Kate Gottgens

(Durban, 1965)

 

Kate Gottgens è nata nel 1965 a Durban, in Sud Africa.

Ha studiato alla Michaelis School of Fine Art presso la University of Cape Town. Dal 1988 ha partecipato a mostre collettive in Sud Africa e all'estero, tra cui l' ottava edizione della Triennale di New Delhi, in India, nel 1994. La sua prima mostra personale è del 1993. 
Gottgens ha vinto l'Ampersand Fellowship Award, che le ha permesso di fare una residenza a New York, dopo la quale il suo lavoro è stato incluso nella collettiva Ampersand Foundation Award 21 years celebration exhibition curata da Gordon Froud alla University of Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) a Johannesburg. è stata l'unica artista sudafricana inclusa nella pubblicazione di Thames and Hudson 100 Painters of Tomorrow, nel 2014.

Smac gallery ha pubblicato due cataloghi sul suo lavoro, Kate Gottgens Paintings 2007 – 2015 e Gottgens. Paintings 2015 – 2017, in occasione di due mostre personali, Infinite Loop a Stellenbosch (2015) e Tired from smiling a Cape Town (2017).

Il lavoro di Gottgens figura in collezioni internazionali, tra cui: Majudia / Arsenal Contemporary in Montreal, Taylor Art Collection in Denver USA, Luciano Benetton Collection a Treviso, The Royal Portfolio Collection a Cape Town, The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Collection a Johannesburg, Hans Porer Collection a Cape Town, Spier Art Collection a Cape Town.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Artist Room, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town

2018

Hermanus Fynarts Festival (SMAC Gallery), FynArt Gallery, Hermanus, South Africa

2017

Tired from Smiling, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

The Meek, The Silo Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

2016

Famine, SMAC Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2015

The Rising Sea, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (NUNC), Antwerp, Belgium

Infinite Loop, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa

2014

Savage Nature, Espacio Liquido, Gijon, Spain

2013

MALICE Aforethought, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2010

Merry Hell and the Dreambody, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2009

Asleep Inside You, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2007

Little Deaths, University of Cape Town (UCT) Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

2004

Groundwork, Knysna Fine Art, Knysna, South Africa

2000

Symbols of the Self, University of Cape Town (UCT) Irma Stern Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

1993

Modern Wonders, Everard Read Contemporary Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

GROUP EXHBITIONS

2020

African Characters, Osart Gallery, Milan, Italy

2019

That Was Then, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Ampersand Foundation Award 21 years celebration exhibition | University of Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), Johannesburg, South Africa

The Suitcase Show, collaborative exhibition with Galleria Massimo Minini, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2018

Wish You Were Here, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Bathing, curated by Brian Shure, Planthouse Gallery, New York City, USA

2017

X: Part III, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa

X: Part II, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa

X: Part I, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa

2016

Upstart/Startup, SMAC Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Summer Show ’16, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa

2014

100 Painters of Tomorrow, One Art Space, New York City, USA

In Search of Imaginary World, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (NUNC), Antwerp, Belgium

PAN Amsterdam (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art – NUNC), RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Viewing room #2: Architecture, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

PAPERWORK: An Exhibition of Contemporary South African Works on Paper, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa

This is Happening Now, Edinburgh International Fashion Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Imago Mundi, [Travelling Exhibition], Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome; Ca’ dei Carraresi, Treviso, Italy

2013

The Xmas Show, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Autumn Group Show, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2012

PAINT I: Contemporary South African Painting 2002 – 2012, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Collection 17: Modern and Contemporary South African Art: 1952 – 2012, Aardklop National Festival (SMAC Gallery), Potchefstroom, South Africa

Collection 16, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2011

Contemporary South African Painters: Kate Gottgens, Simon Stone, Giovanna Bialo-Stone & John Murray, Kalk Bay Modern, Kalk Bay, South Africa

2007

17th International Association of Analytical Psychology Congress, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa

2001

‘Group Exhibition’, Knysna Fine Art, Knysna, South Africa

1999

Unplugged, Rembrandt Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

1998

‘Group Exhibition’, João Ferreira, Cape Town, South Africa

1996

‘Group Exhibition’, Hanel Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

1995

Laager, Africus Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa

Scurvy, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

Volkskas L’Atelier Award Exhibition, Absa Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Woman on South Africa, Paarl Museum, Paarl, South Africa

1994

8th New Delhi Triennale, New Delhi Academy of Fine Art, New Dheli, India

X it, curated by Malcolm Payne, Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Kate Gottgens and Barend de Wet, 74 Hout St, Cape Town, South Africa

Volkskas Atelier Award Exhibition, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

1992

Vita Art Now Award Exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), Johannesburg, South Africa

1991

Other Visibilities, Newtown Galleries, Johannesburg, South Africa

‘Group Exhibition’, FIG Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Kate Gottgens and Conrad Weltz, FIG Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

‘Group Exhibition’, Dal Josaphat Art Foundation, Paarl, South Africa

‘Group Exhibition’ , Association for Visual Art (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

1990

Pawn/Porn, FIG Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

1988

Urban Melodrama, Market Theatre Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

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