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Anna van der Ploeg

Shorter this time

09 February 2024


12 April 2024

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Installation shots

Anna van der Ploeg: Shorter this time. RESERVOIR 2024. Photographer: Matt Slater

Exhibiton text

RESERVOIR is presents Shorter this time, a solo exhibition of new works by Anna van der Ploeg. Opening on 9 February 2024, the exhibition marks the one year anniversary of RESERVOIR's project space on Bree Street, and follows a period where the artist was in residence in Castle House studios. Shorter this time will be on show until 29 March 2024.

(Co-authored by Lucienne Bestall, Thulile Gamedze, Zayaan Khan, Bongani Kona, Margie Orford, Karin Schminke, Keely Shinners and Anna van der Ploeg)

Anna van der Ploeg was born in 1992, South Africa. In 2022 she completed a Master of Fine Arts at the KASK Royal Academy School of Arts in Gent, Belgium, and currently lives and works between Cape Town, Johannesburg and Brussels, Belgium. She works across the mediums of painting, sculpture, and printmaking. Most recently, van der Ploeg was the artist-in-residence at M Leuven, in Leuven, Belgium, which was followed by the opening of her solo exhibition at the museum, entitled, Let there be no fuss. Further solo exhibitions include: Fourteen envelopes addressed to Lucienne, at Otomys Gallery in Melbourne, Australia; Omens in hot bacon contradiction, exhibited at David Krut Gallery in New York, and in Johannesburg, South Africa, all in 2023. Van der Ploeg presented Gates at Winona in Brussels, in 2022; Orators and Gale force scheduled for day off, both at the MAP KASK Royal Academy in Gent in 2022 and 2021; oona calx: Tripping Stone at Otomys in Melbourne, Australia, in 2021 and Map with Open Windows at 196 Victoria in Cape Town in 2020. Selected group exhibitions include: Atari, at No Mans' Art in Amsterdam in 2023; Breakfast at Studio Ashby in London; Kortrijk Stimulans Competition in Kortrijk, Belgium; Days of Being Wild at Cavalli Estate, Cape Town; and Out of the dusk at David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, all in 2022. In 2021 van der Ploeg formed part of Falling Awake, RESERVOIR's debut exhibition at The Fourth in Cape Town; Grote Voetbalmatch at the KASK Royal Academy in Gent; Zomersalon at the Kunsthal in Gent; and Hot Mess 2 at Neuzeit Ost in Berlin. Van der Ploeg was a finalist for the Artsthread Global Design Graduate Show in collaboration with GUCCI and the recipient of the KASK Royal Academy Legaat de Leu Prize for Fine Arts, both in 2022.

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