South African, b. 1955, Johannesburg, South Africa, based in Johannesburg, South Africa
Filmmaker, draughtsman, and sculptor. William Kentridge is perhaps one of
the best-known artists of his generation. Since 1989, Kentridge has been
creating handmade animation films focusing on the apartheid and post-apartheid
era. Kentridge has managed, with a few strokes of charcoal drawings and
minimum pastel colour to redefine images. With these drawings and films he creates
scenography for major theatrical productions, including the Magic Flute, which
began in La Monnaie Opera, Brussels, in 2005 and has travelled worldwide.
Kentridge has exhibited his visual work at Documenta in Kassel (2002 and 2012),
the Tate Modern in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Albertina
in Vienna and the Venice Biennale.