1963 Wayne Barker was born in Pretoria, South Africa
1981 Diploma Fine Art, Pretoria Technikon
1984 BA Fine Art, Michaelis School of Art in Cape Town
1998 Postgraduate degree Fine Art, École des Beaux Arts Luminy, Marseille
1998 &1992 Volkskas Atelier Award, Merit award winner
1989-1995 founder of the Famous International Gallery, South Africa
2000 ‘Wayne Barker: Artist’s Monograph’
lives and works in Johannesburg


ART FAIRS  (Selection)
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Pioneer Works, New York &
Somerset House, London
Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House, London
Art Élysées Paris
London Art 13
Dubai Art Fair
Sydney Art Fair
Johannesburg Art Fair
2012 India Art Fair, New Delhi, represented by Everard Read Gallery
2009-2011 Johannesburg Art Fair, represented by SMAC Gallery
2008  Johannesburg Art Fair, represented by Everard Read Gallery
1998 Köln Art Fair, Frank Hanel Gallery, Frankfurt (D)
1997 Frankfurt Art Fair, Frank Hanel Gallery, Frankfurt (D)


2011 ‘Illuminations’ video intervention, Venice Biennale;
2010 4th Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China;
2009 I Linguaggi del Mondo: Languages of the World, collateral exhibition to the Venice Biennale,
Pallazzo Querini Art House, Venice (I) (with Kay Hassan and Johann Louw);
2007 All Washed Up Africa, French Pavillion, Venice Biennale (I),
(Performance in collaboration with Ian Waldek);
1997 ‘The World is Flat’, installation, Alternating Currents, Trade Routes: History and Geography,
2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa 1997, curated by Okwui Enwezor
and Octavio Zaya.;
1995 Africus, Black Looks White Myths, First Johannesburg Biennale curated by Octavio Zaya;
1995 Africus, ‘The Laager’, First Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg.



2004 Landscapes of Desire, 14th Int. Art Symposium and V4 network, Fortress Boyen, Gizycko, Poland, (workshop direction Painting Studio);
2002 Landscapes of Desire, 12th Int. Art Symposium, Ricsovary Major, Hungary, (workshop direction CUM-ERA, similarities & differences);
2001 Art at work, International Summeracademy and art symposium, Ricsovary Major,  Hungary, (workshop direction ‘time code – painting & film’);
2000 Time Warp, Int. Summer Academy & Art Symposium, Castle Topolcianky, Slovakia, (workshop direction ‘celebrating painting’, painting and objects);
1999 Time Warp 99’, Int. Summer Academy, Castle Topolcianky, Slovakia (workshop direction ‘celebrating painting’, painting and objects);
1998 Superworlds-Visions, International Summer Academy, Castle Topolcianky, Slovakia (workshop direction ‘identities & visions’).


1989 Klapperkop, South African Association of the Arts, Pretoria
1996 The Young and the Restless: Not Allowed, Sandton Civic Gallery, South Africa, co-curated with Kendell Geers
1995 Spring Time in Chile, Museum of Art, Santiago, Chile – 18 South African artists including Helen Sebedi, Mark Edwards, Philiswise Sibaya, Lisa Brice, Sarah Bane, Dominique Thabane
The Laager, Exhibition, Africus First Johannesburg Biennale, 14 South African artists
Scurvy, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town
Brown and Green, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria
Can Art Exist Alone, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria


South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Sandton Civic Gallery, Johannesburg
Johannesburg Art Museum
Durban Art Museum
Gertrude Posel Gallery, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
GENCOR Collection, South Africa
Anglo American Collection, South Africa
SASOL Collection, South Africa
SABC Collection, South Africa
Strauss & Co Fine Art Auctioneers, Johannesburg and Cape Town
StephanWelz & Co, Auctioneers Johannesburg and Cape Town
Russell Kaplan Auctioneers, Antiques & Collectables, Johannesburg
Various private, local and international art collectors of note.

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