The Topography of Skin IX_edited_edited.jpg

Henk Serfontein

Biography

 

Henk Serfontein is an award winning South-African artist. His work has received widespread acclaim and he was the winner of numerous art competitions including the prestigious New Signitures Art Award. He holds a degree in Fine Art and has lectured on tertiary level.

He is best known for his award winning exhibition WINTERSLAAP which was a collaboration between himself and Afrikaans poet Wilma Stockenström. The exhibition was presented at the Stelenbosch Art Museum and also travelled to the Breytenbach Sentrum, the home of birth of Afrikaans poet Breyten Breytenbach. Henk Serfontein has also published widely and has contributed articles on visual art and popular culture to online publications such as Vrye Weekblad and Litnet. 

Solo exhibitions

2021: The Topography of Skin, Uitstalling Gallery, Genk, Belgium 

2020: A Walking Shadow, Everard Read Gallery, Franschhoek, South-Africa.

2019: Handskrif, Breytenbach Gallery, Breyten Breytenbach Centre, Wellington, South Africa.

2018: MOMENTUM, Dawid Ras Fine Art, Santon, South-Africa

2017: WINTERSLAAP II, Breytenbach Gallery, Breyten Breytenbach Centre, Wellington, South-Africa.

2017: WINTERSLAAP I, Stellenbosch Art Museum, Stellenbosch, South-Africa

2011: Urban Tension, Galeria Alex Telese, Barcelona, Spain.

2009: Travelling the Margins, Ilse Frensch Fine Art, Sandton, South-Africa.

2002: MEMORABELIA, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town South-Africa.

1997: Labyrinthe de Mémoire et Mythe, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

1996: Labyrinth of Remains: Karen McKerron Art Gallery, Johannesburg.

1995: Henk Serfontein: Winner of the Reginald Turvey Painting competition, Karen McKerron Art Gallery, Johannesburg.

 

Collections

Pretoria Art Museum 

University of Pretoria

Tshwane University 

Hollard 

British American Tobacco

HOLLARD

GENCOR Corporate Collection

SPIER

Nando’s United Kingdom

Rand Merchant Bank

ABSA Bank

 

Henk Serfontein has exhibited widely and participated in numerous curated art exhibitions. His works have been included in Art Fairs in the United Kingdom and Johannesburg. He has completed art residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris as well as the Piramidon Centre for Contemporary art in Barcelona Spain.