Dan HALTER

(Zimbabwe, 1977)

 
 

Dan Halter è nato in Zimbabwe nel 1977, vive e lavora in Sudafrica.

Nel 2001 si è laureato all'Università di Cape Town. La sua ricerca artistica esplora i confini geografici, il fenomeno migratorio e altri temi politici e sociali, attraverso l'uso di tecniche artigianali, come l'intreccio, e l'inclusione nel suo lavoro di materiali poveri, come le borse cinesi in plastica intrecciata.

Le sue mostre personali includono Take Me To Your Leader (2006, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town), Mafuta Farm (2017, Dillon + Lee, New York), Zimbabwean Traffic (2017, Skövde Konstmuseet, Skövde, Sweden) e Patience Can Cook a Stone (2018, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town). E' stato artista in residenza a Zurigo, Colonia, Torino, Rio de Janeiro e Dufftown in Scozia.

Il lavoro di Dan Halter è rappresentato in istituzioni come The South African National Gallery, UNISA (University of South Africa), University of Cape Town, Scheryn Collection, Artphilein Collection, Pigozzi Collection, SAFFCA Collection, Round About Collection, Rennie Collection e Reydan Weiss Collection.

"Il mio modo di intendere l'arte dipende dal fatto che vengo dallo Zimbabwe, ma attualmente vivo in Sudafrica. Il mio lavoro si concentra sulla perdita del senso di appartenenza nazionale, sulla migrazione, e sull'humor nero che caratterizza la realtà dell'Africa meridionale. Questo è un contraccolpo dovuto alla storia di oppressione che ancora oggi si protrae. Uso materiali comuni, uniti a elementi dell'immaginario popolare, come una forma di espressione. Il mio lavoro spesso sfrutta gli usi e i costumi locali, in una cornice concettuale. Sperimento varie tecniche, e questo mi porta a collaborazioni frequenti. I materiali che scelgo sottendono significati dal portato narrativo. Creo un dialogo con la storia in una prospettiva contemporanea, anche attraverso la tecnologia.

Insieme a Bieko Ikete, un rifugiato della Repubblica Democratica del Congo, abbiamo messo a punto un metodo per creare le opere di carta intrecciata"

 

- Dan Halter

MOSTRE PERSONALI

2021

Money Loves Money, Osart Gallery, Milan

2019

Plenty sits Still, Hunger is a Wanderer, Thisisnofantasy, Melbourne
Cross the River in a Crowd, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town

2018

Please Call Me, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
Patience Can Cook a Stone, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town

2017

Zimbabwean Traffic, Skövde Konstmuseet, Skövde, Sweden
Mafuta Farm, Dillon + Lee, New York

2015

The Original is Unfaithful to The Translation, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town

2013

DanHalter – HeartlanD, Special Project, Joburg Art Fair

2012

The Truth Lies Here, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town

2011

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

2010

Double Entry, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
Shifting The Goalposts, (in collaboration with Adam Davies) Son Gallery, London
Shifting The Goalposts, (in collaboration with Adam Davies) GoetheOnMain, Johannesburg

2008

Never say Never, Derbylius Gallery, Milan, Italy

2006

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

MOSTRE COLLETTIVE

2020

Anuário 2019, Palácio das Artes Porto, Portugal

Histories of Dance, Museu de Arte de Sāo Paulo, Brazil

2019

Mapping Worlds: Selected Works from the Scheryn Art Collection, Norval Foundation, Cape Town
LagosPhoto Festival, Lagos
No Photos on the Dance Floor! Berlin 1989 – Today, C/O Berlin Foundation
Rocks, The Gallery 44 Stanley, Johannesburg
Lost Lover, RAMPA, Porto, Portugal
Dance of Urgency, Q21 Museums Quartier, Vienna
Growbox Art Project, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town

2018

Hacer Noché, Santo Domingo, Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico
Forward? Forward! Forward… Stellenbosch University Museum
Baggage Claims, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina

2017

You & 1, A4 Arts Foundation, Cape Town
Everyday Anomaly, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
Baggage Claims, Orlando Museum of Art
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
Energy Flash – The Rave Movement, M HKA (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen)
Mir ist das Leben lieber, Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst
Artists’ Books and Africa, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
Winter

2015

Collected Works, Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver
Nano, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town

Brave New World… 20 Years of Democracy, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Foreign Bodies, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
Broken English, Tyburn Gallery, London
Johannesburg Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale fringe
Migrations, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, also travelling to Australia and America
Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart, New Church Museum, Cape Town

2014

Unerasable Memories: A Historic Look at the Videobrasil Collection Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil
No Fixed Abode, New Church Museum, Cape Town
Vegetation as a Political Agent, Parco Arte Vivente (PAV) Turin, Italy
Uncertain Terms, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
Ngezinyawo – Migrant Journeys, Wits Arts Museum, Johannesburg
Paperwork, SMAC Art Gallery, Stellenbosch

2013

Beitbridge Moonwalk, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan
Weather Report – Weerberig, Aardklop Festival, Potchefstroom
‘Who is afraid of the public?’ ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Arts), London
Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in Arts of Africa, Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art, Washington DC
Digi Re-engineering, UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria
Making Way, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg

2012

Positive Tension, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
Under Constant Threat, Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto Alegre, Brazil
4th Protest Arts International Festival (PAIF), Harare, Zimbabwe
Making Way, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
Beyond Apartheid: sex, race, and politics in contemporary Africa, Galeria Lunara, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2011

17th VideoBrasil, São Paulo, Brazil
7th International Triennial of Contemporary Textile Arts, Tournai, Belgium
O2 VideoAct (International Video Art Biennial), Hotel Amister Barcelona, Spain
10 Years On, Michaelis Gallery, University of Cape Town
Propaganda by Monuments, Cairo, Egypt

2010

LADUMA! Rotterdam, Holland
Dak’art, 9th Biennial of Contemporary African Art, Dakar, Senegal
US, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Harare International Art Fair (HIFA), Zimbabwe National Gallery
Spier Contemporary, City Hall, Cape Town
/ + \ = X, Serialworks, Cape Town
Mooimarkshow III, Galerie Weisser Elefant, Berlin, Germany

2009

Project 35, NADA Miami Art Fair
Holiday, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
ECC25 (End Conscription Campaign 25 years), Spier Wine Estate Stellenbosch
US, Johannesburg Art Gallery
WORD! Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town
Encounters, South African International Documentary Festival
10th Havana Biennial, Cuba
Objects of a Revolution, Dominque Fiat Gallery, Paris, France

2008

Big Wednesday, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
3rd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China
Monologs, Rome, Italy and at the Gallería Animal in Santiago, Chile
MTN New Contemporaries, University of Johannesburg
Forty Years of Friendship: The Friends of The National Gallery: 1968-2008, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Power Play, Goodman Gallery Cape Town
Prints + Editions, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town
Studio 2666: Ons Skrik vir Niks, Blank Projects, Cape Town

2007

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

2006

Second to None, Iziko 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
Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2005

Black and White Poster Project, Dirt Contemporary, Cape Town

2004

Contra Mundi, Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town
Exchange Views on…/ Echange vues sur… Espace Croix-Baragnon, France and Michaelis Gallery, University of Cape Town

2003

Picnic, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town

2001

YDETAG, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Emergency, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town