Selected Works

Mikhael Subotzky

Schliemann, 2020 J-lar tape, ink and masking tape

Mikhael Subotzky

Schliemann II, 2020 J-lar tape, ink and masking tape

Mikhael Subotzky

The Dutch Gangster (Real) or Jan Van Riebeek, 2020 J-lar tape, ink and masking tape

Mikhael Subotzky

Massive Nerve Corpus, 2018 Oil and ink on canvas Work: 152.5 x 95.5 x 2.5 cm

Mikhael Subotzky

Steiner II , 2019 Oil, ink and Micropore tape on canvas Work: 100 x 77 cm

Mikhael Subotzky

Keats Bust , 2019 Oil and ink on linen Image: 51 x 40 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

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, 2016 Three-channel video installation 48 minutes 30 seconds

Mikhael Subotzky

WYE, Film Still 1, 2016 inkjet print on cotton rag paper

Mikhael Subotzky

WYE, Film Still 21, 2016 inkjet print on cotton rag paper

Mikhael Subotzky

Sticky-tape Transfer 17 – Discover The World's Finest Taste in Cigarettes, 2016 – 2019 Pigment inks, oil paint, J-Lar tape and Micropore dressing tape on cotton paper

Mikhael Subotzky

Sticky-tape Transfer 20 - R. Wye (or The British Isles - political) (0982), 2017 Pigment inks, correction tape and J-Lar tape on cotton paper

Mikhael Subotzky

Sticky-tape Transfer 27 - Anger (or No Public Thoroughfare after a gas explosion at the Port Elizabeth train station), 2016 Pigment inks and J-Lar tape on cotton paper

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

Who's Who , 2012 Eleven-channel slideshow variable

Mikhael Subotzky

Moses and Griffiths, 2012 Four-channel film 00:20:00

Mikhael Subotzky

Moses and Griffiths, 2012 Four-channel film 00:20:00

Mikhael Subotzky

Balla with Eagle, Vaalkoppies (Beaufort West Rubbish Dump), 2006 LightJet C-print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper, mounted on aluminium

Mikhael Subotzky

Bonnita Sings, Mallies Household, Rustdene Township, Beaufort West , 2006 LightJet C-print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper

Mikhael Subotzky

Boat, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison, 2004 Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper

Mikhael Subotzky

Maplank and Naomi, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison , 2004 Inkjet print on cotton rag paper

Mikhael Subotzky

Marc, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison , 2004 Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper

Mikhael Subotzky

Exercise, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison, 2004 Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper

Mikhael Subotzky

Cell 33, E2 Section, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison , 2004 Inkjet print

Mikhael Subotzky

Cell 33, E2 Section (5), Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison , 2004 Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper / Inkjet print

Mikhael Subotzky

Poacher’s carriers, Hout Bay, 2005 Inkjet print on cotton rag

Mikhael Subotzky

David, Hout Bay Beach (0212), 2005 Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper

Mikhael Subotzky

Tokkie, Manenberg, 2005 Digital print in pigment inks on cotton rag paper

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).

Exhibitions

I've grown roses in this gard...

03 October - 30 October 2019

The Wretched of the Screen / ...

25 June - 21 September 2019

Mikhael Subotzky / Massive Ne...

18 May - 13 July 2019

Narrative Means / 2018

02 June - 14 July 2018

News

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Press

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