Born in Pietermaritzburg and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa- Hannah Kempe (aka) ookempe studied in Pretoria and then went on to travel and pursue private artwork and commissions for 2 years. She is currently living, creating and surviving in London.
I’m compulsive doodler, antique hunter,
and printmaker with a love for the outdoors.
The Barnards – AuPair and Private Art Workshops (May – Nov 2020)
Rolling Thunder Digital Agency – Freelance Art Department Beer commercial (Oct 2019)
nnb with GateHouse Commercial – Freelance Art Department Beauty commercial (Nov 2019)
Ticket Pro Dome Event Food & Services – Bar Manager (Feb 2017- Nov 2020)
Javett Art Center – Facilitator & Art Guide (Aug- Nov 2020)
St Benedict’s School – Drawing and workshop teacher and coordinator (Feb-Nov 2017)
Hype Corporation & Dashing Divas – Retail Sales and Promotions (Jan 2017- Aug 2018)
Elma Park Pre-Primary School & Little Tots – Aftercare Service (Jun- Oct 2017)
Carl Jeppe – Figure Drawing (Feb 2017- May 2020)
University of Pretoria– Bachelor of Fine Arts (2015-2018)
The oo is seen as a playful alter ego of eyes peeping into other realms. They represent the imagination of anything seen through the mind’s eye – both malevolent and whimsical. Her practice is guided by ritual, trance and automatic drawing.
Hannah Kempe concluded her Bachelors in Fine Arts at The University of Pretoria (2018). She has been involved in a number of Prestigious Competitions like Sasol New Signatures (2019) Thami Mnyele (2019) Culture Leader (2019) and PPC Imaginarium (2017). Kempe has been involved and participated in a number of group exhibitions in Johannesburg and Pretoria. She also has experience curating and managing some of her own group and solo shows- Ember (2018) Premonition (2020) Phase 1-4 (2015-2018). Her work is currently branching into the digital realm of animation, brand identity and scenic design.
CV available on request