Wim Botha

Wim Botha
1974 born in Pretoria, South Africa
Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa

1974 born in Pretoria, lives and works in Johannesburg
1996 BA (Visual Art), University of Pretoria


1995 Judges' prize, Sasol New Signatures Competition
1996 Volkskas Atelier Merit Award, Emil Schweickerdt Award for Most Promising Art Student, University of Pretoria
1998 First Prize, Kempton Park/ Tembisa Art Competition
2001 Kanna Prize for Visual Art, Best Artwork or Exhibition, Klein Karoo National Arts festival, Oudtshoorn
2002 Ampersand Foundation Fellowship for two-month residency, New York City and Washington DC
2003 Tollman Award, joint winner (with Churchill Madikida)
2004 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for 2005
2010 Nedcor Sculpture Commission, Nedbank headquarters, Johannesburg

Solo Exhibitions

All Around, Solo- Part I, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin (S)
Solo- Part II, Galerie Jette Rudolph zu Gast, Frühjahrsrundgang, Spinnerei Leipzig (S)
All this, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town (S)

Joburg Altarpiece & Amazing Things from Other Places, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town (S)

Soloshow, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin (S)
Solo-Presentation, Freestyle - Art Froum Berlin, Galerie Jette Rudolph (S)
Soloshow, Art Extra Johannesburg (S)

Apocalagnosia, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town (S)

Cold Fusion: gods, heroes and martyrs, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town (S)

A Premonition of War, Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2005 exhibition.National Arts Festival, Grahamstown; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth; Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg; Durban Art Gallery, Durban; Oliewenhuis Art Gallery, Bloemfontein; South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg (S)

Group Exhibitions

PEEKABOO – Current South Africa at Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki (G)
11. Triennale für Kleinplastik, Fellbach (G)
The Last Kingdom, project & presentation, Berlin (G)
Nedcor Sculpture Commission, Sandton, Johannesburg (G)

Self/Not-self, Brodie/Stevenson, Johannesburg (G)

Politische Ikonographie, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin (G)
Impossible Monsters, Art Extra, Johannesburg (G)
Africa Remix, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg (G)
Family Relation, Warren Siebrits Gallery, Johannesburg (G)

Olvida Quien Soy - Erase me from who I am, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, LasPalmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (G)

Dak’Art, 7th Dakar Biennale, Senegal (G)

Africa Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Hayward Gallery, London, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Moderna Museet, Stockholm and Johannesburg Art Gallery (touring through 2006) (G)
Personal Affects: Power and poetics in contemporary South African art, Museum for African Art and Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York (traveling to Contemporary Museum, Honolulu) (G)