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  • Monograph

  • Campbell,K (2019 ) "To Write as a Boxer". Cambridge Scholars:     

  • Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018 "Museum of Unknown Boxers". Solo exhibition with catalogue containing international authors. Stellenbosch University Museum. 5 - 31 October 2018.

  • 2015 “Boxing Ghosts: Augmented Reality Art in conversation with the District Six Museum Archive”.
    District Six Museum.

  • 2014 “Night Fighter”. The Black Box Gallery and project space. Cape Town.

  • 2011 “From the Experiences of a South African Boxer in Britain” Cape Town City Hall, commissioned as part of the Republic: Art, Authority, Nationhood conference.

  • 2007 “Fever Sleep” Wordart, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

  • 2007 “Pillows for Death” Netherlands, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg.

  • 2004 “Video Gaze” Curve Space Photographic Studio, Woodstock.

  • Awards

  • 2017 Harvard University Fellowship Award.

  • 2013 International Visiting Scholar award. The Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Global Change Fellowship. Minnesota University.

  • 2013 NRF PhD and Project Thuthuka Grant

  • 2012 Mellon Humanities Research Project Award

  • 2009 Gordon Institute of the Performing and Creative Arts project seed funding

  • 2008 UCT Research and Innovation Concept Funding Gant for typeface development

  • 2007 Fundament Foundation (Netherlands) International Artist in Residence Grant

  • 2001 Nelson Mandela Foundation Bursary.

  • 2000 Member: Golden Key National Honour Society

  • 2000 Design South Africa Scholarship.

  • 1999 National Arts Council Scholarship.

  • Publications

  • Campbell, K (2019) Typographic Reification: Instantiations from the Lucy Lloyd Archive and Contemporary Typefaces from Southern Africa. ARTS.Arts 2019, 8(2), 51;

  • Campbell, K (2018) The Sand Writing and Alternate Alphabets of Willem Boshoff, Philological Encounters 3: 524-549

  • Campbell, K. (2014). Harvard University Hutchins Center for African and African
    American Research. To think as a boxer: thoughts on reading Shadow Boxing. Transition journal, No. 116, Nelson Mandela, pp. 120-127

  • Campbell, K. (2014) Time to Time, Text to text: The divergence of Andrew Jeptha’s booklet in the exhibition Night Fighter Catalogue Essay from the exhibition Night Fighter ISBN: 978-0-620-58930-7

  • Campbell, K (2013): The Sociogenic Imperative of Typography, European Journal of English Studies, 17:1, 72-91

  • Campbell, K. (2012). Mandindi’s Mirror: books, reading and textuality. Uncontained: Opening the Community Arts Project Archive. Eds Heidi Grunebaum and Emile Maurice. ISBN 978-1-86808-729-7

  • Campbell, K . (2010). More than just a Pretty Face: responding to the hegemony of the serif, Artworks in Progress, journal of the staff of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town . ISBN: 978-0-620-48450

  • Recasting the Colophon : typography specimen and catalogue published by Kurt Campbell 2009. ISBN 9780620457347.

  • Campbell, K. (2009). Negating the Serif: Postcolonial approaches to Typographic Design Conference proceedings of the 12th National Design Educator’s Forum of South Africa. ISBN 978-1-920176-63-1

  • Campbell, K. Colonial Pillow Series. Pg 77-79. Artworks in Progress, 2008. Vol 9. ISBN 978-0-620-42166-9

  • Campbell, K. Fever-Sleep: Solo Exhibition Catalogue of Kurt Campbell. Published by the artist 2007. Featuring images of the work and interview with the artist.

  • Design Achievers: 20 years of nurturing design leadership in South Africa. 2007.Published by the SABS Design Institute. Pg 67-69.ISBN 978-0-626-19934-0

  • Spit: Visual Journal of Stellenbosch University Art Department. 2005. Vol1. Pg 42-45. “ degrees centigrade”.

  • Artworks in Progress: Journal of the Staff of Michaelis School of Fine Art. 2006. Volume 8. Pg 58-61.

  • Conference Papers

  • 2018, 2nd NEST (Narrative Enquiry for Social Transformation) International Conference, , South Africa. Paper: Night Writing: The Textual Ideation of Andrew Jeptha. 22-24 March, Wits Club, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg url:

  • 2016, Gendered making/unmanned modernisms conference: WITS University .13-17 June.Part of Multiple Modernisms: Twentieth-Century Artistic Modernisms in Global Perspective: a research cluster supported by the Leverhulme Trust and in association with the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge. 

  • 2015, Conference paper: Zukunftsphilologie Winter Academy , World Scripts: Concepts and Practices of Writing from a Comparative Perspective , 4 - 14 September, University of Cape Town.

  • 2014. University of Leeds History Department. Transgressing Racial Boundaries Conference.“Boxing clever: A South African boxer’s text from 1907”. Cape Town.

  • 2014. International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS). “‘Muscular Dreams: Understanding the violence of early racially charged boxing films” (1900-1920)”. Cape Town.

  • 2013 “The Imperative of typography”. Typecon. Portland, Oregon, U.S.A

  • 2009 “Negating the Serif: Postcolonial approaches to typeface design” – 12th National Design Educators Forum of South Africa. Graaff Reinet.

  • 2008 “The Postcolonial Visualogue” – South African Art Historians Conference. University of Stellenbosch.

  • 2003 “Critical Lessons from the Theory of Technology” – Design Education Forum of South Africa. Clarence.

  • 2000 “Design and Social Cohesion” – Zsennye International Design Conference. Hungary

  • Collections

  • Iziko National Gallery of South Africa, Permanent Collection

  • Fundament Foundation, Netherlands, Curator Collection

  • University of Cape Town Works of Art Collection

2010 - present

2010 - present

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