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Cheryl Traub-Adler

b. Cape Town, South Africa, 1959.

Cheryl Traub-Adler is an interdisciplinary artist. Her public art intersects between performance, embodied practice and localized site-specific disruption. Her studio practice focuses on the creative process in printmaking, collage, poetry and painting.

Education

1981: Michaelis School of Fine Art, Diploma in Fine Art - Photography major.

1995: Centre for Creative Education, Waldorf teacher training - Foundation phase.

2003: Bridging Polarities through Art - A 2-year part-time training in process art facilitation
Online Studies.

2011-19: Online courses – Medicine and the Arts: Humanizing Healthcare, The University of Cape Town; What is a Mind?, The University of Cape Town; Identity, Conflict and Public Space, Queen’s University; Politics, Art and Resistance, The University of Kent; Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum, University of Leicester; Why We Post, University College London; Arts and Technology Teach-Out, University of Michigan.

Solo Exhibitions

2017: Analogue V, Alliance Française, Cape Town, South Africa.

2012: The Figure Imagined, Art In The Forest, Cape Town, South Africa.

2012: Ancestral Robe Washing, FirstSite Specific, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. 

2014: The Minds Eye, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudshoorn, South Africa.

Group Exhibitions

2020: Fly To Me, The Project Space, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2019: Fundamental Rationalism, Eclectica Print Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2018: Politics of Water (Performance Photographs Curated by Mirjam Asmal), Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa.

2018: Privacy is not a Right, Slave Church Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.

2018: Politics, Art and Resistance, TATE Modern/TATE exchange FutureLearn, United Kingdom.

2017: New Guard, ArtB Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2015: Persistence of Memory, Centre for Curating the Archive, Untitled Studios,  Cape Town, South Africa

2015: Oppressive Space, Wolf Architects Pumflet ‘Rondehuis, Cape Town, South Africa.

Installations

2020: Garden of a Future Nostalgia (with Luan Nel), Nel Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2019: Daor Contemporary Opening: Installation - Mixed Tapes ReWind Version 2

2019: My Mothers Dress (Finalist Winner), PPC Imaginarium, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa.

2018: Home Affairs / Artweek Cape Town (Curated by Astrid Von Brucken), Collaborative Intervention,  Daor Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa.

2018: Deconstructing National Monuments, Thupelo Workshop, Cape Town, South Africa.

2018: Artists Breath, GUS Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa.

2016: Paths of Pilgrimage, Roundabout.LX, Lisbon, Portugal.

2015: Bloed, Snake Eagle Thinking Path, Matjiesfontein, South Africa.

2014: Making Space, Open City, Church Square, Cape Town, South Africa.

2014: Basurama, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa.

2014: Kraal.Installation Performance, Nieu Bethesda, South Africa.

2014:  Hyym Zys Hyym/Home Sweet Home Installation, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudshoorn, South Africa.

2014: Cage of Follies, Geodesic Dome, Tankwa Karoo, South Africa.

2013: Lifna Adam- Artisinal Response, Installation,  Fez, Morocco

2013: Xtincture & the Salt in the Wound, Greatmore Studio, Cape Town, South Africa.

2011: Ithemba Love Letters (with OneMileClock), BurningMan, Nevada, United States of America.

2010: Dream Interactive BodyMap Installation, AfriKaburn, Stonehenge Private Reserve, South Africa.

2010: TroyArtPuppet contributor to TroyArt, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Performance

2019: Mihloti Ya Wansati / Women’s Tears (with Lizette Chirimme), Investec Art Fair Gallery Night, AVA Stoep, Cape Town, South Africa.

2017: What the Body Remembers, Collaborative Alliance Française du Cap, Cape Town.

2017: Drawing the Line, Kalk Bay Platform, Collaborative public intervention with Gita Galinea and SlowLife, Kalk Bay, South Africa

2014: How long is a piece of string? Afrikaburn, Tankwa Karoo, South Africa.