b. Gaborone, Botswana, 1994. Lives and works between Gaborone and Cape Town.
Kim Karabo Makin is a multidisciplinary artist and her practice combines sculpture, sound and installation, with a research base and unique spatial awareness. Her work is informed by her multiculturalism — with particular attention to the role that context plays in identity formation. Kim Karabo Makin is a founding member of the Botswana Pavilion, an artist collective interrogating Botswana’s creative identity.
2019–present: Master of Fine Arts, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2018: Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2020: Home is where the art is, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.
2020: The Mutha_Ship Landing, Salt River, Cape Town.
2020: The Botswana Pavilion: Collective Ties, Pro Helvetia Johannesburg [online exhibition].
2020: Past Present Currents, presented by Re-Curators for Latitudes Art Fair [online exhibition].
2020: Michaelis Masters Showcase, RMB Turbine Art Fair [online exhibition].
2019: Graduate Exhibition, RMB Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg.
2019: The Botswana Pavilion: Subjective Nationhood, Botswana National Art Gallery, Gaborone.
2019: The Botswana Pavilion: No Return, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town.
2019: Formally Known As, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town.
2018: Grad Show 2018, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
2018: 2018 Absa L’Atelier, ABSA Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2018: The Devil Loves When We Loathe Ourselves, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town.
2017: The changing realities in which we live at UCT, Molly Blackburn, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2015: Return to Sender, Centre for African Studies (CAS) Gallery, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2020: Moderator, Collective Ties: methods for creative and cultural exchange in the region, British Council, Johannesburg.
2020: Panelist, Culture, Tourism and the New Narrative, World Bank Art Program.
2019: Mashabela, Khanya, Subjective Nationhood: ‘The Botswana Pavilion: No Return’ at Gallery MOMO.
2019: Fisher, Tyrone, Batswana Artists Exhibit Their Work at Gallery Momo in Cape Town.
2019: Art Meets TV, The Botswana Pavilion: No Return, YouTube.