Biennale of Sydney

Dineo Seshee Bopape

Dineo Seshee Bopape, Untitled (of occult instability) [feelings], 2016-18, bricks, light, sounds, videos, water, framed napkin, dimensions variable. Installation view for the 10th Berlin Biennale at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Commissioned by Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Supported by Sharjah Art Foundation and Ammodo Foundation. Photograph: Timo Ohler. Courtesy the artist and Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
Dineo Seshee Bopape, ~[When spirituality was a baby], 2018, soil, rocks, clay, spices, plastic, glass, projectors, water, herbs, crystals, feathers, wood, candles, fabric, string, dimensions variable. Installation view for the Affinity and Allusion exhibition at Collective, Edinburgh. Commissioned by Collective, Edinburgh. Supported by The Elephant Trust and The Royal Overseas League. Photograph: Tom Nolan. Courtesy the artist and Collective, Edinburgh.
Dineo Seshee Bopape (symbols), (detail view), 2018, black local Ukrainian soil, herbs, crystals, gold leaf, clay, earth, dimensions variable. Installation view for the Solo Exhibition:...UUUUU... Main Prize winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev. Commissioned by PinchukArtCentre. Supported by Victor Pinchuk Foundation. Photograph: Maksym Bilousov, Valentіna Tsymbaliuk. Courtesy: Dineo Seshee Bopape and PinchukArtCentre, Kiev. Copyright © PinchukArtCentre

Dineo Seshee Bopape

Born 1981 in Polokwane, South Africa
Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa


Dineo Seshee Bopape was born in 1981, on a Sunday. If she were Ghanaian, her name would be akosua/akos for short. During the same year of her birth, 22 Atlantic Ocean hurricanes are recorded. The song ‘Endless Love’ is popular on the airwaves; Thomas Sanakara rides a bike to his first cabinet meeting; the name ‘internet’ is mentioned for the first time; the Boeing 767 makes its first airflight; Umkonto We Sizwe performs numerous underground assaults against the apartheid state; an International NGO Conference on Indigenous Populations and the Land is held; billions of people dreamt…

23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

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