Anthea Pokroy is a ginger artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
She was born in 1986 in Johannesburg and, apart from spending time in London from 2008 until 2010, continues to live and work there. She obtained her BA Fine Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2007 and graduated cum laude.
She works primarily in photography as well as in video, installation and performance. She has taken part in many group exhibitions since 2005, including shows at The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, Museum Africa, Gordart Gallery, the Alliance Francaise and many independent group shows until 2012. She has participated in the Martienssen Prize in 2005, 2006 and 2007, Absa L’Atelier Awards in 2007 and 2008, and Sasol New Signatures in 2010. Recently, in 2013, she had her first solo exhibition entitled I collect gingers at Speke Photographic/ CIRCA on Jellicoe.
Whilst working as an artist, Pokroy works as a freelance photographer, specialising in photography of artworks for galleries and museums. In 2010 she co-founded, and continues to run, a non-profit visual artist organisation, Assemblage, which provides support, opportunities and education for emerging Johannesburg-based visual artists (www.assemblage.co.za).
She also collects gingers.