MATT HINDLEY

BIOGRAPHY

MATTHEW HINDLEY
(b. 1974, Cape Town, South Africa)

Matthew Hindley graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town in 2002; where he was awarded the Michaelis Prize.

As one of the countries' most recognized younger painters, Hindley’s intense, poetic and delving artworks have featured in various critical and seminal South African exhibitions. Recent solo presentations have included An Everlasting Once at Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town (2011) and Twilight of the Idols at Biksady, Budapest (2013).  Hindley’s exhibition of drawings at David Krut Cape Town coincided with the official launch of the book, The Five Magic Pebbles & other stories. His notable solo painting presentation Resurrection (Der Brennende Wald) was held at Everard Read Cape Town gallery, in October 2015.

In addition, he has presented at the world renowned Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, Michigan (2012) and the Kochi Muziris Biennale, India (2012). In 2014 he worked on a series of paintings inspired by the mythological African tales of South African writer Don Mattera, for a book published by Rhodeworks, in Berlin, Germany. In 2015 his artwork was part of the imago mundi, Benetton Collection at the Venice Biennale, and his major public sculpture Speak Naturally and Continuously was installed above the entrance of the South African National Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. This artwork was rebuilt in late 2018/ early 2019 and reopened to the general public interaction May 2019.

 

EDUCATION

2002     Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBTIONS

2018       The Divided Self, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2015       Resurrection (Der Brennende Wald), Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2013       Twilight of the Idols , Biksady Galeria, Budapest, Hungary

2012       One Pearl of Great Price , VOLTA8, Basel, Switzerland

2011       The Solo Project, Basel, Switzerland

               An Everlasting Once , Brundyn+, Cape Town, South Africa

2009      Like, like, like, like a Circus , Brundyn+ Wembley Project Space, Cape Town, South Africa

              Black Out , Brundyn+, Cape Town, South Africa

2007      Private Vernissage (with Kromschroeder & Pfannenschmidt), Berlin, Germany

2006     Before My Time , 34Long, Cape Town, South Africa

2005     Speak Naturally & Continuously , Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2004     Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

             Surrender , Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBTIONS

2019     Winter, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2018     Summer, Everard Read, Cape Town

2015     HOMAGE,  Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

             EMPIRE,  Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

             Imago Mundi - Map of New Art, Benetton Collection, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice Biennale, Italy

2014     TWENTY: Contemporary Art From South Africa , Turchin, Centre for the Visual Arts, Appalation State University,

             North Carolina / Traveling to the Beijing Biennale, China in 2015

2013     Material/Representation , Brundyn+, Cape Town, South Africa

2012     Collateral Segment - BRICS , Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India

             Global Groove , Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan, USA

2010     Spier Contemporary Biennial, Cape Town, South Africa

2009     Dada South , South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2007     South African Art , Danubiana Art Museum , Bratislava, Hungary

2005     Videobrazil, WWWF Anthology Performance, Brazil

2004     A Decade of Democracy: Witnessing South Africa , National Center for African American Arts, Boston, USA

2003     On the road again , Engler & Piper Projekte, Berlin, Germany

             MTN New Contemporaries, Museumafrica, Johannesburg, South Africa

2002     In no particular order (vol.1) , 16th Recontres Video Art Plastique, Normandy, France

2001     World Wide Video festival, Arti et Amicae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

AWARDS

2005     Winner of the permanent public art installation competition, South African National Gallery

2002     Michaelis Prize, UCT, Cape Town, South Africa

2002     Simon Gershin prize, UCT, Cape Town, South Africa

1994     Irma Stern prize, UCT, Cape Town, South Africa

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Vass László Collection, Veszprém, Hungary

IZIKO South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

University of Cape Town Collection, Cape Town, South Africa

 

PUBLICATIONS

2014     Artwork for  The Five Magic Pebbles, and other stories  written by Don Mattera, published by Rhodeworks, Berlin