William Kentridge Portrait
Photo: Norbert Miguletz

William Kentridge Biography

William Kentridge (born Johannesburg, South Africa, 1955) is internationally acclaimed for his drawings, films, theatre and opera productions.

His method combines drawing, writing, film, performance, music, theatre, and collaborative practices to create works of art that are grounded in politics, science, literature and history, yet maintaining a space for contradiction and uncertainty.

Kentridge’s work has been seen in museums and galleries around the world since the 1990s, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Musée du Louvre in Paris, Whitechapel Gallery in London, Louisiana Museum in Copenhagen, the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid, the Kunstmuseum in Basel and Zeitz MOCAA and the Norval Foundation in Cape Town. He has participated a number of times in Documenta in Kassel (2012, 2002,1997) and the Venice Biennale (2015, 2013, 2005, 1999 and 1993).

Opera productions include Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Shostakovich’s The Nose, and Alban Berg’s operas Lulu and Wozzeck, and have been seen at opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala in Milan, English National Opera in London, Opera de Lyon, Amsterdam opera, the Sydney Opera House and the Salzburg Festival.

Kentridge’s theatrical productions, performed in theatres and at festivals across the globe include Refuse the Hour, Winterreise, Paper Music, The Head & the Load, Ursonate and Waiting for the Sibyl and in collaboration with the Handspring Puppet Company, Ubu & the Truth Commission, Faustus in Africa!, Il Ritorno d’Ulisse, and Woyzeck on the Highveld.

In 2016 Kentridge founded the Centre for Less Good Idea in Johannesburg: a space for responsive thinking and making through experimental, collaborative and cross-disciplinary arts practices. The centre hosts an ongoing programme of workshops, public performances, and mentorship activities.

Kentridge is the recipient of honorary doctorates from several universities including Yale and the University of London. In 2010, he received the Kyoto Prize. In 2012 he presented the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University. In 2015 he was appointed an Honorary Academician of the Royal Academy in London. In 2017, he received the Princesa de Asturias Award for the arts, and in 2018, the Antonio Feltrinelli International Prize. In 2019 he received the Praemium Imperiale award in painting in Tokyo.

His work can be found in the collections of Art Gallery of Western Australia (Perth), Art Institute of Chicago, Carnegie Museum of Art (New York), San Diego Museum of Art, Fondation Cartier (Paris), Zetiz MoCAA (Cape Town), Norval Foundation (Cape Town), LACMA (Los Angeles), Haus der Kunst (Munich), Sharjah Art Foundation, Mudam (Luxembourg), Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, MoMA (New York), SF MoMA (San Francisco), Castello di Rivoli (Turin), Moderna Museet, Stockholm, MoCA (Los Angeles), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), Johannesburg Art Gallery, MAXXI (Rome), Louisiana Museum (Humlebaek,Denmark), National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), National Museum of Modern Art (Kyoto), Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Inhotim Museum (Brumadinho, Brazil), Broad Art Foundation, Los Angeles, Centre Pompidou (Paris), Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris), National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), Tate Modern (London), Sifang Art Museum (Nanjing), Kunsthalle Mannheim, Vehbi Koç Foundation (Istanbul), Luma Foundation (Arles), Museum of Fine Arts (Budapest), Fundaçion Sorigue (Lerida, Spain), Guggenheim (Abu Dhabi), Kunsthalle Praha (Prague) and Amorepacific Museum of Art (Seoul); as well as private collections worldwide.

1979

  • William Kentridge, The Market Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

1981

  • Domestic Scenes, The Market Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

1985

  • William Kentridge, Hugo Cassirer Fine Art, Johannesburg,  South Africa

1986

  • William Kentridge, Hugo Cassirer Fine Art, Johannesburg, South Africa

1987

  • In the Heart of the Beast, Vanessa Devereux Gallery, London, U.K.

1988

  • William Kentridge, Hugo Cassirer Fine Art, Johannesburg, South Africa

1989

  • Responsible Hedonism, Vanessa Devereux Gallery, London, U.K.

1990

  • William Kentridge: Drawings and Graphics, Hugo Cassirer Fine Art and the Gallery on The Market, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • William Kentridge: Drawings, Gallery International Cape Town, South Africa

1992

  • Drawings for Projection, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Drawings for Projection, Vanessa Devereux Gallery, London, U.K.

1993

  • William Kentridge, Ruth Bloom Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

1995

  • Eidophusikon, 4th Istanbul Biennale, Turkey
  • Africus: Johannesburg Biennale, 1st Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa

1996

  • Colours: Contemporary Art from South Africa, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

1997

  • Applied Drawings, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Trade Routes: History and Geography, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa
  • Documenta X, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

1998

  • William Kentridge: Drawings for Projection, The Drawing Center, New York, U.S.A.
  • Weighing… and Wanting, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge, Stephen Friedman Gallery and A22 Gallery, London, U.K.
  • William Kentridge, Kunstverein Munchen, Munich, Germany
  • William Kentridge, Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge, Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
  • William Kentridge, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

2000

  • William Kentridge: Procession, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  • William Kentridge, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, U.K.
  • William Kentridge: New Work, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • Procession: Sculpture by William Kentridge, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2001

  • William Kentridge, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France
  • The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945 – 1994, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany

2002

  • William Kentridge, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge, Lia Rumma Gallery, Milan, Italy
  • William Kentridge, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  • William Kentridge: Zeno Writing, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2003

  • William Kentridge, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
  • William Kentridge, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • William Kentridge: Journey to the Moon and 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès, Baltic Arts Centre Visby, Sweden
  • William Kentridge, Mönchehaus Museum für Moderne Kunst, Goslar, Germany

2004

  • William Kentridge, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte, Turin, Italy
  • William Kentridge, K20 K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • William Kentridge, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
  • William Kentridge, Art 3 and la CRAC, Valence, France
  • William Kentridge, Museé Chateau d’Annecy, Annecy, France
  • William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  • William Kentridge, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France
  • William Kentridge, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A.
  • Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany

2005

  • William Kentridge, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • William Kentridge, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
  • William Kentridge, Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland
  • William Kentridge, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
  • William Kentridge: Black Box/Chambre Noire, Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Berlin, Germany
  • William Kentridge, Galleria Lia Rumma, Naples, Italy
  • William Kentridge: 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • The Experience of Art, 51st  Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2006

  • William Kentridge, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
  • William Kentridge: Black Box/Chambre Noire, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • William Kentridge: Black Box/Chambre Noire, Museum Höxter-Corvey, Höxter, Germany
  • William Kentridge: Black Box/Chambre Noire, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
  • William Kentridge/The Magic Flute: Drawings and Projections, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
  • William Kentridge, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge: 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  • William Kentridge: Preparing the Flute, Art for the World, Isola Madre, Borromeo Islands, Lake Maggiore, Italy
  • William Kentridge, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France

2007

  • What Will Come (has already come), Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
  • William Kentridge: Doppelt Sehen – Neue Zeichnungen und Projectionen, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
  • William Kentridge: 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès and Black Box/Chambre Noire, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • William Kentridge: 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès and Black Box/Chambre Noire, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
  • William Kentridge: 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès, Journey to the Moon and Day for Night, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin Germany
  • William Kentridge’s Prints, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, U.K.
  • William Kentridge’s Prints, Smith College Art Museum, Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge: Fragile Identities, University of Brighton, Brighton, U.K.
  • What Will Come, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • William Kentridge: Tapestries, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

2008

  • William Kentridge: Seeing Double, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France
  • William Kentridge, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  • (REPEAT) from the beginning / Da Capo, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
  • (REPEAT) from the beginning, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2009

  • William Kentridge: Tapestries, Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy
  • William Kentridge: Five Themes, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge: Five Themes, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge: What We See & What We Know, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
  • William Kentridge, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, U.S.A.

2010

  • William Kentridge: Five Themes, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
  • William Kentridge: Five Themes, Museum of Modern Art, New York, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge: Five Themes, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge: What We See & What We Know, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art,
  • William Kentridge: What We See & What We Know, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • William Kentridge: Ambivalent Affinities, Kannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge: Carnets d’Egypte, Museé du Louvre, Paris, France
  • William Kentridge: Breathe, Dissolve, Return, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France

2011

  • William Kentridge: Five Themes, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • William Kentridge: Five Themes, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • William Kentridge, Seagull Editions, Calcutta, India
  • William Kentridge, Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan, Italy
  • La Negation du Temps – Prologue, Le Laboratoire, Paris, France
  • William Kentridge: Other Faces, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • I am not me, the horse is not mine, Cité du Livre, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Chostakovitch, Atelier Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • William Kentridge: Other Faces, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2012

  • The Refusal of Time, Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany
  • Fortuna, Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • William Kentridge: No se unirá usted al baile, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Malaga, Spain
  • William Kentridge: Universal Archive (parts 7 – 23), Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  • MCA DNA: William Kentridge, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge: I am not me the horse is not mine, Tate Modern, London, U.K.
  • William Kentridge: Vertical Thinking, MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy
  • William Kentridge as Printmaker, The Blue Coat, Liverpool, U.K.
  • Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, International Centre of Photography, New York, U.S.A.

2013

  • No, It Is, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Fortuna, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Fortuna, Fundacao Ibere Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • William Kentridge as Printmaker, QUAD, Derby, U.K.
  • William Kentridge as Printmaker, University of Northumbria Gallery, Newcastle, U.K.
  • William Kentridge: Poems I Used To Know, Volte Gallery, Mumbai, India
  • William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge: Second-hand Reading, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2014

  • Fortuna, Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republicá, Bogota, Colombia
  • Fortuna, Museo Arte de Moderno de Medellín, Colombia
  • William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time, Parasophia, Kyoto Art Centre, Kyoto, Japan
  • William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time, Perth International Arts Festival, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia
  • William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
  • Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • William Kentridge: Tapestries, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa

2015

  • Fortuna, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporánio, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Fortuna, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
  • William Kentridge: If We Ever Get To Heaven, EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • William Kentridge: The Nose, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Notes Towards a Model Opera, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time, Iziko National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
  • William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, U.K.
  • William Kentridge: Lulu, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • All the World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
  • Double Vision: Albrecht Dürer / William Kentridge, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, Germany
  • 14th Istanbul Biennial, SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, Istanbul, Turkey

2016

  • Peripheral Thinking, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
  • No It Is! , Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
  • Thick Time, Whitechapel Gallery, London, U.K.
  • William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge: Notes Towards a Model Opera, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • William Kentridge: Triumphs, Laments and Other Processions, Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan, Italy
  • William Kentridge: Triumphs and Laments, MACRO, Rome, Italy

2017

  • Thick Time, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
  • Basta y Sobra, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
  • Thick Time, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
  • That Which We Do Not Remember, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • William Kentridge. Smoke, Ashes, Fable, Sint-Janshospitaal, Bruges, Belgium
  • William Kentridge: Universal Archive, Trout Gallery, University of Dickinson, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Processione di Riparazioniste, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
  • Journey to the Moon, Hilliard Art Museum, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, U.S.A.
  • O Sentimental Machine, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France

2018

  • O’ Sentimental Machine, Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Thick Time, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, U.K.
  • William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time, Wexner Centre for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge: Universal Archive, Walsh Gallery, Fairfield University Museum, Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge: Universal Archive, The Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
  • More Sweetly Play the Dance, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
  • Triumphs and Laments, Emerson Urban Arts, Media Art Gallery, Boston, U.S.A.
  • That Which We Do Not Remember, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2019

  • That Which We Do Not Remember, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
  • Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings to Work, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture, Norval Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa
  • A Poem I Used To Know, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel Switzerland
  • William Kentridge: Let Us Try for Once, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge: Ten Drawings for Projection, EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2020

  • Un poème qui n’est pas le nôtre / A Poem I Used To Know, Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art, Lille, France
  • That Which Is Not Drawn, Centre de Cultura de Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings to Work, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
  • Waiting for the Sibyl and Other Histories, Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan, Italy
  • City Deep, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg South Africa
  • William Kentridge: Breathe, Chiesa di San Domenico, Alba, Italy
  • More Sweetly Play the Dance, Antico Arsenale di Amalfi, Amalfi, Italy

2021

  • More Sweetly Play the Dance, Mudam, Luxembourg
  • William Kentridge: Universal Archive, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, U.S.A.
  • William Kentridge: Tapestries, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  • William Kentridge: Making Prints, Selected Editions: 1998 – 2021, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

1975

  • Discourse on a Chair, 16mm animated film, transferred to video, 1 min 2 sec

1978

  • Title/Tale, collaboration with Stephen Sack and Jemima Hunt, 8 mm animated film, 2 min

1981

  • Howl at the Moon, video fiction, Co-directed with Hugo Cassirer, 40 min

1984

  • Salestalk, 16 mm film, transferred to video, 30 min

1985

  • Vetkoek / Fête Galante, 16 mm animated film, transferred to video, 2 min 41 sec

1987

  • Exhibition, 16 mm animated film, transferred to video, 3 min

1988

  • Freedom Square and Back of the Moon, documentary on Sophiatown for Channel 4, UK, Co-directed with Angus Gibson, 50 min

1989

  • Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City After Paris, from Drawings for Projection series, 16 mm animated film, transferred to video, 3 min 11 sec, Edition of 10 + 2 APs

1990

  • T&I, Super VHS, 12 min
  • Monument, from Drawings for Projection series, 16 mm animated film, transferred to video, 3 min 11 sec, Edition of 10 + 2 APs

1991

  • Mine, from Drawings for Projection series, 16 mm animated film, transferred to video, 5 min 50 sec, Edition of 10 + 2 APs
  • Sobriety, Obesity and Growing Old, from Drawings for Projection series, 16 mm animated film, transferred to video, 8 min 22 sec, Edition of 10 + 2 APs

1992

  • Easing the Passing (of the hours), in collaboration with Deborah Bell and Robert Hodgins, Digital animation, transferred to video, 10 min 38 sec

1994

  • Memo, in collaboration with Deborah Bell and Robert Hodgins, 35 mm film, transferred to video, 3 min, Edition of 6 + 1 AP

  • Felix in Exile, from Drawings for Projection series, 35 mm animated film, transferred to video, 8 min 43 sec, Edition of 10 + 2 APs

1996

  • History of the Main Complaint, from Drawings for Projection series, 35 mm animated film, transferred to video, 5 min 50 sec, Edition of 10 + 2 APs

1996-97

  • Ubu Tells the Truth, 35 mm animated film, transferred to video, 8 min, Edition of
    4 + 2 APs

1997

  • Weighing… & Wanting, from Drawings for Projection series, 35 mm animated film, transferred to video, 6 min 20 sec, Edition of 4 + 2 APs

1998

  • Hotel, in collaboration with Deborah Bell and Robert Hodgins, 35 mm film, transferred to video, 6 min
  • Ulisse: Echo (Scan, Slide, Bottle), 35 mm animated film triptych, transferred to video,
    Scan: 2 min; Slide: 8 min and Bottle: 6 min, Edition of 4 + 1 AP

1999

  • Stereoscope, from Drawings for Projection series, 35 mm film, transferred to video, 8 min 22 sec, Edition of 6 + 2 APs
  • Sleeping on Glass, 35mm animated film transferred to video, projected onto a dresser, 8 min 11 sec, Edition of 3 + 2 APs
  • Shadow Procession, 35 mm animated film, transferred to video, 7 min, Edition of 6 + 2 APs
  • Overvloed, 35 mm animated film, transferred to video, 6 min, Edition of 1 + 1 AP

2001

  • Medicine Chest, 35mm film transferred to video, projected within a medicine cabinet, 5 min 50 sec, Edition of 8 + 3 APs

2002

  • Zeno Writing, 35 mm animated film, transferred to video, 12 min, Edition of 8 +
    2 APs

2003

  • Automatic Writing, 35 mm animated film, transferred to video, 3 min 40 sec
  • Learning the Flute, 35 mm animated film, transferred to video, projected onto blackboard, 8 min 2 sec, Edition of 8 + 2 APs
  • Journey to the Moon, 16 mm and 35 mm animated film, transferred to video, 7 min 10 sec, Edition of 8 + 2 APs
  • 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès, Day for Night & Journey to the Moon, Nine channel film installation.  35mm film, including live-action film and animated drawing, transferred to video.  Invisible Mending: 1 min 30 sec; Balancing Act: 1 min 20 sec; Tabula Rasa I: 2 min 50 sec; Tabula Rasa II: 2 min 10 sec; Moveable Assets: 2 min 40 sec; Auto Didact: 5 min 10 sec; Feats of Prestidigitation: 1 min 50 sec; Day for Night: 7 min
    Edition of 8 + 2 APs

2003-04

  • Tide Table, from Drawings for Projection series, 35 mm animated film, transferred to video, 8 min 50 sec, Edition of 8 + 2 APs

2005

  • Preparing the Flute, Animated 35 mm film transferred to video, projected front and back onto model theatre with drawings, 21 min 6 sec, Edition of 3 + 2 APs
  • Black Box / Chambre Noire, 35 mm animated film, transferred to video, projected front and back onto model theatre with drawings and mechanical puppets, Edition of 1 + 1 AP

2007

  • What Will Come (has already come), 35mm film transferred video, anamorphic projection onto tabletop with polished steel cylinder, 8 min 40 sec, Edition of 14 + 2 APs

2008

  • I am not me, the horse is not mine, Eight channel film installation, DVCam, HDV transferred to video, 6 min, Edition of 11 + 3 APs
  • Breathe, Dissolve, Return, HD and DVcam transferred to video, 6 min, Edition of 9 + 2 APs

2010

  • Carnets d’Egypte (Salle 26), cycle twelve single channel films, HD video – Fanfare: 1 min 29 sec; Chorus: 2 min 14 sec; Excavate: 13 min 13 sec; Nubian Landscape: 2 min 42 sec; Catalogue: 5 min 27 sec; 4.2.3: 1 min 21 sec; Acquire: 4 min 34 sec; Shards: 3 min 55 sec; Scribe: 6 min 9 sec; Plagues: 3 min 25 sec; Sight Reading: 1 min 37 sec; Isis Tragedie: 6 min 5 sec

    Carnets d’Egypte (les livres) , cycle of four single channel films, HD video – Intoxicating Liquor Cash Sales Book: 1 min 31 sec; East Rand Proprietary Mines Ltd, Central Administration: 11 min 27 sec; L’Exploration du Sahara: 50 sec; Merveilles de la Science: 4 min 34 sec

2011

  • Anti-Mercator, HD video, 9 min 53 sec, Edition of 7 + 2 APs
  • Other Faces, from Drawings for Projection series, 35 mm transferred to HD video, 9 min 36 sec, Edition of 12 + 3 APs

2012

  • The Refusal of Time, Five channel HD film installation with megaphones and breathing machine, 30 min, Edition of 6 + 1 AP
  • No, It Is, Three channel HD film, 2012, Workshop Receipts: 3 min 17 sec; The Anatomy of Melancholy: 2 min 21 sec; Practical Enquiries: 2 min 19 sec, Edition of 9 + 3 APs
  • Sonnets, HD film, 3 min 38 sec, Edition of 9 + 3 APs

2013

  • Carnets d’Egypte, Single channel HD film in seven fragments, Fanfare: 1 min 30 sec; Nubian Landscape: 2 min 42 sec; Archaeology: 10 min 21 sec; Scribe: 6 min 9 sec; Shards: 3 min 55 sec; Isis Tragedie 6 min 5 sec; Plagues: 3 min 25 sec, Edition of 9 + 3 APs
  • Tango for Page Turning, HD film, 2 min 47 sec, Edition of 9 + 3 APs
  • Second-hand Reading, HD film, 7 min, Edition of 9 + 3 APs

2015

  • Notes Towards a Model Opera, Three channel HD film installation, 11 min 14 sec, Edition of 9 + 3 APs
  • O Sentimental Machine, Five channel HD film installation, four megaphones with speakers, 15 min, Edition of 9 + 3 APs
  • More Sweetly Play the Dance, Eight channel HD film installation, four megaphones with speakers, 15 min, Edition of 9 + 3 APs

2016

  • Right Into Her Arms, Kinetic model theatre with HD film, 11 min, Edition of 4 + 1 AP
  • Soft Dictionary, HD film, 2 min 44 sec, Edition of 9 + 1 AP

2017

  • Love Songs from the Last Century, HD 360° virtual reality film, 3 min 53 sec, Edition of 6 +
    2 APs

2017-18

  • KABOOM!, Three channel HD film installation. Model stage, paper props, found objects and three mini-projectors with stands, 18 min 38 sec, Edition of 4 + 1 AP

2018

  • Ursonate, Dual channel HD film, 33 min 54 sec, Edition of 4 + 2 APs

2019

  • Day Will Break More Than Once, HD 360° virtual reality film, 6 min 10 sec, Edition of 6 +
    2 APs
  • Sibyl, HD film, 9 min 59 sec, Edition of 9 + 3 APs
  • Work in Progress (The Mouth Is Dreaming) / Work in Progress (The Moment Has Gone), Dual channel HD film, 7 min, Edition of 1 + 1 AP

2020

  • City Deep, from Drawings for Projection series, HD film, 9 min 41 sec, Edition of 9 + 3 APs

1986

  • Art in a State of Siege, Standard Bank National Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa

1993

  • Fortuna: Neither Programme nor Chance in the Making of Images, lecture transcript published in Cycnos: Image et Langage, Problèmes, Approches, Méthodes. Nice, v.11, n.1, 1994, pp. 163-168. Published again in Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn. William Kentridge. Brussels: Palais des Beaux Arts, 1998, pp. 61, 64, 65, 67-69.

1998

  • Tonight…. We Perform, lecture transcript published in Puck magazine, France, 1998, no.11

2001

  • In Praise of Shadows, lecture transcript. Published in Tone, Lilian (ed.). 2013. William Kentridge: Fortuna. London: Thames & Hudson, pp. 307-309.

2003

  • Three Lectures on Process, series of three lectures given at WiSER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2003

2005

  • Black Box: Between the Lens and the Eyepiece, Guggenheim Museum, New York, May 2005

2008

  • I am not me, the horse is not mine, lecture / performance with projections. Premieres at the Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, December 2008. Tours to MoMA, New York; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Festival Bo:m, Seoul; Theater der Welt, Mulheim; Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan; The Garage, Moscow; and iDANS Festival, Istanbul.

2010

  • I am not me, the horse is not mine, lecture / performance with projections. Premieres at the Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, December 2008. Tours to MoMA, New York; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Festival Bo:m, Seoul; Theater der Welt, Mulheim; Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan; The Garage, Moscow; and iDANS Festival, Istanbul.Great Texts, Big Questions, GIPCA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, April 2010.
  • Meeting the World Halfway: A Johannesburg Biography, Kyoto Prize Commemorative Lecture: Arts & Philosophy, Kyoto, Japan. On occasion of receiving the Kyoto Prize: Arts & Philosophy, November 2010.

2012

  • Six Drawing Lessons, a series of six lectures, for the Norton Professorship of Poetry, Harvard University, Cambridge MA. Presented again in 2013 at the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, University of the Witwatersrand; in 2014 at SchauSpielHaus, Hamburg; and in 2016 at Foreign Affairs: International Performing Arts Festival, Berlin.

2013

  • Thinking on one’s feet: A walking tour of the studio, lecture as part of the Humanitas 2013 Visiting Professorship in Contemporary Art, Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, England. Published as William Kentridge, Thinking on one’s feet: A walking tour of the studio. 2013. Madrid: Ivorypress.
  • Listening to the Image, at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago, October 2013
  • Everyone Their Own Projector, lecture as Distinguished Visitor in the Humanities, University of Rochester NY, September 2013

2014

  • A Dream of Love Reciprocated: History & the Image, lecture as part of the Mosse Lecture series, Humboldt University, Berlin, February 2014

2015

  • Peripheral Thinking, lecture given at the Design Indaba 2015, Cape Town, February 2015. Tours to MUAC, Mexico City; Europalia Festival, Brussels; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; and Yale University, New Haven.
  • O Sentimental Machine, lecture as the 2015–16 Belknap Visitor in the Humanities, Princeton University, New  York, October 2015

2017

  • A Defence of the Less Good Idea, Sigmund Freud Lecture given at the Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna, Austria, May 2017. Published in German translation as  William Kentridge: In Verteidigung der weniger guten Idee (Sigmund Freud Vorlesung 2017), 2018.
  • Enough and More Than Enough, lecture / performance with Maricel Alvarez, Oviedo, Spain. On occasion of receiving the Princesa d’Asturias Award for the Arts, October 2017.

2018

  • Let Us Try for Once: 15 ½   Thoughts in the Library, lecture as part of the Message from the Library series at the Brooklyn Public Library, 9 December 2018. Published as Message from the Library No.3: William Kentridge. New York: Brooklyn Public Library.

2020

  • The Moment Has Gone, Susan T. Marx Distinguished Lecture at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, October 2020, delivered online.

1992

WOYZECK ON THE HIGHVELD

Theatre production with actors, puppets and projection
Duration: 1 hr 14 min

Music: Steve Cooks, Edward Jordan

Writer: Georg Büchner (adapted from the unfinished play, “Woyzeck”, 1837)

Director: William Kentridge

Co-creator: Handspring Puppet Company

Animation: William Kentridge

Assistant animator: Erica Elk

Set designers: Adrian Kohler, William Kentridge

Costume designer: Hazel Maree

Puppet designer: Adrian Kohler

Puppet makers: Adrian Kohler, Francois Viljoen and Erica Elk

Lighting designer: Mannie Manim

Sound designer: Wilbert Schübel

Video editor: Thabo Nel

Musicians: Clara Hooyberg (Cello)

Performers: Louis Seboko, Busi Zokufa, Tale Motsepe, Basil Jones, Adrian Kohler

Producers: Handspring Puppet Company with The Standard Bank National Arts Festival, the Johannesburg City Council, the Foundation for the Creative Arts, the German Embassy, the Department of National Education and Art Bureau (Munich)

Premiere: National Arts Festival, Graeme College, Grahamstown, South Africa, 9 July 1992

1995

FAUSTUS IN AFRICA!

Theatre production with actors, puppets and projection
Duration: 2 hr 20 min

Music: James Phillips, Warrick Sony

Writer: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (adapted from the play “Faust”, 1829) and Lesego Rampolekeng (additional text)

Director: William Kentridge

Co-creator:      Handspring Puppet Company

Animation: William Kentridge

Assistant animator: Hiltrud von Seydlitz

Set designers: Adrian Kohler, William Kentridge

Costume designer:  Hazel Maree, Hiltrud von Seydlitz

Puppet designer: Adrian Kohler

Puppet makers: Adrian Kohler, Tau Qwelane

Lighting designer: Mannie Manim

Sound designer: Wilbert Schübel

Performers: Dawid Minnaar, Leslie Fong, Busi Zokufa, Louis Seboko, Antoinette Kellermann, Basil Jones, Adrian Kohler

Producers: Handspring Puppet Company in association with The Market Theatre (Johannesburg), Art Bureau (Munich), Kunstfest (Weimar), the Standard Bank National Arts Festival, The Foundation for the Creative Arts, and Mannie Manim Productions

Premiere: Kunstfest Weimar, Reithalle, Weimar, Germany, 22 June 1995

1997

UBU AND THE TRUTH COMMISSION

Theatre production with actors, puppets and projection
Duration: 1 hr 30 min

Music: Warrick Sony, Brendan Jury

Writer: Jane Taylor

Director: William Kentridge

Co-creator: Handspring Puppet Company

Animation: William Kentridge

Assistant animator: Tau Qwelane, Suzie Gabie

Set designers: Adrian Kohler, William Kentridge

Costume designer: Adrian Kohler, Sue Steele

Puppet designer: Adrian Kohler

Puppet makers: Adrian Kohler, Tau Qwelane

Lighting designer: Wesley France

Sound designer: Wilbert Schübel

Video editor: Catherine Meyburgh

Choreographer: Robin Orlin

Research: Antjie Krog

Performers: Dawid Minnaar, Busi Zokufa, Basil Jones, Adrian Kohler, Louis Seboko

Producers: Handspring Puppet Company with Art Bureau (Munich), Kunstfest (Weimar), Migros Kulturprozent (Switzerland), Niedersächsisches Staatstheater Hannover, The Standard Bank National Arts Festival (Grahamstown), the South African Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology and the Market Theatre Foundation (Johannesburg)

Premiere: Kunstfest Weimar, E-Werk, Weimar, Germany, 17 June 1997

1998

IL RITORNO D’ULISSE

Chamber opera with singers, actors, puppets and projection
Duration: 1 hr 30 min

Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

Libretto: Giacomo Badaoro

Director:  William Kentridge

Co-director: Luc De Wit

Co-creator: Handspring Puppet Company

Musical director: Philippe Pierlot

Animation: William Kentridge

Assistant animators: Anne McIlleron, Nina Gebauer

Set designers: Adrian Kohler, William Kentridge

Costume designers:  Adrian Kohler, Sue Steele

Puppet designer: Adrian Kohler

Puppet makers: Adrian Kohler,  Tau Qwelane, Nina Gebauer

Research: Gail Behrmann                            

Musicians: Ensemble Ricercar: Philippe Pierlot (treble violin, bass violin), Vincent Dumestre (Theorbol Guitar), Sophie Watillon (treble violin, bass violin), Paulina van Laarhoven (lirone, bass violin), David Sinclaire (violone), Marion Fourquier (triple harp)

Performers: Adrian Kohler, Basil Jones, Louis Seboko, Busi Zokufa, Tau Qwelane; Singers: Scot Weir, Guillemette Laurens,Wilke Te Brummelstroete, Vincent Pavesi, Margarida Natividade, Peter Evans, Stephen van Dyck

Producers: Standard Bank National Arts Festival (Grahamstown), the State Theatre (Pretoria), Mannie Manim Productions, the Flemish government, Wiener Festwochen (Vienna) and Kunsten Festival des Arts (Brussels)

Premiere: Kunsten Festival des Arts, Luna Theater, Brussels, 9 May 1998

2001

ZENO AT 4AM

Theatre production with actors, puppets and projection
Duration: 35 min

Music: Kevin Volans

Libretto: Jane Taylor (based on Italo Svevo’s novel “Confessions of Zeno”, 1923)

Director: William Kentridge

Co-creator: Handspring Puppet Company

Animation: William Kentridge

Set designers: Adrian Kohler, William Kentridge

Puppet designer: Adrian Kohler, William Kentridge

Sound designer: Simon Mahoney

Musicians: The Duke Quartet

Performers: Dawid Minnaar, Otto Maidi, Adrian Kohler, Basil Jones, Fourie Nyamande, Tau Qwelane and Busi Zokufa

Producers: Handspring Puppet Company, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (New York), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Marian Goodman Gallery (New York), Art Bureau (Munich)

Premiere: Kunsten Festival des Arts, Brussels, 18 May 2001

2002

CONFESSIONS OF ZENO

Theatre production with actors, puppets and projection
Duration: 1 hr 15 min

Music: Kevin Volans

Writer: Jane Taylor (based on Italo Svevo’s novel “Confessions of Zeno”, 1923)

Director: William Kentridge

Co-creator: Handspring Puppet Company

Animation: William Kentridge

Set designers: Adrian Kohler

Costume designer: Adrian Kohler, Mathilda Engelbrecht

Puppet designer: Adrian Kohler, William Kentridge

Lighting designer: Wesley France

Sound designer: Simon Mahoney

Research: Gail Behrmann

Musicians: The Sontonga Quartet

Performers: Dawid Minnaar, Otto Maidi, Lwazi Ncube, Pumeza Matshikiza, Adrian Kohler, Basil Jones, Fourie Nyamande, Tau Qwelane and Busi Zokufa

Producers: Handspring Puppet Company, Art Bureau (Munich) and Schauspiel Frankfurt (Germany), Kunsten Festival des Arts (Brussels), Documenta XI (Kassel)

Premiere: Kunsten Festival des Arts, Kaaitheater, Brussels, 14 May 2002

2005

THE MAGIC FLUTE

Opera in two acts
Duration: 2 hr 45 min

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder

Director: William Kentridge

Co-director: Luc De Wit

Animation: William Kentridge

Set designer: Sabine Theunissen

Costume designer: Greta Goiris

Lighting designer: Jennifer Tipton

Video orchestrator: Kim Gunning

Video editor: Catherine Meyburgh

Producer: Le Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels

Premiere: Le Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, 26 April 2005

2008

I AM NOT ME, THE HORSE IS NOT MINE

Lecture/performance with projection
Duration: 45 min

Music: Philip Miller (Galop), Richard Siluma (Ngilahlekelelwe Ikhala Lami)

Libretto: Thulani Manana (Ngilahlekelelwe Ikhala Lami)

Director: William Kentridge

Stage director: Sue Pam-Grant

Animation: William Kentridge

Assistant animators: Gerhard Marx, Naomi van Niekerk, Catherine Walker

Musicians: Dan Selsick (trombone), Billy Middleton (tuba), Adam Howard (trumpet), Ntkozo Zunga and Castrol (tin-can guitars), Bethuel Mbonani (percussion), Thulani Manaka (vocal leader)

Performers: William Kentridge, Thulani Manana and Abanikazi Bomkhalanga (choir), Thato Motlhaolwa (dancing figure)

Premiere: Sydney Biennale, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, 18 June 2008

2010

THE NOSE

Opera in three acts
Duration: 2 hrs

Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich

Libretto: Dmitri Shostakovich, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Gregory Ionin, Alexander Preis

Director: William Kentridge

Co-director: Luc De Wit

Conductor: Valery Gergiev, Pavel Smelkov

Animation: William Kentridge

Set designer: Sabine Theunissen

Costume designer: Greta Goiris

Lighting designer: Urs Schönebaum

Projection designer: Catherine Meyburgh

Producer: Metropolitan Opera, New York

Premiere: Metropolitan Opera, New York, 26 February 2010

2010

TELEGRAMS FROM THE NOSE

Musical performance with projection
Duration: 30 min

Music: François Sarhan

Writer: Daniil Harms (text fragments)

Director: William Kentridge

Conductor: Georges-Elie Octors

Animation: William Kentridge

Sound designer: Alexandre Fostier

Musicians: Igor Semenoff (stroh-violin), François Deppe (stroh-cello, voice), Tom Pauwels (stroh-guitar), Jean-Luc Plouvier (keyboard), Matthieu Metzger (other instruments)

Performers: Ictus & François Sarhan

Premiere: Kaaitheater, Brussels, 3 April 2009

2011

REFUSE THE HOUR

Chamber opera, fragmented lecture, kinetic sculptures and projection
Duration: 1 hr 20 min

Music: Philip Miller

Libretto: William Kentridge

Dramaturgy: Peter Galison

Director: William Kentridge

Co-director: Luc De Wit

Musical director: Adam Howard

Conductor: Adam Howard

Machine design: Christoff Wolmarans, Louis Olivier and Jonas Lundquist

Animation: William Kentridge

Set designer: Sabine Theunissen

Costume designer: Greta Goiris

Lighting designer: Felice Ross

Sound designer: Gavan Eckhart

Video orchestrator: Kim Gunning

Choreographer: Dada Masilo

Musicians: Adam Howard (trumpet, flugel horn), Tlale Makhene (percussion), Waldo Alexander (violin), Dan Selsick (trombone), Vincenzo Pasquariello (piano), Thobeka Thukane (tuba)

Performers: William Kentridge, Dada Masilo, Ann Masina, Joanna Dudley, Thato Motlhaolwa

Producers: Documenta 13 (Kassel), Marian Goodman Gallery, Galleria Lia Rumma and Goodman Gallery

Executive producers: The Office Arts, toured in association with Quaternaire

Premiere: Market Theatre, Johannesburg, 15 September 2011

2014

PAPER MUSIC

Song cycle for voice and piano with projection
Duration: 60 min

Music: Philip Miller

Director: William Kentridge

Animation: William Kentridge

Costume designer: Greta Goiris

Musicians: Vincenzo Pasquariello (piano)

Performers: Ann Masina, Joanna Dudley

Executive producers: The Office Arts, toured in association with Quaternaire

Premiere: FLAME (Florence Music Art Ensemble), Bargello Museum, Florence, 11 September 2011

2014

WINTERREISE

Song cycle for voice and piano with projection
Duration: 1 hr 15 min

Music: Franz Schubert 

Writer: Wilhelm Müller

Director: William Kentridge

Animation: William Kentridge

Set designer: Sabine Theunissen

Costume designer: Greta Goiris

Lighting designer: Hermann Sorgeloos

Video orchestrator: Kim Gunning

Video designer: Žana Marović

Musician: Markus Hinterhaüser (piano)

Performer: Matthias Goerne (baritone)

Producers: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Wiener Festwochen, Holland Festival, Lincoln Center, Opéra de Lille, Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen / Niedersächsische Musiktage (Hannover), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

Executive producers: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, toured in association with Quaternaire

Premiere: Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, 9 June 2014

2015

LULU

Opera in three acts
Duration: 3 hr 22 min

Composer: Alban Berg

Libretto: Frank Wedekind

Director: William Kentridge

Co-director: Luc De Wit

Conductor: Valery Gergiev, Pavel Smelkov

Animation: William Kentridge

Set designer: Sabine Theunissen

Costume designer: Greta Goiris

Lighting designer: Urs Schönebaum

Projection designer: Catherine Meyburgh

Producer: The Metropolitan Opera, New York, Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam and English National Opera, London

Premiere: Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam, 1 June 2015

2016

TRIUMPHS AND LAMENTS

Shadow procession with two marching bands
Duration: 32 min

Music: Philip Miller

Libretto: William Kentridge

Director: William Kentridge

Musical director: Thuthuka Sibisi

Conductor: Valery Gergiev, Pavel Smelkov

Animation: William Kentridge

Scenic Designer: Tiziano Fario

Sound designer: David Monacchi

Video orchestrator: Kim Gunning

Performers: Joanna Dudley, Lavinia Mancusi, Ann Masina, Bham Ntabeni, Patrizia Rotonda

Producer: Tevereterno, Marian Goodman Gallery, Galleria Lia Rumma and Goodman Gallery

Executive producer: The Office performing arts + film

Premiere: Piazza Tevere, Tiber River, Rome, 21 April 2016

2016

A GUIDED TOUR OF THE EXHIBTION: FOR SOPRANO WITH HANDBAG

Performance with projection
Duration: 40 min

Libretto: William Kentridge, Joanna Dudley

Director: William Kentridge

Co-creator: Joanna Dudley

Costume designer: Greta Goiris

Video editor: Žana Marović

Choreographer: Joanna Dudley

Performer: Joanna Dudley

Producers: Berliner Festspiele / Foreign Affairs, Martin Gropius Bau, The Office performing arts + film

Executive producers: Quaternaire

Premiere: Berliner Festspiele, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, 20 May 2016

2017

WOZZECK

Opera in one act
Duration: 1 hr 40 min

Composer: Alban Berg

Libretto: Alban Berg

Director: William Kentridge

Co-director: Luc De Wit

Animation: William Kentridge

Set designer: Sabine Theunissen

Costume designer: Greta Goiris

Lighting designer: Urs Schönebaum

Projection designer: Catherine Meyburgh

Producer: Salzburger Festspiele, Metropolitan Opera, New York, Opera Australia, Sydney

Premiere: Salzburger Festspiele, Salzburg, 8 August 2017

2017

URSONATE

Performance with projection
Duration: 40 min

Libretto: Kurt Schwitters

Director: William Kentridge

Animation: William Kentridge

Set designer: Sabine Theunissen

Projection designer: Janus Fouché

Video orchestrator: Janus Fouché, Žana Marović

Video editor: Janus Fouché

Performer: William Kentridge

Producer: Performa, New York

Executive producer: The Office Arts, toured in association with Quaternaire

Premiere: Performa, St Thomas the Apostle Church, Harlem, New York, 5 November 2017

2018

THE HEAD & THE LOAD

Processional opera in one act
Duration: 1 hr 25 min

Music: Philip Miller, Thuthuka Sibisi

Libretto: William Kentridge

Director: William Kentridge

Co-director: Luc De Wit

Musical director: Thuthuka Sibisi

Orchestration: Michael Atkinson, Philip Miller

Animation: William Kentridge

Set designer: Sabine Theunissen

Costume designer: Greta Goiris

Lighting designer: Urs Schönebaum, Georg Veit

Projection designer:Catherine Meyburgh

Sound designer: Mark Grey

Cinematographer: Duško Marović

Video orchestrator: Kim Gunning

Video editors: Janus Fouché, Žana Marović, Catherine Meyburgh

Choreographer: Gregory Maqoma

Producers: 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Commissions, Park Avenue Armory, Ruhrtriennale, Yale Schwarzman Center and MASS MoCA, Holland Festival, Goodman Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery and Galleria Lia Rumma

Executive producer: The Office Arts, toured in association with Quaternaire

Premiere: Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, 11 July 2018

2019

WAITING FOR THE SIBYL

Chamber opera in one act
Duration: 42 min

Music: Nhlanhla Mahlangu

Libretto: William Kentridge

Director: William Kentridge

Co-director:Nhlanhla Mahlangu

Musical director: Kyle Shepherd

Animation: William Kentridge

Set designer: Sabine Theunissen

Costume designer: Greta Goiris

Lighting designer: Urs Schönebaum

Projection designer: Žana Marović

Cinematographer: Duško Marović

Video editors: Žana Marović

Musicians: Kyle Shepherd (Piano)

Performers: Nhlanhla Mahlangu (vocalist, dancer), Xolisile Bongwana (vocalist, dancer), Thulani Chauke (dancer),  Teresa Phuti Mojela (dancer), Thandazile ‘Sonia’ Rabede (dancer), Ayanda Nhlangothi (vocalist), Zandile Hlatshwayo (vocalist), Siphiwe Nkabinde (vocalist), S’busiso Shozi (vocalist)

Producers: Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and Dramaten, Stockholm

Executive producer: The Office Arts, toured in association with Quaternaire

Premiere: Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma, Rome, 11 September 2019