Thalente Khomo

b. Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 1995. Lives in Johannesburg.


Thalente Khomo creates imaginative works that navigate between photography, performance and printmaking. Drawing on personal and cultural histories, her images give visual form to a world that is at once physical and spiritual, present and transcendent, contemporary and ancient. Khomo is a graduate of Durban University of Technology and a member of the Amasosha Art Movement. She has been exhibiting her work since 2016.

Solo Exhibitions

2019:  UkuThwebula, Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town, South Africa.

Group Exhibitions

2019:  Utalagu Art Exhibition, Ikomkhulu Art Space, Durban, South Africa.

2019:  Kabusha Photography End Year Exhibition BTech, Durban Art Contemporary Space, Durban.

2019:  Tshwele Pele Art Bank Exhibition, Durban Art Gallery, Durban.

2019:  Thupelo Workshop Exhibition, Pietermaritzburg.

2019:  Articulate Africa Exhibition, Durban International Convention Centre, Durban.

2019:  Ukuba duo Exhibition (with Thembi Mthembu),  The office 97 Gallery, Durban.

2019:  Amososha Art Movement, Essence Festival, ICC, Durban.

2018:  Ikhaya Exhibition, Ikomkhulu Art Space, Durban.

2018:  Isambumbulo, Henry George Gallery, Johannesburg.

2018:  Masihambisane, African Art Centre,  Durban.

2017:  Inyathuko (The Journey), Ikomkhulu Art Space, Durban.

2017:  Amososha Art Movement, Essence Festival, ICC, Durban.

 2016:  Abangoni,  Happy Hippo Backpackers, Durban.

2017:  Essence Festival, ICC, Durban.

2016:  Messages From the Soul, KZNSA Gallery, Durban.

Education

2020: Bachelor of Technology Photography,  Durban University of Technology.

2019:  National Diploma Photography, Durban University of Technology.

 

Helena Uambembe

b. Pomfret, Northern Cape, South Africa, 1994. Lives in Johannesburg.


Helena Uambembe is an interdisciplinary artist (textiles, printmaking, photography, performance). Drawing on her own life story, her art reflects on the erasure of histories of conflict and complicity of South Africa’s wars in Angola and Namibia, and the unspoken legacies of those wars that shadow the present.   

Education

2018:  B Tech in Fine and Applied Arts – Tshwane University of Technology.

2016: National Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts - Tshwane University of Technology.

Solo exhibitions

2018:  KutalaChopeto [Seeking Comfort], World Refugee Day exhibition. Point of Order, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Group exhibitions

2020:  Qual Futuro, Online exhibition.

2020:  The Borders of Memory, Two Woman Show, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2020:  Covert Bioscope. Bag Factory. Online Exhibition.

2019:  Texidermia do Futuro. Museu National de Historia Natural, Luanda, Angola.

2019:  Multiplies, Johannesburg.

2019:  Resistance is Us. Absa Art Gallery, Johannesburg.

2019:  Summer Salon, Bag Factory Artist Studios, Johannesburg.

2019:  The Warmth of Other Suns, The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg.

2019:  Print Like a Girl, Turbine Art Fair, Gallery 2, Johannesburg.

2019:  Print Like a Girl, Art Room Gallery, Johannesburg.

2019:  Compulsive exhibition, Johanne van Heerden Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa.

2019:  Mark-making, Trent Gallery, Pretoria.

2019:  I don’t know what you are talking about, but I know what you mean, PASTOgalleria, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2019:  Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Offset Culture.art, Cape Town, South Africa.

2019:  Spaces in Between, Tmrw Gallery, Johannesburg.

2018:  TUT Studio exhibition 2018, TUT Arts Campus, Pretoria.

2018:  Till Art Do Us Apart, TUT Art Festival, Pretoria.

2018:  Print Art – Now and Then, Trent Gallery, Pretoria.

2017:  Silences in Between, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town.

2017:  Nirox Sculpture Winter Fair, Johannesburg.

2017:  The Centre of the less good idea season 1. Arts on Main, Johannesburg.

2017:  South-South. Let us begin again. Goodman Gallery Cape Town.

Performances

2019:  ​Caminho do Mato, Caminho do Flores, Flores de Amor Extended,  Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg.

2019: ​Caminho do Mato, Caminho do Flores, Flores de Amor, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg.

2019:  ​Therapy for the Black Man (In Honour of...), Underline Projects, Johannesburg.

2019:  ​Load I shall Carry (Prayer to mother Njinga), The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg.

2018: Tchiganchi, The Point of Order, Johannesburg.

Conferences

2019:  The Violence of an Anxious Mind - Panel Discussion, Bag Factory Artist
Studios, Johannesburg.

2019:  David Koloane Panel Discussion, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg.

2019:  AFEMS – African Feminism Conference, Performing Normalcy: A focus on the
Women of the 32 Battalion, Johannesburg.

2018:  BLT People’s Table, Johannesburg.

2016:  The History we are told not to Speak (The history of the Pomfret community), Unisa School of Arts Conference, Pretoria.

2016:  Black Portraiture iii. The Untold Story of the Pomfret Community, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

 

Tracey Derrick

b. Kesteven, England, 1961.  d. September 2019. Lived in Cape Town.

Tracey Derrick worked full-time as a photographer from 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. Later projects were 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


2019 Upcoming solo exhibition, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape own, South Africa
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


2019  Award, Collectif du Herisson 2019 Winner
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
1994  Art Home Art, photographs for project by Sue Williamson, Willie Bester and Andrew Putter, Grahamstown Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa
1993  Fuji Profoto Award, Documentary image of the African Zionists
1993  Voter Education Campaign, Prophets of da City for Rappers for Democracy
1993  Picture Freedom Campaign, London, auction of photography for ANC fundraising

Art work as therapy for young offenders, Cape Times, 1 November 2016, p.5

 

Kristin NG-Yang

b. 1970 Shandong, China. Lives in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Kristin NG Yang draws on her dual Chinese and South African identity to reflect on questions of migration, nature, agency and identity.

Art Education

Studying for a PhD degree at University of KwaZulu- Natal
2003 Master of Fine Art, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts (majoring in oil paint painting), Beijing, China

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Perceptions & Prejudices, The Other Room, Durban
2016 Bird/Fish Solo Exhibition, Noeli Galley, Shanghai, China
2016 Bird/Fish Solo Exhibition,National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
2016 Bird/Fish Solo Exhibition, Durban Art Gallery & Rivertown Contemporary, Durban
2015 Kristin’s Solo Exhibition, Tamasa Gallery, Durban
2014 Diary in South Africa, Noeli Galley, Shanghai, China
2013 Living in South Africa, Noeli Galley, Shanghai, China
2012 Interpretation, Alliance Francaise, Durban
2008 Art works by Kristin Hua Yang, Fogolino Art Gallery, Trento, Italy
2008 Art works by Kristin Hua Yang, Cassa Rurale di Pergine, Pergine, Italy
2007 Nordic Forest, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2004 Submerged Mindscape, Tamasa Gallery, Durban
2003 MAFA exhibition, Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
2001 Drawing and oil paintings, Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg

Group exhibitions


2017 Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg
2017 Bird/Fish studio I (with Rory Klopper), Bird/Fish studio, Beijing, China
2016 Zhishang - Kongjian, Bird Nest Art Center, Beijing, China
2016 Zhishang - Wanwei, Ban Space, Shanghai, China
2016 Zhishang - Zhishang, National Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
2015 Zhongshan Art Fair, Zhongshan, Guangdong, China
2015 Female Art Exhibition, Naked Eye Gallery, Beijing, China
2014 LiRenWeiMei, ShangShang Art Gallery, Beijing, China
2014 Chufu, Yixing Art Space, Beijing, China
2014 ChongGouYiXiang 1, Yi Space, Beijing, China
2014 Exhale, Art Space Durban
2013 Sound From Africa, East Gallery, Guanlan, China
2013 The 2nd Chinese Young Artist selected Prints Exhibition, 798 Art Zone, Beijing & Qingdao art Gallery, Shenzhen, China
2013 What Lies Beneath, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2013 Consider China, Art Space Durban, South Africa.
2013 Chun Guang Za Xian, Yi Gallery, Beijing, China.
2012 Across the parallel lines (with Diane Victor), East Galley, Guanlan, China
2012 Lady of the Forest, Inky cuttlefish Studio, London, UK
2012 Art on Paper, Nairobi National Museum, Kenya
2011 Emerging Artist from South Africa, Pangyongjie Studio, Beijing, China
2010 10 Years, 10 Artists, Tamasa Gallery, Durban
2010 Art exhibition, St Paul secondary school, London, U.K.
2010 Red Eye, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
2010 Woman's Day, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
2010 Jabulisa 2001, Tatham Art Gallery, Travelled to Durban, Margate, Empangeni, Eshowe Museum and Newcastle
2009 Cultural Landscapes, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg
2008 CVA exhibition of staff and graduate students, Jack Heath Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
2008 Annual members exhibition, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2007 Pure and Simple, duet exhibition at ArtSpace, Durban
2007 Intel Exhibition of Art Works, Johannesburg and Cape Town
2007 Woman's Day, Durban Art Gallery, Durban
2007 A4 from Durban, ArtSpace Berlin, Germany
2007 Annual members exhibition, KZNSA Gallery, Durban
2006 Renault Artists: Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg; Renault exhibition hall, Port Elizabeth & Renault exhibition hall, Paris, France

Scholarships


2002 Top 45 Postgraduate Student Scholarship, University of KwaZulu-Natal
2001-2003 & 2010-2012 Rita Strong Scholarship

Julia Hango

b. 1993, Windhoek, Namibia. Lives in Swakopmund.

Julia Hango plays with photographic techniques, frequently centering her body in challenging fixed notions of gender roles and identity. 

Education


Self-taught

Solo Exhibitions


2016 Naked Spaces
2015 Provocatore Jojo’s Art and Music Cafe. Windhoek,Namibia
2015 Silent Violence. The Warehouse Theatre. Windhoek, Namibia

Group Exhibitions


2016 ARTMESIA. DF Contemporary. Cape Town, South Africa
2016 Fierce_pop UP. Afrovibes. Amsterdam
2016 I Am a differant me. Franco Namibian Cultiral Centre (FNCC). Windhoek, Namibia
2016 ARTiculate Africa, Beyond Bineries. Essence Festival. Durban, South Africa
2016 Amazing Namibian Women. National Art Gallery of Namibia. Windhoek, Namibia
2016 Conversations : Collaboration between JuliART and Oddgtl. National Art Gallery of Namibia. Windhoek, Namibia.
2016 So Namibia Collective /THAT ART FAIR. Cape Town , South Africa
2015 FOR TONY. National Art Gallery of Namibia. Windhoek, Namibia
2015 XOM/ETOSHA. Vänersborg, Sweden

Other


Short Listed for the 2017 Geraald Kraak Award
Founder and creator of the Juliart and WINE: Nude life drawing salon held in the Warehouse Theatre 's
Cellar of Rock in Windhoek and Swakopmund
Founding member of "So Namibia" Collective

Mandisa Buthelezi

b. Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, 1991

Mandisa Buthelezi’s work as photographer and film director is informed by a respect for rural culture and explores notions of identity and spirituality within them. The cataloguing and preserving of African culture through visual art is also an important part of her work.

Education


2016 Incubation Programme, Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg
2011 National Diploma: Construction management & quantity surveying, Durban University of Technology

Group Exhibitions


2016 AMANDLA! South African Women’s Photographers, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China
2016 Social Justice Through The Lens, Breakaway Café, Cape Town
2016 Ngale, KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA), Durban
2014 Regarding Otherwhere?, KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA), Durban
2014 Have we been heard?, Durban ICC, Durban, South Africa

Awards & Residencies


2016 Social Justice Through The Lens Photography Competition, Runner Up, Open Society Foundation for South Africa
2016 Studio Vortex photography residency, France

Links

Thabo Keorapetse

b. 1993, Francistown Botswana

Thabo Keorapetse is an emerging photographer.

Education


Currently Studying - BA (Hons) Film & Television, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology and Innovation

Awards/Prizes


2016-2017 Nna Le Seabe HIV/AIDS National Art Exhibition Position 2, Botswana
2016 Best in Photography Botswana Presidents Day Celebration Arts & Craft Competition, Botswana
2016 Best in Fine Arts Botswana Presidents Day Celebration Arts & Craft Competition, Botswana

Links

Nomusa Makhubu

b. 1984

Nomusa Makhubu’s practice employs and interrogates the medium of photography. Photo-manipulation, collage and self- portraiture are recognisable techniques which she uses to reflect on issues of identity as constructed from both the colonial as well as the postcolonial African archive.

Education


2014 PhD, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.
2012 PGDHE (Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education), Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
2009 M.A. (Art History), Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
2007 B. Fine Art with distinction, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Solo Exhibitions


2013 Lagosian (in progress): photographic essay based on Lagos, proposed for exhibition (A section of this photographic essay was published in Transition (50th Anniversary edition), a magazine of the W.E.B DuBois Institute at Harvard University 2011, Issue 106)
2010 DreamSweepers, Artspace: Johannesburg, South Africa.
2008 Iso Eliphandliwe, Alliance Française, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town (South Africa), Mbabane (Swaziland) and Lesotho.

Group Exhibitions


2016 Beyond Binaries. Essence Festival, Durban
2015 Trek: Following Journeys, SMAC gallery, Cape Town.
2014-2015 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Biennale, Port Elizabeth.
2014 Blood, Sweat and Tears, ABSA Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2014 Twenty: Contemporary South African Art, The Appalachian State University, North Carolina, USA.
2014 Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal.
2014 Actuality & Illusions, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town.
2014 Co-Existence, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town.
2014 Silk and Steel, Galerie NOKO, Port Elizabeth.
2015 Am I Not a Man and a Brother? Am I Not a Woman and a Sister? Group exhibition, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Washington, USA.
2013 Am I Not a Man and a Brother? Am I Not a Woman and a Sister? Group exhibition, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, USA.
2013 Crossing the Divide, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town.
2013 Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town.
2012 Dali International Photography Exhibition, Dali, China.
2012 Re-Sampled, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg.
2011 Water, Performance in collaboration with Injairu Kulundu, Grahamstown.
2010 No More Bad Girls, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
2009 Photoquai, Musee du Quai Branly, Paris, France.
2009 Umahluko, Cape ’09, Cape Town.
2009 The World Needs Us, Centro Luigi di Sarro, Rome, Italy.
2008 Hollwood, Nollywood, Bollywood, ArtSpace, Johannesburg.
2008 I Love Jozi, Gallery Béatrice Binoche, Reunion Island.
2008 Construct, Unisa Gallery, Pretoria, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum, Port Elizabeth and Settlers Monument, Grahamstown.
2008 Four Tales, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg.
2008 Glimpse, Bean Bag Bohemia: Durban.
2008 3 Years, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg.
2007 - 2011 Art From The Ground Up, Hanover, Germany and Kuopio, Finland.
2007 Spier Contemporary, Spier, Cape Town and Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2007 GlamourAid, Johannesburg.
2007 Jeune Creation, Galerie Jeune Creation, Paris, France.
2007 Contemporary Visions Of Southern Africa Exhibition, Pretoria Museum, Pretoria.
2007 Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria.
2007 Faces to Face, Joint exhibition with Javier Maltos Galves, Internationale Cite Des Arts, Paris.
2006 Positive, Sun International/ Tapologo Aids Hospice Exhibition, Johannesburg.
2006-2008 Look At Me, Artists for Humanity: Women Against Child Abuse Print Project, Billboard:
Raglan Road, Grahamstown.
2005 Brett Kebble Art Awards Exhibition, Johannesburg.
2005 Eastern Cape Artists Exhibition: Paperworks, National Arts Festival Grahamstown.

Collections


The Hood Museum of African Art Dartmouth College, USA
North-West University Gallery Potchefstroom, South Africa
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
University of South Africa
Telkom Art Collection
Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein

Scholarships and Fellowships


2015/16 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), African Humanities Program, Fellowship
2014 CAA-Getty International Fellowship, travel to CAA conference and Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA.
2010 Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF) Fellowship, Lagos, Nigeria.
2008 Abe Bailey Fellowship, United Kingdom.
2007-2008 Würth Scholarship for M.A. (Art History), Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
2007 Masters Scholarship, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Research Grants


2014 UCT, Research grant
2008-2013 Rhodes University research grants
2012 ProHelvetia grant
2011 Art Moves Africa (AMA) grant

Academic Prizes


2007 Purvis Prize for Academic Achievement in Fine Art, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Exhibition Prizes and Artist Residencies


2014 Fresnoy Prize, received at the Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar Senegal
2006 Woman of the Year Award in the “Art” category – Rhodes Amnesty International.
2006 Winner of ABSA L’Atelier, Gerard Sekoto Prize, three-month residency at Internationale Cite Des Arts, Paris, France.
1998 Vaal Show Abstract Work Exhibition, Third Prize, Vaal Triangle.

Jonathan (Jon) Berndt

b. 1950, Ladybrand, (then Orange) Free State, South Africa; d. 2010, Cape Town.

Jon Berndt was one of the founders of the Poster Workshop at the Community Arts Project. Best known for his political and educational graphics,  Berndt’s early creative practice was influenced by the Arte Povera movement. His last major project took the form of imagined public art works, where his acute political and graphic sensibilities are amply evident.

Gabrielle Goliath

b. 1983, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. Lives in Johannesburg.

Gabrielle Goliath explores challenging sociopolitical concerns, engaging the viewer in a visual and often physical sense. Recent bodies of work have focussed on the trauma of violence, particularly in regard to the experience of women.

Exhibitions (solo)


2011 / 'Murder on 7th' / Nirox at Arts on Main / Johannesburg
2010 / 'Berenice' / Circa / Johannesburg
2009 / 'Murder on 7th' / Gallery Momo / Johannesburg

Exhibitions (group)


2013:  'Between the Lines' / Former Tagesspiegel Building (Between the Lines, Symposium North) / Berlin
2012:  'Rewind' / Centre for African Studies, UCT / Cape Town
2012:  'A Shot to the Arse' / The Michaelis Galleries / Cape Town
2012:  'Working Title' / Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
2012:  Photoville / Tierney Fellowship Exhibit / New York
2012:  Dak'Art Biennale / Senegal
2011:  'Alterating Conditions: performing performance art in South Africa' / Goethe on Main & the Bag Factory / Johannesburg
2010:  'Blissful Disturbance - WITS Masters and Fine Art Students' / Michaelis Galleries /Cape Town
2011:  'Transformations: Women's Art from the late 19 Century - 2010' / Johannesburg Art Gallery / Johannesburg
2010:  'Unshape' / Maker / Johannesburg
2010:  'SPace' / Museum Africa / Johannesburg
2010:  'US' / South Africa National Gallery / Cape Town
2009:  'Art that comes towards you' / Spring Art Tour / VANSA / Johannesburg
2009:  'Domestic' / Goethe Institute Arts on Main / Johannesburg
2009:  Sasol New Signatures / Pretoria Art Museum / Pretoria
2008:  'Four Tales' / Galley MOMO / Johannesburg
2007:  Art's Alive JHB City Exhibition / Johannesburg
2007:  'Lost and Found' / Market Photo Workshop / Johannesburg
2007:  Wits Martienssen Show / Wits School of Arts / Johannesburg

Collections


Represented in the collections of the Iziko South African National Gallery and the Johannesburg Art Gallery, as well as in various academic, private and corporate collections.

Publications


2012:  Alterating Conditions: Performing Performance Art in South Africa
Editor: Claudia Marion Stemberger
Exhibition catalogue

2012:  Dak'Art Biennale - 10th Biennale of Contemporary African Art
Published by the Republic of Senegal, Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Exhibition catalogue

2012:  Space: Currencies in Contemporary African Art
Co-published by Africa World Press and Unisa Press
Editor: Thembinkosi Goniwe
Exhibition Catalogue

2011:  Murder on 7th
Publisher: Maker
Published on the occasion of my Masters exhibition which took place at the Nirox Project Space, Arts on Main, 2010

2009:  Domestic
Editor: Melissa Mboweni & Jacki McInnes
Exhibition catalogue

Awards


2011:  Tierney Fellowship Award / Tierney Foundation / New York
2010:  Brait Everard Read Award / Circa / Johannesburg
2007:  Art's Alive JHB City Exhibition / Johannesburg
2007:  Wits Martienssen Award / Wits School of Arts / Johannesburg

Education


2011:  MAFA [with distinction] / University of the Witwatersrand / Johannesburg
2007: BAFA / University of the Witwatersrand / Johannesburg
2003:  Diploma Fashion Design / Technikon of the Witwatersrand / Johannesburg

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