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Randolph Hartzenberg

Born in Cape Town, 1948. Lives in Cape Town.

Through his paintings, installations and performances, Randolph Hartzenberg produces works that are as emphatic in their physicality as they are cerebral in content.

 

Art in South Africa, The Future Present

 

Staking Claims catalogue

 

One and another – Art South Africa, Volume 8, Issue 3, Autumn 2010 –  article by Randolph Hartzenberg

 

 

 

Grahamstown National Arts Festival Performance , 2012

Randolph Hartzenberg, created “Three Days” for the Making Way exhibition curated by Ruth Simbao at the 2012 National Arts Festival. The performance took place at Fort Selwyn in Grahamstown.

Art Education

1994: MA Fine Art, University of Cape Town.
1989: BA Fine Art, University of Cape Town.
1982: Higher Diploma Drama in Education, University of Cape Town.
1968: Certificate Art Teaching, Hewat Training College.

Solo Exhibitions


2008: Prints, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
1996: Map of the Neighbourhood, Metropolitan Life Gallery, Cape Town.
1994: Domestic Baggage, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

Selected Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2016: Burr, the AVA/Strauss & Co. print portfolio 2016. The AVA Gallery, Cape Town
2013: Making Way, Curated by Ruth Simbao, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg
2012: Making Way, Curated by Ruth Simbao, Grahamstown Art Festival
2009: Dada South, IZIKO South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2007: africa south, Curated by Mario Pissarra, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2007: ReCenter, Curated by Mario Pissarra, Look-out Hill, Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
2006: Facing the Past: Seeking the Future — Reflections on a Decade of Truth and Reconciliations Commission, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2006: Amajita in Conversation, Curated by Thembinkosi Goniwe, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2005: Botaki 3, Curated by Mario Pissarra, Old Mutual Asset Managers, Pinelands, Cape Town.
2004: Botaki, Curated by Mario Pissarra, Old Mutual Asset Managers, Pinelands, Cape Town.
2002: Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Spier, Stellenbosch.
2001: Telling Tales, 3rd I Gallery, Cape Town.
2001: Homeport, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town.
2000: Kwere Kwere: Journeys into Strangeness, Curated by Rory Bester, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
1999: Staking Claims, Curated by Emma Bedford, The Granary, Cape Town.
1998: !Xoe Site Specific, Nieu Bethesda.
1998: 30 Minutes, Robben Island Prison Complex, Robben Island.
1997: Hong Kong, etc., Curated by Hou Hanru, Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg.
1997: District Six Sculpture Project, Cape Town.
1997: Cyst: Works in Paint, Curated by Claire Menck, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town and Sandton Civic Gallery, Johannesburg.
1996: Hardground Printmakers in collaboration with Stellenbosch University Gallery curated by Jonathan Comerford
1996: Faultlines, Curated by Jane Taylor, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
1978-1979: Response To The Detentions, Curated by Dimitri Nicholas-Fanourakis, Space Theatre Gallery Bloem Street, Cape Town
1968: Artcom, Argus Gallery, St Georges Street, Cape Town

Group exhibitions (international)

2003: Kwere Kwere: Journeys into Strangeness, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
1999: Dialogue, Arhus, Denmark.
1995: Transitions, Bath Festival, UK and Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1995: Siyawela: Love, Loss and Liberation in South African Art, Curated by Colin Richards, Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, UK.
1995: Venice Biennale (participant in work by Malcolm Payne), Venice, Italy.
1994: Displacements, Curated by Jane Taylor and David Bunn, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA.

Performances


2013: Three Days, Making Way, Curated by Ruth Simbao, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg.
2012: Three Days, Making Way, Curated by Ruth Simbao, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.
2000: I Want To Hear My Brother, The Granary, Cape Town.
1996: The Ninth Haptic String, Faultlines, The Castle, Cape Town.
1991: Eight Haptic Strings, Michaelis Gallery, University of Cape Town.
1982: Member of the Community Arts Workshop, (CAP) Mime Group, Culture and Resistance Festival, Gaberone, Botswana
1977: Hand Signals, Space Theatre Gallery, Cape Town.
1976: The Zoo has Nothing to Hide, Space Theatre Gallery.

Collections (Public and Corporate)

South African National Gallery, Cape Town; The Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town; The University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg; Vodacom, Cape Town; The Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA; and Norad, Oslo, Norway.

Commissions

2003: Breadline/Waterline, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2000: Breadline/Waterline, Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.
1995: Commissioned participation in Malcolm Payne’s installation for the Venice Biennale, Italy.

Residencies

1996: Artist in Residence, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa.

Publications

2014
Mario Pissarra, “Quiet Provocations: thoughts on two sculptures by Randolph Hartzenberg”, http://asai.co.za/artist/randolph-hartzenberg/

2011
Thembinkosi Goniwe, Mario Pissarra and Mandisi Majavu (eds), Visual Century Vol.4, Wits University Press, Johannesburg.

2010
Randolp Hartzenberg,, “One and Another”. Art South Africa 8(3): 12.

2008
Deela Khan, “Salt on my breath”. http://asai.co.za/artist/randolph-hartzenberg/

2007

Visual Century Vol.4 , Ed. Thembinkosi Goniwe, Mario Pissarra and Mandisi Majavu, Wits University Press

2005

Mario Pissarra, Botaki Exhibition 3: Conversations with Donovan Ward, OMAM, Cape Town.

2004
Botaki: Conversations with South African artists, Ed. Mario Pissarra, Old Mutual Asset Managers, Cape Town.

1999
Emma Bedford, Staking Claims: Confronting Cape Town, South African National Gallery, Cape Town

1997
Clare Menck and Johann Louw in collaboration with the William Fehr Collection and the Sandton Civic Gallery, Cyst: Works in paint, The Artists' Press, White River.
Emma Bedford, Contemporary South African Art, South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
Sue Williamson, Thirty Minutes: Installation by nine artists, Robben Island Museum, Cape Town.
Philipa Hobbs and Elizabeth Rankin, Printmaking in a Transforming South Africa, David Philip, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

1996
Sue Williamson and Ashraf Jamal, Art in South Africa: The future present, David Phillip Publishers, Cape Town.

1995
Clive van den Berg, Panoramas of Passage: Changing landscapes of South Africa, University of Witwatersrand Art Galleries, Johannesburg and Meridian International Centre, Washington DC.

1992
Joe Dolby and Deon Viljoen, Friends’ Choice 1975-1991 / Vriende Se Keuse 1975-1991, Friends of the South African National Gallery sponsored by Creda Press, Cape Town.

1988
Gavin Younge, Art of the South African Townships, Thames and Hudson, London.

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