Ayesha Price
Ayesha Price Ayesha Price

Ayesha Price

b. Cape Town, 1975. Lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

Ayesha Price is an artist and art educator who works conceptually across a wide variety of media. Ayesha Price uses art as a device through which to mediate social issues. Her practice focuses of perception and representation and is largely located within collaborative community based processes.

Arts Education

2024: Master of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
2008-2015: Bachelor of Visual Arts, University of South Africa, Pretoria.
1996: Diploma in Education, Hewatt College of Education (in association with UCT).

Art Education Employment

2019-present: Part time sculpture lecturer, UCT Michaelis School of Fine Art.
2020: Curator and Educator. UCT Irma Stern Museum.
2015 - present: Co-ordinator, facilitator and Art Lead: Public art projects for District Six Museum, City of Cape Town, Institute for the Healing of Memories. Art Teacher training for Western Cape Education Department.
2010-2015: Principal, Children’s Art Centre, Western Cape Education Department.
2008 - 2010: Senior Museum Educator, Iziko South African National Gallery.
1998-2008 Visual Arts Educator, Children’s Art Centre, Cape Town.
1997: Visual Arts Educator Grades 4-7, Battswood Art Centre.

Solo Exhibitions (South Africa)

2013: Save the Princess, Lovell Gallery, Cape Town.
2012: Archiving the Modesty of the Cape Malay Woman, Art B Gallery, Bellville, South Africa.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)

2024: We have lost one another. Site-specific/community-specific installation. District Six, Cape Town.
2023: Kevin Atkinson: Art and Life, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town.
2023: Oddkin, Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town.
2017: Beyond Binaries, Essence Festival, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.
2016: District Six 50th Commemorative Print Exchange Exhibition, Homecoming Centre Gallery, Cape Town.
2015: Thupelo Cape Town Trust Exhibition, Provenance Auction House, Cape Town.
2012: Ingekleur: Outside the Lines, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town.
2007: Africa South, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town.
2006: Artscape, Cape Town (for the Cape Town Festival). 
2005: Botaki 3 & 4, Old Mutual Asset Managers, Cape Town.
2004: Gender & Visuality Exhibition, University of the Western Cape (History Department), Battswood Gallery, Cape Town.
1999: DisNag, Iziko Slave Lodge & ART 1 Gallery, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions (International)

2016: Delville Wood Museum, Longueval, France.

Workshops/Community Projects: Local

2023: Participant, ASAI Print Access Workshop, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
2021: Producer and Facilitator: ‘#atthehandsofmen’ Youth program and exhibition. Institute for the Healing of Memories.
2019: Presenter and Facilitator: Staff development, Virtual reality showcase. Zeitz Moccaa.
2015-2019 : Facilitator, Curator and Producer: Ex-residents Programs, Commemorative Day workshops. District Six Museum. 
2018: Participant, ASAI Print Access Workshop, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
2015-2019: Facilitator, Curator and Producer: Workshops and exhibitions. Institute for the Healing of Memories. 
2012-2017: Facilitator: ‘Flight of Dreams’: Public puppet parade and installations. Princess Vlei Forum.
2016: District 6 Museum Peninsula Memory Project. Public participation to produce commemorative artworks. 
2015 Facilitator: Acrylic painting workshops. Prison Care and Support Network.
2015: Thupelo Artist’s Residency, Ruth Prowse, Cape Town.
2010 Project manager: Art workshops and materials development for ‘Strengths & Convictions’ Education Project. Nobel Peace Center & Iziko Museums
2008 - 2010: Visual Arts Educator and Exhibition Designer for Peacejam Foundation Youth Programmes (Unesco funded project) at the District Six Museum and Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe.
2007: Facilitator: Photography workshops and exhibition (with Hassan and Hussein Essop). Goodman Gallery
2007 - 2008: Rivers of the World International Art Project, (worked with learners to produce artworks about the Liesbeeck River in Cape Town).
2007: Oorwinning Kanala, Photography workshop , Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
2007: Photographic workshop for District 6 youth with artists Hussein and Hassan Essop for the Goodman Gallery Cape at the Lydia Williams Centre.
2002: Isivivane solwazi, Robben Island Museum, South Africa & Devon County, United Kingdom.
2002: Visual Arts Educator, Isivivane Solwazi Art and Culture programme, Robben Island Museum Spring School.
1999: Mural painting facilitator, Words and Vision, Molo Songololo Productions.

Workshops/Community Projects: International

2018: ASAI representative: Africa Art Book Fair (FR). Africa South Arts Initiative & La Colonie.
2015: Facilitator and Artist in residence. ‘Art across Oceans’ exchange program(SA) (USA). Kohl Children‟s Museum & Play Africa.
2011: Workshop participant and presenter. ‘Mural Painting’ with MAP(SA) (USA). Philadelphia University of the Arts.
2008: Visual Arts Educator and Exhibition Coordinator for Peripheral Vision, a cultural youth exchange programme between District Six Museum and Swedish Arts and Culture Centres: Lava, Zenit, BotkyrkaKunstall.
2008: Facilitator and Artist in residence. ‘Rivers of the World’ workshops and exhibition(SA) (GB). British Council.
2001 Facilitator: Cardboard sculpture Robben Island Museum ‘Isivivane solwazi’ Resident Youth Program.Western Cape (SA) & Devon County (UK) arts exchange.


Private, South Africa
Delville Wood Museum, Longueval, France


2021: Olapse Rooi, mixed media work. The National Museum of South Africa.
2019: Lead Artist at Du Noon Library: Painted, interior murals. Commissioned by Western Cape Government
2018: Lead Artist and Facilitator at Pelican Park Community Day Centre: Ceramics, painted, printed and spray-painted murals. Large scale photography, cement and acrylic sculpture. Western Cape Government
2017: Lead Artist and Facilitator: Peninsula Hospital Memory Project: Painted, printed and spray-painted murals. Relief sculpture: Steel & Nutech. Artefact display.Commissioned by District Six Museum
2017: Peninsula Maternity Hospital Memory Project, Documentary film: Hospital in District Six Commissioned by Western Cape Government.
2017: Gathering Strands. Documentary film: Lionel Davis. Commissioned by District 6 Museum
2016: Forget to remember, remember to forget. Video installation at the Delville Wood South African National Memorial. France. Commissioned by DAC
2014: Injustice, sculpture commissioned by V&A Minstrels for Cape Minstrel Carnival.
2005: Ti Koeli’s heritage, painting commissioned by The Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Art in Business exhibition at ArtsCape.
2000: Shine Where You Are: Lulama’s Blanket, Book illustrations commissioned by Institute for Democratic Alternatives in South Africa (IDASA).
1999: South African National Zakkaah fund. 


2013: The Excellence Certificate for top UNISA 4th year Visual Art student in SA


2006: Visual Art Adjudicator, Fairest Cape Association.
2005 - 2006: Contributor (text and photographs), Iziko EPP Publication Picasso and Africa.
2004: Reviewing & consulting arts & culture handbook for learners & Educators, Oxford University Press.
2003: Visual Art Adjudicator, Lovelife. Textile Workshop, MAPPP-SETA.
1997 - 2003: As member of the Arts Junction (youth arts productions) planned art workshops, exhibitions, production of posters, pamphlets, set & costume design
2000: Book illustrations for IDASA (Project Literacy). Book titles: Shine Where You Are; Lulama's Blanket.
1999: Member of the Arts Forum, based at Battswood Art Centre, Grassy Park, Cape Town.

Bennett, B. 2021. Chapter four. Memory is the Weapon. ‘Memory, heritage and the spaces between: a District Six Museum biography’ , PhD thesis (197-200), University of Pretoria
Dehkordi, S. 2020. Chapter five. Intervention through art – Performing is making visible. In: Sara Dehkordi (Eds.), Segregation, Inequality, and Urban Development (226-231). 
Greer Valley. 2019. An Engaged Practice: a conversation with Ayesha Price. South Africa: Africa South Art Initiative
Price A. 2017. Points of contact: Lionel Davis and mixed media in Pisarra, M. (ed.) Awakenings: The Art of Lionel Davis. South Africa: Africa South Art Initiative, pp.173-178.
Pissarra, M. 2016. Beyond Binaries (44-45), Exhibition catalogue.
Price A. 2013. ‘Save the Princess’. Exhibition catalogue
Price A. 2012. Archiving the Modesty of the Cape Malay Woman. Exhibition catalogue
Pitt, B 2012. A mesmerising installation.
Pissarra, M. 2005. Botaki Exhibition 3: Conversations with Donovan Ward(OMAM).