Exterior view of blank projects, Cape Town, with Sanell Aggenbach’s Stereo Diptych, 2011. Courtesy blank projects
blank projects is an independent, artist-run exhibition space founded in Cape Town in 2005.
Four years later, the Contemporary Art Development Trust was established as its legal operating entity, and the gallery moved to new, larger premises in the heart of Cape Town’s art district.
Dedicated to new developments in contemporary South African art, blank encourages experimental practice from both emerging and established artists, building a context for the dissemination of ideas around contemporary African arts practice. It also produces a cutting-edge exhibition program on a monthly basis, hosts a residency program, and participates in an internship program, whereby young arts practitioners from historically disadvantaged backgrounds are trained in the running of a project space.
blank works in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Südafrika on the exhibition program, with Pro Helvetia on the residency program, and with Africalia on the internship program.