Compiled by Sean O’Toole

2020 to 2029

Drawing for City Deep (Soho Gazing at Portrait)



WK diagnosed with COVID-19; makes full recovery


During health lockdown in April and May, WK begins work on Studio Life, a series of films about thinking and making meaning in the studio.

Delivers The Moment Has Gone, Susan T. Marx Distinguished Lecture at the University of Pennsylvania from his studio in Houghton


City Deep (solo), Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

William Kentridge: That Which is Not Drawn (solo), Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Barcelona

Waiting for the Sibyl and other histories (solo), Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan



William Kentridge: Making Prints – Selected Editions 1998–2020 (solo), Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

More Sweetly Play the Dance (solo), Mudam: Musée d’art moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

William Kentridge: Universal Archive (solo), University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie

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

Finally Memory Yields (solo), Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris


Foreign Associate Member to the French Académie des Beaux Arts, Paris

Doctor Honoris Causa, conferred jointly by Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of the Western Cape and Ghent University

Ruth Baumgarte Art Prize, Hanover 



Makes Oh to Believe in Another World, a film to accompany performance of Shostakovich Symphony No. 10.  Premieres at KKL in Lucerne, performed by the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Sanderling. 


That Which We Do Not Remember (solo), M.K. Ciurlionis Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania

Weigh All Tears (solo), Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong

William Kentridge (solo), Royal Academy of Arts, London

In Praise of Shadows (solo), Broad Foundation, Los Angeles


Doctor of Humane Letters, Columbia University, New York

Laurea Honoris Causa, Academy of Fine Arts of Palermo

Honour of the Order of the Star of Italy, Rome

Queen Sonja Print Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Oslo