blank projects

Cape town, South Africa

blank projects is an independent artist-run project space and gallery founded in Cape Town in 2005. In 2009 the gallery moved to a new and larger premises in the heart of Cape Town’s art district.

It currently functions as a hybrid gallery/project space that is dedicated to new developments in contemporary South African art and the dissemination of ideas around contemporary art in Africa. blank projects's ongoing monthly exhibition programme is its most important activity forming the nexus around which other projects oscillate: artists' talks, off-site events and residencies.

Particularly significant exhibitions from the past five years include: the Guglective's ‘Untitled’ (2007), Kiluanji Kia Henda’s ‘Expired Trading Products’ (2008), Candice Breitz’s ‘Babel Series’ (2009), James Webb’s ‘One day all of this will be yours’ (2010), Zanele Muholi's ISILUMO SIYALUMA 2006-2011 (2011) and the exhibition ‘Machine Worries, Machine Hearts’ curated by Anthea Buys (2012). blank projects partnered with SUPERMARKET and the Swedish Arts Council in establishing and mentoring EVIL SON, Cape Town’s youngest artist-run project space.

[WEB] Gerda Scheepers, "MODAL APPROACH AND ACCENT" (exhibition view), blank projects, 2012.
[WEB] Gerda Scheepers, "Ulterior Motifs", 2012. Mixed Media Sculpture. 55x77.5x86 cm.
[WEB] Nomthunzi Mashalaba, “MAMIYA”, blank projects, 2012.
[WEB] James Beckett, "The Pierson Belongs to Itself, Others and Us", 2010. Ancient artifacts, visiting school's writing boards and other mixed media in Indian ink stained oak display cabinets. Edition: 2/3 + 1AP. Dimensions Variable.
[WEB] blank projects featuring work by AVANT CAR GUARD, SUPERMARKET 2012 -STOCKHOLM INDEPENDENT ART FAIR, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, 2012.
[WEB] Jan-Henri Booyens. "Strange Times", 2012. Oil on canvas. 210 x 260 cm.
[CATALOGUE IMAGE] Jaco van Schalkwyk. Men (2012). Lithographic ink and pencil on paper. 760 x 560mm. [This work formed part of the group exhibition "When Form Becomes Attitude" held at blank projects in 2012]. (Photo: Kyle Morland)