Dineo Seshee Bopape

2024 Exhibition Artist

Dineo Seshee Bopape (b. 1981, Polokwane, South Africa; she/her) lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a 2007 graduate of De Ateliers in Amsterdam and in 2010 completed an MFA at Columbia University, New York. She was a co-winner of the Artes Mundi 9 prize in 2021, the main prize winner of the Future Generation Art Prize 2017 by PinchukArtCentre, the recipient of a 2010 Columbia University Toby Fund Award, and the winner of the 2008 MTN New Contemporaries Award.

Bopape is known for her use of soil and other organic materials as a base for multisensory, multidimensional work that connects deeply with the earth. In addition to her packed earth installations, the artist also works with drawing, video, and sound to create a rich practice connecting to memory, belonging, and place.

Dineo Seshee Bopape’s works have been shown in numerous solo exhibitions around the world, most recently at MoMA, New York, USA (2023); Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy (2022); Ocean Space, Venice, Italy (2022); Secession Vienna, AT (2022); The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University (ICA at VCU), Richmond, Virginia, USA (2021); Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK (2019). Some of her recent group exhibitions include venues and events such as the Helsinki Biennial, National Museum of Cardiff, Wales; FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Anglouême, France; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA; Arsenale, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; Ford Foundation Gallery, New York, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Canada; 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany; Sharjah Biennale 13: Tamawuj, Sharjah, UAE, to mention just a few.