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Annamieke Engelbrecht: “Having grown up an introvert I was naturally drawn to activities that were, for the most part, separated from people. This included painting, photography, social media and other online platforms. I have always been fascinated by internet personalities and how people portray themselves for others to see. This interest was cultivated during my teenage years and further developed when I decided to study towards my Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University. There I delved deeper into my own discomfort in front of a camera by tapping into my introverted nature. I created a series of masked self-portraits through the mediums of painting, photography and video, where these works were inspired by internet personalities from various online platforms.

In 2018, I set out to see, understand and be inspired by as many different artists as possible from around the world by documenting the architecture, history and cultures in photography. Visiting museums, galleries and craftsmen in countries like the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, South Korea, Japan, Cambodia and Vietnam, I opened up the possibilities of what my art can become.

Currently settled in a studio in Cape Town, predominantly working in oil paints and performance, I find inspiration and create art that comment on internet culture, modern technology and how it affects our way of living.

2020
Emerging Artist Programme Exhibition a group exhibition at Art.b Gallery, Bellville
IDKF Internationales Digitalkunst Festival a group exhibition at IDKF,Germany
Home is Where The Art Is a group exhibition at Zeitz MOCAA
Ongoing online exhibition on Ebony Curated’s website as part of Ebony Curated, Franschoek/Cape Town 
Online exhibition as part of Dyman Gallery, Stellenbosch
Member’s Exhibition a group exhibition at Art.b Gallery, Bellville
Rites Of Passage – curated by Lloyd Pollak, a group exhibition at Gallery one11, Cape Town
Ongoing group exhibition at Rossouw Modern, Hermanus

2019
Gallery Shop opening a group exhibition at Imibala Gallery, Somerset West
Emerging Artist Exhibition a group exhibition at the SA Sendings Museum in partnership with The City of Cape Town and Art.b Gallery, Cape Town
Spring Salon group exhibition at Gallery One11, Cape Town
Co-curated Collective group exhibition at Solo Studios, Riebeek Valley
Outliers Unplugged group exhibition at Gallery One11, Cape Town
Senses Of The Seasons an immersive art experience at Gallery one11, Cape Town            
On Colour a group exhibition at Absolut Art Gallery, Stellenbosch

2018
Pop-Up Gallery at Willowbridge Shopping centre
In To View a group exhibition at Ebony Curated, Cape Town

2017
Gradex a group exhibition at GUS Gallery, Stellenbosch University Museum and Stellenbosch Visual Arts Department
Crumbs a group exhibition at GUS Gallery, Stellenbosch

2015
Poetics of Space; a group exhibition at GUS Gallery, Stellenbosch
Regenbogen a group exhibition at Visual Arts Department, Stellenbosch
Gesture a group exhibition at Visual Arts Department, Stellenbosch

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