Christopher Slack

Paintings and prints

About Me

  • 2012 – artist in residence at the Eastside Studios, Cape Town
  • 2008/2012 – artist in residence at the Bijou Studios, Cape Town
  • 2002/2003 – bass player with the “Dream Rangers”, electro band
  • 1996 – co-founded ‘gallery MAU-MAU’, an experimental venue for artists, performers and DJs
  • 1995/6 – bass player with the ‘Magnetics’, a retro-funk band
  • 1993 – assistant to the ‘Anti Gravity Gallery’, Johannesburg
  • 1990-92 University of Cape Town Michaelis School of Fine Art – Dip Fine Art
  • 1989 – Cape Technikon – 1st year NA Dip Graphic Design
  • 1988 – Rondebosch Boys’ High School – Matriculation
  • 1970 – born in Cape Town

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2012 – “Transformation”- Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2009 – “The Exploits of the Incomparable Shamila” – UCA Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2006 – “In Sector 17” – Blank Projects, Cape Town
  • 2005 – “B-Grade” – Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
  • 2000 – “Trans-Love Highways” – Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
  • 1996 – “Recent Paintings” – Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2012 – “Small Works”, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2011 – “New Voices”- Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2010 – “The Creative Block”- Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
  • 2009 – Ärt and Violence”- Spier Estate, Stellenbosch
  • 2009 – “20 Artists, 20 Portraits”- UCA Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2008 – “The Bijou Burns Again”, UCA Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2008 – Utrecht Art Fair, The Netherlands
  • 2006 – “20 Artists 06” – Bell Roberts Contemporary, Cape Town
  • 2003 – Africa Human Genome Initiative/What is Life? SA Museum, Cape Town
  • 2003 – “Chicks with Guns, part 2: Virgins in Paradise” – YDESIRE/Softserve 4, The Castle, Cape Town
  • 2002 – Group Exhibition – Bang the Gallery, Cape Town
  • 2001 – “Chicks with Guns/Krishna Smiles, Flowers Bloom” – YDETAG/Softserve 3, SA National Gallery, Cape Town
  • 1999 – Group Exhibition – João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town
  • 1997 – “No Scratching”, Contemporary Printmaking, Tragically Hip Clothing, Cape Town
  • 1996 – “Sluice” – 3-piece Ensemble Performance – Good Hope Gallery, The Castle Cape Town
  • 1996 – “Short Attention Spam”, Polaroid Exhibition – MAU MAU Gallery, Cape Town
  • 1993 – “Aids Awareness” – SA Association of Arts/Artsstrip
  • 1993 – “Cape Town arrives in Johannesburg” – Anti-Gravity Gallery, Rosebank Mall, Johannesburg
  • 1993 – “Hard-Ground Printmakers Association” – Dorp Street, Gallery, Stellenbosch
  • 1993 – “Arts Alive in August” – Anti-Gravity/Exclusive Books, Sandown, Johannesburg
  • 1993 – “Printmaking 1910-1993” – Michaelis Collection, Old Town House, Greenmarket Square, Cape Town

AWARDS:

  • 2003 – Africa Human Genome Initiative/What is Life? Competition – Joint 1st Prize
  • 1992 – Michaelis – Katrine Harries Print Cabinet Prize
  • 1990 – Michaelis – Simon Gerson Prize
  • 1990 – Irma Stern Award
  • 1989 – Santam Scholarship for Art Students
  • 1989 – Cape Technikon – Merit Award for Outstanding Performance
  • 1989 – Cape Technikon – Bill Wilson Award for Form and Colour
  • 1988 – Rondebosch Boys’ High School class prizes for Painting and Graphic Art
  • 1988 – Santam Scholarship for Art Students

EDUCATION:

  •  1990-92 University of Cape Town Michaelis School of Fine Art – Dip Fine Art
  • 1989 Cape Technikon – 1st year NA Dip Graphic Design
  • 1988 Rondebosch Boys’ High School – Matriculation

BORN:

  • Cape Town, 1970-08-06