Immediately below this introduction you find the collective C.V. of the Kuru artists: a selection of the group exhibitions and of the workshops various painters participated in.
You'll find short biographies of the 17 Kuru artists by clicking on one of the portraits on the left, where the Africaserver presents of each of the painters a couple of graphic works of art. The number of artists presented in this section includes the deceased ones. Hence the difference with the 14 artists participating with an oil painting in the virtual exhibition proper.
During the production of this exhibition Sobe Sobe died. He is included with an oil painting. Nearly all painters use an artist name (some even two) which is mentioned first on the page. Between brackets the family name is given. All artists belong to the Kuru group in D'Kar in the Kalahari of Botswana. Many artists are represented with their work in the National Museum and Art Gallery in Gaborone, in museums abroad as well as in private collections.
Click on one of the thumbnails on the left to find the artist
Selected group exhibitions:
1991 National Art Gallery, Windhoek, Namibia
1991 National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
1992 National Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe
1992 National Museum and Art Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
1993 Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa
1993 William Humphreys Museum, Kimberley, South Africa
1993 Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, U.K.
1993 Images of Africa, Copenhagen, Denmark
1993 Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Piccadilly Corner,
1993 Graphica Creativa Triennale, Jyvaskyla, Finland
1993 Museum voor Volkenkunde (World Museum),
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1993 Gallery Charlotte Daneel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994 Intergrafia ’94, Kracow, Poland
1994 Barbicon Concourse Gallery, London, U.K.
1994 People, Power and Politics, Johannesburg, South Africa
1995 Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa
1995 Dusable Museum, Chicago, U.S.A.
1996 South African National Museum,
Cape Town, South Africa
1997 Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1997 Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia
1997 Guild Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa
1998 Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
1998 Volvo Complex, Stockholm, Sweden
1998 Artists of Botswana Exhibition, Gaborone, Botswana
1998 Absa Group Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
1999 National Art Gallery, Windhoek, Namibia
1999 Three women – Three perspectives,
travelling exhibition, Botswana
(Dada, Neo Matome, Ann Golifer)
1999 Globe Gallery, Hay-on-Wye, Heresfordshire, U.K.
1999 Lew Allen Contemporary Gallery,
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
1999 Kunstreich Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2000 Three women – Three perspectives, travelling
exhibition, South Africa, Namibia (Dada,
Neo Matome, Ann Golifer)
2000 Nhabe Museum, Maun, Botswana
2000 Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2000 Nature Art Gallery, England
2000 National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek
2000 African Easel, Kasane, Botswana
2000 Old Arts Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa
2000 Ethnographic Museum (Stockholm), Lokstallet Museum
(Stromstad) in Sweden
2000 Travelling exhibition, Norway
2000 World Art Foundation, Eerbeek, The Netherlands
2000 Tropical Museum, Amsterdam
1992 Thapong International Artists’ Workshop, Botswana
1993 Thapong International Artists' Workshop, Botswana
1994 Mbile International Artists' Workshop,1994,
1995 Thapong International Artists' Workshop, Botswana
1995 Ujamaa 4, Maputo, Mozambique
1999 The Trickster project, Tamarind Institute,
New Mexico, U.S.A.