Matthew 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 country’s most recognized younger painters, Hindley’s intense, poetic and delving artworks have featured in various critical and seminal South African exhibitions. Recent solo presentations have included An Everlasting Once at Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town (2011) and Twilight of the Idols at Biksady, Budapest (2013).  Hindley’s exhibition of drawings at David Krut Cape Town coincided with the official launch of the book, The Five Magic Pebbles & other stories. His brand new solo painting presentation Resurrection (Der Brennende Wald ) was held at Everard Read Cape Town gallery, also in Cape Town in October 2015.

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 will be part of the  imago mundi , Benetton Collection at the Venice Biennale, and his major public sculpture Speak Naturally and Continuously will undergo conservation, in order to have the delicate physical computing piece in permanent running order. The artwork is installed above the entrance of the South African National Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa.

EDUCATION

2002
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBTIONS

2015
Resurrection (Der Brennende Wald), Everard Read, 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 Kromschroeder & 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 EXHIBTIONS

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, Appalation 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