Biennale Venezia


co-representing South Africa
Venice Biennale 2019

Dineo Seshee Bopape (b. 1981, Polokwane, South Africa lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa


MFA School Of The Arts, Columbia University, New York, US

Arts and Culture Management Learnership, Durban South Africa

Bachelors Technology Degree, Cum Laude, in Fine Arts, Durban of Institute of Technology, South Africa

National Diploma in Fine Arts, Durban University of Technology, South Africa


Selected Solo Exhibitions

Dineo Seshee Bopape: Sedibeng, it comes with the rain, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

When Spirituality was a Baby, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Lerole: footnotes. (The struggle of memory against forgetting), Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg, Germany
Solo Exhibition: Main Prize winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017, PinchukArtCentre Kiev, Ukraine

Lerole: footnotes (The struggle of memory against forgetting), Witte de With Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
sa kosa ke lerole, The Gallery in the Round, National Arts Festival Grahamstown, Grahamstown, South Africa
and- in. the light of this. _____, Darling Foundry, Montreal, Canada
222, PHURULLOGA, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany

sa ______ ke lerole, (sa lerole ke ___ ), Art in General, New York, USA
Untitled [of occult instability] (feelings) Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Slow-co-ruption, Hayward Gallery Project space, London, UK
we need the memories of all our members, Hordeland Kunst Sentrum, Bergen, Norway

This is What You Will Look Like When You Die/After Ana Mandieta, August House, Johannesburg, South Africa

Kgoro ya go tswa: even if you fall from a circle, Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

lesobana!! lesobana! lesobana!! (le bulegile); lesobana! lesobana! lesobana!! (go phunyegile), Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Long Live the Immaterial...Effect no.55, Mart House Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
the eclipse will not be visible to the naked eye, Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
I like to remember things my own way, Annarumma 404, Napoli, Italy
ANTRHOPHOBIA installation at ABC art Fair in Berlin, Berlin, Germany

You Horrible Horrible Bitch!, Mart House Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands Solo Project ARCO-Art Fair, represented by Mart House Gallery, Madrid, Spain, curated by Susanne Neubauer

Love Strung, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa
It’s a Celebration Bitches!!!, Thami Mnyele Studio, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Non in Mind (fictions unending) dream weaver and other stories, Rotterdam Art Fair – represented by Mart House Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Non in Mind (fictions unending) dreamweaver and other stories, Mart House Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Keep it to Yourself, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa



Selected Group Exhibitions

Shortlisted for Artes Mundi 9 Prize, National Museum Cardiff, Wales (Upcoming)
SOFT POWER, SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA (Upcoming)
Co-representing South Africa: The Stronger We Become, Arsenale, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Perilous Bodies, Ford Foundation Gallery, New York, USA

BELIEVE, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Canada
57th October Salon: The Marvellous Cacophony, Belgrade, Serbia
We Don’t Need Another Hero, 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

Future Generation Art Prize, Venice, Italy
Conundrum of Imagination, Exhibition as part of the Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, Austria
Sharjah Biennale 13: Tamawuj, Sharjah, UAE
Exhibition of shortlisted artists: Future Generation Art Prize 17, Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine
Blind Date, Sfeir Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

Not New Now, Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco
Incerteza Viva (Live Uncertainty), Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Le Grand Balcon (The Grand Balcony), Montreal Biennale, Montreal, Canada
Apeirophobia/Aporia, Human Resources, Los Angeles, USA
Neriri Kiruru Harara, SEMA - Media City Seoul 2016, Seoul, South Korea
What We Have Overlooked, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Spirit Robot, Chale Wote 2016, Accra, Ghana, West Africa

The Film Will Always Be With You: South African Artists On Screen, Tate Modern, London, UK
Spatial Stories: Topographies of Change in Africa, The Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado, USA
diagno: tocolo, M1, Hohenlockstedt, Germany
Avant Noir, ICA, London, UK

Spring/Break, Old School, New York, USA;
Ruffneck Constructivists, ICA, Phillidelphia, USA
Lightning Speed of the Present, 808 gallery, Boston University, Boston, USA
Soundscape/dispoem,Tropen Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Critically Queer, Africa Center for Humanities, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Stalactica, Galerie de l‘Ancienne Quincaillerie Vander Eycken, Brussels, Belgium
Nuit Blanche 2014, Toronto, Canada
The Danjuma Collection: One Man’s Trash (Is Another Man’s Treasure), 33 Fitzroy Square, London, UK