David Koloane


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Various artists at the Beijing Biennale

The exhibition TWENTY: Art in the Time of Democracy is sponsored by the Shanghai-based company Zendai Development South Africa, and will present South African artists at this year’s Beijing Biennale. The exhibition is co-curated by Karen von Veh, professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (Fada) with Gordon Froud, Fada senior lecturer. Goodman Gallery artists exhibiting in Beijing include William Kentridge, David Koloane, Brett Murray, Sam Nhlengethwa, Walter Oltmann and Diane Victor. The Beijing International Art Biennale runs throughout September 2015.

Various artists on TWENTY: Art in the Time of Democracy

The exhibition TWENTY: Art in the Time of Democracy features works by 115 artists and is presented by UJ Arts & Culture at the UJ Art Gallery from 1 July to 5 August 2015. Curated by Gordon Froud, senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg (FADA), it incorporates a broad range of works by established and emerging South African artists addressing their experiences of the first twenty years of democracy in this country. Artists include William Kentridge, David Goldblatt, Diane Victor, David Koloane, Kagiso Pat Mautloa, Vusi Beauchamp and Clive van den Berg. Froud originally curated the exhibition for the Appalachian State University Turchin Centre in North Carolina, in 2014.

David Koloane receives Honorary Doctorate

Rhodes University in Grahamstown is to award artist David Koloane with an honorary doctorate in April. Koloane, who was born in Alexandra township in 1938, and who has been represented by the Goodman Gallery for many years, is a pioneer of South African anti- and post-apartheid art. His work pictures the haphazard life of the African street and communicates the socio-economic reality of the local landscape. He was a graduate of the late Bill Ainslie under whom he trained in the late 1970s, and is the subject of a monograph by renowned Ivorian writer Veronique Tadjo. Koloane has an award in his name given to emergent artists by Johannesburg’s Bag Factory gallery and studio space of which he is a founding member. In 2012 he received an honorary doctorate from Wits University in Johannesburg.

Various artists at the South African Pavilion at Venice Biennale

Works by David Koloane, Gerhard Marx, Maja Marx, Philip Miller, Sam Nhlengethwa, Sue Williamson & Nelisiwe Xaba are featured on the South African Pavilion at the 55th la Biennale di Venezia. Curated by Brenton Maart, the exhibition is titled Imaginary Fact: Contemporary South African Art and the Archive. The exhibition is presented by the National Arts Festival and funded by the Department of Arts & Culture. The 55th la Biennale di Venezia will take place from 1 June to 24 November 2013.

  • Solo exhibitions

    David Koloane / In the City / 2016

    David Koloane / Twenty Ten and Other Things

    Group exhibitions

    In Context: Where We Are

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

    Open End: An Exhibition of Paintings

    The Marks We Make / 2010

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  • Press for David Koloane

    David Koloane / Classic Feel / South Africa / August 2014

    Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America at the Saatchi Gallery by Lore Watterson (737.7 KB)

    David Koloane / Mail & Guardian / May 2010

    Koloane's City in Motion by Miles Keylock (2.3 MB)

    South Africa's exhibition at the Venice Biennale / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / April 19-25 2013

    An imperfect past and its impact on the present by Brent Meersman (306.3 KB)