Victoria Wigzell

b. 1990, Johannesburg. Currently studying in Switzerland.

Victoria Wigzell’s work explores systems of understanding that shape human interactions and ways of being within particular societies or communities.

Education


Current: Master of Arts, Public Spheres, Ecole Cantonale D’Art Du Valais, Sierre, Switzerland.
2012: Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art, (with distinction), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)


2013: Regions A-G, Johannesburg Central Library Project, Johannesburg.
2013: Re-Structuring Encounters, Sanlam Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2013: An Experiment to Test the Destiny of the World, (organized by the Sober and Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art), Ithuba Arts Fund Gallery, Johannesburg.
2012: NEWWORK 12, Wits Art Museum, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
2012: Big and Young, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg.
2011: Original/Copy, Wits Substation Gallery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Residencies


2012: Play>Urban, (One-month residency in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand and Ecole Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg), Johannesburg.
2011 - 2012: Artconnect, in collaboration with Zakara Raitt, [Three-month residency for young artists through the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA)], Johannesburg.
2011: Urban Games, (One-week residency in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand and Ecole Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg), Johannesburg.

Awards


2013: Hans Joerg Wyss Scholarship, Ecole Cantonale D’art Du Valais, (offered to students from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America).
2012: Giovanna Milner Scholarship, for outstanding work in Fine Art and History of Art, University of the Witwatersrand. Johannesburg.
2011: Standard Bank Group African Art Prize, for best undergraduate essay in African Art Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Related Experience


2013: Joule City Arts Incubator Graduate Development Programme, African Knowledge Incubator, Six-month interdisciplinary internship focused on content production, and accredited arts administration training, Joule City, Cape Town.
2013: Production assistant, Simon Gush, solo show at Stevenson Gallery Cape Town, (July).
2013: Production assistant, Ruth Sacks, 2000 Meters Above the Sea, Centre for Historical Re-enactments, Johannesburg.
2013: Production assistant, James Webb, MMXXI, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2012: Production assistant, Abdulrazaq Awofeso, Fragments from the City, Goethe on Main, Johannesburg.
2012: Production assistant, Godfried Donkor, Johannesburg.

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