Wim Botha



* 1974 in Pretoria, lives and works in Cape Town

1996 BA (Visual Art), University of Pretoria


Preise / Stipendien


2002 Ampersand Foudation Fellowship for two-month residency, New York City and Washington DC

2003 Tollman Award, joint winner (with Churchill Madikida)

2005 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for 2005

2010 Nedcor Sculpture Commission, Nedbank headquarters, Johannesburg


Ausstellungen (Auswahl)



Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart at The New Church Museum,

Cape Town (S)

The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, next at the Smithonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC (G)


Chroma, Stevenson, Cape Town (G)

The Epic Mundane,  National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa

Artists engaged? Maybe.,Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, Portugal (G)

LINEAR PERSPEKTIVES, Stevenson, Cape Town (S)


Predicates, Kunstraum Innsbruck (S)

Predicates, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin (S) (http://jette-rudolph.de/ausstellungen/Wim_Botha_2013.html)

Imaginary Fact, South African Pavillion, 55th Biennale di Venezia (G)

Wordfees Festival, Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch ZA (G)


The Rainbow Nation,Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague (G)

Coming of Age: 21 Years of The Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg (G) 


What we talk about when we talk about love, Stevenson, Cape Town (G)

conrad botes, Turner Galleries, Northbridge, Australia (G)

Göteborg International Biennal for Contemporary Art, Göteborg (G)

All Around, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin (S) (http://jette-rudolph.de/ausstellungen/Wim_Botha_2011.html)


PEEKABOO – Current South Africa at Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki (G)

11. Triennale für Kleinplastik, Fellbach (G)

The last Kingdom, project and presentation, Berlin (G)

Nedcor Sculpture Commission, Sandton, Johannesburg (G)


Joburg Altarpiece & Amazing Things from Other Places, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town (S)

Self/Not-self, Brodie/Stevenson, Johannesburg (G)


Soloshow, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin (S)

Solo-Presentation, Freestyle - Art Forum Berlin, Galerie Jette Rudolph (S)

Soloshow, Art Extra Johannesburg (S)


Politische Ikonographie, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin (G)

Impossible Monsters, Art Extra, Johannesburg (G)

Africa Remix, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg (G)

Apocalagnosia, Michael Stenson Gallery, Cape Town (S)

Family Relation, Warren Siebrits Gallery, Johannesburg (G)


Olvida Quien Soy - Erase me from who I am, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (G)

Cold Fusion: gods, heroes and martyrs, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town (S)


A Premonition of War, Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2005 exhibition. National Arts Festival, Grahamstown; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth; Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg; Durban Art Gallery, Durban; Oliewenhuis Art Gallery, Blomfontein; South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg (S)

Dak´Art, 7th Dakar Biennale, Senegal (G)


Africa Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Hayward Gallery, London, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Moderna Museet, Stockholm and Johannesburg Art Gallery (touring through 2006) (G)

Personal Affects: Power and poetics in contemporary South African art, Museum for African Art and Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York (traveling to Contemporary Museum, Honolulu) (G)


Contact Zones, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town (G)


Sasol Public Sculpture Commission, exhibition of maquettes, Klein Karoo National (G)

Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn (G)

Grime, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town (G)


Speculum, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town (S)

commune: onomatopoeia, Festval Artist Exhibition, Klain Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn (P)

Clean, Millennium Gallery, Johannesburg (G)


Transmigrations, Civic Gallery, Johannesburg (G)

Transmigrations: Rituals and Items, Artshare Warehouse, Los Angeles  USA, Tijuana Cultural Centre, Tijuana, Mexico (G)

Renaicide/Mortenaissance, Millennium Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pretoria (G)

The Paper Show, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg (G)

New Signatures Revisited, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn (G)




Installationsansicht "Wim Botha", Kunstraum Innsbruck 2013 - 2014




A Thousand Mädels-Holzkäpfe




Untitled (Bywoner 2), 2013, carved encyclpedia, steel, 72 x 65 x 32 cm, height incl. pedestal 176 cm




Thousand Things part 47 - 52, treated pine, acylic enamel paint, ca. 55 x 40 x30 cm



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