Fresh from the third Guangzhou Triennial in China, which ended on 9 November 2008, his next solo exhibition takes place at Michael Stevenson in January 2009. Botes has an MA Fine Arts from the University of Stellensbosch (1997) and a Diploma in Second Phase Illustration from the Koninklijke Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag, Netherlands (1994). His biting satire, frequently directed at South African society, politics and religion, is channelled into his painting and printmaking, and his comix which have been published in the Bitterkomix series, alongside those of his frequent collaborator Anton Kannemeyer, since the early 1990s. Recent group exhibitions include Africa Comics at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2007); Turbulence at Hangar-7 in Salzburg, Austria; the Havana Biennale (2006)

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