Gavin Younge works internationally as an artist, writer and curator. His most recent group exhibitions include Pointure (at the UJ Art Gallery) and Bêtes Off (at the Conciergerie de Paris). Bêtes Off was curated by Claude d’Anthenaise, and featured work by Louise Bourgeois, Delphine Gigoux-Martin, Takebashi and Gonzenbach.
160 page catalogue authored by Claude d’Anthenaise, Director : Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris.
Recent Solo Exhibitions:
2011 Cheval de Bataille. Forteresse de Salses, Chateau le Salses, France. 24 June – 31 October.
2010 [Cradle Snatcher]. Circa on Jellicoe, Rosebank, Johannesburg. 2 September – 2 October. Catalogue.
2009 Deep Skin. Espace Cosmopolis/La Noire Galerie, Nantes. 6 June – 12 July, Catalogue.
2007 Prosthesis: art works by Gavin Younge – the decade 1997 – 2007. La Noire Galerie. Le Cloître des Billettes, Paris. 6 May – 3 June. Catalogue.
2003 Curating the Waves. Kunsthalle Göppingen im Kunstportal Baden-Württemberg, April – May.
2002 Salt River Soliloquies. Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town
1999 Collection Privé. Galerie N.O.M.A.D.E. Patras, Paris
1999 Gilets du Sauvetage. Ecole des Beaux Arts de Nïmes, France
1997 Memórias Intimas Marcas. Centro Cultural Portugués, Luanda
1997 Memórias Intimas Marcas. B Block Gallery, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town Multimedia intervention.
1997 Giving the Drum Back to Europe. Galerie N.O.M.A.D.E. Patras, Paris
2012 Bêtes Off. La Conciergerie de Paris. Curated by Claude d’Anthenaise (see http://www.monuments-nationaux.fr/fr/actualites/a-la-une/bdd/actu/761/betes-off//). Catalogue: http://editions.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/le-catalogue/bdd/livre/787
2011 Cuito Heroes. Nofound Photofair, Paris. Curated by Nathalie Codjia-Miltat. 11 – 14 November 2011.
2011 Threshold. Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town. Curated by Virginia Mackenny. 24 September – 31 October 2011.
2011 Horse. Everard Read Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg. 8 September – 31 October 2011.
2010 Lie of the Land. Old Town House Museum, Cape Town. Curated by Michael Godby. 6 June – 13 September 2010.
2010 Twenty – Twenty years of South African Sculpture. Nirox Foundation, Cradle of Humankind. Curated by Andrew Lamprecht. 6 June – 20 August 2010.
2010 From Pierneef to Gugulectiv. iZiko National Art Gallery. Curated by Nadja Daenhke. May – August 2010.
2009 Dada South. South African National Gallery & Old Tuin Huis. Curated by Nadje Daehnke. 12 Dec 2009 – 14 Feb 2010.
2009 ECC 25 “Forward March”. Spier. Curated by Belisa Rodrigues, Josie Grindrod. October.
2009 Urban Animal. Absa Art Gallery, Johannesburg. Curated by Ann-Marie Tully and Sonja Britz. Catalogue. October.
2009 Historyn. UCA Gallery, Cape Town. Curated by Andrew Lamprecht. September, October.
2008 A la clair fontaine. Salle Jean-Hélion – Centre Culturel Nicolas-Pomel, Issoire, France. Curated by Estienne Blécon. July – September 2008.
2008 SpierContemporary 2007. Johannesburg Art Gallery, Curated by Clive van den Bergh. April – May 2008.
2007 SpierContemporary 2007. Spier Estate, Curated by Clive van den Bergh. December – February 2008.
2007 X-Cape. ‘Doing it for Daddy’. Loop Street, Cape Town. April.
2006 Artworks in Progress. Michaelis Gallery. December. Curated by Stephen Inggs.
2006 Second to None. SA National Gallery. August-October. Curated by Virginia MacKenny.
2006 2008 Olympic Sculpture Exhibition. Beijing, Qingdao, Tianjin, Shanghai. June-July.
2006 Cinétrain Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin. Lille, Paris, Marseille. Jan-Feb
2005 Highlights from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipal Art Gallery, Albany Museum, Grahamstown, September.
2005 ArtMédia/firstRun : Rencontres, Cinéma d’Ivry – Le Luxy, April.
2004 Les Afriques – 36 Artists Contemporains. Musée des Arts des Derniers, Paris. October-November.
2004 Sodobna Afriska Umetnost – Contemporary African art – L’art Contemporain Africain. Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia. April-July.
2004 Identity. Stigting Art & Theatre, Schweningen, Curated by Sharlene Khan. The Netherlands. February 2004 – 2007.
2004 Democracy X. Cape Town Castle.
2004 Making Waves. Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg. Curated by Koulla Xinisteris. November 2004 – March 2005.
2003 Re-Collections. South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2003 Veterans of KZN. Durban art Gallery, Durban, July – September. Curated by Jill Addleson.
2003 Working Proof. João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town. Art on Paper, Johannesburg. Curated by Stephen Inggs.
2008 Olduvai. Nine-metre high welded steel construction, Convention Towers, Cape Town.
2008 Church Square Memorial to the Enslaved. 11 engraved granite elements commemorating the 1st Slave Rebellion at the Cape. Commissioned by the City of Cape Town after a national competition. Collaborative work with Wilma Cruise.
2006 Ancestor. 25 x 6 metre stainless steel and glass mural. Commissioned by the Department of Science & Technology after a national competition. Collaborative work with Wilma Cruise.
2004 Century’s Prytaneum. Three-part, site specific sculpture for Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
2003 Reservoir. Seven 5 metre long suspended sculptural elements with two large format plasma displays and associated video footage. Video installation. Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town.
|2012||Listening to Distant Thunder: The art of Peter Clarke. de Arte no 86. University of South Africa Press, pp 84-87. ISSN 0004-3389.|
|2011||‘VB 54: A pavilion too far?’ Art South Africa. Bell-Roberts Publishers, Cape Town.|
|2009||Dumile Feni Retrospective. de Arte. Unisa Press, Pretoria. No. 78.|
|2010||Cradle Snatcher. Multi-author art catalogue for solo exhibition. Published by CIRCA, Johannesburg. 48 folios. ISBN 978-0-620-47352-1.|
|2009||Deep Skin. Multi-author art catalogue for solo
exhibition. Published by La Noire Galerie, Paris. 52 folios. ISBN
|2008||Feral Acts, Artworks in Progress, Vol. 9. Michaelis School of Fine Art. 52-59|
|2007||Prosthesis – art works by Gavin Younge – the decade 1997-2007. Essays by Jill Bennett, Mark Haywood, and David Bunn. Published by La Noire Galerie, Paris. 48 folios. ISBN 978-0-620-38224-3|
|2002||Salt River Soliloquies, Bell- Roberts Publishing Cape Town (exhibition catalogue)|
|2000||A.R.E.A. Art Region end of Africa. Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Kjarvalsstadir, Iceland (exhibition catalogue)|
|2000||Picture perfect: limits to visual imagination. Inaugural Lecture Series, University of Cape Town.|
|1999||Celsius –[neue] Kunst aus dem [neuen] Südafrika (with B. Eckstein & S Kampmann), Institut für
Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), Bonn (exhibition catalogue)
|1997||Picture Cape Town: Landmarks of a New Generation, The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles|
|2007||Alyscamps, DVD projection. Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid. Cinéma l’Entrepot,
Paris (November 2007). Madrid, (March 2008), Haus der Welteren, Berlin (July 2008).
|2003||Reservoir, DVD installation, 24 hour loop. Cape Town International Convention centre.|
|2002||Curating the Waves, DVD installation, 10 minutes DVCam.|
|1997||Forces Favourites. Video Installation, 12 minutes, Beta SP (Producer/Director/Camera).|
|1996||(Producer) Picture Cape Town: Landmarks of a New Generation, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 8 mn, Beta SP.|
|1990||Sixpence a Door, Les Films du Village, Paris, 54 min., Beta SP.|
|1984||Reserve 4, Second Carnegie Enquiry, 27 min., 16mm.|
|1983||Strikeback, NCRV TV Holland, 34 min., 16mm.|
|1981||Abaphuciwe/The Dispossessed, Southern African Documents, 50 min., 16mm, English, German and French.|