Selected Works

Steiner II , 2019
Oil, ink and Micropore tape on canvas
Work: 100 x 77 cm
The Dutch Gangster #1 , 2017
Oil and ink on canvas
Work: 102 x 76 cm
Calhoun II , 2019
J-Lar tape, ink and masking tape
Work: 148 x 120 cm
Massive Nerve Corpus, 2018
Oil and ink on canvas
Work: 152.5 x 95.5 x 2.5 cm
CJR,, 2017
Oil, acrylic and ink on canvas
Work: 104 x 73 cm
Keats Bust , 2019
Oil and ink on linen
Image: 51 x 40 cm
White on White (or Blessings of Emigration to the Cape, after Cruikshank) , 1819-2019
Oil, acrylic, ink and Micropore tape on canvas
Work: 200 x 280 x 10 cm
Don't Expect to See Any Explosion Today , 2019
Oil, ink, acrylic and Micropore on canvas
Work: 200 x 280 x 10 cm
Water Out Of Sunlight , 2017
Oil and ink on canvas
Work: 200 x 280 cm
Education and the Poor White (or Boy suffering from Malaria. His whole diet consists of mealiemeal and coffee - all without sugar or milk), 2019
Ink , oil pastel and Micropore tape on paper
Image: 27.5 x 21 cm
Vorster Se 1000 Dae (or Taken 2 Soon) ,
Ink on found book cover
Image: 22 x 36.2 cm
The Occult Significance of Blood (or Abattoir at the Voorberg Prison) , 2019
Ink on book cover
Image: 18.3 x 24 cm
Between Life and Death (or Student Photograph of Attie at the Constantia Muslim Cemetery) , 2019
Ink on found book cover
Image: 22.2 x 30.3 cm
White Africans Are Also People , 2019
Ink on found book cover
Image: 21.8 x 43.4 cm
Cathy, I'm Lost , 2019
Ink and Micropore tape on linen
Image: 102.1 x 141.4 x 2.5 cm
Fees Must Fall (or Damaged 5x7 negatives that were sent to Melise in Sonoma by mistake) , 2019
Ink and Micropore tape on linen
Image: 102.1 x 141.4 cm
Howl (or Jacaranda) , 2018
Ink on found book pages
Work: 129.5 x 111.5 cm
Tall Ship II , 2018
ink on linen
Work: 162.5 x 110 cm
Drug Addict (or Drug taking is seen as a modern menace) , 2018
Oil and ink on canvas
Work: 90 x 90 x 2.5 cm
A Pictorial Ensemble , 2017
Oil and ink on linen
Work: 189.5 x 164 x 5 cm
Sticky-tape Transfer 19 - #feesmustfall (or Protecting the Architecture of Reason), 2016
Spray paint, pigment inks and J-lar on cotton paper
201 x 257 cm
Sticky-tape Transfer 18 - Halcyon Days (or a Boeing 747, pride of the South African Airways), 2017
Pigment inks, fineliner and J-Lar tape on cotton paper
Work: 117  x 129 cm Frame: 134 x 147 x 6 cm
Sticky-tape Transfer 36 - Hare, 2017
Pigment inks and J-Lar tape on cotton paper
70 x 86 cm
Sticky-tape Transfer 34 - Lethbridge , 2017
Pigment inks and J-Lar tape on cotton paper
74 x 88 cm
Sticky Tape Transfer 13, Quiver Tree / Robert Jacob Gordon, 2015
Pigment inks and J-Lar tape on cotton paper, custom walnut frames (triptych)
112 x 86 cm each
Yellow Bile (or Work in Progress), 2017
11 x Oil and ink on canvas
: 500 x 100 cm
WYE, 2016
Three-channel video installation
48 minutes 30 seconds
WYE, Film Still 24 , 2016
inkjet print on cotton rag paper
Image size 22,5 x 30 cm, Paper Size 34,5 x 40cm
WYE, Film Still 1 , 2016
inkjet print on cotton rag paper
Image size 22,5 x 30 cm, Paper Size 34,5 x 40cm
WYE, Film Still 24 , 2016
inkjet print on cotton rag paper
Image size 22,5 x 30 cm, Paper Size 34,5 x 40cm
WYE, Film Still 21 , 2016
inkjet print on cotton rag paper
Image size 22,5 x 30 cm, Paper Size 34,5 x 40cm
WYE, Film Still 21 , 2016
inkjet print on cotton rag paper
Image size 22,5 x 30 cm, Paper Size 34,5 x 40cm
WYE, Film Still 26 , 2016
inkjet print on cotton rag paper
Image size 22,5 x 30 cm, Paper Size 34,5 x 40cm
Moses and Griffiths, 2012
Four-channel film
00:20:00
Mikhael Subotzky: Retinal Shift, 2012


Maplank and Naomi, Polsmoor Maximum Security Prison , 2004
Number one in a set of five identical Inkjet prints, framed and mounted on Dibond, with face-mounted toughened glass smashed by the artist
Image size: 50 x 75cm
Who's Who , 2012
Eleven-channel slideshow on vertically oriented 55" HD screens linked to BrightSign sync boxes
variable
Pixel Interface, 2013
Perspex screen, three custom steel tables, three television screens, three custom-made micro- scopes, objectives, microscope cameras, projectors, cables
Dimensions variable
Residents, Vaalkoppies (Beaufort West Rubbish Dump) , 2006
LightJet C-print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
Image: 105.5cm x 128.66cm, Paper: 126cm x 147.66cm / Image: 82 x 100cm / Large - Image: 105.5cm x 128.66cm / Large - Image: 105.5cm x 128.66cm, Paper: 126cm x 147.66cm / Medium - Image : 82cm x 100cm, Paper: 104cm x 120cm / Paper: 104 x 120cm / Paper: 126cm x 147.66cm / Small - Image: 49.2cm x 60cm, Paper: 67.2cm x 76cm
Bonnita Sings, Mallies Household, Rustdene Township, Beaufort West , 2006
LightJet C-print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
Frame: 127.50 x 150 x 6.5 cm / Image : 82cm x 100cm / Large - Image: 105.5cm x 128.66cm, Paper: 126cm x 147.66cm / Medium - Image : 82cm x 100cm, Paper: 104cm x 120cm / Paper: 104cm x 120cm / Size Large: 105.5 x 128.66 cm / Small - Image: 49.2cm x 60cm, Paper: 67.2cm x 76cm
Jaco, Beaufort West Prison , 2006
LightJet C-print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
Image : 82cm x 100cm / Large - Image: 105.5cm x 128.66cm, Paper: 126cm x 147.66cm / Large - Image: 105.5cm x 128.66cm, Paper: 126cm x 147.66cm / Medium - Image : 82cm x 100cm, Paper: 104cm x 120cm / Paper: 104cm x 120cm / Small - Image: 49.2cm x 60cm, Paper: 67.2cm x 76cm
Cell 33, E2 Section, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison , 2004
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
46,5 x 126cm / 46.5 x 126cm / Image size: 46,5 x 126,4cm, Paper size: 55.9 x 134.5cm / Image size: 46,5 x 126cm, Paper size: 55.9 x 134.5cm / Work: 46.5 x 126 cm
Cell 33, E2 Section (5), Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison, 2004
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
Die Vier Hoeke / Image size: 46,5 x 126cm, Paper size: 55.9 x 134.5cm / Image size: 50 x 135cm / Image: 50 x 135cm / Retinal Shift
Johnny Fortune, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison , 2004
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
50 x 75cm / 50cm x 75cm / Die Vier Hoeke: / Image size: 46.5 x 70cm / Image size: 46.5cm x 70cm / Image: 50 x 75cm / Paper size: 56 x 78cm / Paper size: 56 x 78cm / Paper size: 56cm x 78cm / Retinal Shift:
Marc, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison , 2004
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
50 x 70cm / Image: 46.5cm x 70cm Paper: 56cm x 78cm
Pasvang, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison , 2004
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
50 x 70cm / Image: 46.5cm x 70cm Paper: 56cm x 78cm
Shackles, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison , 2004
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
50 x 70cm
Mark, Hout Bay Beach , 2005
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
46,5 x 126cm
Riaan (at sea), Hout Bay , 2005
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper / Inkjet print
Image: 50 x 135cm / Retinal Shift: 50 x 135cm / Umjiegwana: 46,5 x 126cm / Work: 50 x 135 cm
Tokkie, Manenberg , 2005
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
56 x 151 cm / Image size: 46,5 x 126cm, Paper size: 55.9 x 134.5cm / Image: 50 x 135cm / Paper size: : 55.9   x 134.5 cm / Retinal Shift: 50 x 135cm / Umjiegwana: Image size: 46,5 x 126cm, Paper size: 55.9 x 134.5cm / Work: 46.5 x 126 cm / Work: 56 x 151 cm
Hermanus (parking garage), Cape Town CBD , 2005
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
46,5 x 126cm / Work: 46.5 x 134 cm
Hermanus (parking garage), Cape Town CBD , 2005
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
46,5 x 126cm / Work: 46.5 x 134 cm
Study for "Golden Link to the Land of Gold" , 2016
Ink and coloured pencil on paper
Work: 25 x 18.8 cm

Biography

Mikhael Subotzky (b. 1981, Cape Town) is a Johannesburg based artist whose works in multiple mediums (including film installation, video, photography, collage and painting) attempt to engage critically with the instability of images and the politics of representation. Subotzky has exhibited in a series of important international exhibitions, including most recently Inheritance: Recent Video Art from Africa at the Fowler Museum (UCLA) in Los Angeles (2019) and Ex Africa in various venues in Brazil (2017-18). His award-winning Ponte City project (co-authored with Patrick Waterhouse) was presented at Art Basel Unlimited in 2018. The full exhibition and archive of this project has since been acquired by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and will be the subject of a monographic exhibition there in the fall of 2020.

Subotzky’s work is collected widely by international institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Solomon R Guggenheim Museum (New York), the National Gallery of Art (Washington), Tate (London), Centre Pompidou (Paris), and the South African National Gallery, among others.

Subotzky’s work was included in the Lubumbashi (2013) and Liverpool (2012) biennials. Pixel Interface, a multi-component video installation, was included in All The World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015).