Ann Gollifer (b. 1960, Guyana, Lives in Gaborone)
“I am a painter, printmaker, photographer and writer. I migrate between these disciplines, trying to make sense of the worlds I live in, pass through, visit. I find more and more that the work I make has most resonance when it has been transformed, in the process of translation from one media to another, into an unexpected metamorphosis that has nothing to do with me as author but rather belongs to the workshop that is our expanding universe.”
1983 Masters degree in History of Art, Edinburgh University.
2012 Branded. The Frame Gallery. Gaborone, Botswana.
2011 Living on an Horizon. A tribute to Bessie Head. Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
2010 What am I doing here? Ke Dirang Ha?. Bicha Gallery, Gabriel's Wharf, South Bank, London.
2009 Goddesses and Super Heroes. Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
2006 Linhas De Sangue, Territories of the Heart. Museu Nacional de Arte, Maputo, Mozambique.
2008 Word. The Monument, Grahamstown festival.
2008 Dumbo. Open Studio, Triangle Workshop, New York.
2005 Bienal 05 TDM. National Museum of art, Maputo, Mozambique.
2003 Abale. Lusaka, Zambia.
2003 Womanifesto, Procreation-Postcreation. Bangkok, Thailand.
2003 9th Le Donne Ridono. Biennale a cura del Centro Docementazione Donna di Ferrara, Italy.
2002 Monomotapa. Residency exhibition, Fordsburg Studios, Johannesburg.
2001-2002 Hoche Koche (multimedia event, coproduced with Steve Dyer). HIFA, Harare; The Dance Festival, Avignon, France; The Grahamstown festival; and Dance Umbrella, Wits Theatre, Johannesburg.
2001 Thapong International Artists Workshop exhibition. Gaborone, Botswana.
2001 Thupelo International Artists' Workshop exhibition. Cape Town, South Africa.
2000 Three Women Perspectives. Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Windhoek and Gaborone, Alliance Francaise, Botswana.
1997 Botswana Live. The Commonwealth Institute, London; and Stockholm.
1995 Botswana Live. The Commonwealth Institute, London; Chicago; and Washington.
1995 The Mbile International Artists Workshop exhibition. Lusaka, Zambia.
1993 5th Le Donne Ridono, Biennale a cura del Centro Docementazione Donna di Ferrara, Italy.
1993 Thapong International Artists Workshop exhibitions, Gaborone, Botswana.
1993 Botswana Live, The Commonwealth Institute, London.
1991 4th Le Donne Ridono, Biennale a cura del Centro Docementazione Donna di Ferrara, Italy.
1991 Thapong International Artists Workshop exhibition. Gaborone, Botswana.
Residencies & Workshops
2008 - Triangle. New York, USA.
2002 - Fordsburg Art Studios. The Bag Factory, Johannesburg.
2001 - Thapong. Botswana
2000 - Thupelo. South Africa.
1998 - MBILE. Zambia
1993 - Thapong. Botswana
1991 - Thapong. Botswana
The Sainsbury Africa Galleries, The British Museum, London, UK.
The Triangle International Art Workshops, New York, USA.
The Alliance Francaise, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The National Museum, Gaborone, Botswana.
The Thapong International Art Workshop, Gaborone, Botswana.
The Mbile Art Collection, Lusaka, Zambia.
Botswana Life Insurance Limited.
Penrich Insurance Brokers, Gaborone, Botswana.
The Bank of Botswana Fine Art Collection, Gaborone, Botswana.
The Michaelis Art Library, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Publications by Ann Gollifer
2012 Concept: A forum for creativity, quarterly magazine edited by Ann Gollifer, published for the first time in Botswana in April 2012.
2011 I don't know why I was created. DADA, Coex'Ae Qgam by Ann Gollifer and Jenny Egner. A biography/portrait of Coex ae Qgam, Ncoekhoe painter of the Kuru Art Project, D'Kar, Botswana. Published by Eggson Books, Gaborone, 2011. ISBN978-99912-938-1-3
2009 Urban Camouflage, Street safaris, Africa e Mediterraneo 3-4 09, (69-70)
2005 Transitions catalogue for the exhibition presented by The Africa Centre from the collection of Robert Loder of the Triangle Arts Trust
2004 The Nata Baobab written and illustrated by Ann Gollifer. Botsalano Press, Gaborone, 2004. ISBN99912-531-5-7
Publications on Ann Gollifer
2014 Polly Savage (ed) Making Art in Africa