Dineo Seshee Bopape

Born in Polokwane, South Africa
Diploma at the De Atelier in Amsterdam
BFA, University of Stellenbosch
MFA at Columbia University, New York, United States
Lives and works between New York, Amsterdam and Joburg


Long live the immaterial ... effect no.55, Mart House Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The eclipse will not be visible to the naked eye, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
I like to remember things my own way, Annarumma 404, Naples
You fucking horrible bitch!, Mart House Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Love strung, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
It’s a celebration bitches!!!, Thami Mnyele Studio, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Non in mind (fictions unending) dreamweaver and other stories, Mart House Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Keep it to yourself, KZNSA Gallery, Durban


Spectral Lines, Galerie Bendana-Pinel Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Ampersand, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Siren, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, United States
Aaah, Liz, Mart House Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Derangement, CCS Bard, New York
Life Less Ordinary: Performance and display in South African art, Fotogallery, Cardiff, Wales
Dada South?, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Summer 2009/10: Projects Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
Life Less Ordinary: Performance and display in contemporary South African art, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Dystopia, Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria (travelling exhibition)
Brick + Mortar Video Art Festival, Greenfields, MA, United States
Rebelle: Art and Feminism 1969-2009, Moderne Kunst Museum Arnhem, Netherlands
Innovative Women, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg (travelling exhibition)
Beauty and Pleasure in South African Contemporary Art, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo
April Meetings Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, New Museum, New York, United States
Multipistes, Meneer De Wit Gallery, Amsterdam
Thami Mnyele and Medu Art Ensemble Retrospective Exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery
Postcards Beyond the Edge,, Guth Garfa International Documentary Film Festival, Donegal
Under Construction 1, Mart House Gallery, Amsterdam
Black Womanhood: Images, icons, and ideologies of the African body, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, MA, USA
MTN New Contemporaries Award 2008, University of Johannesburg Gallery, Johannesburg
Scratching the Surface Vol 1, Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town
Selection from Scratching the Surface Vol 1, L’apartment 22, Rabat, Marocco
Disguise: The art of attracting and deflecting attention, Michael Stevenson Gallery
Cutting the Cake, Mart House Gallery, Amsterdam
In Transition Russia 2008, various locations, Moscow, Russia
ZA: Young Art from South Africa, Palazzo Delle Papesse, Siena, Italy
Cape 07, Cape Town
Off-Spring, De Ateliers, Amsterdam
To a New Common Place, Mart House Gallery, Amsterdam
New Painting, KZNSA Gallery, Durban (travelling exhibition)
Shared History/Decolonizing the Image, W139, Amsterdam
De Grote Oversteek, Stedelijk Museum Zwolle, Netherlands
Hotspots Johannesburg: Post Whites Only, Rotterdam Film Festival, Off-Corso, Rotterdam
Duo Show: Dineo Bopape and Thulani Shongwe, Gallery 23, Amsterdam
Urban twothousandandfive: Five urban women’s stories, African Art Centre, Durban
In the Making: Materials and process, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
Orientations and Illusions, for prog:ME, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nivea: START Art Competition finalists, NSA Gallery, Durban
Paperworks, NSA Gallery, Durban
Red Eye-Rouge, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
ABSA l’Atelier finalists exhibition, Alliance Francaise, Durban
Tangencya 2004/5, Durban
Women’s Day-Imvubelo 2004, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
Rejected-Abangafuneki, NSA Gallery, Durban
WeAreHere, BAT Centre, Durban
Crimes of Passion, Bean Bag Bohemia, Durban
BAT Centre Christmas Show, BAT Centre Gallery, Durban
Samp and Beans, Bean Bag Bohemia, Durban
Women’s Day workshop/exhibition, BAT Center, Durban
THWASA - a Thirrd Eye initiative, (invited artist), KZNSA, Durban
My life as a reflection of other women’s lives in South Africa, Women’s Day exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, Durban


MTN New Contemporaries Award winner, South Africa


Fountainhead Residency, Miami, USA
Thami Mnyele, Amsterdam
De Ateliers, Amsterdam

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