Hasan and Husain Essop graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at University of Cape Town in 2006 with Bachelor of Fine Art degrees, majoring in Printmaking and Photography respectively. Continuing their studies in 2009; they completed their Postgraduate Diploma in Art, at Michaelis.
Recent exhibitions include ‘Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography’, 2011, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, England, ‘Peek-a-boo Current South Africa’, 2011, at The Helsinki Art Museum, Finland, ‘The Dakar Biennale’, 2010, and ‘BREDAPHOTO 2010’, The Netherlands.
Past exhibitions include ‘Spier Contemporary’, 2007, at the Spier Estate, Stellenbosch and Johannesburg Art Gallery, ‘The Loaded Lens’, 2007, and ‘Power Play’, 2008, at The Goodman Gallery, South Africa, The Johannesburg Art Fair and Art 39 Basel (both in 2008). They have also participated in the prestigious Havana Biennale under the theme, ‘Integration and Resistance in the Global Age’ in 2009. They are represented in the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Durban Art Gallery and the Spier Collections as well as in local and international private collections.
Isabelle van den Eynde