Cape Town based gallery StateoftheART has announced the ten artists shortlisted for the 2021 StateoftheART Gallery Award.
A panel of five judges oversaw the shortlist selection process and will continue to participate for the final determination round. The finalists were chosen from more than 600 submissions from across South Africa, with the judges scoring the artists on the creativity, originality, and technical skill of their entries to this year’s Award theme ‘On The Brink, Visualising Climate Change’.
‘I would like to thank the jury panel of Strijdom van der Merwe, Ashraf Jamal, Nadja Daehnke and Lucinda Jolly for their dedication to this thoughtful process, and to all of the artists for their participation this year. We look forward to announcing the winner at the opening ceremony of the Finalists Exhibition in October.’Jennifer Reynolds, owner of StateoftheART
The work of the shortlisted artists will go on show in a special exhibition at StateoftheART’s Cape Town gallery from 16 – 30 October 2021, and the winner announced at the Award Ceremony on 16 October 2021.
The winner will receive a R40 000 cash prize and a solo exhibition with the gallery in 2022.
2021 shortlisted artists:
- Dominic De Villiers
- Given Muronga
- Janet Ormond
- Kristen McClarty
- Liesl Roos
- Mfundo Sizwe Ziphozonke Mngomezulu
- Rozelle Greyling
- Sylvester Mqeku
- Theophelus Rikhotso
- Tumelo Mphela.