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Artist CV

Education

2008:
Rhodes University, Grahamstown (2005 - 2008)
BFA (with distinction in Studio Practice)
Studio Practice: Professional art submission in the form of a final exhibition entitled Hybrid Identities
Art History and Visual Culture: Thesis: Tattoo: The Human Body as Art.

2003:
Vega School of Brand Communications

2002:
Roosevelt High School (1998 - 2002)
Matric Senior Certificate with Endorsement
Diploma in Information Technology and End User Computing

Awards & Affiliations

2014:
ImpACT Award for Young Professionals, Visual Arts Winner, Arts and Culture Trust (JHB)
ABSA L'Atelier Merit Award Winner, Sylt Foundation Residency 2015 (Germany)


2012:
Thami Mnyele Art on Paper Merit Award (JHB)
Ampersand Foundation Fellowship & Residency 2013 (New York)

Residencies

2017: Cill Rialaig Arts Residency (Ireland)

2015: Sylt Foundation Residency (Germany)

2014: Bag Factory Artist Residency (Johannesburg)

2013: Ampersand Fellowship Residency (New York)

Primary Work Experience

2016 - present: Founder and Director at Eleven Editions & Contemporary Art (JHB)

2011 - 2016: Proshop Print technician, collaborator and Art Prac Facilitator at Artist Proof Studio, Newtown (JHB)

2011 - 2016: Printmaking Workshop Facilitator, Sharon Sampson Studio, Illovo (JHB)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019: The Other Landscape, Lizamore & Associates Gallery (JHB)
  • 2018: Drawing on Entropy, Hazard Gallery (JHB)
  • 2017: New Forms: A Study of Broken Parallels, Candice Berman Gallery (JHB)
  • 2016: Drawing Rooms, with City Soiree (JHB)
  • 2014: Vestige, NIROX Projects (JHB)
  • 2013: Masquerade, Montserrat College of Art (Massachusetts, USA)
  • 2013: Bevan de Wet, Gordon Gallery, Boston Arts Academy (Boston, USA)
  • 2008: Hybrid Identities, Observatory Museum (Grahamstown)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020:

  • Distant Relatives (2 person show with Karin Daymond), The White River Gallery (Mpumalanga)

2019:

  • Kind of Blue, David Krut Projects (JHB)
  • 21 years of the Ampersand Foundation, UJ Art Gallery (JHB)
  • Star Sailors, The Viewing Room (PTA)
  • SA Fine Art print Fair, FAP 19 (JHB)
  • Collecting Contemporary, Lizamore & Associates (JHB)
  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Woordfees 2019 (Stellenbosch University)
  • Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Guns & Rain Gallery (CT)

2018:

  • The Cat Show, David Krut Projects (JHB)
  • See Art: Contemporary Drawing, Gallery 2 (JHB)
  • AKAA Art Fair, with Artist Proof Studio, Carreau du Temple (Paris)
  • Spring Salon, Lizamore & Associates (JHB)
  • Boundless Objects, Artist Books Exhibition, The Toffee Gallery (CT)
  • Printmaking Excellence (4 person show), Artist Proof Studio, Tothill’s Building (CT)
  • Bank 002: Emerging Contemporaries, InToto gallery (JHB)
  • 20/20 Vision, RIAI, The Architecture Centre (Dublin)
  • See Art: Contemporary Abstract, Gallery 2 (JHB)
  • Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Artist Proof Studio Booth (CT)

2017:

  • National Art Bank: Emerging Visions, Oliewenhuis Museum (Bloemfontein)
  • WILD, Imibala Gallery (Somerset West)
  • Rethinking Kakotopia, UJ Art Gallery (JHB)
  • 35 Years: Trailblazers, Lizamore & Associates (JHB)
  • Irish Footprint, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre (Ballinskelligs, Ireland)
  • Turbine Art Fair, Turbine Hall, JHB (booths include Candice Berman Gallery, The Art Room, Artist Proof Studio)
  • One Colour at a Time, Contemporary Screenprints, WITS Art Museum, JHB
  • International Printmaking Alliance Exhibition, (touring) Nanjing Jinling Art Museum; Tianjin Art Museum; Shijiazhuang Art Museum; Shenzen Guanlan Original Printmaking Exhibition, China

2016:

  • Fierce.Now, Afrovibes Festival, Compagnie Theater, Amsterdam.
  • International Printmaking Alliance Exhibition, Taimiao Art Gallery, The Imperial Ancestral Temple, Beijing
  • FNB Joburg Art Fair, APS Gallery Stand, Sandton Convention Centre, JHB
  • The Forgotten, Lizamore & Associates, JHB
  • WakaWaka, AGOG, JHB
  • I Objekt, Art It Is gallery, JHB
  • Korean Contemporary Printmakers Association Biennial, International Printmedia Festival, Seoul.
  • Passage, Southern Hemisphere International Printmaking Exhibition, The Jincheon Print Museum, Jincheon, Korea.
  • Turbine Art Fair, Turbine Hall, JHB (booths include Guns&Rain, The Art Room, LL Editions).
  • Origins & Trajectories, PIASA, Paris
  • Interlude, No End Contemporary, JHB.
  • Performing Wo/Man, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein.
  • Travel, Fourthwall Books, JHB & That Art Fair, Cape Town
  • Fetish, Priest, JHB

2015:

  • Bleeding Edge, Afrovibes Festival, Campagnietheater, Amsterdam
  • FNB Joburg Art Fair, APS Gallery Stand, Sandton Convention Centre, JHB
  • Sasol Signatures 2015, finalist, Pretoria Art Museum, PTA
  • We see (in) the Dark, Life Collection, MOAD, JHB
  • Turbine Art Fair, Turbine Hall, JHB (booths include Guns&Rain, Candice Berman Gallery, Dead Bunny Society, and Artist Proof Studio).
  • Last Night I had the Strangest Dream, TwilSharp Studios, JHB
  • Fetish: Traversing the Occupied Body, ArtEC, Port Elizabeth & Albany Museum, Grahamstown.
  • The Collaborative Spirit, No Man's Art Gallery, Amsterdam
  • Progeny, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria
  • The Macabre, Underculture Contemporary, Port Elizabeth
  • My Land, My Land, ABSA KKNK, Oudshoorn
  • Love Thy Neighbour, Twilsharp Studios, JHB
  • A Journey of Reconciliation, Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014:

  • Pulling Roots, Bosheuvel Country Estate, JHB
  • Altered Terrain, Exchange Rates - Bushwick International Art Expo, Brooklyn, NY
  • Jan Royce Gallery Launch Exhibition, Cape Town
  • Bevan de Wet Vestige, NIROX Projects, JHB
  • Degrees of Separation, ABSA Gallery, JHB
  • Reprinted, Bayliss Gallery, JHB
  • Performing Wo/Man, UJ Art Gallery, JHB
  • TWENTY: Contemporary Art from South Africa, Turchin Center for Visual Arts, North Carolina.
  • Sylt Foundation Stand, Turbine Art Fair, JHB
  • ABSA L'Atelier Art competition exhibition finals, Top 10, ABSA Towers, JHB
  • Showcase One, Bayliss Gallery, JHB
  • MixTape, An exhibition of Work by the Master Printers, Artist Proof Studio, JHB
  • Animal, Collaborative work in a solo show by Johan Thom, NIROX Projects, JHB
  • Kunsuitstalling, Artspace Annual Exhibition, Jan Celliers School, JHB
  • South African Voices: A New Generation of Printmakers, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington DC

2013:

  • ZOO, NIROX Projects, JHB
  • Youngblood, Beautiful Life Building, Cape Town
  • Multiplied Art Fair, Christies Auction House, London
  • Alice in Wonderland, 150 year anniversary, Longstreet Art Lovers 1932, Pretoria
  • FNB Joburg Art Fair, APS Gallery Stand, Sandton Convention Centre, JHB
  • David Brown Printmaking Exhibition, Old Sandton Gallery, JHB
  • Joburg Art Fair Fringe, Sandton Shopping Centre, JHB
  • Ogilvy & Mather Art Appreciation Evening, Bryanston, JHB
  • Thami Mnyele Fine Art Awards, Top 15, Coen Scholtz Rec Centre, Kempton Park
  • Diptych Group Exhibition, Assemblage, Liberty Building, JHB
  • LvA Art Auction, Stephan Welz & Co, JHB
  • Turbine Art Fair, Newtown, JHB
  • Printers Show @ Kalashnikovv Gallery, Braamfontein, JHB
  • Antiques and Decorative Arts Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, JHB
  • The Garden @ Tokara Wine Farm, Stellenbosch
  • Making Connections, Southern Graphics Conference International, Milwaukee, USA
  • Kunsuitstalling, Annual Exhibition, Jan Celliers School, JHB

2012:

  • 3 man show at Trent-Art Gallery, Pretoria
  • Annual Group Show, Sharon Sampson Print Studio, JHB
  • FNB Joburg Art Fair, APS Gallery Stand, Sandton Convention Centre, JHB
  • David Brown Printmaking Exhibition, Old Sandton Gallery, JHB
  • Thami Mnyele Fine Art Awards, Coen Scholtz Rec Centre, Kempton Park
  • Group show at The Discovery Invest Leadership Summit, Sandton Convention Centre, JHB
  • Coming of Age: 21 years of Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg Art Gallery, JHB
  • ABSA L'Atelier Art competition exhibition, Top 100 Finalist, ABSA Towers, JHB
  • Circles, Cycles and Seasons, Strydom Gallery, George
  • Kunsuitstalling, Annual Exhibition, Jan Celliers School, JHB

2011:

  • Annual Group Show, Sharon Sampson Print Studio, JHB
  • Art on Paper, Casa Labia Galleria, Muizenberg, Cape Town
  • Artist Proof Studio and Blue Door Studio group show, Sandton Gallery, JHB
  • Assemblage Group Show @ The Fringe, Braamfontein, JHB
  • Roommates - The Mute Opera, with Paul Boulitreau, UJ Gallery, JHB
  • Out of the Wood, Strydom Gallery, George
  • Kunsuitstalling, Annual Exhibition, Jan Celliers School, JHB.

2010:

  • L'Origine du Monde - This is not a porn song, Snowflake Group Show, Aardklop
  • National Art festival, North West University, Potchefstroom.
  • Artist Proof Studio showcasing of prints for the Fifa World Cup at the ABSA Art Gallery, ABSA Towers North, JHB
  • Bevan de Wet at The Art Room, Melville, JHB
  • FNB Joburg Art Fair, APS Gallery stand, Sandton Convention Centre, JHB

2009:

  • A Sign of the Times - Wayfinding, Impact VI Print Conference, Bristol, UK
  • 6 sides 2 every story, Western Nevada College, Carson City, USA
  • FNB Joburg Art Fair, APS Gallery stand, Sandton Convention Centre, JHB
  • Sasol New Signatures Competition Exhibition, Top 100, JHB
  • Printing Money, The South African Print Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town
  • Fetish Object, Gordart Gallery, Parkwood, JHB

2007: ABSA L'Atelier Art competition exhibition, Top 100 Finalist, ABSA Towers, JHB

Public Commissions

2018: Virtual Reality Tilt Brush Artwork for VW Arteon activation, various locations (JHB/CT)

2017: Mural for Hollard Insurance Company, Hollard Campus (JHB)

2014: Artworks for The Arts and Culture Trust (JHB)

2013: Artwork for Hitachi Data Systems, in association with ITWeb Brainstorm Calendar (JHB)

Collections

Wits Art Museum (JHB); Nirox Foundation (JHB); National Art Bank (SA); Arts & Culture Trust (SA), South African Embassy (Washington DC); Ahmanson Foundation (LA), Museum of African Design (MOAD, JHB).

Press/Publications

2018: Fragile Chaos: Bevan de Wet's 'Drawing on Entropy'. Published by Artthrob South Africa, written by Nolan Stevens, 14 August 2018.

2018: VW Creates Interactive 4D experience. Published by Between 10and5, 17 July 2018.

2018: New Forms: Exploring the body as Landscape through Fragmented Forms. Published by Art Africa online, written by Ellen Agnew, 1 March 2018.

2017: Pioneering the Art of Print and Paper. Published by SLOW Magazine, written by Julie Graham, Edition 42, October 2017.

2017: Printmaker on new voyage into unknown waters. Published by Business Day, written by Mary Corrigall, 26 July 2017.

2017: Etching a Legacy: Bevan de Wet, Skyways Magazine, July 2017.

2016: Origines & Trajectoires, Art Contemporain Africain et de la Diaspora. June 2016.

2015:
Tracing the Historical. Published by Classic Feel Magazine, South Africa, August 2015.
This is True Africa. Published by African Travel Market Magazine, South Africa, May 2015.
Art as an Investment. Published by Nedbank Private Wealth Magazine, South Africa, April 2015.
Opening a Window on Art From Africa. Published by Oxford Development Matters Magazine, UK, 2015.
Images featured in Seasons of Life Magazine, Russia, 2015.


2014:
The Collector's Guide to Art & Artists in South Africa, 3rd edition. Published by The South African Institute of Artists & Designers, November 2014.
Hyperallergic: Exhibition Review: Exchange Rates, Brooklyn, NYC.

2013: Bevan de Wet: Creating his own Mythology. Published by ONE SMALL SEED Magazine, South Africa, September 30, 2013.


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