MATT HINDLEY

BIOGRAPHY

MATTHEW HINDLEY
(b. 1974 Cape Town, South Africa)

Matthew Hindley graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town in 2002; where he was awarded the Michaelis Prize.

As one of the countries' most recognised younger painters, Hindley’s intense, poetic and delving artworks have featured in various critical and seminal South African exhibitions. His most recent solo painting presentation The Brush Itself Incite was held at the SILO hotel Vault Gallery in Cape Town, in 2019.

In addition, he has presented at the world-renowned Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, Michigan (2012) and the Kochi Muziris Biennale, India (2012). In 2014 he worked on a series of paintings inspired by the mythological African tales of South African writer Don Mattera, for a book published by Rhodeworks, in Berlin, Germany.

In 2015 his artwork was part of the imago mundi, Benetton Collection at the Venice Biennale, and his major public sculpture Speak Naturally and Continuously was installed above the entrance of the South African National Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. This artwork was rebuilt in late 2018/early 2019 and reopened to the general public interaction May 2019.

EDUCATION

2002      

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020       

Title to be confirmed, Everard Read, Johannesburg, South Africa

2019       

The Brush Itself Incites, Vault Gallery, Silo Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

2018       

The Divided Self, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

Survey of Risk, David Krut, Johannesburg, South Africa

2015       

Resurrection (Der Brennende Wald), Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

The Five Magic Pebbles & other stories (by Don Mattera), David Krut Projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2013       

Twilight of the Idols, Biksady Galeria, Budapest, Hungary

2012       

One Pearl of Great Price, VOLTA8, Basel, Switzerland

2011      

The Solo Project, Basel, Switzerland

An Everlasting Once , Brundyn+, Cape Town, South Africa

2009       

Like, like, like, like a Circus , Brundyn+ Wembley Project Space, Cape Town, South Africa

Black Out , Brundyn+, Cape Town, South Africa

2007      

Private Vernissage (with Kromschröder & Pfannenschmidt), Berlin, Germany

2006       

Before My Time, 34Long, Cape Town, South Africa

2005       

Speak Naturally & Continuously , Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2004       

Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Surrender, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020       

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, with Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2019       

Filling in the Gaps, Iziko South Africa National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Self, Gallery at Glen Carlou, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Winter, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2018       

Summer, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, with Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2017     

FNB JOBURG Art Fair, Everard Read /CIRCA Booth, Johannesburg, South Africa

Winter Collection, CIRCA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Turbine Art Fair with 50ty/50ty, Johannesburg, South Africa

2016       

365 Days of Projects & Collaborations, David Krut, Johannesburg, South Africa

AKAA Art Fair, with Everard Read, Paris, France

FNB JOBURG Art Fair, David Krut Projects (DKP), Johannesburg, South Africa

Inch x Inch, David Krut Projects (DKP) Johannesburg, South Africa

CAPE TOWN ART FAIR, Everard Read/ CIRCA Gallery Booth, Cape Town, South Africa

2015       

Homage, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

Empire, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

Imago Mundi - Map of New Art, Benetton Collection, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice Biennale, Italy

2014       

TWENTY: Contemporary Art From South Africa , Turchin, Centre for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University,  North Carolina / Traveling to the Beijing Biennale, China in 2015

2013       

Material/Representation, Brundyn+, Cape Town, South Africa

2012       

Collateral Segment - BRICS, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India

Global Groove, Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan, USA

2010       

Spier Contemporary Biennial, Cape Town, South Africa

2009       

Dada South, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2007       

South African Art, Danubiana Art Museum, Bratislava, Hungary

2005       

Videobrazil, WWWF Anthology Performance, Brazil

2004       

A Decade of Democracy: Witnessing South Africa, National Center for African American Arts, Boston, USA

2003       

On the road again, Engler & Piper Projekte, Berlin, Germany

MTN New Contemporaries, Museumafrica, Johannesburg, South Africa

2002       

In no particular order (vol.1), 16th Recontres Video Art Plastique, Normandy, France

2001       

World Wide Video festival, Arti et Amicae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

AWARDS

2005     Winner of the permanent public art installation competition, South African National Gallery

2002       Michaelis Prize, UCT, Cape Town, South Africa

2002       Simon Gershin prize, UCT, Cape Town, South Africa

1994       Irma Stern prize, UCT, Cape Town, South Africa

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Vass László Collection, Veszprém, Hungary

IZIKO South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

University of Cape Town Collection, Cape Town, South Africa

 

PUBLICATIONS

2014       Artwork for The Five Magic Pebbles, and other stories written by Don Mattera, published by Rhodeworks, Berlin

2004       A Decade of Democracy: South African Art 1994-2004, edited by Emma Bedford, published by the Iziko Museums of Cape Town, South African National Gallery