William Kentridge

One of the most prominent contemporary artists today, William Kentridge is best known for his animated films based on charcoal drawings. He also works in prints, books, collage, sculpture and the performing arts. His work has been widely exhibited, including at the Museum of Modern Art (New York); the Musée du Louvre (Paris); Whitechapel Gallery (London); the Reina Sofia museum (Madrid); and the Kunstmuseum (Basel). He has participated a number of times in Documenta in Kassel and the Venice Biennale. His awards and honours include honorary doctorates from several universities including Yale and University of London; the Kyoto Prize (2010); the Princesa de Asturias Award for the arts (2017); the Antonio Feltrinelli International Prize (2018); and the Praemium Imperiale award (2019). He presented the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University in 2012, and has been an Honorary Academician of the Royal Academy in London since 2015.

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