Selected Works

Mikhael Subotzky
Steiner II , 2019
Oil, ink and Micropore tape on canvas
Work: 100 x 77 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
The Dutch Gangster #1 , 2017
Oil and ink on canvas
Work: 102 x 76 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Calhoun II , 2019
J-Lar tape, ink and masking tape
Work: 148 x 120 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Massive Nerve Corpus, 2018
Oil and ink on canvas
Work: 152.5 x 95.5 x 2.5 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
CJR,, 2017
Oil, acrylic and ink on canvas
Work: 104 x 73 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Keats Bust , 2019
Oil and ink on linen
Image: 51 x 40 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
White on White (or Blessings of Emigration to the Cape, after Cruikshank) , 1819-2019
Oil, acrylic, ink and Micropore tape on canvas
Work: 200 x 280 x 10 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Don't Expect to See Any Explosion Today , 2019
Oil, ink, acrylic and Micropore on canvas
Work: 200 x 280 x 10 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Water Out Of Sunlight , 2017
Oil and ink on canvas
Work: 200 x 280 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Education and the Poor White (or Boy suffering from Malaria. His whole diet consists of mealiemeal and coffee - all without sugar or milk), 2019
Ink , oil pastel and Micropore tape on paper
Image: 27.5 x 21 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Vorster Se 1000 Dae (or Taken 2 Soon) ,
Ink on found book cover
Image: 22 x 36.2 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
The Occult Significance of Blood (or Abattoir at the Voorberg Prison) , 2019
Ink on book cover
Image: 18.3 x 24 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Between Life and Death (or Student Photograph of Attie at the Constantia Muslim Cemetery) , 2019
Ink on found book cover
Image: 22.2 x 30.3 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
White Africans Are Also People , 2019
Ink on found book cover
Image: 21.8 x 43.4 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Cathy, I'm Lost , 2019
Ink and Micropore tape on linen
Image: 102.1 x 141.4 x 2.5 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Fees Must Fall (or Damaged 5x7 negatives that were sent to Melise in Sonoma by mistake) , 2019
Ink and Micropore tape on linen
Image: 102.1 x 141.4 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Howl (or Jacaranda) , 2018
Ink on found book pages
Work: 129.5 x 111.5 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Tall Ship II , 2018
ink on linen
Work: 162.5 x 110 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Drug Addict (or Drug taking is seen as a modern menace) , 2018
Oil and ink on canvas
Work: 90 x 90 x 2.5 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
A Pictorial Ensemble , 2017
Oil and ink on linen
Work: 189.5 x 164 x 5 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Sticky-tape Transfer 19 - #feesmustfall (or Protecting the Architecture of Reason), 2016
Spray paint, pigment inks and J-lar on cotton paper
201 x 257 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Sticky-tape Transfer 18 - Halcyon Days (or a Boeing 747, pride of the South African Airways), 2017
Pigment inks, fineliner and J-Lar tape on cotton paper
Work: 117  x 129 cm Frame: 134 x 147 x 6 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Sticky-tape Transfer 36 - Hare, 2017
Pigment inks and J-Lar tape on cotton paper
70 x 86 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Sticky-tape Transfer 34 - Lethbridge , 2017
Pigment inks and J-Lar tape on cotton paper
74 x 88 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Sticky Tape Transfer 13, Quiver Tree / Robert Jacob Gordon, 2015
Pigment inks and J-Lar tape on cotton paper, custom walnut frames (triptych)
112 x 86 cm each
Mikhael Subotzky
Yellow Bile (or Work in Progress), 2017
11 x Oil and ink on canvas
: 500 x 100 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
WYE, 2016
Three-channel video installation
48 minutes 30 seconds
Mikhael Subotzky
WYE, Film Still 24 , 2016
inkjet print on cotton rag paper
Image size 22,5 x 30 cm, Paper Size 34,5 x 40cm
Mikhael Subotzky
WYE, Film Still 1 , 2016
inkjet print on cotton rag paper
Image size 22,5 x 30 cm, Paper Size 34,5 x 40cm
Mikhael Subotzky
WYE, Film Still 24 , 2016
inkjet print on cotton rag paper
Image size 22,5 x 30 cm, Paper Size 34,5 x 40cm
Mikhael Subotzky
WYE, Film Still 21 , 2016
inkjet print on cotton rag paper
Image size 22,5 x 30 cm, Paper Size 34,5 x 40cm
Mikhael Subotzky
WYE, Film Still 21 , 2016
inkjet print on cotton rag paper
Image size 22,5 x 30 cm, Paper Size 34,5 x 40cm
Mikhael Subotzky
WYE, Film Still 26 , 2016
inkjet print on cotton rag paper
Image size 22,5 x 30 cm, Paper Size 34,5 x 40cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Moses and Griffiths, 2012
Four-channel film
00:20:00
Mikhael Subotzky
Mikhael Subotzky: Retinal Shift, 2012


Mikhael Subotzky
Maplank and Naomi, Polsmoor Maximum Security Prison , 2004
Number one in a set of five identical Inkjet prints, framed and mounted on Dibond, with face-mounted toughened glass smashed by the artist
Image size: 50 x 75cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Who's Who , 2012
Eleven-channel slideshow on vertically oriented 55" HD screens linked to BrightSign sync boxes
variable
Mikhael Subotzky
Pixel Interface, 2013
Perspex screen, three custom steel tables, three television screens, three custom-made micro- scopes, objectives, microscope cameras, projectors, cables

Mikhael Subotzky
Pixel Interface, 2013
Perspex screen, three custom steel tables, three television screens, three custom-made micro- scopes, objectives, microscope cameras, projectors, cables

Mikhael Subotzky
Residents, Vaalkoppies (Beaufort West Rubbish Dump) , 2006
LightJet C-print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
Image: 105.5cm x 128.66cm, Paper: 126cm x 147.66cm / Image: 82 x 100cm / Large - Image: 105.5cm x 128.66cm / Large - Image: 105.5cm x 128.66cm, Paper: 126cm x 147.66cm / Medium - Image : 82cm x 100cm, Paper: 104cm x 120cm / Paper: 104 x 120cm / Paper: 126cm x 147.66cm / Small - Image: 49.2cm x 60cm, Paper: 67.2cm x 76cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Bonnita Sings, Mallies Household, Rustdene Township, Beaufort West , 2006
LightJet C-print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
Frame: 127.50 x 150 x 6.5 cm / Image : 82cm x 100cm / Large - Image: 105.5cm x 128.66cm, Paper: 126cm x 147.66cm / Medium - Image : 82cm x 100cm, Paper: 104cm x 120cm / Paper: 104cm x 120cm / Size Large: 105.5 x 128.66 cm / Small - Image: 49.2cm x 60cm, Paper: 67.2cm x 76cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Jaco, Beaufort West Prison , 2006
LightJet C-print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
Image : 82cm x 100cm / Large - Image: 105.5cm x 128.66cm, Paper: 126cm x 147.66cm / Large - Image: 105.5cm x 128.66cm, Paper: 126cm x 147.66cm / Medium - Image : 82cm x 100cm, Paper: 104cm x 120cm / Paper: 104cm x 120cm / Small - Image: 49.2cm x 60cm, Paper: 67.2cm x 76cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Cell 33, E2 Section, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison , 2004
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
46,5 x 126cm / 46.5 x 126cm / Image size: 46,5 x 126,4cm, Paper size: 55.9 x 134.5cm / Image size: 46,5 x 126cm, Paper size: 55.9 x 134.5cm / Work: 46.5 x 126 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Cell 33, E2 Section (5), Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison, 2004
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
Die Vier Hoeke / Image size: 46,5 x 126cm, Paper size: 55.9 x 134.5cm / Image size: 50 x 135cm / Image: 50 x 135cm / Retinal Shift
Mikhael Subotzky
Johnny Fortune, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison , 2004
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
50 x 75cm / 50cm x 75cm / Die Vier Hoeke: / Image size: 46.5 x 70cm / Image size: 46.5cm x 70cm / Image: 50 x 75cm / Paper size: 56 x 78cm / Paper size: 56 x 78cm / Paper size: 56cm x 78cm / Retinal Shift:
Mikhael Subotzky
Marc, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison , 2004
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
50 x 70cm / Image: 46.5cm x 70cm Paper: 56cm x 78cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Pasvang, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison , 2004
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
50 x 70cm / Image: 46.5cm x 70cm Paper: 56cm x 78cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Shackles, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison , 2004
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
50 x 70cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Mark, Hout Bay Beach , 2005
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
46,5 x 126cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Riaan (at sea), Hout Bay , 2005
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper / Inkjet print
Image: 50 x 135cm / Retinal Shift: 50 x 135cm / Umjiegwana: 46,5 x 126cm / Work: 50 x 135 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Tokkie, Manenberg , 2005
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
56 x 151 cm / Image size: 46,5 x 126cm, Paper size: 55.9 x 134.5cm / Image: 50 x 135cm / Paper size: : 55.9   x 134.5 cm / Retinal Shift: 50 x 135cm / Umjiegwana: Image size: 46,5 x 126cm, Paper size: 55.9 x 134.5cm / Work: 46.5 x 126 cm / Work: 56 x 151 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Hermanus (parking garage), Cape Town CBD , 2005
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
46,5 x 126cm / Work: 46.5 x 134 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Hermanus (parking garage), Cape Town CBD , 2005
Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper
46,5 x 126cm / Work: 46.5 x 134 cm
Mikhael Subotzky
Study for "Golden Link to the Land of Gold" , 2016
Ink and coloured pencil on paper
Work: 25 x 18.8 cm

Biography

Mikhael Subotzky (b. 1981, Cape Town) is a Johannesburg based artist whose works in multiple mediums (including film installation, video, photography, collage and painting) attempt to engage critically with the instability of images and the politics of representation. Subotzky has exhibited in a series of important international exhibitions, including most recently Inheritance: Recent Video Art from Africa at the Fowler Museum (UCLA) in Los Angeles (2019) and Ex Africa in various venues in Brazil (2017-18). His award-winning Ponte City project (co-authored with Patrick Waterhouse) was presented at Art Basel Unlimited in 2018. The full exhibition and archive of this project has since been acquired by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and will be the subject of a monographic exhibition there in the fall of 2020.

Subotzky’s work is collected widely by international institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Solomon R Guggenheim Museum (New York), the National Gallery of Art (Washington), Tate (London), Centre Pompidou (Paris), and the South African National Gallery, among others.

Subotzky’s work was included in the Lubumbashi (2013) and Liverpool (2012) biennials. Pixel Interface, a multi-component video installation, was included in All The World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015).