DAN HALTER


Dan Halter Give Another Chance in the Colonies (Detail),2014 Found plastic weave bag with custom woven tartan fabric 69 X 105 cm
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Dan Halter was born in Zimbabwe in 1977 and currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

Dan Halter’s artistic practice is informed by his position as a Zimbabwean living in South Africa. Using materials ubiquitous to South Africa and Zimbabwe, Halter employs the language of craft and curio as a visual strategy to articulate his concerns within a fine art context. Through this, as well as through photography and video, Halter addresses notions of a dislocated national identity and the politics of post-colonial Zimbabwe within a broader African context. He has completed four international residencies, in Zürich, Rio de Janeiro, Scotland and Turin. Recent exhibitions include the 7th Triennial of Contemporary Textile Arts of Tournai, Belgium, and Dan Halter/Mappa Del Mondo at the Nassauischer Kunstverein in Wiesbaden, Germany.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

The Amory Show 2016 – Pier 94, New York

2015

The Original is Unfaithful to the Translation, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town

2013

DanHalter – HeartlanD, Special Project, Joburg Art Fair

2012

The Truth Lies Here, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town

2011

Dan Halter/Mappa Del Mondo, NkV (Nassauischer Kunstverein Weisbaden), Weisbaden, Germany

2010

Shifting the Goalposts (in collaboration with Adam Davies), Son Gallery, London, and GoetheonMain, Johannesburg
Double Entry, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town

2008

Never Say Never, Derbylius Gallery, Milan, Italy

2009

Take Me To Your Leader, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Tow

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

PLAY/III Video and Performance Festival, Galerie Ampersand, Cologne
Two To Tango, Sperling Gallery, Münich
Chinafrika. under construction, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig
Low Res: Spatial Politics in the Cloud, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn

2016

HISTORICODE: Scarcity and Supply, The 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival
Negative Space, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
After the Thrill is Gone, Western Michigan University
100 Geographies
, US Museum, Stellenbosch
Dear Europa.. Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
Home Land Security, FOR-SITE Foundation, San Francisco
ENERGY FLASH – The Rave Movement, M HKA, Antwerpen
Nano, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
Winter 2015: Collected Works, Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver

2015

Foreign Bodies, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
Brave New World… 20 Years of Democracy, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Migrations, The National College of Art and Design, Dublin
Broken English, Tyburn Gallery, London
2015 Joburg Art Fair –WHATIFTHEWORLD, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

2014

Paperwork, SMAC Art Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Ngezinwayo – Migrant Journeys, WITS Art Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa
Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in Arts of Africa, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC, United States
Uncertain Terms, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
Exact Imagination: 300 Years of Botanically Inspired Art in South Africa, Standard Bank Art Gallery, Johannesburg

2013

Positive Tension, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
Making Way, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg
Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in Arts of Africa, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC, United States
Digi Re-Engineering, UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria
Who is afraid of the public? ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Arts), London

2012

Making Way, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
Beyond Apartheid: Sex, Race, and Politics in Contemporary Africa, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Under Constant Threat, Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto Alegre, Brazil
4th Protest Arts International Festival (PAIF), Harare, Zimbabwe

2011

Propaganda by Monuments, Cairo, Egypt
10 Years On, Michaelis Gallery, University of Cape Town
7th International Triennial of Contemporary Textile Arts, Tournai, Belgium
17th VideoBrasil, São Paulo, Brazil

2010

/ + = X, Serialworks, Cape Town
Mooimarkshow III, Galerie Weisser elefant, Berlin, Germany
Spier Contemporary, City Hall, Cape Town
US, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
LADUMA! Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Harare International Art Fair (HIFA), Zimbabwe National Gallery
Dak’art, Dakar, Senegal

2009

10th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
Second Johannesburg Art Fair, Sandton convention centre, Johannesburg
8th Annual Art Salon at Rose Korber Art, Cape Town
Encounters, South African International Documentary Festival
Objects of a Revolution, Dominque Fiat Gallery, Paris, France
Holiday, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
WORD!, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town
ECC25 (End Conscription Campaign 25 years), Spier Wine Estate Stellenbosch
Project 35, NADA Miami Art Fair
US, Johannesburg Art Gallery

2008

First Johannesburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre
Prints + Editions, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
Studio 2666: Ons Skrik vir Niks, Blank Projects, Cape Town
Power Play, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
17th Annual Art Salon at Rose Korber Art, Cape Town
Forty Years of Friendship: The Friends of The National Gallery: 1968–2008, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
3rd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China
Big Wednesday, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
Monologs, Rome, Italy and at the Galería Animal in Santiago, Chile
MTN New Contemporaries, University of Johannesburg

2007

Hell Yeah, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cape Town
16th Annual Art Salon at Rose Korber Art, Cape Town
3C Committee and Critics Choice, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town
Zeitgenössiche Fotokunst aus Südafrika, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK), Berlin, Germany
The 2nd Cape Town Biennale, Blank Projects, Cape Town
The Inchoate Idiosyncratic Descent into Nihilism, Michaelis Gallery, University of Cape Town
Spier Contemporary, Spier Wine Estate Stellenbosch
16th VideoBrasil, São Paulo, Brazil

2006

15th Annual Art Salon at The Bay, Bay Hotel, Cape Town
Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Second to None, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
The Cape Town Biennale, Blank Projects, Cape Town
The Last Braai 666, in collaboration with Christian Nerf and Ed Young, l/B’s lounge, Cape Town