Armin Kific

Armin Kific

Armin Kific is a researcher and writer based in Pretoria, South Africa. He completed a degree in Political Science with majors in History and Philosophy in 2020, and has since completed an Honours in Anthropology and History. He is currently working towards a Master of Social Science at the University of Pretoria. Armin’s knowledge of the arts spans across various mediums, and he is always looking for ways to marry art with social science. In 2021, he produced a short documentary film about the often-forgotten South African soul star Mpharanyana, integrating history, music, photography, and film. Armin is well-versed in art history, especially in the fields of political artwork and ancient artifacts. He enjoys exploring art history sources for information that has been lost or overlooked. He is also trained in biographical writing.

His favorite art movements include baroque, surrealism, and neoplasticism. Armin is an ardent supporter of indigenous art in South Africa, and is involved in an organization that looks to uplift South African artists following the challenges of Covid-19. By writing for artincontext, Armin continues to cultivate his artistic creativities and unite perspectives between art and society.

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