Barend de Wet

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

1983

Diploma of Fine Art, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

1990

Advanced Diploma of Fine Art, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

1992

Vita Art Awards

1990

Residency Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

1990

Volkskas Atelier Award

1985

Zollner New Vision Art Price

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Black, White & Everything In-Between, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2013

Maximalism, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2012

A Tangled Skin, Solo Presentation as guest artist, Cape Town Art Fair, V&A Waterfront – The Lookout, Cape Town, South Africa.

2010

Green, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Pre Green, NIROX Foundation Project Space at Arts on Main, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2008

White Elephants, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa.

2007

Honeys Tattoo Parlour, Studio 2666, Cape Town, South Africa.

2006

Different Strokes For Different Folks, Muti Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

1996

Art Disguised As Pasta, FIG, Vacant shop, Troyeville, Johannesburg, South Africa.

1993

Barend de Wet, Everard Read Contemporary, Johannesburg, South Africa.

1988

Barendde\wet, US Art Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

1987

Old, Regenerated and New Work, Gallery International, Cape Town, South Africa.

1986

The Wood Show, Natalie Knight Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

1985

Toying With Art, Old Castle Brewery, Cape Town, South Africa.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Women’s Work, Curated by Ernestine White and Olga Speakes, Iziko National Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Upstart/Startup, SMAC Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Cape Town Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa.

2015

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Back To The Future II. Abstract Art in South Africa: Past and Present, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

The Film Will Always Be You – Exhibition Histories of South African Artists’ Film and Performance (SA-UK Seasons 2014-2015) co-curated by Abrie Fourie and Zoe Whitley, TATE Modern, London, UK.

2014

Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart, Curated by Marilyn Martin, New Church Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.

AN EXPERIENTIAL EVENING – ONE NOT TO BE REPEATED, OR FORGOTTEN, ‘Notes in Thread’, New Church Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

PAPERWORK: An Exhibition of Contemporary South African Works on Paper, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Cape Town Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), V&A Waterfront – The Pavillion, Cape Town, South Africa.

2013

Xmas Show, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Cape Town Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), V&A Waterfront – The Lookout, Cape Town, South Africa.

Back to the Future, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Autumn Group Show, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

AFTER THE RAINBOW NATION: An Exhibition of Contemporary South African Sculpture, NIROX Sculpture Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mine, Curated by Abri de Swart, Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE.

2012

PAINT I: Contemporary South African Painting 2002 – 2012, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Collection 17: Modern and Contemporary South African Art: 1952 – 2012, Aardklop National Festival, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

The Rainbow Nation: Hedendaagse Beeldhouwkunst uit Zuid-Afrika, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag, Netherlands.

Collection 16, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2011

Collection 13, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Main Street Life Rooftop Bar, Arts on Main, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Collection 14, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Collection 15, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

A Natural Selection: 1991 – 2011, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2010

/+\= X, serialworks, Cape Town, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

DIVISIONS: Aspects of South African Art 1948-2010, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Tretchikoff and Me, Salon 91, Cape Town, South Africa.

1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective, Iziko, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

TWENTY: South African Sculpture of the Last Two Decades, Nirox Foundation, Cradle of Humankind, South Africa.

Dada South? Symposium, Iziko Rust en Vreugd, Cape Town, South Africa.

2009

Sometimes I Forget That You Exist, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa.

Bad Form: Things and Stuff, Blank Projects, Johannesburg Art Fair, Santon Convention Centre,

Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sing into my mouth, Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Studio Visit, incorporating Conversations, Association for Visual Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Acting on Orders, a project for EMERGENCE: creative pioneers in uncharted territory, Governers Island, New York, USA.

On Top of the World, Green Point Stadium Visitor’s Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa.

Other works Other, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Group Fax, serialworks, Cape Town, South Africa.

ArtStellenbosch/09, Oude Bank Building in conjunction with SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Dada South? Exploring Dada legacies in South African Art 1960 to present, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2008

Mental Pictures, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa.

2007

Hell Yeah, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cape Town, South Africa.

Steek, with Liza Grobler, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa.

2006

Kazoo, it’s a live art thing, The Gallery Premises, Johannesburg Civic Theatre, and Johannesburg, SouthAfrica.

2005

Printtttt, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa.

2003

24.7, Art as usual project, (in collaboration with Christian Nerf), Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

C3, Jeppestown, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Oppitafel 2, The Art Space, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2001

Slightly Soiled and Polite Force, (in collaboration with Christian Nerf), Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Homeport, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.

2000

Aardklop Arts Festival, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

The Big 4, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

1999

Channel, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Genuine Eclectic, Bijou artists’ studios, Cape Town, South Africa.

The Valve, Barend de Wet and Peet Pienaar, Cape Town, South Africa.

1998

Kontemporêr, Barend de Wet and Peet Pienaar, vacant shop, Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa.

Everything Is Art, Barend de Wet and Peet Pienaar, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Red Eye, Barend de Wet and Peet Pienaar, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa.

Poësie, Barend de Wet and Peet Pienaar, Aardklop, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

1997

Smokkel, vacant shop, Newton, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Art Greetings, Hänel Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

1996

Art Disguised As Pasta, FIG, Vacant Shop, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Wayne Barker, Barend de Wet And Peet Pienaar, Planet Contemporary Art Site, Cape Town, South Africa.

Contemporary South African Art 1985-1995, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

1995

Scurvy, The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa.

The Scurvy Show, Newton Galleries, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Laager, Africus Biennale Fringe, Newton, Johannesburg, South Africa.

1994

22nd Biennale De Sao Paolo, Sao Paolo, Brazil.

X-It, South African Association Of The Arts, Cape Town, South Africa.

1993

AIDS and Safer Sex, Metlife Association Of Arts, Cape Town, South Africa.

IGI Life Vita Art Now, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

1992

Thibault Square Public Sculpture Commisions, South African National Gallery Annex

Other Visibilities, Newton Galleries, Johannesburg, South Africa.

ATW (Around The World), Newton Galleries And FIG, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Inaugural Exhibition, Everard Read Contemporary, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Forty Sculptors from the Western Cape, US Gallery, University Of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Two White South Africans, Association Of The Arts, Cape Town And FIG Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

1991

Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

B and B, Barend de Wet And Brett Murray, Association Of Arts, Cape Town, South Africa.

International Art, Jacobs Liknaitsky Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

1990

Advanced Diploma in Fine Art Graduation Exhibition, Michaelis School Of Art, University Of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Volkskas Atelier Award, South African Association Of The Arts, Pretoria, South Africa.

1988

Karen Mckerron Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

AA Life Vita Art Now, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Volkskas Atelier Award, Finalists Exhibition, South African Association Of The Arts, Pretoria, South Africa.

1987

Barend de Wet And Frank Van Schaik, Roodehek Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

1986

Barend de Wet, Wayne Barker, Joachim Schönfeldt, Kevin Brand, The Market Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

1985

Collaboration on Set Design Between Barend de Wet and Brett Murrray for the Marc Colli’s, Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, Market Theatre’s Laager Space, Johannesburg, South Africa.

New Visions, The Market Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

1984

Barend de Wet, Brett Murray, Joachim Schönfeldt, The Market Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

1983

DFA Exhibition, Egyptian Building, Michaelis School of Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

COLLECTIONS

Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Sasol Museum, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa

University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

Spier, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Vodacom Art Collection, Johannesburg, South Africa

Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Berardo Foundation, Portugal

Friends of the National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

New Church Museum, Cape Town, South Africa