Dan Halter’s artistic practice is informed by his position as a Zimbabwean living in South Africa. Using materials commonly found in South Africa and Zimbabwe, Halter employs the language of craft and curios as a visual strategy to articulate his concerns within a contemporary art context. Through this, as well as through photography and video, Halter addresses notions of a dislocated national identity and the politics of post-colonial Zimbabwe within a broader African context.
Halter’s work has been widely presented, including in Low Res: Spatial Politics in the Cloud, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, New York (2017); Two to Tango, Sperling Gallery, Munich (2017) and HISTORICODE: Scarcity and Supply, The 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing (2016). Halter’s work has been acquired for several collections such as Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Scheryn Collection, Cape Town; Artphilein Collection, Lugano; CAAC Pigozzi Collection, Geneva; SAFFCA Collection, Bordeaux and the Rennie Collection, Vancouver.