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William Kentridge

William Kentridge is a South African Artist


Born 28-04-1955 in Johannesburg South Africa

William Kentridge is a South African Artist best known for his prints, drawings, and animated films. He studied mime and theatre at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Kentridge received numerous awards for his artistic achievements.


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Current Position(s)

Film Maker | Stereoscope
South Africa | 1999 - present

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Co-Founder | Free Film makers Co-Operative
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1985 - present

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Educational history

Secondary

King Edward VII School, Johannesburg, South Africa

Tertiary

University of the Witwatersrand

Completed 1976

Bachelor of Arts degree - Politics and African Studies

Johannesburg Art Foundation

Completed 1978

Diploma - Fine Arts


L/Ecole Jacques leCoq Paris

Completed 1982

Diploma

Mime & Theatre

Achievements

Awards

Kyoto Prize | Inamori Foundation | 2010

Jesse L Rosenberger Medal | University of Chicago | 2006

Honorary Doctor of Literature | University of the Witwatersrand | 2004

Carnegie Medal | 2004

Goslar Kaiserring | 2003

Memo | Loerie | 1994

Loerie Award Memo

Woyzeck on the Highveld | Woyzeck on the highveld | 1992

production, set design & direction

Young Artist | Standard Bank | 1987

AA Vita Award | Cassirer fine Art | 1986

New Vision Exhibition | Market Theatre | 1986

Short Fiction | Red Ribbon | 1982

Other Achievements

Ubu Tells the Truth | 1996

Film

Medicine Chest | 2001

Film

Automatic Writing | 2001

Film maker

Stereoscope | 1999

Film maker

Weighing and Wanting | 1998

Artist

History of the Main Complaint | 1996

Film Maker

Felix in Exile | 1994

Film maker

Sobriety, Obesity and Growing Old | 1991

Film

Mine | 1991

Film

Monument | 1990

Film

Johannesburg: Second Greatest City After Paris | 1989

Film

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