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Barbara Wildenboer

Cape Town


Type of book work: Deconstructed Map and Digital Work
Dimensions: 880 x 725
Media: Mixed

Artist's / designer's statements

Wildenboer often works with the medium of the altered book. Her work mainly consists of photo- and paper-construction and digitally animated photographic sculpture (in collaboration with Michelle Prevost). She uses a combination of analogue and digital processes to create sculptural photographic work which explores phenomena such as temporality, fractal geometry and the interconnectedness of all living things and often works across academic disciplines to create systems/ structures/composites that draw emphasis to our understanding of experience as mediated through text or language and our understanding of the abstract terms of science through the use of imagery and metaphor.



2007 MFA (with distinction), Michaelis School of Art, UCT
2003 Bachelor of Visual Arts, UNISA
1996 BA (Ed) with majors in English literature and Psychology, University of Pretoria


2016 L'Air Arts Residency, at L'Atelier sur Seine, Fontainebleau, France
2013 Rimbun Dahan residency (Penang, Malaysia, 2013)
2011 Public Vote Prize, Sovereign African Arts Award 2011: Awarded the Red De Residencias Artisticas Local at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, (Bogot´, Colombia)
2009 Al Mahatta residency (Palestine)
2006 Unesco-Aschberg residency (Jordan)

Solo exhibitions

2017 The Invisible Gardener, Everard Read Gallery /CIRCA, Cape Town
2016 Mythematics, Mcontemporary, Sydney, Australia
2015 Something Rather Than Nothing, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
2014 The Lotus Eaters, The Reservoir Gallery, Oliewenhuis, Bloemfontein, William Humphreys Museum, Kimberley, North West University, Potchefstroom
2013 Disjecta Membra, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong

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