Dan Halter Give Another Chance in the Colonies (Detail),2014 Found plastic weave bag with custom woven tartan fabric 69 X 105 cm
Dan Halter was born in Zimbabwe in 1977 and currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.
Dan Halter’s artistic practice is informed by his position as a Zimbabwean living in South Africa. Using materials ubiquitous to South Africa and Zimbabwe, Halter employs the language of craft and curio as a visual strategy to articulate his concerns within a fine art context. Through this, as well as through photography and video, Halter addresses notions of a dislocated national identity and the politics of post-colonial Zimbabwe within a broader African context. He has completed four international residencies, in Zürich, Rio de Janeiro, Scotland and Turin. Recent exhibitions include the 7th Triennial of Contemporary Textile Arts of Tournai, Belgium, and Dan Halter/Mappa Del Mondo at the Nassauischer Kunstverein in Wiesbaden, Germany.