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,
            London, U.K.
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,
            Lusaka, Zambia
1995    Thapong International Artists' Workshop, Botswana
1995    Ujamaa 4, Maputo, Mozambique
1999    The Trickster project, Tamarind Institute,
            New Mexico, U.S.A.