Jeremy Wafer is currently Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Fine Arts at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He holds an M.A. from the University of the Witwatersrand and a B.A. from the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.
Wafer is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, notably the Standard Bank National Drawing Prize in 1987 and the Sasol Wax Art Award in 2006. He has exhibited internationally in a range of solo and one-person shows, and is represented by the Goodman Gallery, South Africa.
Wafer’s public commissions include those at the Poynton Chapel, Botha’s Hill (1997); Diakonia Centre, Durban (1999–2001); Dorothy Nyembe Community Centre, Cato Crest (2000); and the Gugu Dlamini Park, Durban (2001).
His work is represented in international public and corporate collections, including the Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington; Library of Congress, Washington; IZIKO South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Johannesburg Art Gallery; Durban Art Gallery; Pretoria Art Museum; Tatham Art Gallery; University of the Witwatersrand Collection, Johannesburg; Natal Technikon Collection, Durban; MTN Collection, Johannesburg; BHP-Billiton Collection, Johannesburg; Didata Collection, Johannesburg; and the BoE Collection, Cape Town.
Exhibitions at the KZNSA
Structure: Avenues and barriers of power in the work of Jeremy Wafer