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Cobus van Bosch 


 

Academic
1983 - BA (Psychology, Philosophy) - University of Stellenbosch
1984 - BA Honnours (Journalism) - University of Stellenbosch
1997 - BA Fine Art - University of South Africa

Writing
Arts writing for Die Burger newspaper since 1993, and since 1995 full-time visual arts writer for Die Burger and the Media24 group. Assistant arts editor of Die Burger from 2001 to 2004. Since 1998 contributing to various newspapers, national magazines and art periodicals in South Africa. Full time artist and freelance arts writer since 2004.

Art
Solo exhibitions


2015 - The Problem of memory (October, extended), at the Anglo-Boer War Museum, Bloemfontein
2015 - Die probleem van geheue (March, new work), at the 2015 US Woordfees, Stellenbosch
2014 - The Trouble with Memory at the William Humphreys Art Gallery (Kimberley, September), the North West University (Potchefstroom, October) and the Prince Albert Art Gallery (December) 
2013 - Vergete Verledes (March, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn), awarded with the festival's 
Kanna Prize for best visual arts exhibition.
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011 - Paintings from the series Oil and City (March, William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley)
2011 - Forgotten Freedom Fighters (February, Johans Borman Gallery, Cape Town)

2010 - Bastard (March, Word Festival, Stellenbosch)
2008 - City (March, 34Long, Cape Town)
2007 - March (March, 34Long, Cape Town)
2004 - Memorial (March, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town)
2002 - Monument (February, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town)
2000 - Slag (March, Mark Coetzee Fine Art Cabinet, Cape Town)
1998 - Cover (September, Mark Coetzee Fine Art Cabinet, Cape Town)

Group exhibitions

2015 - Remnants of Place, at the D-Street Gallery, Stellenbosch (October)
2015 - Silence - Chenshia, Cape Town, (April)
2015 - Die Burger - 100 Jaar, Artscape, Cape Town (April)
2015 - Portretteer,
at the 2015 US Woordfees, Stellenbosch (March)
2015 - Toorwoorde roep my, at the 2015 US Woordfees, Stellenbosch
2015 - Die Alfabeter (March), at the 2015 US Woordfees, Stellenbosch
2014 - Freakin' Flammable, group exhibition at PArt 14 (Prince  Albert Visual Arts Festival, September)
2014 - Still, group exhibition at the Johans Borman Gallery, Newlands (May) 
2014 - Psige/Siel, group exhibition at the D-Street Gallery, Stellenbosch (May) 
2014 - From the Heart, group exhibition at the Christopher Moller Gallery, Cape Town (April)
2014 - Magicus, group exhibition at the US Woordfees, D-Street Gallery, Stellenbosch (March)

2013 - Two person exhibition (Route series) with Nel Erasmus at Dawid Ras Gallery, Sandton 
2013 - Panorama, group exhibition (landscapes) at the D-Street Gallery, Stellenbosch
2013 - Geskenke uit die grond, group exhibition, Breytenbach Centre, Wellington
2013 - Prototype, group exhibition, D-Street Gallery, Stellenbosch

2013 - Vanitas - Memento Mori - group exhibition at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (Oudtshoorn), D-Street Gallery (Stellenbosch), Port Elizabeth (Ron Belling Gallery), Sandton (Dawid Ras Gallery) and the Association for Visual Arts (Cape Town).
2013 - Hangklip Art Week (HAWK), Betty's Bay (March)
2012 - Various group exhibitions at The Art Business, Piketberg
2012 - -scape - Johans Borman Gallery (August/September)
2012 - Ik ben een Afrikander II - group exhibition at Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (March/April)
2012 - Parkade - two-person exhibition with Henk Serfontein at Dawid Ras Gallery, Johannesburg (March)
2012 - Hangklip Art Week (HAWK), Betty's Bay (March)

2011 - Ik ben een Afrikander - group exhibition at Artspace Gallery, Johannesburg (June)
2011 - Persona - Johans Borman Gallery (November)
2009 - Group exhibition at Dawid Ras Gallery, Johannesburg (January)

2009 - Group exhibition at Word Festival, Stellenbosch
2009 - Group exhibition at the Association for Visual Art, Cape Town (March)
2009 - Group exhibition at University of the North West (Potchefstroom, June)
2008 - Muse - Group exhibition at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (March)
2008 - Group exhibition at Aardklop National Arts Festival, Potchefstroom
2007 - Heritage Cache - Art/Culture project with Arlene Amaler-Raviv as part of XCape and Cape 07 (March, Cape Town)
2007 - Love Story - Group exhibition at Iart, Cape Town (September)
2007 - Group exhibition at Iart, Cape Town (October)
2007 - Group exhibition at Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town (December)

2006 - The Seven Deadly Sins - Group exhibition at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville (June)
2006 - Group Exhibition at Upstairs @ Bamboo, Johannesburg (September)
2006 - City paintings at Iart, Cape Town (December)

2005 - Stukkies - Exhibition with J.P. Meyer and Varenka Paschke at Artspace Gallery, Johannesburg (Feb)
2005 - Man - Group exhibition at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville.
2005 - Group exhibition at Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town (Nov).
2005 - Group exhibition at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville (Nov)
2005 - Group exhibition at Artspace Gallery, Johannesburg (Nov)
2005 - Group Exhibition at Jean Welz Gallery, Worcester (Nov)

2004 - The art of drawing - Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville. (May)
2004 - Selected for finalist exhibition in the Brett Kebble Art Competition (Nov, CTICC, Cape Town)

2003 - War at 19:45 - group performance at YDEsire Softserve (Cape Town).
2003 - Artsupermarket - Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (Oudtshoorn)
2003 - Portraits - Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville.

2002 - Exhibition in Johannesburg (Monument works)
2002 - Berg - Group exhibition at Art.b (Bellville)

2001 - Artists from the Western Cape - (March, Pretoria Arts Association)
2001 - Brain Storm - Group exhibition, September, Artscape,
Cape Town
2000 - Group exhibition at the Mark Coetzee Fine Art Cabinet during the One City Festival (Cape Town)
1999 - Animated digital projection at 3rd i Gallery during the One City Festival (Cape Town)
1998 - Interpreting Land'Scape - (October, Bellville Art Gallery)


Residencies
2005 - Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (July, August)

Awards
2013 - Kanna Prize for best visual arts exhibition at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival for Vergete Verledes

Works in collections and museums
Didata Collection
Sanlam Collection
Sasol Collection
Rand Merchant Bank Collection
Nando's UK
McMillan Insurance

University of the North West
William Humphreys Art Gallery
Anglo-Boer War Museum

Other
2014 - Judge for visual arts prize at the KKNK (Klein Karoo National Arts Festival)
2013 - Regional judge (Western Cape) for Absa l’Atelier Prize
2010 - 2014 - Committee member, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
2006 - 2009 - Member of selection panel (visual arts) for KKNK
2005 - Regional judge (Western Cape) for Absa l’Atelier Prize

2003 - 2005 Judge for visual arts prize at the (KKNK)
2002 - Judge for Aardklop National Arts Festival prizes
2001 - National judge for Absa Atelier Prize
2001 - Judge for visual arts prize at the KKNK
2000 - Regional judge (Western Cape) for Absa Atelier Prize
2000 - Judge for Jakkals Prize (visual arts) at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK)

Contact
Tel:
+27 21 423 9391
Cell: +27 82 967 0224
E-mail: cobus@polka.co.za
www.cobusvanbosch.com