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André Naude has been painting, educating, printmaking, collaborating, judging national art competitions, curating, and spending time abroad for at least three decades.

These ventures have included group shows in America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East. This includes New York, Washington, Toronto, Paris, Hamburg, Leverkussen, Ribevac, Barcelona, Budapest, Bangladesh, and Beijing.

Naude has presented solo exhibitions at the Pretoria Art Museum, the University of Pretoria, AVA Gallery Cape Town, NSA Gallery Durban, the University of Johannesburg art gallery, ABSA gallery and Galeria Blau in Palma, Majorca.

His work can be found in the South African National Gallery in Cape Town, Durban Art Museum, Pretoria Art Museum, and corporate collections such as ABSA collection; RMB collection; Anglo Gold Foundation; Amsterdam Rotterdam Bank; Old Mutual head office, London, UK; Nando's UK; University of Pretoria; Telkom South Africa; Tshwane University of Technology; Cite Internationale, Paris; University of Stellenbosch; and several other institutions.

In 2006 Naude presented a solo show at Fried Art Contemporary, Pretoria. In April, he was the Festival Artist at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival in Oudtshoorn and this show titled 'Parade' was then presented at the SASOL Museum, University of Stellenbosch. It traveled to Port Elizabeth in October 2006.

Naude worked at Atwood Press in Witrivier, preparing proofprints with Mark Atwood. Six new lithography editions were proof printed. To quote Lucia Burger who spoke at a solo show at the University of Johannesburg gallery:

'Above all André Naude is a flirt. He cannot resist the seduction of forms and textures. Colour is for him the essence of the diversity, richness and the very soul of the Life of objects, nature and humanity. In his paintings, he handles the issues relating to culture with the panache that would make politicians blush. He refers to certain symbols and icons in a language which is unique and exclusively his own. He uses paint on any surface with the assurance and dexterity of a magician and he allows colours to compliment each other, blend and oppose with the confidence of an accomplished lover.'

Prof Keith Dietrich, head of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Stellenbosch:

'Irony is one of the crucial dimensions to his work, and in particular his sense of dark humour, crouched in a luscious though fragile veneer of paint that enchants and lures the viewer. Underneath the decorative, visceral, sensual and tactile surface of André's painted sufaces lies a darker side to his reality as a South African. Dark humour, satire, and parody are directed toward the social norms of living in Pretoria. The alarming and absurd social conditions that he experiences in his home city are transformed into an ambiguous interplay between survival, optimism and hope. For André, his paintings express his ambivalent relationship with South Africa with its extreme splendour and feelings of hope and optimism on the one hand, and its extreme sense of absurdity, banality and despair on the other.'

Artist CV


  • Matric: 1968 Hugenote Hoër Seunskool, Springs, Gauteng.
  • Degree: 1972 BA (Fine Arts), University of Pretoria.
  • Diploma: 1973 Transvaal Teachers' Higher Diploma, Jhb College of Education.
  • Degree: 1995 MA (Fine Arts), University of Pretoria.

Vocational Experience:

2001 - 2005:

  • Full time artist (presents Tutor class Association of Arts Pretoria)
  • Presents part time lectures, Dept Visual Arts, University of Pretoria
  • External examiner, MVA candidate, Dept Visual Arts, Unisa
  • Supervisor Promotor: MVA candidate, Pretoria Technikon (practical component)
  • Presents lectures at Vega Brand Communication School

2000: Appointed on contract: Department of Art History and Visual Art, UNISA. Co-ordinator, 4th level Art History, and teaching of practical courses.

1999: Artist, printmaker, interior consultant, lecturer.

1998 - 1988: Lecturer in Painting, Department of Visual Art and History of Art, University of Pretoria.

1983 - 1987: Head of Department, Roedean School South Africa, Johannesburg.

1982: Jun-Aug - Herschel Girls School, Claremont, Cape Town.

1981: Head of Department, Damelin College, Johannesburg.

1974 - 1980: Head of Department, Northcliff High School, Johannesburg

1973: TTHD, Johannesburg College of Education, Johannesburg


Naude has participated in approximately 30 solo and 50 group shows in South Africa and has taken part in exhibitions in the Algarve, Lisbon, New York, Washington DC, Toronto, Paris, Riberac, Hamburg and Barcelona.

Solo Exhibitions: National/International

2020: The viewing room at St Lorient, Beige

2020: Association of Arts Pretoria, Septet(7)

2018: Longstreet Art Lovers 1932, Continuum

2017: IS Art Gallery Franschhoek, Pilfer (Too)

2016: Fried Contemporary, Pilfer

2015: St. Lorient Fashion Art Gallery, Ornamental

2013: St. Lorient Fashion Art Gallery, Circumspect II

2005: Johannesburg University Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, brownefining Orientalism / Exoticism

2004: 295 Mackenzie Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria. Urban / Urbane

2003: Atelier A.N. Pretoria, Pretoria. dead Flowers/new Blooms


  • Absa Gallery, Johannesburg. No Comment
  • Galeria Blau, Palma de Mallorca, Spain


  • Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Bellville Municipal Art Gallery, Belville, South Africa

2000: Natal Society of Arts (NSA), Durban. Un-Titled


  • Association for Visual Arts, Metropolitan Gallery, Cape Town. Small Matter(s)
  • Art Space, Johannesburg. Small Matter(s) II
  • Atelier André Naudé, Pretoria.


  • Asociation for Visual Arts, Metropolitan Gallery, Cape Town.
  • Tina Skukan Gallery, Pretoria. Mind over matter: appropriated possession, (This exhibition included the first tapestry of the artist's work woven by Marguerite Steven's Studio, Johannesburg)

1997: Open Window Art Gallery, Pretoria. Included fashion happening with designer Marianne Fassler Voodoo Curio


  • South African Association of Arts (N Tvl Branch), Pretoria. Widow
  • Guild Gallery, Pretoria. Hortus Botanicus

1993: Vance Waldeck Gallery, Durban, South Africa. Still-life


  • Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Durban, South Africa.
  • Gallery International, Cape Town.

1988: Everard Read Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

1987: Gallery International, Cape Town.

1986: Karen McKerron Gallery, Bryanston, Johannesburg.


  • South African Association of Arts (N Tvl Branch), Pretoria.
  • Karen McKerron Gallery, Bryanston, Johannesburg.


  • Gallery Space & Design, Rockey Street, Johannesburg. Ten year later.
  • Gallery International, Cape Town.

1983: Gallery International, Cape Town.


  • Beuster-Skolimowski Gallery, Pretoria.
  • Everard Read Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
  • Studio André Naudé, Greymont, Johannesburg. Greymont Circus Impressions

1980: Beuster-Skolimowski Gallery, Pretoria.

1979 - 1977: Studio Exhibitions, Melville, Johannesburg.

1976: Gallery Space & Design, Rockey Street, Johannesburg.

1975: Bijou Gallery, Johannesburg.

1974: Municipal Library, Springs, South Africa

Group Exhibitions: National


  • Man, Rust en Vbrowne museum gallery, Durbanville, South Africa
  • Funktional Art, Gordart Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Change, Duo show, Stewart Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2004: Residue, collaborative show with Chris Diedericks, AVA, Cape Town.


  • Love in a time of ambivalence, Association of Arts Pretoria, Co-curator with Theo Kleynhans, Pretoria.
  • Gordart Gallery, Parkhurst, Johannesburg.
  • Nedbank Cinema Nouveau, Brooklyn Mall, Pretoria.


  • Minds I gallery, Pretoria.
  • Absa Private Bank, Silent Auction, Hayat Hotel, Rosebank.
  • EDGE, Vega (curated by Chris Diedericks), Johannesburg.
  • Thompson Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • ABSA Paperworks, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • Oppitafel, Artspace Gallery, Johannesburg.


  • Lecturers Exhibition, Old Arts Gallery, University Pretoria.
  • Land, Art.B, Belville.
  • Equus, Association of Arts Pretoria, Pretoria.


  • African French Connection, State Theatre Art Gallery, Pretoria.
  • Absolut Secret: Colour, Association for Visual Arts, Metroplitan Gallery, Cape Town.


  • Leonardo Posted, South African National Association for the Visual Arts, (SANAVA), Pretoria Branch, Pretoria.
  • African Renaissance, State Theatre Art Gallery, Pretoria.
  • Dunkeld Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • Carfax, Johannesburg.
  • Gender Issues, Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria, Pretoria.
  • Absolut Wildlife, Association for Visual Arts, Metropolitan Gallery, Cape Town.
  • Printmaking 2000 - Graphic Printmaking Guild, Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria, Pretoria.
  • Miniatures exhibition, State Theatre Art Gallery, Pretoria.


  • 30 th National Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Strydom Gallery, George.
  • Landscape: Unity and Diversity, Klein Karoo Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn.
  • INDEX (South Africa), Culemborg Centre in association with Adriaan Lochner, Interiors, Cape Town.
  • Sculpture Competition, Maquette exhibition, Cape Town Urban Arts Foundation. Collaborative work with Jane Mahlangu and Gordon Froud, Cape Town.


  • Lectuers' exhibition, Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria.
  • Collaborative exhibition with Phillip Badenhorst, Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria.
  • Twice as nice, Hupperts Gallery, Cape Town.
  • South African Association of Arts (N Tvl Branch), Pretoria.
  • ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg.

1995: Two person exhibition, Karen McKerron Gallery, Bryanston, Johannesburg.


  • Group exhibition, Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria.
  • Group exhibition, Gallery 10, Pretoria.
  • Miniatures exhibition, Staff and students of the Department of Visual Arts, Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria.
  • Lecturers' exhibition, Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Durban.


  • Corporate Art Group exhibition, Artist's Co-operative, Midrand.
  • Three person exhibition, Coetzee Roux Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • Dual Images exhibition, graphics printed at Caversham Press, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
  • Anti Gravity exhibition, Rosebank, Johannesburg.


  • Studio exhibition, Forest Town, Johannesburg.
  • Teleset Warehouse Exhibition, Johannesburg.
  • Achterbergh exhibition, Roodepoort Civic Centre.
  • Lecturers' exhibition, Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria.
  • Basement exhibition, Johannesburg.
  • Charity exhibition, South African Association of Arts Competition, Cape Town.
  • ICA Miniature exhibition, Johannesburg.

1991: Lecturers' exhibition, Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria.


  • Three person exhibition, Campus Gallery, University of Pretoria.
  • Vance Waldeck Galleries, Durban.


  • Two person exhibition, Johannes Stegman Gallery, University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein.
  • Two person exhibition with Arlene Amahler Raviv, Gallery International, Cape Town.

1987: Natal Society of Arts, Durban, South Africa

1985: Karen McKerron Gallery, Bryanston, Johannesburg.

1986: Old Mutual Vita Art Exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.

1984 : Beuster-Skolimowski Gallery, Pretoria.


  • Gowlett Gallery, Cape Town.
  • Marble Foyer, State Theatre, Pretoria.
  • Beuster Skolimowski Gallery, Pretoria.
  • Cape Town Triennial, Cape Town.
  • Gallery International, Cape Town.
  • Inaugural group exhibition for new venue, Everard Read Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Group Exhibitions: International


  • Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Südafrika,Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany
  • Art from South Africa, Hotel Albatros, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 5th Mondial Trienal of Small Prints, Chamalieres, France


  • Six Artistes Sud Africaines, (Printmaking from South Africa), Centre Culturelle, Riberac, Southern France
  • Postcards from South Africa, Axis Gallery, Chelsea, New York
  • Faces of Africa, Vigado Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
  • Artists from South Africa, Galerie Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Romania

1998: Bildern aus Südafrika, Sparkassen Elmshorn, (Nadolny Arts), Hamburg, Germany

1995: Fax Art, Propostes D'Arte, Barcelona, Spain

1993: Group Exhibition, South African Consulate-General, Singapore


  • African Encounters, New York, Washington, Toronto
  • Group Exhibition, Algarve, Portugal

1986: Group Exhibition, Salle Edouard Sandoz, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France


  • ABSA Bank Corporate Art Collection, Johannesburg
  • Amstedam Rotterdam Bank, Johannesburg
  • Anglo Gold Foundation, Johannesburg
  • Beachcomber Hotel Group, Mauritius
  • Cite Internationale des Artes, Paris
  • Department of Fine Art and Applied Arts, Pretoria Technikon
  • Department of Visual Art and History of Art, University of Pretoria
  • Durban Art Museum
  • Faculty of Medical Science, University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein
  • Gencor Collection, Johannesburg
  • Grintech, Centurion
  • Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Company
  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  • Kelly Greenoakes (SA), Johannesburg
  • Kessel Feinstein Corporate Collection, Johannesburg
  • MTN Collection, Johannesburg
  • Municipal Collection, Springs
  • Nando's, United Kingdom
  • Old Mutual Head Office, London
  • Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein
  • Pretoria Art Museum
  • Pretoria Boys High School
  • Pretoria Metropolitan Council Corporate Art Collection
  • Rand Merchant Bank, Johannesburg
  • Rembrandt van Rijn Art Foundation, Stellenbosch
  • Rodean School (SA), Johannesburg
  • SASOL Art Collection, Johannesburg
  • South African Airways, Johannesburg
  • South African Breweries, Johannesburg
  • South African High Commission, Singapore
  • South African National Gallery, Cape Town
  • St Stithians College, Johannesburg
  • Telkom South Africa, Pretoria
  • Unisa Art Collection (University of South Africa), Pretoria, South Africa
  • University of Pretoria Law Faculty Art Collection
  • University of Pretoria Art Collection
  • Vaal Triangle Technikon, Vanderbijlpark
  • Webber Wentzel, Johannesburg

Represented in private collections in America, England, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Turkey and Hong Kong.


2005: Riversdal, Western Cape, Historical Boutique Hotel

2004: Appletiser, New Brand campaign, 100% Pure pleasure

2003: SIBAYA Casino Durban, Sun International S A

2002: Meropa Casino, Polekwane, Murals, Sun International, Limpopo Province


  • House Steyn, Bantry Bay, Cape Town.
  • Work of art entitled Displaced Silence used for SASOL corporate gift


  • House Lewis, Oaklands, Johannesburg
  • House Vundla, Bryanston, Johannesburg


  • ABSA Towers North, Johannesburg
  • Busaco Sud Lodge, Betty's Bay, Western Cape

1997: Relais Hotel, Romney Park Hotel, Cape Town


  • House Elmore, Durban
  • House Herbst, Pretoria
  • House Oliver, Sandhurst, Johannesburg ( Sandblasted panels)
  • House Walter, Vienna, Austria

1995: House Muller, Durban

1992: Sfuzi's Restaurant, Johannesburg

1991: House browndy, Durban

1990: Design of label for the Laurent Méthode Champenoise, Onverwacht Wine Estate, Wellington, Western Cape


  • Place on the Bay, Camps Bay, Cape Town
  • Book cover design, Hennie Aucamp


  • Givaudon (SA), Johannesburg
  • Beachcomber South Africa
  • South African Airways

1987: Murals for Pasta Parlor, Rosebank, Johannesburg

Media Interviews / Documentaries

2004: Television interview, Kyknet, DSTV, Johannesburg – ABSA


  • Television interview, Kyknet, DSTV, Pretoria
  • Television interview, Kyknet, DSTV, Art Space Gallery, Johannesburg

2001: Television documentary, Kyknet, DSTV, Pretoria

1999: Radio interview: Liesl Louw for Monitor, SABC (Radio Sonder Grense), Paris, France.

1998: Radio interview: Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition, SAFM.

1997: Radio interview: 'State of the Arts in the New South Africa', SABC Afrikaans.

1996: Radio interview: Klankbord, SABC, Cape Town.

1995: Radio interview: 'Collage en Skilderkuns', SABC Afrikaans.

1994: Feature: 'Food and Art', Blasé, NNTV.


  • Interview: GMSA, TV1.
  • Documentary: Final year project, Durban Technikon Film School.
  • Interview: Collage, TSS, TV1.

1991: Interview: Antenna, SABC.

1989: Interview: Carte Blanche, M-Net.

1986: Documentary: Kaleidoskoop, SABC.

1985: Interview: Sundowner, SABC.

Magazine Articles

2002: Skawran, K. 2002. Images of Africa. Conde Nast – House and Garden, S A

2000: Taljaard, M. 2000. Maak net soos jy wil. Rooi Rose, 26 April.

1997: Burger, L. 1997. 'n Flirtasie met die vrou. De Kat, 16 Julie.


  • Donaldson, A. 1996. The fine art of collecting. Style Magazine, April.
  • Levin, A. 1996. The art of survival. Style Magazine, October.

1994: Rolfes, C. 1994. A symphony in space. Style Magazine, November.

1992: Sorrel, J. 1992. Special edition: Johannesburg. ADA: Art, Design, Architecture, number 10.


  • Crawford, S. 1991. Inimitable style. Style Decor supplement, Style Magazine, July.
  • Announcement of the wine label designed by André Naudé for the Onverwacht Wine Estate. Flying Springbok, July.


  • Burger, L. 1990. Die man wat vroue verewig. Rooi Rose, Maart.
  • Nel, T. 1990. Artists' Christmas trees. Flying Springbok, December.

1988: Cutler, R. 1988. The moon and a Kruger Rand. Style Magazine,November.

1986: La Revue Sud Africaine, South African Panorama, p. 22.

Charity Auctions (by invitation)

2004: Johannesburg Art Gallery : Passion plates

2001: ABSOLUT SECRET – AVA Gallery, Art Reach, Cape Town

2001: The Ruth Prowse School of Art Fundraising exhibition and auction, Cape Town


  • ABSOLUT VODKA Swizzle sticks - in aid of Art Reach, Association for Visual Arts, Metropolitan Gallery, Cape Town
  • Retha Schoeman Fund - Elzabe Zietsman, Johannesburg
  • Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery - Stephan Welz & Co., Rosebank, Johannesburg

1998: Sacrifice Sale - in aid of the Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Stephan Welz & Co., Rosebank, Johannesburg

1995: Artist/Designer Collaborative Fashion Show - in aid of the Friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg

1990-91: Auction in aid of the National Cancer Association, Cape Town

1990: Brown Cross Child Care, Hagenhof, Johannesburg


  • Operation Hunger, Twelve Artists, Natalie Knight Gallery, Johannesburg
  • Save the Rhino Auction, Everard Read Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg

1986: Princess Alice Home, Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesbrg.


  • African Children's Feeding Scheme / Charles of the Ritz, Stephan Welz & Co., Rosebank, Johannesburg
  • Bruce Fordyce Auction, Woodmead School, Johannesburg.


2004: National selector and co-ordinator ABSA Atelier competition


  • Member of final adjudication panel: Absa L'Atelier National Art Competition
  • Co-National Selector, the Brett Kebble Art Awards competition, Cape Town


  • Judge (regional), Absa L'Atelier National art competition
  • Judge, PPC Cement Young Concrete Sculptor Awards, competition, Pretoria

2001: External examiner, Art department, Pretoria Technikon

2001: Judge, Sasol New Signatures Art competition

2000 - 2002: Chairman of the Friends of the Pretoria Art Museum


  • Chairman of the Friends of the Pretoria Art Museum
  • Member of the Steering Committee, Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum
  • Judge: PPC Young Sculptor Awards, South African National Association of Arts Pretoria.


  • External Examiner, Department of Art History and Visual Arts, Unisa
  • Member of the Selection Committee, SASOL New Signatures Exhibition
  • Chairman of the Friends of the Pretoria Art Museum


  • Final Adjudicator, Volkskas Atelier Awards, Pretoria
  • External Examiner, Art School, Bloemfontein Technikon


  • External Examiner, Art School, Bloemfontein Technikon
  • Judge: Kempton Park/Tembisa Fine Arts Awards

1994: Judge: Kempton Park/Tembisa Fine Arts Awards

1993: Judge: SASOL New Signatures Exhibition


  • Badenhorst, P. & Van Eeden, J. (Comp).1996.Brochure featuring the work of Phillip Badenhorst and André Naudé.
  • Berman, E. 1983. Art and artists of South Africa. An illustrated biographical dictionary and historical survey of painters, sculptors & graphic artists since 1875. Cape Town: AA Balkema.
  • Botha-Ebbers, E. 1993. Visual art and technology. Pretoria: Edukit.
  • Campbell, J. 1999. A directory of Southern African contemporary art practices: vol 3. Cape Town: Contemporary Art Publishers.
  • Collard, T. 1998. Art and artists in South Africa. Cape Town: South African Institute of Artists and Designers.
  • Geers, SK.(Ed). 1997. Contemporary South African art. The Gencor Collection. Johannesburg : Jonathan Ball Publishers.
  • Harmsen, F. 2001. André Naudé – Aladins Cave at the Art Museum, PAM Bulletin 14, PTA, procopy
  • Loedolff, C. & Basson, E.(Comp).1997. ABSA Group Corporate Art Collection. Johannesburg: Ultra Litho.
  • Ogilvie, G. 1988. The dictionary of South African painters and sculptors including Namibia. Johannesburg: Everard Read Gallery.
  • Skawran, K. 2001. Identity Kit. PAM Bulletin 14, PTA:procopy
  • Skawran, K. 2001. Identikit I, South African Art News. Hansa Reproprint. S A contemporary Art Publisher

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