SWAIN HOOGERVORST

BIOGRAPHY

SWAIN HOOGERVORST

(b. 1988 Cape Town, South Africa)

Swain Hoogervorst obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Vega (2010). He was selected as a top 100 finalist in the Absa l’Atelier Competition in both 2013 and 2015, as well as for residencies in the Netherlands (2013) and Finland (2015). His work has been shown in group exhibitions nationally and internationally, with his first solo exhibition taking place at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town (2014), titled ‘Inside Out’. His second solo ‘Searching Eudaimonia’ (2017) was held by the Everard Read Gallery in Cape Town and was his debut show with the Gallery. Hoogervorst lives in Cape Town.

As an artist, his interest is in the relationships between paintings and photographs, and paintings with one another, creating a conversation which viewers can join in by applying their focus. 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

In Between Spaces, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2018

Making Pictures, CUBICLE Series, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2017

Searching Eudaimonia, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2014

Inside Out, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

 

RESIDENCIES

2019

Mas des Graviers, Pourrières, France

2015

Arteles Creative Centre, Haukijärvi, Finland

2013

Schildersweek, Domburg, the Netherlands

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

Flower Show, Gallery Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

STILL, digital exhibition, Everard Read, UK & South Africa

2019

Summer Show, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

Land and Sea, Art on Avenues, Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa

New Small Paintings, Pop Up Exhibition, Roodebloem Studios, Cape Town, South Africa

Winter Show, Everard Read CIRCA, Cape Town, South Africa

2018

Summer Show, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

Nano 1.2, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Making Pictures, Cubicle Series, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

Winter Show, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

In the forests of the night, Everard Read, Johannesburg, South Africa

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

2017

Nano 1.1, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Spectrum, Everard Read, Johannesburg, South Africa

2016

Liminal Geographies, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Line and Shadow, Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Death of the old, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Stars and Tracks, The Project Room, Windhoek, Namibia

For what it’s worth, No End Contemporary, Johannesburg, South Africa

Pastoral Abstraction, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2015

Defining the Narrative, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town, South Africa

Homage, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2014

Pool Party, Alma Martha Project Space, Cape Town, South Africa

Golden Haze, Salon 91, Cape Town, South Africa

/SCAPE, Salon 91, Cape Town, South Africa

2013

One in a Million, Salon 91, Cape Town, South Africa

Absa l’Atelier, Best 100 exhibition, Johannesburg, South Africa

Schildersweek, Domburg, Netherlands

2012

Summer Show, Salon91, Cape Town, South Africa

{Impression; Sunset} Salon91, Cape Town, South Africa

 

PUBLICATIONS

2015

Art Needs You, The Barclays L'Atelier Award, Dr Paul Bayliss

2014

Art South Africa Volume 13 issue 02 The Controversy Issue, Brendon and Suzette Bell-Roberts

2013

Imagine the untapped talent of the subconscious, The Absa L'Atelier Award

 

REVIEWS & FEATURES

Art Pod E13 - Interview with Swain Hoogervorst

https//www.facebook.com/blendedpodcasts/videos/470156690282740/

 

Ends and Means Swain Hoogervorst's 'Searching Eudaemonia' (2017)

https//artthrob.co.za/2017/05/25/ends-and-means-swain-hoogervorsts-searching-eudaimonia/

 

Investing in Art Swain Hoogervorst (2016)

http//tailsofamermaid.com/2016/02/investing-in-art-swain-hoogervorst.html

 

In Finland with Swain Hoogervorst (2015)

https//soundcloud.com/los_individuos/situational-radio-in-finland-with-swain-hoogervorst

 

Bright Young Things Swain Hoogervorst (2014)

http//artafricamagazine.org/december-2014-swain-hoogervorst/

 

Inside Out, an Exhibition of Paintings by Swain Hoogervorst (2014)

http//10and5.com/2014/05/16/inside-out-an-exhibition-of-paintings-by-swain-hoogervorst/

 

Featured Swain Hoogervorst (2013)

http//10and5.com/2013/09/17/featured-swain-hoogervorst/

 

Ray-Ban Presents The #envisionseries (2013)

https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0D4RwsuwCk