Halter, Dan
Born 1977 in Harare, Zimbabwe
Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa
Dan Halter’s artistic practice is informed by his position as a white Zimbabwean living in South Africa. Using materials ubiquitous to South Africa and Zimbabwe, Halter employs the language of craft and curio as a visual strategy to articulate his concerns within a fine art context. Through this, as well as through photography and video, Halter addresses notions of a dislocated national identity and the politics of post-colonial Zimbabwe within a broader African context. In addition to hosting four solo exhibitions with WHATIFTHEWORLD, Halter has had solo presentations in Wiesbaden, Germany; Milan, Italy and in Johannesburg, South Africa. Halter has also participated in numerous group shows including Two To Tango, Sperling Gallery, Münich (2017); Earth Matters, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C (2011); US, South African National Gallery, curated by Simon Njami (2010); 10th Havana Biennale (2009) and Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus Südafrika, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2007). He has completed international residencies, in Zürich, Rio de Janeiro, Scotland and Turin.
Dan Halter, Kuwona Hutsi, 2017, Matchsticks and dirty US currency from Zimbabwe, 33 x 31 cm, Edition 1of 1, 1 AP. Courtesy WHATIFTHEWORLD |Dan Halter, 'Rifugiato Mappa del Mondo (Map of the world loosely based on info graphics showing areas of migration and emigration statistics)', 2013, Constructed out of new and used plastic mesh bags (This work was stitched together by Sibongile Chinjonjo - a Zimbabwean refugee currently living in South Africa), 183 x 380 cm, Edition of 8, Courtesy WHATIFTHEWORLD

Artists 2017