Chronology

Compiled by Sean O’Toole

2000 to 2009

2000

WORK

Creates Stair Procession, long-term installation, for the “Vertical Painting” series, MoMA PS1, New York

EXHIBITIONS

William Kentridge: Procession (solo), Annandale Galleries, Sydney

William Kentridge (solo), Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

William Kentridge: New Work (solo), Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Procession: Sculpture by William Kentridge (solo), Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

2001

LIFE

Moves studio into dedicated building in the garden of family home in Houghton

WORK

Makes Medicine Chest, video rear-projected on medicine chest mirror, animated film, 35mm, video and DVD transfer, 5:50 min

Creates animation and directs Zeno at 4 a.m., multimedia shadow oratorio, with Handspring Puppet Company, libretto by Jane Taylor, score by Kevin Volans

EXHIBITIONS

William Kentridge (solo), Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; travels to New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, South African National Gallery, Cape Town

William Kentridge (solo), Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris

The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945-1994 (group), curated by Okwui Enwezor, with Rory Bester, Lauri Firstenberg, Chika Okeke-Agulu and Mark Nash, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich

Shanghai Spirit (group), 3rd Shanghai Biennale, curated by Hou Hanru, Toshio Shimizu, Li Xu and Zhang Qing, Shanghai Art Museum

2002

WORK

Makes Zeno Writing, 35mm animated film using charcoal and pastel drawing, footage of theatre performance, documentary material from World War One, transferred to video, 6:00 min

Creates animation and directs production of Confessions of Zeno, multimedia shadow oratorio, with Handspring Puppet Company, libretto by Jane Taylor, score by Kevin Volans

EXHIBITIONS

William Kentridge (solo), Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan

William Kentridge (solo), Annandale Galleries, Sydney

William Kentridge: Zeno Writing (solo), Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

2003

WORK

Makes Tide Table, 35mm animated film transferred to video, 8:50 min, ninth animated film in series Drawings for Projection

Makes 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès, Day for Night and Journey to the Moon, installation of eight projections, duration between 1:20 and 7:10 min

Makes Automatic Writing, 35mm animated film, video transfer, 2:38 min

Makes Learning the Flute, 35mm animated film, video transfer, 8:02 min, projected on blackboard

EXHIBITIONS

William Kentridge (solo), Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

William Kentridge: Journey to the Moon and 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès (solo), Baltic Art Center, Visby

William Kentridge (solo), Mönchehaus Museum für Moderne Kunst, Goslar (award exhibition)

AWARDS

Wins 6th Sharjah Biennial Prize, United Arab Emirates

Kaisserring Prize, Mönchehaus Museum für Moderne Kunst, Goslar

2004

WORK

Nine Drawings for Projection, outdoor film projection accompanied by live music by Philip Miller, Spier, Cape Town, travels to Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, Kliptown, Soweto, Museum of Modern Art, New York

EXHIBITIONS

William Kentridge (solo), Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin; travels to K20/21, Düsseldorf, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Miami Art Central

William Kentridge (solo), Art 3 and la CRAC, Valence, travels to Musée Chateau d’Annecy, Annecy

William Kentridge (solo), Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

William Kentridge (solo), Annandale Galleries, Sydney

William Kentridge Prints (solo), Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, travels to College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio

William Kentridge (solo), Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris

William Kentridge (solo), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent (group), curated by Simon Njami, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, travels to Hayward Gallery, London, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and ends Johannesburg Art Gallery in 2007

AWARDS

Honorary doctorate, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

2005

WORK

Directs Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), La Monnaie, Brussels, travels to Lille, Caen, Tel Aviv, Naples, Geneva, New York, also Artscape, Cape Town, Civic Centre, Johannesburg, Opéra de Rouen Haute Normandie, Rouen, La Scala, Milan, Théatre des Champs-Elysée, Paris, New National Theater, Tokyo

Creates Preparing the Flute, miniature theatre with drawings (charcoal, pastel and coloured pencil on paper) and front and rear projections from 35mm animated film, video transfer, 21:06 min

Creates Black Box/Chambre Noire, miniature theatre with drawings (charcoal, pastel, coloured pencil and collage on paper), mechanical puppets, and back and front projection, including 35mm animation and documentary footage, video transfer, 22:00 min

EXHIBITIONS

William Kentridge (solo), Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

William Kentridge (solo), Model Arts & Niland Gallery, Sligo, travels to Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, and Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

William Kentridge: Black Box/Chambre Noire (solo), Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Berlin, travels to Johannesburg Art Gallery, Museum Höxter-Corvey, Höxter and Museum der Moderne Salzburg

William Kentridge (solo), Galleria Lia Rumma, Naples

William Kentridge: 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès (solo), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

The Experience of Art (group), 51st Venice Biennale, curated by María de Corral and Rosa Martínez, Giardini della Biennale, Venice; shows 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès and Journey to the Moon

2006

EXHIBITIONS

William Kentridge/The Magic Flute: Drawings and Projections (solo), Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

William Kentridge (solo), San Francisco Art Institute, including 2006 McBean Distinguished Lecture

William Kentridge: 7 Fragments for George Méliès (solo), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

William Kentridge: Preparing the Flute (solo), Art for the World, Isola Madre

William Kentridge (solo), Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris

William Kentridge: What Will Come (has already come) (solo), curated by Sabine Schulze, Städel Museum, travels to Kunsthalle Bremen

AWARDS

Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal, University of Chicago, includes Kovler Fellowship

2007

WORK

Makes What Will Come (has already come), projection installation with table, drawing paper and cylindrical steel mirror, and 35mm animated film, video transfer, 8:40 min

Five large drawings published in consecutive April editions of “Il Sole 24 Ore”, an Italian national daily business newspaper

EXHIBITIONS

Screening of Shadow Procession at Times Square, New York as part of “The 59th Minute: Video Art on the Times Square Astrovision”

William Kentridge: 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès and Black Box/Chambre Noire (solo), Moderna Museet, Stockholm, travels to Malmö Konsthall, Malmö

William Kentridge: 7 Fragments for Georges Méliès, Journey to the Moon, Day for Night (solo), Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

William Kentridge: What Will Come (has already come) (solo), Städel Museum, Frankfurt

William Kentridge: Doppelt Sehen – Neue Zeichnungen und Projektionen (solo), Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen

William Kentridge’s Prints, Edinburgh Festival, travels to Smith College, Northampton, MA

William Kentridge: Fragile Identities (solo), University of Brighton, Brighton

What Will Come (solo), Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

William Kentridge: 10 Tapestries (solo), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, travels to Capodimonte Museum, Naples

AWARDS

Order of Ikhamanga (Silver), Pretoria, South Africa

2008

WORK

Makes I am not me, the horse is not mine, 8-channel video installation, 35mm film and video, video transfer, 6:00 min

Makes Breathe, Dissolve, Return, 3-channel video installation, 6:00 min; premieres at La Fenice opera house in Venice

Creates I am not me, the horse is not mine, solo lecture/performance, directed by Sue Pam-Grant, 45:00 min; premieres at South African National Gallery, Cape Town; travels to Museum of Modern Art, 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

EXHIBITIONS

William Kentridge: Seeing Double (solo), Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

William Kentridge (solo), Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris

William Kentridge (solo), Annandale Galleries, Sydney, New York

(REPEAT) from the beginning / Da Capo (solo), Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice

William Kentridge: (REPEAT) from the beginning (solo), Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

AWARDS

Honorary Doctorate, Rhodes University, Grahamstown

Oskar Kokoschka Award, Vienna

2009

WORK

Creates first Drawing Lesson films, informal and on-going series of films shot in studio featuring WK as live actor, drawing, animation

EXHIBITIONS

William Kentridge (solo), Henry Art Gallery, Seattle

William Kentridge: 5 Themes (solo), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; travels to Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Jeu de Paume, Paris, Albertina Museum, Vienna, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, The Garage, Moscow and Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

William Kentridge: What We See & What We Know– Thinking about History Whilst Walking, and thus the Drawings Began to Move (solo), Museum of Modern Art Kyoto; travels to National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art