Michael MacGarry

Cape Town, South Africa


Michael MacGarry holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand. His work investigates the ongoing ramifications of Western imperialism within the African continent. Of particular concern are the mechanics of control and vested interest that inform the journey of culturally symbolic languages and products from the so-called 'centre' to the 'periphery' (and vice versa) via established global trade routes that define and manipulate the peripheral context through an insidious process of inclusion and exclusion. Select components of his production are authored under the avatar of All Theory. No Practice. MacGarry was the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2010. Recent group exhibitions include Contested Terrains at the Level 2 Gallery, Tate Modern, London (2011), and ARS II at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2011). He was the recipient of a Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts Fellowship for 2012.

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