Photo of Tracey Derrick

Tracey Derrick

b. Kesteven, England, 1961. Lives in Cape Town.

Tracey Derrick has been working full-time as a photographer since 1992, the year a referendum on ending apartheid was held in South Africa. Much of her early work related in one way or another to the achievement of democracy in Southern Africa. Her more recent projects are still socially motivated, mingling private aspects of her life with her work.

Art Education

2009  Post graduate Diploma in Fine Art, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
1989  Black and white photographic printing, School of Visual Arts, New York, United States of America

Solo exhibitions


2012  One in Nine - a photographic exploration of breast cancer, its treatment and survival, The National Arts Festival Think! Fest, Grahamstown, South Africa
2010  One in Nine - my year as a statistic, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
2009  One in nine - one year of breast cancer, its treatment and survival, Michaelis Graduate show, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa
2007  Eye Inside - inmates at the Malmesbury Women’s Prison and Rough Diamonds, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2005  The Waters of Life - Zionist baptisms, Cape Francolin Art Hotel, Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa
2005  EarthWorks - farm labourers in the Swartland, The Cape Francolin Art Hotel, Riebeek Kasteel and Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
2004 - 2006  EarthWorks - farm labourers in the Swartland, Afrika Remix, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf; Hayward Gallery, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2003  Her and me - Travels of Salvador, Latitude, Riebeek Kasteel and Okha Gallery, Cape Town Festival, Cape Town, South Africa
2003  Basic Necessity, L’Association Francaise d’Action Artistique, Salvador; Musee d’Art Moderne, Rio de Janeiro; Brasilia and Recife, Brazil
2002  Liquid Life - we cannot live without the wet, Cape Town Month of Photography, Picto Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2001  Basic Necessity - sex workers around and about Cape Town, “Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine” de Bamako, Mali
2000  Hope from Home - refugees from all over Africa, UNHCR commission, South African Embassy, Swaziland
1999  Basic Necessity - sex workers around and about Cape Town, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
1998  Hope from Home - refugees from all over Africa, living in Cape Town, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa
1998  The Waters of Life - Zionist and Sangoma ceremonies, Durban Centre for Photography, Durban, South Africa
1997  The Waters of Life - Zionist and Sangoma ceremonies, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
1997  Hope from Home - refugees from all over Africa living in Cape Town, The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa
1996  The Waters of Life - Zionist and Sangoma ceremonies, South African Embassy, international ‘Mois de la Photo’ Biennale, Paris, France
1995  Still Moving - photographs from Mozambique, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
1994  Side by Side - recognition of women in the 1994 elections, With the Association of Photographers, Maputo, Mozambique

Selected group exhibitions


2018  No ordinary Women, PH Centre Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2017  (In) appropriate, PH Centre Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2016  South African Women Photographers, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China
2014  20 Years of Democracy, Photographers’ Perspectives, Artscape, Cape Town, South Africa
2013  Another Way of Seeing, Young Blood Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2011  A Natural Selection: 1991 – 2011, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
2011  The Domino Effect, Public Art Project with VANSA, Goethe on Main, Johannesburg, South Africa
2010  Home Time - Juggling with the familiar II, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town. South Africa
2010  Bonani Africa Festival of Photography, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa
2010  The Lie of the Land: Representation of the South African landscape, Town House Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2010  A Useful Dream: African Photography 1960-2010, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
2010  VANSA, Cape Town, South Africa
2009  US, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2002  Une selection des 4 Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine, Direct de Bamako, Mali, Paris, France
2002  Voices in Transit, part of Cape Town Festival, Cape Town Train station, Cape Town, South Africa
2001  South African photographers with ZAP, Zimbabwe Association Of Photographers, Zimbabwe
1999  Afriques, Musee de la Photographie, Belgium
1998  The Gap, Grahamstown Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa
1997  Johannesburg Biennale, Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa
1996  Volkskas Atelier National Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa
1996  Contemporary Art from South Africa, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany
1995  People’s Portraits project – selected from National competition, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1995  IVth United Nations World Conference on Woman, Beijing, China
1994  Celebration of Democracy, Mayibuye Centre, University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

Teaching


2016  Documentary Course, Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town, South Africa
2015  Masters course of photography, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts and Media, Venice, Italy
2008 - 2010  Practical Photography Workshop, Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town, South Africa
2008  Documentary course,  Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa
2007  Documentary course, Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town, South Africa
2006 - 2018  Photography for Journalism, City Varsity, Cape Town, South Africa
2006  Photographic Skills Development, Malmesbury Women’s prison, Malmesbury, South Africa
2004  Lecturer, Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
1999  Street Photography project, South African Centre for Photography
1993  Streets, Photographic workshops with street children, Cape Town, South Africa
1992  Si yazinceda, textile workshop in Phillipi, Cape Town, South Africa

Other


2018  Part-time Photojournalist and project based assignments, goodwill ambassador, southafrica.co.za
2016  Project manager, Young in Prison South Africa inaugural photo auction, YIPSA
2013  Guest speaker, 17th Reach for Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa
2011 2010  Reasons to live in a Small Town, public art project, VANSA. Exhibition at Goethe Institute Johannesburg and Month of Photography 2012
2002  Judge, Bellville Foto Competition, Cape Town, South Africa
1998  Steering committee, South African Centre for Photography
1997  In-house documentation, Parliament – committee meetings, Cape Town, South Africa
1994  Photo 94 Award, Bellville Arts Association, Cape Town, South Africa