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Wayne Barker

B: Pretoria, South Africa 1963. Wayne Cahill Barker trained at the Pretoria Technikon, the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town, and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Luminy, Marseille.

Solo Exhibitions
Memorias intimas marcas (Group exhibition) : 1998, Electric Workshop, Johannesburg, and the African Window Museum, Pretoria. All Washed Up in Africa: 1998, Millennium Gallery, Pretoria. Kunst ist Kinderspielen: Collaboration with Barbara Hollub, 1998, Kunsthalle, Krems. All Washed Up in Africa: 1997, Gallery Frank Hanel, Cape Town and Frankfurt. All Washed Up in Africa: Performance with Ian Waldeck, 1997, French Pavilion, Venice Biennale. Fin de Siecle: 1997, Nantes. Nothing Gets Lost in the Universe: 1996, FIG, Johannesburg, and Gallery Frank Hanel, Frankfurt. Peace Through Blood: 1994, FIG, Pretoria. Coke Adds Life: 1993, Everard Read Contemporary Gallery, Johannesburg. Something New Always Comes Out of Africa: 1993, Newtown Gallery, Johannesburg. Three Bodies of Love: 1992, Everard Read Contemporary Gallery, Johannesburg. Images on Metal: 1987, Market Theatre Galleries, Johannesburg.

Selected Group Exhibitions
KultureAXE: 1998-2000, International Summer Academy and Art Symposium. Kleine Plastiche Triennale: 1998, Stuttgart, curator Werner Meyer. Volkskas Atelier: 1998, African Window Museum, Pretoria. Trade Routes: History and Geography: 1997, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, curator Okwui Enwezor. Colours: 1996, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Groundswell: 1996, Mermaid Gallery, London. Black Looks, White Myths: 1995, 1st Johannesburg Biennale, curator Octavio Zaya. Laager: 1995, 1st Johannesburg Biennale, curator Wayne Barker. Spring Time in Chille: 1995, Museum of Contempory Art, Santiago, curator Wayne Barker. Scurvy: 1995, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town. Can Art Exist Alone: Art and Politics: 1995, Pretoria Art Museum. Brown and Green: 1995, Pretoria Art Museum/ Klapperkop: 1989, South African Association of The Arts, Pretoria. Breaking Down the wall: Pierneef Series, 1989, FIG, Johannesburg, And Michaelis Art Gallery, Cape Town.

Projects
Founded Famous International Gallery (FIG) - South Africa's first contemporary art gallery, 1989 - 1995. Workshop with underprivileged children, in collaboration with Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 1996, East Berlin. Arts skills training for underprivileged children, in collaboration with Streetwise, 1994, Johannesburg.

Selected Publications
Trade Routes: History and Geography: 1997, Matthew DeBord (ed.) Catalogue of the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale. Contemporary South African Art: The Gencor Collection: 1997, Kendell Geers (ed.) Art in South Africa: the future present: 1996, Sue Williamson and Ashraf Jamal (eds.) Africus: First Johannesburg Biennale: 1995, Candice Breitz (ed.) Black Looks, White Myths: 1995, Octavio Zaya (ed.)

Influences
Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Umberto Eco, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Roland Barthes, Alexander Gogol, Franz Kafka, Charlie Chaplin.