ABOUT

AP_160521_003Anthea Pokroy is a Johannesburg-based artist and photographer. She obtained her BA Fine Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2007 and graduated cum laude. She works primarily in photography as well as in data, video, sound, installation and performance.

She has taken part in many group exhibitions since 2005, has been in the top 100 of local art competitions since 2007. In 2013, she had her first solo exhibition entitled I collect gingers at CIRCA gallery in Johannesburg. She was invited to present at TEDxJohannesburg about this project. Her work is part of the Wits Art Museum and Rand Merchant Bank collections, as well as private collections. In 2016, she was awarded an Ampersand Fellowship and spend time on a residency in New York. She is currently enrolled in her Masters in Fine Art at Wits University.

In 2010 Pokroy a co-founder and trustee of a non-profit visual artist organisation, Assemblage, which provides support, resources, opportunities and education for emerging Johannesburg-based visual artists (www.assemblage.co.za).

She also works as a photographer, specialising in cataloguing artwork and exhibitions for leading artists, galleries and museums in South Africa (www.antheapokroy.co.za)