Abri de Swardt

Introduction

Born 1988 in South Africa.  Works and lives in Johannesburg and London.

Abri de Swardt studied and taught at Stellenbosch University, before receiving his MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2014.  Through various modes of collage, his work explores fantasies of digitization and forms of amnesia in relation to the figure of the ghost, the tumblrification of knowledge and erotohistiography in ways at once occult and baroque. He has held solo exhibitions at Blank Projects (ZA) and MOT International Projects (UK).  Group shows include the IV Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (RU), the Cooper Gallery (UK, forthcoming), Kappa Theta Phi (USA), Unseen Photo Fair (NL) and the US Museum (ZA).  In 2015 he will be artist-in-residence at the Sober & Lonely Institute of Contemporary Art.

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