Barbara Wildenboer


B. 1973, South Africa

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Barbara Wildenboer was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1973. She received her Bachelor of Visual Arts from UNISA and completed her Masters in Fine Art (with distinction) at the Michaelis School of Art at the University of Cape Town in 2007. She currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

Wildenboer has been awarded several international residencies including the Unesco-Aschberg residency (Jordan, 2006), the Al Mahatta residency (Palestine, 2009) and the Red De Residencias Artisticas Local (Colombia, 2011). Wildenboer’s work has been exhibited internationally and throughout South Africa. Her work is included in major private collections in South Africa as well as in Europe, Australia and Hong Kong.

Selected Exhibitions

2014 artMRKT Contemporary and Modern Art Fair, San Francisco
2014 The Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery, San Francisco
2013 Crossing the Divide, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town
2013 Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town
2013 Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg
2013 Wonder Works The Space, Hong Kong
2013 Disjecta Membra Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong
2012 Conversations, Sydney, Australia
2012 Art International Zurich, Switzerland
2012 Clover Aardklop Arts Festival, Potcheftstroom
2012 Canaries in the Coalmine, ErdmannContemporary, Cape Town
2011 The Library of the infinitesimally small and the Unimaginably large, Erdmann Contmeporary, Cape Town
2008 Present Absence / Absent Presence, ErdmannContemporary, Cape Town Vanitas, AVA, Cape Town
2006 Everyday Alchemy, Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan


2011 Public Vote Prize
2011 African Art Prize
2006 Maclver Scholarship
2005/6 KW Johnstone Scholarship
2005/6 Jules Kramer Award
2005/6 Harry Crossley Scholarship
2002 Overall winner Vuleka Art Award, South Africa
2000 Merit award winner New Signatures, South Africa