BIOGRAPHY

Geena Wilkinson was born in 1994 in Cape Town, South Africa, where she currently lives and works. In 2016, Wilkinson graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. In 2018, Wilkinson presented her first solo exhibition at 99 Loop Gallery in Cape Town, entitled Head First. Thereafter, her work was included in the summer group exhibition at 99 Loop Gallery. Currently, Wilkinson’s work is on show at two group exhibitions, New Guard at Art.b – The Arts Association of Belville in Cape Town; as well as a Lemons don’t get much sweeter at Art on Avenues in Somerset West, Cape Town. Other group exhibitions include Collective Noun at Michaelis Galleries, UCT in Cape Town in 2015; Cabinet of Curiosities at Untitled Studios in Cape Town in 2015; Michaelis Annual Silent Auction at Eclectica Contemporary in 2016 and at SMITH Studio in 2017; the Michaelis Graduate Exhibition at Michaelis Galleries, UCT in Cape Town in 2017; Untitled 4.99 and Untitled 5.99 both at 99 Loop Gallery in 2017; Salad: A Group Show at SMITH Studio in Cape Town in 2017; and SPACES: a collection of visual stories at 196 Victoria in Cape Town in 2018. Notably in 2015, Wilkinson was selected as a finalist in the Sanlam Portrait Award. Her work was shown in Portrait 100 at the Casa Labia Gallery in Cape Town – an exhibition showing a selection of the top 100 pieces from the Sanlam Portrait Award. In 2017, following on from her graduate exhibition she was asked to deliver a talk giving insight into her artist’s practice at the Graduate School of Business, at the University of Cape Town.