, 2:41 min.
  • 1985 David Goldblatt , directs 50-minute documentary (black and white); screened on Channel 4 in the UK.
  • 1984 Salestalk , 16 mm film fiction using actors, transferred to video, 30:00 min.
  • 1981 Howl at the Moon with Hugo Cassirer, Co-directed by William Kentridge, video fiction, 40:00 min.
  • 1979 Untitled , 8 mm flipbook animation, 2:00 min.
  • 1978 Title/Tale (with Stephen Sack and Jemima Hunt), 8 mm animation, 2:00 min.

    Awards

    • 2018 Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    • 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts, Spain
    • 2013 Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Yale University, New Haven, U.S.A.
    • 2012 Member of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia
    • 2012 Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge
    • 2012 Member of the Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres, et des Beaux-arts de Belgique, Brussels
    • 2012 Commandeur dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres au titre de la promotiondes personnalités étrangères, France
    • 2012 Laureate of the Dan David Prize (for the Present Time Dimension in the Field of Plastic Arts), Tel Aviv University
    • 2011 Elected as an Honorary Member in the American Academy of Arts and Letters
    • 2011 MASSART President’s Award for Creative Achievement, Boston MA
    • 2011 Southern Graphics Council International Award for Lifetime Achievement in Printing, St Louis MO
    • 2011 International Art Critics Association Award (for performance of I am not me, the horse is not mine, curated by RoseLee Goldberg for Perfoma)
    • 2011 Doctor of Literature Honoris Causa, London University, London
    • 2010 6th Annual Kyoto Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Arts and Philosophy , Inamori Foundation , Kyoto
    • 2010 Honorary Doctorate of the Royal College of Art, Royal College of Art, London
    • 2008 Honorary doctorate, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, Graduation Ceremony
    • 2008 Oskar Kokoschka Award, Vienna
    • 2007 National Orders, Pretoria, South Africa awarded Order of Ikhamanga (Silver)
    • 2006 Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal, University of Chicago and Kovler Fellowship, Chicago, USA
    • 2004 Honorary Degree of Doctor of Literature, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    • 2003 6th Sharjah Biennial Prize, United Arab Emirates
    • 2003 Kaisserring Prize, Mönchehaus Museum für Moderne Kunst, Goslar
    • 1992 Quarterly Vita Award
    • 1991 Rembrandt Gold Medal at Cape Town Triennial
    • 1991 Mine wins Weekly Mail Short Film Competition (Fiction)
    • 1987 Standard Bank Young Artist Award, Grahamstown Festival, Grahamstown
    • 1985 American Film Festival Blue Ribbon Award for Salestalk(1984), New York; the film is shown at the London Film Festival.
    • 1982 American Film Festival Red Ribbon Award for Short Fiction for Howl at the Moon, New York, September

    Select Permanent Collections

  • Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  • Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy
  • Goetz Collection, Munich
  • Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
  • MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome
  • Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona
  • Tate Gallery, London, UK

    Selected Public Collections

  • ESSL MUSEUM – KUNST DER GEGENWART, Klosterneuburg, Austria
  • T-B A21 – Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
  • Berardo Museum – Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Hiscox Art Projects, London (England), United Kingdom
  • Royal College of Art Galleries, London (Englan, United Kingdom
  • Tate Britain, London (England), United Kingdom
  • Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton (England) United Kingdom
  • MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, USA
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA, USA

    Publications

    • 2013 Peter Galison, Catherine Meyburgh, Philip Miller, William Kentridge, William Kentridge:The Refusal of Time , Editions Xavier Barral
    • 2013 William Kentridge, foreword by Roger Malbert, text by Rosalind Krauss, interview by Kate McCrickard, A Universal Archive: William Kentridge as Printmaker , Hayward Publishing
    • 2012 William Kentridge, Catherine Meyburgh (ed), Melissa Parry (ed) , De Coma Nao Fui Ministro Do Estado , Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro
    • 2012 Lilian Tone (ed), William Kentridge: Fortuna , Rio de Janeiro
    • 2012 Oliver Barstow (ed) , Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (ed) , Introduction by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, Text by Alexandra Dodd, Mpho Matsipa, Zen Marie, Jonathan Cane, Mark Gevisser, Interviews by Oliver Barstow, Photographs by John Hodgkiss, Ben Law-Viljoen, Alistair McLachlan, William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx: Fire Walker , Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg
    • 2012 William Kentridge , No, It Is , Fourthwall Books , Johannesburg
    • 2011 William Kentridge, Streets of the City , Lia Rumma Gallery, Italy
    • 2011 William Kentridge, William Kentridge: Carnetss D’Egypte , Editions du Musee Louvre, Paris
    • 2010 William Kentridge, Nose , David Krut Publishing, Johannesburg
    • 2010 William Kentridge, Text by Judith B.Hecker, William Kentridge:Trace , Museum of Modern Art, New York
    • 2010 William Kentridge, Dr Tessen von Haydenbreck, Thomas Krens, William Kentridge:Black Box/Chambre Noire , Guggenheim Museum, Germany
    • 2008 William Kentridge, Everyone their Own Projector , Captures. Éditions Valérie Cudel, France
    • 2008 William Kentridge, I am not me, the horse is not mine , Goodman Gallery Editions, Johannesburg
    • 2007 Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (ed) , Flute , David Krut Publishing , Johannesburg
    • 2001 William Kentridge, Essay by Leah Ollman, Introduction by Hugh M. Davies , Weighing…and Wanting , Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego


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