Willie Bester


Willie Bester
Was born in 1956 in Montagu, Sud Africa

Willie Bester was born in 1956 Montagu, Cape Town. In 1991 he attended art classes at the Community Art in Cape Town. He is regarded as one of South Africa’s most significant activist artists. His work is characterized by dramatic social and political developments in post-apartheid South Africa, discussing uncomfortable issues such as crime, poverty, corruption and government responsibility. Thanks to his paintings, assemblages and sculptures combined with recycled material, Bester comments the political injustice and the human rights issues. Bester currently works and lives in Kuilsrivier, a district of Cape Town.

Willie Bester
Untitled, 2007
Mixed technique on canvas
60 x 42 cm

Willie Bester
Untitled, 2007
Oil on linen and iron
68.6 x 53.3 cm

Willie Bester
Universal Soldier, 2000
Metal sculpture
95 x 55 x 270 cm

Willie Bester
Senza titolo, 1998
Oil on linen
42 x 88 cm

Willie Bester

Parallel Stories

Forte Cadine, Trento – Forte Tesoro, Sant’Anna d’Alfredo

From August 1, 2019


The appointment with contemporary art inside the forts, ideated by Giordano Raffaelli is back, including for this edition of “Sentinelle di Pietra” Forte Cadine of Trento and – for the first time since the foundation of ARTE FORTE – also a fort from Veneto, Forte Tesoro of S.Anna d’Alfaedo (VR).

Willie Bester

Grow Box Art Project

Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town

February 17 – May 31, 2019


The exhibition takes its name from an agricultural development project promoted by the AAD (African Artists for Development) organization aimed at accelerating the South African microeconomics with the support of the most important internationally recognized local artists 

Willie Bester

Art as a Social Document, 2003



Donald Baechler

Studio Visit

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