SwainHoogervorst (born 1988) holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Vega (2010) He has been selected for the top 100 in the Absa Atelier Competition in both(2013) and (2015) as well as residencies in both The Netherlands (2013) and in Finland (2015). His work has been shown in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally with his first solo exhibition at the AVA Gallery in CapeTown (2014) titled Inside Out. His second solo exhibition titled Searching Eudaimonia (2017) was hosted by the Everard Read Gallery in Cape Town and was his debut show with the Gallery. Hoogervorst currently lives and works in CapeTown and is affiliated with the Everard Read Gallery in South Africa.


2015 – Top 100 Barclays Atelier Competition

2013 – Top 40 finalist Absa Atelier Competition

2013 – Invited artist at Schildersweek, Domburg, The Netherlands


2018 – Making Pictures, Everard Read CIRCA, Cape Town

2017 – Searching Eudaimonia, Everard Read, Cape Town

2014 – Inside Out, AVA Gallery, Cape Town


2019 – Mas Des Graviers, Pourrières, France

2015 – Arteles Creative Centre, Hämeenkyrö, Finland

2013 – Schildersweek, Domburg, The Netherlands


2019 – New Small Paintings, Pop Up Exhibition, Cape Town

2019 – Winter Show, Everard Read CIRCA, Cape Town

2018/2019 – Summer Show, Everard Read CIRCA, Cape Town

2018 – Nano 1.2, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town

2018 – Winter Show, Everard Read CIRCA, Cape Town

2018 – In the forests of the night, Everard Read CIRCA, Johannesburg

2018 – Cape Town Art Fair, Everard Read CIRCA, Cape Town

2017 – Nano 1.1, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town 

2017 – Spectrum, Everard Read Circa, Johannesburg 

2016 – Liminal Geographies, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town

2016 – Line and Shadow, CIRCA Gallery, Johannesburg 

2016 – Death of the old, Galleri Kalashnikov, Johannesburg 

2016 – Stars and Tracks, The Project Room, Windhoek, Nambia 

2016 – For what its worth, No End Contemporary, Johannesburg 

2016 – Pastoral Abstraction, Everard Read, Cape Town 

2015 – Defining the Narrative, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town 

2015 – Homage, Everard Read, Cape Town 

2014 – Pool Party, Alma Martha Project Space, Cape Town 

2014 – Golden Haze, Saon 91, Cape Town 

2014 – /SCAPE, Salon 91, CapeTown 

2013 – One in a Million, Salon 91, Cape Town 

2013 – Absa Atelier Best 100 in the country Exhibition, Johannesburg 

2013 – Schildersweek, Domburg, The Netherlands 

2012/2013 – Summer Show, Salon91, Cape Town 

2012 – { Impression; Sunset } Salon91, Cape Town


2015: Art Needs You The BarclaysL'Atelier Award, Dr Paul Bayliss, 978-0-620-66441-7

2014: Art South Africa Volume 13 issue02 The Controversy Issue, Brendon and Suzette Bell-Roberts, 16846133

2013: Imagine the untapped talent of the subconscious, The Absa L'Atelier Award, 978-0-620-57231-6


Ends and Means: Swain Hoogervorst's 'Searching Eudaemonia' (2017)

Investing in Art: Swain Hoogervorst (2016)

In Finland with Swain Hoogervorst (2015)

Bright Young Things: Swain Hoogervorst (2014)

Inside Out, an Exhibition of Paintings by Swain Hoogervorst (2014)

Featured: Swain Hoogervorst (2013)

Ray-Ban Presents: The #envisionseries (2013)

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