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

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

2016

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

 

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