Jost Kirsten
P.O. Box 1906
Swakopmund
Namibia
E-mail: kirsten@iway.na
Education:
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth,
South Africa: 2003 B Tech Degree in Fine Art (Cum Laude)
Exhibit experience:
2006 First Solo Exhibition [BURN], Omba Gallery,
Windhoek
2005 Independence Exhibition, National Art Gallery
of Namibia, Windhoek
Chief curator at the Omba Gallery, Windhoek,
Namibia
2004 Post Card Exhibition, Göthe Centre, Namibia
//AE Gams Art Festival, Katutura Art Center,
Namibia
Bank Windhoek Arts Festival, National Art Gallery of Namibia
Namibian Embassy, Berlin, Germany
2003 Standard Bank Biennale, National Art Gallery of
Namibia
Merit Award Exhibition, Port Elizabeth, South Africa,
Hanging of the Merit Award Exhibition, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2002 ABSA Atelier Exhibition, Port Elizabeth, South
Africa
Assistant curator of the ABSA Atelier
Exhibition at the Eastern Province Society of
Arts & Crafts (EPSAC)
Assistant to Jennifer Ord for her Masters Exhibition, (Painting & history of art lecturer at P. E. Technikon)
Curator for three student’s final presentations
for in- and external moderation at the P. E. Tech.
Graduate Exhibition, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Assistant curator of the Graduate Exhibition, Port
Elizabeth, South Africa
2001 Under graduate Exhibition, Port Elizabeth, South
Africa, EPSAC Gallery, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2001-2 Staff & Students Exhibition, Grahmstown,
South Africa
2000-2 Assistant curator of the Staff & Students Exhibition, Grahmstown, South Africa
Honors/Awards:
2004 //AE Gams Art Festival, 3rd prize (sculpture)
Post Card Exhibition, one of eight works selected for
printing
2003 Standard Bank Biennale, overall winner
Merit award for academic excellence, Port Elizabeth
Technikon, South Africa
Research Interests:
Effects created by treating an exhibition as an installation
The harmonious distributions of contrasts within an installation’s
presentation system
Effects created by the amalgamation of stone and wood
Conceptual & minimal art
Abstraction & repetition in art
Languages:
German: excellent speaking, reading and writing
English: excellent speaking, reading and writing
Afrikaans: excellent speaking, fair reading and writing