Kendell Geers

About the artist

Kendell Geers (b. May 1968) is a South-African artist living in Brussels. Operating with the mediums of photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and performance, Kendell Geers employs a wide range of references – from art history to pornography, iconography to kitsch, or complex political references to racial or religious stereotypes – to create critical, humorous and confrontational works that disrupts social norms and codes. Growing up on the front lines of the fight for freedom, democracy and civil liberty, Kendell Geers, believes that the worlds of art and politics should not be divided, that it is only through embodied experience that the artist may give birth their creation. He eventually changed his date of birth to May 1968 in order to give birth to himself with an identity of his own making.

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