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Vincent Bezuidenhout

Photographer

Vincent Bezuidenhout is an artist born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. His research intensive practise is informed by his past and focused on concerns regarding identity in relation to the psychology of power, and the validity of memory relative to history. He has been awarded grants and fellowships from The National Arts Council of South Africa, The Goethe Institut, The Tierney Fellowship, Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, School of Visual Arts - NYC and the National Research Foundation of South Africa. Residencies include the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and Photoglobal at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Bezuidenhout holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, is a published writer, and have lectured widely. Solo exhibitions include Separate Amenities at Whatiftheworld, Cape Town (2012) and Fail Deadly at Goethe On Main, Johannesburg (2016). Bezuidenhout has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Morse Code: Distress Call, Returning to Sender, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2014), Biennale Boda Boda Lounge Intercontinental Video Project (2014/16), Another Antipodes - Emerging Contemporary Art from Southern Africa, Australia (2017), and Imagined Communities, Nationalism & Violence, Rubber Factory, NYC (2017). Permanent collections include Stellenbosch University Museum, Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art and the South African National Association for the Visual Arts.

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