Anthea 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 and has been in the top 100 of the Absa L’Atelier Awards in 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and Sasol New Signatures in 2010. In 2013, she had her first solo exhibition entitled I collect gingers at CIRCA on Jellicoe in Johannesburg. She was invited to present at TEDxJohannesburg about this project. Her work is part of the Wits Art Museum collection, as well as many private collections. She has been awarded an Ampersand Fellowship in New York City in 2016.
In 2010 Pokroy co-founded, and continues to run, 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)