Martin Wilson is a Cape Town based artist, engineer and part-time lecturer at the Michaelis School of Fine Art.
2019: Investec Cape Town Art Fair (Eclectica Contemporary). 15 - 17 February. CTICC (Cape Town, South Africa) 2018: Spier Light Art Festival. 8 December - 30 January 2019. Spier Wine Farm (Stellenbosch, South Africa) David Brown: Zoo. 4 December - 10 January 2019. Everard Read / CIRCA (Cape Town, South Africa) Playtopia. 30 November - 2 December. Castle of Good Hope (Cape Town, South Africa) Capitaine futur et la supernature. 4 April - 12 July. La Gaîté Lyrique (Paris, France) Be kind. Please rewind. 22 June - 15 July. Gallery MOMO (Cape Town, South Africa) 2017: SS17. 7 December - 27 January 2018. Gallery MOMO (Cape Town, South Africa) Be kind. Please rewind. 22 June - 15 July. Gallery MOMO (Cape Town, South Africa) 2016: Geodesy (-33.923429, 18.413935). 4 August - 3 September. Gallery MOMO (Cape Town, South Africa) Bona Fides. 5 - 30 July. Jan Royce Gallery (Cape Town, South Africa) New Monuments. 6 - 23 April. Commune.1 (Cape Town, South Africa) Cape Town Art Fair (Gallery MOMO). 19 - 21 February. CTICC (Cape Town, South Africa) 2015: Michaelis Graduate Exhibition. 11 - 19 December. University of Cape Town (South Africa) SASOL New Signatures Finalists' Exhibition. 3 September - 4 October. Pretoria Arts Museum (South Africa) 2014: B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Beamer). 3 July. Brundyn+ (Cape Town, South Africa)
Academic History & Awards
2012 - 2015: BA (Fine Art) - Michaelis School of Fine Art (University of Cape Town) Degree awarded with distinction in Fine Art 4, Studiowork, and Theory & Practice of Art Simon Gerson Award for outstanding body of work (2014 & 2015) Faculty Scholarship Award (2015) C G Saker Scholarship (2015) CCA Scholarship (2014) Matthew Somers Memorial Prize (2012) 2010 - 2011: MSc (Electrical Engineering) - University of Cape Town Thesis Topic: Computational Photography & Image Processing Best Paper award at the 22nd Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa (PRASA) 2006 - 2009: BSc (Electrical & Computer Engineering) - University of Cape Town Degree awarded with First Class Honours Faculty Scholarship Awards (2008 & 2009)
Cape Times. 2017. A new slant on art, incorporating video by Danny Shorkend. Online.
Design Indaba. 2017. Two artists use video and sculpture to explore perceptions of history and memory by Bongani Shweni. Online.
Art.Co.Za 2015. A Portrait of a Young Artist Series: Access – A Serendipitous Symbol by Charis de Kock. Online.
Wilson, M. 2011. Coded Aperture and Coded Exposure Photography: an investigation into applications and methods. University of Cape Town, South Africa. Online.
Wilson, M. & Nicolls, F. 2011. Coded Aperture and Coded Exposure Photography. Proceedings of the Twenty-second Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa (PRASA2011). Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. 156-161. Online.