About Johann van der Schijff
Johann van der Schijff is an artist living and working in Cape Town, South Africa. His work deals with questions of power relations in society. The undercurrent of apartheid and the pervasiveness of violence in its wake, lies beneath much of his thinking. His work takes on a highly personal and at times playful dimension where he reflects on the contradiction and dichotomies of living in a society of enormous disparities and oppositions.
He is an Associate Professor in the sculpture section of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. He holds a Master of Fine Art (new media) (1997) Frank Mohr Instituut, Academie Minerva, Groningen, The Netherlands; a Master of Fine Art (sculpture) (1994), University of Cape Town; and a Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Pretoria (1990). His sculptural/new media works have been exhibited nationally and internationally.
For an extensive selection of images of his artistic work and additional supportive video clips and text, please refer to www.johannvds.co.za