Kali van der Merwe

Artist Bio

Kali holds a Fine Art degree cum laude majoring in sculpture from the University of Cape Town. Post formal study, she sojourned in Berlin “the capital of re-invention” returning to South Africa as a documentary filmmaker. She combined social issue film making with creative social development and her collaborative documentaries won multiple best film and jury awards at local and international film festivals.

In a present transformation, living a rural existence in the Overberg, Kali combines creative photography, experimental film making, soundscape design and taxidermy installation as her mediums of exploration. Her work transfigures external form in a search for the immaterial, traversing nuanced interconnections between death and life.

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