Abri de Swardt

<p>Abri de Swardt (b. 1988, Johannesburg, based in Johannesburg and London) is an artist and writer operating in various modes of collage through what he calls “an aesthetics of drowning” and “the sunstroke of voice”. He holds an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London, as a Skye Foundation Scholar, as well as a BA in Visual Arts (Fine Art) and a BA Honours in Visual Studies, from Stellenbosch University. He has taught at Stellenbosch University and the WITS School of the Arts.<br> <br>De Swardt has held solo exhibitions at POOL, Johannesburg; White Cubicle, London; MOT International Projects, London; and blank projects, Cape Town. Recent exhibitions and screenings include Still Here, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius; Recontres Internationales, Louvre Auditorium, Forum des images, Centre Pompidou, Le Carreau du Temple, and Cité internationale des arts, Paris; Sunday Service, GUS, Stellenbosch; Buffer Zones, Platform Vaasa + Filmverkstaden, Vaasa; Coded Encounters, Gallery Graça Brandão, Lisbon; and writing for the ear, writing for the eye, The Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg. He was selected as one of Wanted magazine’s inaugural Young African Artists in 2011, and included in Arcadia Missa’s publication How to Sleep Faster 5 in 2014. In 2016 he was shortlisted for the Rome Fellowship in Contemporary Art.<br><br>Curated by <a href="https://daata-editions.com/art/curated/new-contemporaries">New Contemporaries</a> for Daata<br></p>