Kyra Pape

Kyra Simoné Papé Holz a young South African artist, born in 1993, and raised in Johannesburg focuses her practice on drawing, sculpture and printmaking. She is an abstract artist with a particular interest in materiality.

She has her Master of Arts in Fine Arts by Research (2018) as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Fine arts Degree from the University of Witwatersrand (2015).

As the Robert Hodgins award winner (2014) she went on to jointly achieve the Top Achievers award in the Fourth Year Fine Arts Department at the University of Witwatersrand (2015). She was a sculpture finalist in the PPC Imaginarium awards (2016) as well as being nominated by Artist Press for the Queen Sonja Print Award (2017). Her sculpture was selected for the top 100 in the Absa Atelier, Give Art Light Exhibition (2018).

In 2019 her work, Average (11.9 | 6), was purchased for the Modern Arts Projects collection, and she went on a six-week residency through SAFFCA at Entabeni Farm in Knysna with artist Fatima Tayob Moosa. In 2020, she was selected as one of the artists commissioned to make a work for Art Bank South Africa. Most recently Papé Holz was selected as one of the artists for Sasol New Signatures – Expressions unbound (2023).

Throughout her studies and practice as an artist, she has participated in numerous group exhibitions, fairs and has had a Solo Exhibition, Transude, in completion of her Master in Art, Fine Art degree at The Point of Order (March 2018).

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