Cameron Platter was born in 1978, Johannesburg. He graduated with a BFA in painting from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, in 2001
Recent exhibitions include U-SAVED-ME, Depart Foundation, Los Angeles; 2015 Artist in Residence at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA); ‘Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa’, SFMOMA, San Francisco; ‘Imaginary Fact, Contemporary South African Art and the Archive’, 55th Venice Biennale; ‘De Leur Temps’, Musee des Beaux-arts de Nantes; ‘Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now’, Museum of Modern Art, New York; ‘Les Rencontres Internationales’, Palais de Tokyo (2014) and The Centre Georges Pomidou (2010), Paris; Le Biennale de Dakar 2010, Dakar, Senegal; ‘Coca- Colonization’, Marte Museum, El Salvador; and ‘Absent Heroes’, Iziko South African National Gallery.
His work appears in the permanent collection of MoMA, New York.
His work has been featured in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Vice Magazine, NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, The BBC, Utflukt, Art South Africa, Protocollum, and Artforum.
He lives and works in Cape Town and KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
PRESS AND LINKS
Hope And Optimism, 2014
Carved jacaranda wood and plain tree, stone pine, polish, stain, lightbox, monster energy drink
MOVING IMAGE / VIDEO LINKS
THE POWER OF THOUGHTS
Cameron Platter: Beware The Curves - Part 10 of 10