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Jeremy Wafer

Selected Artworks

Steel
Work: 3800 x 100 x 100 cm
Sand, oil, steel  
Work: 150 x 25 x 60 cm
Blankets, cement, aluminium bitumen paint, wood
Work: 30 x 30 x 200 cm
Cloth, whitewash, lead, wire
Work: 150 x 150 cm
1: 50 000 scale Government issue map of various South African locations, ink and paint additions
1: 50 000 scale Government issue map of various South African locations, ink and paint additions
1: 50 000 scale Government issue map of various South African locations, ink and paint additions
Paint on glass
Frame (each): 30 x 30 cm
Rope and cast lead
Length of rope: 300 cm
Steel and bronze
Work: 58 x 90 x 25 cm

About

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Jeremy Wafer (b. 1953, Durban, South Africa) grew up in Nkwalini in what was then Zululand. He studied Fine Art at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg (B.A.F.A.1979) and at the University of the Witwatersrand (B.A. Hons. in Art History 1980, M.A. Fine Art 1987 and PhD 2016). 

Wafer taught in the Fine Art Departments of the former Technikon Natal (now DUT) and Technikon Witwatersrand (now UJ) before being appointed  Professor of Fine Art in the Wits School of Arts of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.  He retired from full time teaching in 2019.
 
Wafer is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, notably the Standard Bank National Drawing Prize in 1987 and the Sasol Wax Art Award in 2006. His work featured on the South African Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. Wafer has exhibited in South Africa and internationally, his work is represented in the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, the South African National Gallery, the Johannesburg Art Gallery as well as in many other museum, private and corporate collections.

Wafer lives and works between London UK and Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Exhibitions

Cape Town Gallery
25 May - 01 August 2024
Johannesburg Gallery
08 July - 12 August 2023

Press & News

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Wafer participates in a two-person exhibition, titled Everywhere But Here, alongside Andreas Schneider at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (8 – 27 November). Referencing each artist’s personal...