KATE GOTTGENS

b. 1965, Durban, South Africa.

Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

Kate Gottgens was born in 1965 in Durban, South Africa. Gottgens graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, in 1987.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Tired from Smiling at SMAC Gallery and The Meek at The Vault, both in Cape Town in 2017; Famine at SMAC Gallery in Johannesburg in 2016; Infinite Loop in Stellenbosch and The Rising Sea at NUNC Contemporary-Antwerp in Antwerp, Belgium, both in 2015; MALICE Aforethought in Cape Town and Savage Nature at Espacio Liquido in Gijon, Spain, both in 2013; Merry Hell and the Dreambody in 2010; Asleep Inside You in 2009; and Little Deaths in 2007.

Selected group exhibitions include: Suitcase Show, at SMAC Gallery in Cape Town, as part of the group show in collaboration with Galleria Massimo Minini in 2019; Bathing, curated by Brian Shure at Planthouse Gallery in New York City, USA, in 2018; Summer Show ’16 at SMAC Gallery in Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2016; 100 Painters of Tomorrow at One Art Space in  New York City, USA and Imago Mundi, a travelling exhibition held at Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome; Ca’ dei Carraresi, Treviso, Italy both in 2014.

 Selected international fairs include: MiArt in Milan, Italy and SCOPE FAIR in Miami Beach, USA in 2014; Artissima in Turin, Italy, and Joburg Art Fair in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2017; artmonte-carlo in Monaco; a solo presentation with SMAC Gallery at the Sydney Contemporary in Sydney, Australia, both in 2018 as well as the Investec Cape Town Art Fair in Cape Town, South Africa in 2019. 

Gottgens work forms part of numerous public and private collections such as the Luciano Benetton Collection in Treviso, Italy; The Royal Portfolio Collection in Cape Town, South Africa; The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Collection in Johannesburg, South Africa; Hans Porer Collection in Cape Town, South Africa; Spier Art Collection in Cape Town, South Africa.

highlights

Kate Gottgens exhibited her work with SMAC Gallery at the 2019 Investec Cape Town Art Fair in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Suitcase Show | SMAC Gallery | Cape Town, South Africa | 2019

Investec Cape Town Art Fair| Cape Town international Convention Centre (CTICC) | Cape Town, South Africa | 2019

Wish You Were Here | SMAC Gallery | Cape Town, South Africa | 2018

FNB Joburg Art fair | Sandton Convention Centre | Johannesburg, South Africa | 2018

artmonte-carlo | Grimaldi Forum Monaco | Monte Carlo, Monaco | 2018

Investec Cape Town Art Fair | Cape Town Convention Centre | Cape Town, South Africa | 2018

X: Part III | SMAC Gallery | Stellenbosch, South Africa | 2017

ARTISSIMA (SMAC Gallery) | OVAL Lingotto Fiere |Turin, Italy | 2017

X: Part II | SMAC Gallery | Stellenbosch, South Africa | 2017

FNB Joburg Art Fair | Sandton Convention Centre | Johannesburg, South Africa | 2017

X: Part I | SMAC Gallery | Stellenbosch, South Africa | 2017

Cape Town Art Fair | Cape Town Convention Centre | Cape Town, South Africa | 2017

SUMMER SHOW ’16 | SMAC Gallery | Stellenbosch, South Africa | 2016

FNB Joburg Art Fair | Sandton Convention Centre | Johannesburg, South Africa | 2016

Cape Town Art Fair | Cape Town Convention Centre | Cape Town, South Africa | 2016

UPSTART/STARTUP | SMAC Gallery | Johannesburg, South Africa | 2016

FNB Joburg Art Fair | Sandton Convention Centre | Johannesburg, South Africa | 2015

Cape Town Art Fair | Cape Town Convention Centre | Cape Town, South Africa | 2015

FNB Joburg Art Fair | Sandton Convention Centre | Johannesburg, South Africa | 2014

Viewing Room #02 Architecture | SMAC Gallery | Cape Town, South Africa | 2014

Paperwork: an exhibition of Contemporary South African works on paper | SMAC Gallery | Stellenbosch, South Africa | 2014

miart | Fieromilanocity | Milan, Italy | 2014

Cape Town Art Fair | Cape Town Convention Centre | Cape Town, South Africa | 2014

The Xmas Show | SMAC Gallery | Cape Town, South Africa | 2014

Cape Town Art Fair | Cape Town Convention Centre | Cape Town, South Africa | 2013

FNB Joburg Art Fair | Sandton Convention Centre | Johannesburg, South Africa | 2013

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

COLLECTION 17 Modern and Contemporary South African Art: 1952 – 2012 | Aardklop Nasionale Kunstefees / National Arts Festival | Potchefstroom, South Africa | 2012

FNB Joburg Art Fair | Sandton Convention Centre | Johannesburg, South Africa | 2012

Nicolas Simoneau & Manuel Moncayo | Kaltblut. Magazine | The personal as political with Kate Gottgens | June 2019

Anna Dickie | Ocula | Sydney Contemporary: Bridging the Gap | 20 September 2018 – PDF

Intense Art Magazine | “Tired From Smiling” by Kate Gottgens |  16 January 2018 – PDF

Art Super | Collector’s Guide | Top 10 | Artissima 2017 | 2017 – PDF

Layla Leimann | Between 10 and 5 | Are you scared of this too? Kate Gottgens’ new show ‘Famine’ | 26 September 2016

Lloyd Pollak | ARTTHROB_ | Colour, Blur, Memory: Kate Gottgens’ ‘Infinite Loop’ | 14 October 2015 – PDF

Melvyn Minnaar | Die Burger | Gottgens se Skilderye ‘n Hoogtepunt Vanjaar | 31 Augustus 2015