Kalashnikovv Gallery is a South African based gallery that was founded in 2013 in direct response to the traditional white cube gallery system by envisioning an alternative operational model for the visual arts with an ethos of socio-political engagement and accessibility. It is administered and curated by two of Johannesburg’s deep-rooted cultural instigators, M.J Turpin and Matthew Dean Dowdle who prioritise a collaborative exchange in working with the artists they partner with. Kalashnikovv Gallery currently represents a range of artists with emerging to established careers. The gallery and its staff work in conversation with these artists to build networks, exposure and foster personal growth through exhibitions, residencies and exchanges. The gallery is constantly expanding its scope to partner with creators and communities across the world.
Matthew Dowdle / M.J. Turpin