About the Artist
1949 – Bethanien
2021 – Windhoek
Worked in acryl; subject matter: township scenes, buildings, landscapes, wildlife
A self – taught artist that started his career as a street artist. – Left home at the age of 14, to finish standard five in Walvis Bay. He completed his school, standard six to eight, at the Augustineum Training College in Okahandja and later on he moved to Windhoek. He started as a casual worker, mostly concentrated on painting as a sub – contractor. He used the rest of the left – over paints and painted on stones that he exhibited in front of his house.
In 2010, Kiddo spent two months in Berlin where he was stunned by the fast pace of life in comparison with the conservative dragging of feet in Namibia.
His visit to Berlin exposed him to so many situations but what he could evidently not forget was the yearning of a helpless addict, which has also found a spot on Kiddo’s boards.
Solo – Exhibitions:
Participated in several group exhibitions. 2011 Joint exhibition with Elia Shiwoohamba at Graphic Studio, -Berlin, Germany. 2015 Joint exhibition with Rudolf Seibeb,The Village Opera House, Windhoek
1992 Die Muschel, Swakopmund
2001 Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek
2007 Art Association Swakopmund
2012 Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek
2012 Art Association Swakopmund
National Art Gallery of Namibia, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Windhoek
2005 First Price, two – dimensional category, Standard Bank Namibia Biennale, Windhoek
2007 Overall Winner, Ai-//Gams Festival, Windhoek
2009 Overall Winner, Ai-//Gams Festival, Windhoek
2014 Special Mention, Bank Windhoek Triennial, Windhoek
2017 Lifetime Achievement, Bank Windhoek Triennial, Windhoek