Andries Botha


About Artist

Andries Botha: Andries Botha is a South African sculptor living in Kwazulu Natal.

He is currently represented by the Gallery at Grande Provence in Franschhoek, curated by Trent Read. He has mainly exhibited abroad and was part of the Venice Biennale in Italy in 1993.  He holds up a highly regarded art career of over 40years. Andries has recently worked on a state commission for six 2m tall bronzes (2013/16).

2015Donated the permanent exhibition of a life size elephant sculpture to the Shobiyana Secondary School as part of a creative project: “Skills of Our Children”, Acornhoek, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Participated in Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency, Florida, USA.
2014“100”, Centenary Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, South Africa, 14 November 2013-31 January 2014.    Artwork: “Afrikaner circa 2014”, Acrylic on canvas, landscape in the manner of Pierneef; Material One; mild steel; 3D printed figure in Supawood; artificial landscape turf
2012Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag, Netherlands, “The Rainbow Nation”, From 29 May to 9 September 2012 on the Lange Voorhout and from 8 June to 30 September 2012 in Beelden aan Zee Museum.
2011Circa on Jellicoe, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa, one-man exhibition, “(IN)SOMNIUM)”
Group Exhibition:  “The Horse”, Everard Reed Gallery, Johannesburg
“2011 Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale” – South Korea, Amazwi Abesifazane project
2010Woordfees Artist, One man exhibition, Stellenbosch, South Africa
North American tour of Nomkhubulwane (elephant sculpture) including Chicago, FFayetteville, Bozeman, El Paso, Detroit – USA and Juarez and Cuernavaca in Mexico.
2009La Papalote Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
Wild9 – 9th World Wilderness Congress, Merida, Mexico
Animal-Anima, Provence, France
South Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
KZNSA Gallery, Durban South Africa
Strydom Gallery, George, South Africa
Beauty and Pleasure, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
2008Faculty Exhibition, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa
Workshop/Exhibition, Samata Lok Santhan, Gwalior, India
Travesia, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
l’Homme est un Mystère #3, St. Brieuc, Côtes d’Armor, France
2007/9You can buy my heart and my soul, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium, October 2007 to June 2009
2007You can buy my heart and my soul, Antwerp, Belgium.
20062006 Beaufort, Sculpture Triennale, De Panne and Ostend, Belgium
2005Amazwi Abesifazane, William Benton Gallery, University of Connecticut, USA
2004Africa Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany 
Amazwi Abesifazane, Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art
Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Amazwi Abesifazane, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal
2003Attese:  Biennale of Ceramics in Contemporary Art, Albisola, Italy 
Amazwi Abesifazane, Africa Studie Sentrum, Leiden, The Netherlands 
Amazwi Abesifazane, Imagine IC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2002Vidarte 2002, Mexico City, Mexico
Global Priorities, New York, USA
Outpost II, US Art Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa 
Amazwi Abesifazane, Prince Claus Fund, The Hague, The Netherlands,  
2001Freehouse Project, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nature, Utopia and Realities: Orsorio, Grand Canarias
Memorias: Santander, Spain 
Amazwi Abesifazane, World Conference Against Racism, South Africa
Amazwi Abesifazane, Durban Art Gallery, South Africa
2000Area 2000: Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
L’Afrique a Jour: Lille, France
Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Holland
Dakart 2000 Biennale, Senegal, Africa
Amazwi Abesifazane – Voices of Women, African Art Center, South Africa
1999Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
1998Kasselkunstverrein: Kassel, Germany
Kulturtogbet Solvberget,Stavanger, Norway
Four Seasons – National Architectural Institute, Rotterdam
1997Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa
Samtidskunst: Fra Sor Afrika, Oslo, Norway
1996The Other Journey:  Africa and the Diaspora, Kunsthalle Krems, Vienna
Containers Across the Ocean, Copenhagen
Cris Fertiles Unesco, Abidjan
1995Cris Fertiles Unesco, Cotonou
Transitions:  Bath Festival – United Kingdom
1994South African Contemporary Art, Paris, France
Southern Cross – Stedelijke Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1993Venice Biennale, Italy
2003/4  Consultant to the Department of Arts of Culture, Nkosi Luthuli Memorial, Kwa-Dukuza.
2000Playground and Toys, United Nations, New York
1998One of 12 International artists invited by Holland Foundation to work on Ujama iv project in Maputo, Mozambique
Civitella Raneiri Fellowship, Italy
1994U.S. Information Service Fellowship – University of Indiana, USA
1992National Vita Art Award, South Africa
Public Commissions
2015Completed Three (Four) elephant sculptural installation, City of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2013/16State Commission for six 2m tall bronze figures.
2011 Sculptural installation of Rev John Dube for Dube Tradeport in Durban, South Africa
2009Started the halted Three Elephant sculptural installation, City of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
King Shaka Sculptural Installation, King Shaka Airport, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
2008 “Lux Themba”, Family Memorial, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2006 Award design and manufacture:  27th Durban International Film Festival
2004/6Ohlange Memorial Park – ANC Memorial, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa – 5 larger-than-life bronze figures
2004/9Gandhi Foundation Awards
2003 Shembe Memorial, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2001 Sculpture Commission, Vodacom, Cape Town, South Africa
2000 Rijksakedemie Voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, Holland
1999 Sculpture Commission, M.T.N., Johannesburg, South Africa
1997 Sculpture Commission, Hilton Hotel, Durban, South Africa
1996 Sculpture Commission, Durban Girl’s College, South Africa
1993 Sculpture Commission, Standard Bank, Johannesburg, South Africa
1992 Sculpture Commission, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa
Teaching Experience
1982-2014Senior Lecturer, Sculpture, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa


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