William Kentridge

Arguably the most famous South African artist, William Kentridge was born in Johannesburg, and studied at the University of Witwatersrand. He originally worked as a theatre actor and director , but later became a full time artist. His work is known to be heavily contextualised by South African society. Despite this, his work was been presented throughout the world, including MOMA in 2007 and 2010, Garage Centre fro Contemporary Culture in Moscow, 2011, while he is one of the very few African artists to have gallery representation at a major international gallery, in this case Marion Goodman Gallery in New York. Despite his success, Kentridge continues to develop his creative output as most recently he has taken to directing opera.