Michael Linders

Michael Linders was born in Zurich Switzerland in 1983 and moved with his family to Johannesburg in 1987.

Linders’ work has an overt and defining relationship to prior experiences. It functions as a visual divination of the cultural signifiers and social landscapes of a particular period in his life and presents itself as a disjunctive construction of identity and visual language, a visual language which incorporates both graphic imagery and colour field experiences. In this way Linders takes stock of a period of visual influence that shaped him. He currently lives and works in Cape Town.

Solo Exhibitions
2005 “Somewhere” at the Alliance Française, Johannesburg.
2010 “A Brief History”, Wolves, Johannesburg.
2012 “Minor Riot”, Blank Projects, Cape town.
2015 "Exile", SMITH, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions
2006 “New Suburbia”, Platform on 18th, Pretoria.
2010 "99c", Platform, Pretoria.
2016 "From Whence They Came", SMITH, Cape Town.

Art Fairs
2016 FNB Joburg Art fair, "Oh Ok", represented by SMITH.
2017 Cape Town Art Fair, Unframed, "King of My Castle", represented by SMITH.