Adriaan Diedericks - Relinquished Pilgri

Adriaan Diedericks

Adriaan Diedericks

Adriaan is a South African sculptor based in Strand, Cape Town. After graduating with a BA degree in Fine Arts from Stellenbosch University in 2012, he completed an apprenticeship with Lionel Smit from 2013 until 2014.

Diedericks was a SASOL New Signatures Finalist in 2010 and again in 2014. He also participated and became a Finalist in PPC YCSA in 2013. Adriaan Diedericks' art features in prominent art collections such as Quoin Rock Wine Estate, Cavalli Wine & Stud Farm, Bartinney Wine Estate and NAC VIP Lounge, Lanseria Airport as well as other private collections around the world such as USA, UK, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Australia, and South Africa. Diedericks has placed public sculptures in Hermanus, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch (South Africa), Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany), and Sainte Radegonde (France).

Adriaan Diedericks's Background

In 2014 Diedericks was invited to take part in Art Fair Strasbourg and Cologne. In 2017 he attended the 4th International Artist Symposium along with 9 other individuals at Museum Villa Böhm in Germany where he was given the opportunity to work with sandstone for the first time. He has been featured in various media publications such as Effe O’ Arte in Milan, Top Billing, and Visi’s ‘Artists to watch’ among others.

Diedericks presented his 7th solo exhibition, Continuum, in 2019. He continues to support several charities on a regular basis such as Art Angels, MAD Charity, and IRIS House Children’s Hospice.


Continuum, Art in the Yard Gallery, Franschhoek, 2019

Perceptive Resonance, Art in the Yard Gallery, Franschhoek, 2017

Christened Ships, Solo Exhibition, 99 LOOP Gallery, Cape Town, 2017

Traveling Bodies, Rust and Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, 2016

Seraph, Jan Royce Gallery, Cape Town, 2015

Binne Buiteland, Gallery on Leviseur, Bloemfontein, 2015

as is, so was, Grande Provence, Franschhoek, 2015

Uitstalling Art Gallery, Allegorical Elegies, 2020


Woordfees (L’acte Final Scene one: Louis & Friends), GUS Gallery, Stellenbosch, 2019

Cape Town Art Fair, 99 LOOP Gallery, Cape Town, 2018

Best-of-4 Künstelersymposien, Villa Böhm, Germany, 2017

Hermanus FynArts Festival Artist, Hermanus, 2017

Beyond the Limit, St Lorient Rooftop Gallery, Pretoria, 2016

Ledeganck Advocatenkantoor, Antwerp, Belgium, 2016

Lords of Winter, Cavalli Gallery, Somerset West, 2016

CANSA Exhibition, Arts Association of Pretoria, 2016

KKNK (Huisgenoot Centenary Exhibition), 2016

Cape Town Art Fair, 99 LOOP Gallery, Cape Town, 2016

1.99 Group Exhibition, 99 LOOP Gallery, Cape Town, 2015

Winter, Everard Read, Cape Town, 2015

Die Burger 100 Eeufees, Headoffice, [Selected works], 2015

BYOID, Knysna Fine Art, Knysna, 2015

Fear&Loss - The Industrial Karoo, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, 2015

Art Fair Cologne, L’Art Industriel Gallery, Germany, 2014

Art Fair Strasbourg, L’Art Industriel Gallery, France, 2014

Summer Season Exhibition, Everard Read Cape Town, Cape Town, 2014

Cape Town Art Fair, Represented at EBONY/CURATED, 2013


Internationales Künstlersymposium, Museum Villa Böhm, Germany, 2017


The Man in the Stone, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, 2017

Torso I (Large), Art Fair Franschhoek, 2017

Sculptures on the Cliffs, Hermanus, 2015

Echo of Derogation l Neerhalende Weerklank, REFLECTIONS: Public Sculptures in Stellenbosch III, 2015

I have to go see a man about a Horse, KOMSit: Stellenbosch Public Sculpture III, 2014

Atilla (Ascending), Metalwork: Public Sculptures II, Jan Marais Park, Stellenbosch, 2013