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Ernestine White

b. Cape Town, 1976

An innovative print-maker, Ernestine White’s work investigates notions of place, identity and belonging in the context of South Africa’s political and social history.

Arts Education


2007 Project Management Certificate, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town
2004 Master of Fine Art Michaelis School of Fine Art,University of Cape Town
2000-2001 Master Printer Certificate,Tamarind Institute,Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
1999-2000 Professional Printer Program Tamarind Institute, lbuquerque, New Mexico, USA
1994- 1999 Bachelors in Fine Art,School of Art and Design,Purchase College, NY

Exhibitions


2011 Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2009 Innovative Women, Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg
2009 ABSA Atelier Award (Top 100 selection), Johannesburg
2008 Print ’08: Myth, Memory and the Archive, Bell Roberts Contemporary Art Gallery, Cape Town
2008 Scratching the Surface, AVA, Cape Town
2007 africa south,AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2007 ReCenter Lookout Hill,Khayelitsha,Cape Town
2007 Glamouraid,Kizo Art Gallery,Kwa Zulu Natal
2007 Amarula Room,Sandton City, Johannesburg
2007 Women for Children’s Rights, The Museum Room,Parliament of South Africa, Cape Town
2006 Cape Town:Contemporary Prints, Polvo,Chicago, USA
2006 [Artist/Poet Collaboration] Women for Children’s Rights – Precious Cargo, Art for Humanity, Tatham Gallery, Pietermaritzburg & Slave Lodge, Cape Town.
2006 Women for Children's Rights ,Tatham Gallery,Pietermaritzburg
2006 Print 2006: Bell Roberts Gallery, Cape Town and Art on Paper, Johannesburg
2005 Krisp, Art B Gallery, Bellville, Cape Town
2005 [Collaboration] Artists thinking in beads, Coeo Art Collaborative, Cape Town
2005 Botaki Exhibition 3, Old Mutual Asset Managers, Cape Town
2005 Botaki Exhibition 2. Old Mutual asset Managers, Cape Town
2004 Woolworths, Canal Walk, Cape Town
2004 Art Cool-LG Electronics,Roodebloom Wine Launch,Johannesburg
2003 Surface=Print,AVA, Cape Town.Picnic,Bell Roberts Gallery
2003 Voicing the Abstract,Community Arts Project, Cape Town
2002: Tamarind impressions,Allan Greene Gallery, LBQ, New Mexico, USA.

Work experience


2007- 2011 Senior Projects Coordinator:Parliamentary Millennium Programme,Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
2003- 2006 Exhibitions Coordinator-Curator:Parliamentary Millennium Project,Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
2005 Part-time Lecturer:Michaelis School of Fine Art,University of Cape Town
2004 Collections Manager, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
2002-2003 Tours-Coordinator:Parliamentary Millennium Project,Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
2003 Press Assistant: Impact International Print Conference, Cape Town
2002 Visual Arts Coordinator/Performer:Clanwilliam: A story is like the wind,University of Cape Town
2000-2001 Tamarind Master Printer:Tamarind Institute, ALBQ,New Mexico, USA
1999- 2000 Tamarind Professional Printer Training Program:ALBQ, New Mexico
1999 Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Woodcut and Lithography, Purchase College, New York
1998-99 Internship: The Printmaking Workshop, Manhattan, NY

Exhibitions curated


2007 Women For Children, Museum Room, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Cape Town
2006 Perspectives and the Mapping of Africa,Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
Voices of Women, Cape Town, International Convention Centre,Cape Town
2005 Every View Counts, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa.Out Of Africa,Gauteng Legislature, Johannesburg
2005 Perspectives on and of Africa(all nine provinces), South Africa.Phenomenal Women,Parliament of the Republic of South Africa and Northern Cape Legislature, Kimberley
All Shall Have Equal Rights,Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
2004 Prints of Perspective,Blue Shed,Waterfront,Cape Town
Every View Counts,Parliament of the Republic of South Africa and Artscape, Cape Town.10 Years of a Democratic Parliament,Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
2003 History of Cartography in Africa,Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

Collections


Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Printmaking Workshop, Manhattan, New York
Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town
Irma Stern Museum, University of Cape Town

Publications


2005 Mario Pissarra, Botaki: Exhibition 3, Conversations with Donovan Ward, Old Mutual Asset Managers, Cape Town
2005 Mario Pissarra, Botaki: Exhibition 2, Conversations with Sophie Peters, OMAM, Cape Town (exhibition catalogue)
Ernestine White, from Then and Now, Chimurenga vol. 7, July.2004: Sophie Perryer (ed.) 10 years, 100 Artists: Art in a Democratic South Africa, Bell Roberts Publishing, Cape Town
2003 Picnic (catalogue, exhibition curated by Andrew Lamprecht)
2001 Technical Talk. Tamarind Institute Art on Paper. NY (Jan- Feb; Mar– Apr; and Nov- Dec)
2001 Magazine of the Arts (MOA), Purchase College, NY. American Red Cross, Centennial celebration, NY

Commissions


2006 Artists for Humanity [billboard, Langa, Cape Town]; Coeo Art Collective
2005 Bell Roberts Gallery [print]
2004 LG Electronics; and Coeo art Collective
2003 KWV

Grants and scholarships


2002 and 2004: Katrine Harries Memorial Bursary and McIver Scholarship, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
2002 National Research Foundation Grant. University of Cape Town