Kentridge, William

About William Kentridge

Biography (South African History Online)

Biography (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Biography (The Art Story)

Filmography (IMDb)

Alemani, Cecilia. William Kentridge, 2006



Carotenuto, Silvana. “Writing ‘Time’: The (Late) Oeuvres of Jacques Derrida and William Kentridge.” English Academy Review, vol. 35, no. 1, 2018

Rickard, Hazel. “William Kentridge: Being Led by the Nose.” Theatre Journal, vol. 69, no. 4, 2017

McClister, Neil. “William Kentridge: Fortuna.” Bomb, vol. 126, 2013/2014

Bay-Cheng, Sarah. “Show Your Face!/Woyzeck on the Highveld.” Theatre Journal, vol. 63, no. 3, 2011

Ando, Erica. “Five Themes.” Utopian Studies, vol. 21, no. 2, 2010

Georgievska-Shine, Aneta. “William Kentridge.” ArtUS, vol. 29, 2010

Emerling, Susan. “William Kentridge.” Border Crossings, vol. 28, no. 3, 2009

Smith, Martha. “William Kentridge: Five Themes.” Library Journal, vol. 134, no. 10, 2009

Hirsch, Faye. “William Kentridge at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.” Art in America, vol. 95, no. 6-7, 2007

Hirsch, Faye. “William Kentridge at Marian Goodman.” Art in America, vol. 92, no. 11, 2004

Farrell, Laurie Ann. “William Kentridge.“ African Arts, vol. 35, no. 2, 2002

Danto, Arthur C. “Art.” Nation, vol. 273, no. 3, 2001



White, Katie. “‘At Three in the Morning, I Do the Math’: William Kentridge on Obsessing Over COVID Data and the Benefits of Lockdown.” Artnet, 4 Nov. 2020

Dawson, Aimee. “William Kentridge on Turning his Drawings into Films, Being Inspired by Dreams - and Catching Covid-19.” The Art Newspaper, 6 Oct. 2020

Ruiz, Christina. “Interview: William Kentridge on his Life Lessons.” The Art Newspaper, 12 Jun. 2019

Kurchanova, Natasha. “William Kentridge: One Needs Sometimes To Show the Power of the Irrational World as a Demonstration of the Limits of the Rational World.” Studio International, 12 Nov. 2017

Crichton-Miller, Emma. “Black & White: Interview with William Kentridge.” Apollo, 28 Jul. 2015

Koerner, Margaret K. “William Kentridge and Peter L. Galison in Conversation with Margaret K. Koerner.” Moving Image, Kholeif (ed.), 2015

Frost, Andrew. “William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time – Interview.” The Guardian, 21 Feb. 2014

Luscombe, Belinda. “10 Questions.” TIME Magazine, vol. 182, no. 23, 2013

Boucher, Brian. “The Pages of a Mind: Interview with William Kentridge.” Art in America, 17 Sep. 2013

Janku, Laura Richard. “Black Box: An Interview with William Kentridge.”, vol. 14, 2006



Buikema, Rosemarie. “The Folds of History in William Kentridge's Black Box Theatre: Sampling German Nazism and Colonialism.” Contemporary Revolutions: Turning Back to the Future in 21st-Century Literature and Art, Friedman (ed.), 2019

McCoy, Ann. “Pulled From the Shadows: William Kentridge's African Dance of Death.” PAJ, vol. 41, no. 2, 2019

Haziza, Natalie. “Under Erasure: William Kentridge, Derrida, and Post-Apartheid South Africa.” Studies in Gender & Sexuality, vol. 19, no. 2, 2018

Laudando, C. Maria. “Of Trees and Flipbooks: Multi-Media Wounded Passages in William Kentridge's Second-hand Reading.” Textus, vol. 31, no. 2, 2018

Mathews, Timothy. “The Many Hands of Thick Time: William Kentridge at the Whitechapel Gallery.” CounterText, vol. 4, no. 1, 2018

Macaskill, Brian. “I Am Not Me, the Horse Is Not Mine, William Kentridge & J. M. Coetzee; or: Machines, Death, and Performance as Prelude to Reading Slow Man.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language, vol. 58, no. 4, 2016

Dreyer, Elfriede. “Of Clocks Ticking: Heterotopic Space, Time and Motion in William Kentridge’s The Refusal of Time (2012).” Communicatio, vol. 42, no. 3, 2016

Huyssen, Andreas. “The Memory Work of William Kentridge’s Shadow Processions and His Drawings for Projection.” Persistent Legacy: The Holocaust and German Studies, McGlothlin and Kapczynski (eds.), 2016

Buikema, Rosemarie. “The Revolt of the Object: Animated Drawings and the Colonial Archive: William Kentridge's Black Box Theatre.” Interventions, vol. 18, no. 2, 2016

Laudando, C. Maria. “Shandean Resonances in William Kentridge's Lesson from the Absurd.” The Shandean, vol. 25, 2014

Boer, Nienke. “Taking a Joke Seriously: Mickey Mouse and William Kentridge.” MLN, vol. 128, no. 5, 2013

Rothberg, Michael. “Progress, Progression, Procession: William Kentridge and the Narratology of Transitional Justice.” Narrative, vol. 20, no. 1, 2012



Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

William Kentridge: The Head & the Load (2020)

As editor with Margaret K. Koerner: William Kentridge: Smoke, Ashes, Fable (2018)

As editor with Carlos Basualdo: William Kentridge - Triumphs and Laments (2017)

As editor with Iwona Blazwick and Sabine Breitwieser: William Kentridge: Thick Time (2016)

As editor with Karen Marta: William Kentridge - Notes Towards a Model Opera (2015)

As editor with Lilian Tone: William Kentridge: Fortuna (2013)

No, It Is (2012)

As editor with Mark Rosenthal: William Kentridge: Five Themes (2009)

As editor with Maria-Christina Villaseñor. William Kentridge: Black Box/Chambre Noire (2006)

Thinking Aloud: Conversations with Angela Breidbach (2006)

As editor with Hugh M. Davies: William Kentridge: Weighing ... and Wanting (2000)



Dir. Wozzeck, 2018

Dir./Wri. William Kentridge's 'The Head and the Load', 2018

Dir./Wri. More Sweetly Play the Dance, 2015

Dir./Wri. Second-hand Reading, 2013

Dir./Wri. The Refusal of Time, 2012

Dir. Die Zauberflöte il Flauto Magico, 2011

Dir./Wri. 10 Drawings for Projection, 1989-2011, 2011

Dir. 46664 - 1 Minute of Art to Aids, 2003

Dir./Wri. Learning the Flute, 2003

Dir./Wri. Ubu Tells the Truth, 1997

Dir. History of the Main Complaint, 1996

Dir./Wri. Felix in Exile, 1994

Dir. Sobriety, Obesity & Growing Old, 1991


Audio and Audiovisual Material

William Kentridge on the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Theatre. YouTube, 3 Jul. 2020

William Kentridge: The Unnaturalness of Apartheid. BBC World, 9 Mar. 2020

William Kentridge: ‘Art Must Defend the Uncertain.’. YouTube, 20 Apr. 2018

The Creative Process of a Master Artist - TEDxJohannesburgSalon. YouTube, 16 Nov. 2016

Interview with William Kentridge. Monocle, 9 Oct. 2016

William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. art21, 21 Oct. 2010