Artists

Joachim Schonfeldt

Joachim Schönfeldt was born in Pretoria, but his family moved to Namibia just three weeks later where he completed his schooling. After graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand in the early 1980s, he worked for Meneghelli Holdings as an advisor, curator and researcher in classic African art, and then decided to become a full-time artist in 1988. In 1989 he worked and lived in Italy before settling in Johannesburg the following year, writing criticism for a local daily, and curating, but mostly practising art. He also worked for short periods in Switzerland, Belgium and in NY. Schönfeldt has exhibited in New York, San Francisco and Massachusetts in the United States and in Vancouver in Canada. He has also exhibited in Paris, Berlin, Rotterdam, Lisbon, Porto, Glasgow, Turin, Umea, Davos, Sierre, Graz, Salzburg, and Copenhagen in Europe. He represented South Africa at the Venice Biennale and at the Sao Paulo Biennale and participated in both Johannesburg Biennales. In 2008 he participated in the Gwangju Biennale and in 2015 on All the Worlds Futures, Venice Biennale. He has worked with curators such as: Okwui Enwezor, Jean-Hubert Martin, Peter Weibel, Lauri Firstenberg (Independent curator in New York), Joao Fernandes (curator at the Seralves Foundation in Porto, Portugal), Julia Charlton (Wits Art Galleries) and Lioba Reddeker (Basis Wien). Articles on him and his work have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Flash Art, ArtAgenda, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Frieze, Atlantica, Modern Painters, The Financial Mail and Art Asia Monthly. In 2001 he was short-listed for the Daimler Chrysler Award. His work is represented in various private and public collections, including: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY. The Smithsonian. Hangart-7-Sammlung. University of the Witwatersrand Art Gallery . Johannesburg Gallery. National Gallery, Cape Town.

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3- Headed, 6- Legged Cow

Patinated Bronze, Lost wax method (Edition 3 of 5)

42.5x68x52cm

2014

R435,000.00

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3- Headed Cow (small version)

Bronze, Lost wax method (Edition of 35)

14x22x16.5cm

2015

R52,000.00

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Shrub Hare facing Right

Oil paint & Varnish on Hand- embossed Hahnemuehle Paper

53.5x39cm

2018

R35,000.00

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Goat facing Left

Oil paint & Varnish on Hand- embossed Hahnemuehle Paper

39x53.5cm

2018

R35,000.00

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Cockerel facing Right

Oil paint & Varnish on Hand- embossed Hahnemuehle Paper

53.5x39cm

2018

R35,000.00