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NEWS & EXHIBITIONS –

Excuse me, while I disappear. included on group exhibition: Making Africa. Continent of Contemporary Design curated by Okwui Enwezor and Amelie Klein.
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
15 Oct 2017 – 07 Jan 2018
Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico
03 Feb 2018 – 06 May 2018
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
14 Oct 2018 – 13 Jan 2019

Chinafrika. Under Construction
Group exhibition curated by Jochen Becker
gfzk Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, Germany
Opens 02 June 2017
chinafrika.org
gfzk.de

SHOW NO PAIN - The collected film and video work of Michael MacGarry
A solo exhibition at Wits Art Museum (WAM), Johannesburg
02 May - 25 June 2017
WAM

Chinafrika Conference
A two-day conference focused on cultural responses to the Africa-China relationship produced by Michael MacGarry, Jochen Becker, Juliette Leeb-du Toit and Ross Anthony. Featuring contributions from Sammy Baloji, Malcolm Corrigall, Samuel Fosso, Daniel Halter, William Kentridge, Nicola Kritzinger, Richard Poplak, Dianne Leong Man, Ella Raidal, Warren Siebrits, Dr. Ruth Simbao, Moffat Takadiwa, Dr. Cobus van Staden and James Webb.
Goethe Institut, Johannesburg 29-30 April 2017
chinafrika.org

Utopia/Dystopia Part II
Co-curated by João Laia, Susana Ventura, Pedro Gadanho at MAAT (Museum Art Architecture Technology) Lisbon, Portugal. Opens March 2017.
MAAT

Official Selection: Excuse me, while I disappear.
Le Rencontres Internationales - New Cinema & Contemporary Art
Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, 13-19 March 2017
art-action.org

Official Selection: Sea of Ash
18th CinemAfrica Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden
22 - 28 February 2017

Flow of Forms. Design histories between Africa and Europe
Group exhibition co-curated by Kerstin Pinther and Alexandra Weigand
Museum of Architecture (TUM) at Pinakothek der Moderne, Kunstraum München and Museum Fünf Kontinente - Munich, Germany
02 February - 12 March 2017

Official Selection: Sea of Ash
International Festival Signes de Nuit
Chambéry, France
20 - 22 December 2016

Official Selection: Sea of Ash
14° Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris
24 November - 04 December 2016

Official Selection: Sea of Ash
27th Carthage Film Festival, Tunis, Tunisia. In competition Short Films category.
28 October - 5 November 2016
jcctunisie.org

Official Selection: Sea of Ash
Film Africa - the Royal African Society’s annual film festival - screened in competition for the Baobab Award for Best Short Film.
London, 28 October - 6 November 2016
filmafrica.org.uk

Official Selections: Sea of Ash and As Above, So Below.
shnit International Shortfilmfestival
PLAYGROUND Cape Town, 5 - 9 October 2016
shnit.org

Excuse me, while I disappear. included on Making Africa. Continent of Contemporary Design curated by Okwui Enwezor and Amelie Klein, at Kunsthal Rotterdam, 01 October 2016 - 15 January 2017.
www.kunsthal.nl

Selected Artist: Herbst Academy 2016
Steirischer Herbst Festival
Haus der Architektur - Graz, Austria
23 September - 16 October 2016
steirischerherbst.at

Selected Artist: New Museum’s residency program: IdeasCity Athens
“The next edition of the New Museum’s high-profile platform that explores the future of cities with arts and culture as driving forces - will take place 19 - 24 September 2016 in Athens. IdeasCity Athens invites 40 thinkers and professionals from around the world working at the intersection of urbanism, community activism, art, design, and technology whose work interrogates the cultural forces that define our cities.”
ideas-city.org | newmuseum.org

Official Selection:
Excuse me, while I disappear.
Flies.
Sea of Ash

14th Afrika Film Festival, Cologne
15 - 25 September 2016
filme-aus-afrika.de

Everard Read Gallery
FNB Joburg Art Fair 2016
Sandtion Convention Centre, Johannesburg
9 - 11 September 2016

Official Selection: Sea of Ash
14th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Tucumán, Argentina
25-28 August 2016

Official Selection: Sea of Ash
17th Lucania Film Festival - Pisticci, Italy
10-13 August 2016

Official Selection: As Above, So Below.
24th Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal
9 - 17 July 2016

Between Rot and Genesis
Solo Exhibition
Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
07 July - 06 August 2016
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Official Selection: Flies. and Excuse me, while I disappear. - Architect Africa Film Festival, The Bioscope, Johannesburg, 23 - 26 June 2016

Official Selection: As Above, So Below.
62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
5 - 10 May 2016
kurzfilmtage.de

Making Africa
Curated by Amelie Klein and Okwui Enwezor
CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
23 March - 28 August 2016
cccb.or

Official Selection: Sea of Ash
Le Rencontres Internationales
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 15 - 20 March 2016
art-action.org

When Tomorrow Comes
Curated by Michael Titlestad, Jacki McInnes, Jyoti Mistry
Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg
15 March - 29 May 2016

Official Selection: Sea of Ash
14th International Festival Zeichen der Nacht
Jury Award: Special Mention, Sign Awards
Bangkok, Thailand
3 - 6 March 2016
signesdenuit.com

Sub-Sahara: Accelerated Urbanism in Africa
Curated by Suzanne Landau
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
01 March – 10 September 2016
tamuseum.com

Cape Town Art Fair
19 - 21 February 2016
Cape Town International Convention Centre
everard-read.co.za

Official Selection: Sea of Ash
14th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Berlin
18 - 24 January 2016
signesdenuit.com

Official Selection: Sea of Ash
Le Rencontres Internationales - New Cinema & Contemporary Art
Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, 12-17 January 2016
art-action.org

Official Selection: Excuse me, while I disappear.
7th Cairo International Video Festival, Medrar Centre for Contemporary Art, Egypt
3 - 11 December 2015
Medrar

Visual Cultures TEN
SHOWROOM GALLERY, Marylebone, London
Organised by Goldsmith's Visual Cultures Department
2 - 6 December 2015
SHOWROOM

Jury Award - Special Mention: Excuse me, while I disappear.
13th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris
26 November - 2 December 2015
signesdenuit.com

Selected Artist: The Film Will Always Be You
Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth, Germany
27 - 29 November 2015

Bronze, Steel & Stone
Group exhibition
Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
12 November - 20 December 2015
everard-read.co.za

Excuse me, while I disappear.
Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design
Curated by Amelie Klein and Okwui Enwezor
Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
30 October 2015 - 21 February 2016

Selected Artist: SESC_VideoBrasil
Jury Award: Honourable Mention: “Excuse me, while I disappear.”

19th Festival of Contemporary Art: Southern Panoramas
Sao Paulo, Brasil
6 October - 6 December 2015
videobrasil.org.br

Official Selection: Flies. - Edinburgh Short Film Festival, 11-22 November 2015
>edinburghshortfilmfestival.com

Selected Artist: B3 The Moving Image Biennial 2015
Frankfurt am Main
7 - 11 Oktober 2015
b3biennale.com

Official Selection:
Excuse me, while I disappear.
Flies.

Baghdad International Film Festival (BIFF 2015), Iraq
1 - 5 October 2015
baghdadfilmfest.com

Excuse me, while I disappear. Official selection: Arquiteturas Film Festival, Lisboa
1-4 Otober 2015
arquiteturasfilmfestival.com

Official Selection: Excuse me, while I disappear. - Bergen International Film Festival, Norway - 23-30 September 2015
biff.no

Official Selection: Flies.
K3 Internationales Filmfestival - Villach, Austria
Jury Award: Honourable Mention

16 - 20 September 2015
k3festival.com

There’s an Animal Inside.
A solo exhibition by Michael MacGarry
FNB Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, 11 - 13 September 2015
View Work

Excuse me, while I disappear. Official Selection: CINEMIGRANTE
15 - 23 September 2015, Buenos Aires
www.cinemigrante.org

Flies. Official selection: Split Film Festival
Croatia, 12-19 September 2015
splitfilmfestival.hr

El Ray Award for Excellence in Narrative Short Filmmaking
Awarded to Excuse me, while I disappear. at Barcelona Film Festival 2015
barcelonafilmfestival.com

Excuse me, while I disappear. Official Selection: 13th International Festival Signes de Nuit 2015
Lisboa, Saarbrücken, Bangkok
signesdenuit.com

Flies. Official Selection: Durban International Film Festival
16 - 26 July 2015

Selected Artist: The Film Will Always Be You
TATE Modern, London
10 - 12 July 2015
tate.org.uk

After Africa
A group exhibition curated by Mathias Ussing Seeberg
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
25 June - 25 October 2015

Excuse me, while I disappear. Official Selection: Festival of African, Asian and Latin American Cinema (FCAAAL)
Milan, Italy
6 - 12 May 2015

Excuse me, while I disappear. included on The Johannesburg Pavilion
during the 56th la Biennale di Venezia, Campo San Giacomo dall'Orio, Venice, Italy.
6 - 14 May 2015
> View work

Excuse me, while I disappear. included on Africa Salon programme - Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
The Africa Salon is Yale University’s first contemporary African arts programme, featuring a series of panels, exhibitions, screenings and performances by contemporray artists from the continent and diaspora.
27 - 28 March 2015
africasalon.org | yale.edu

Excuse me, while I disappear. included on Making Africa. A Continent of Contemporary Design curated by Okwui Enwezor and Amelie Klein, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
14 March - 13 September 2015
Exhibition Tour: Guggenheim Bilbao (2016), CCCB Barcelona (2016)
> View work

Excuse me, while I disappear. Official Selection: 20th Afrika Film Festival de Belgique (AFF)
20 March - 4 April 2015

Excuse me, while I disappear. Nominated: Huysmans Young Africa Filmmaker Award 2015 (AFF)
Awards announcement and film screenings: 21 March 2015, Museum M van Leuven, Belgium.
> View work

Excuse me, while I disappear. Official Selection: International Film Festival Rotterdam
21 January - 31 February 2015
> View work

Flies. Official Selection: International Film Festival Rotterdam
21 January - 31 February 2015
> View work

 

 

 

ael MacGarry

ABOUT –

Michael MacGarry is a multi award-winning visual artist and filmmaker based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds an MFA from the University of the Witwatersrand (2004) and has exhibited internationally for ten years including TATE Modern, Guggenheim Bilbao, 19th VideoBrasil, 62nd Short Film Festival Oberhausen, International Film Festival Rotterdam and Les Rencontres Internationales. MacGarry's practice is focused on researching narratives and histories of socio-economics, politics and objects within the context of Africa, principally in spaces where contemporary life is in a state of invention and flux.

 

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