Ann Gollifer

b. 1960, Guyana, Lives in Gaborone, Botswana.

“I am a painter, printmaker, photographer and writer. I migrate between these disciplines, trying to make sense of the worlds I live in, pass through, visit. I find more and more that the work I make has most resonance when it has been transformed, in the process of translation from one media to another, into an unexpected metamorphosis that has nothing to do with me as author but rather belongs to the workshop that is our expanding universe.”

Education


1983 Masters degree in History of Art, Edinburgh University.

Exhibitions (solo)

2015: OMANG? – Who are you?, Sophie Lalonde Art, Gaborone.
2012: Branded. The Frame Gallery. Gaborone.
2011: Living on an Horizon. A tribute to Bessie Head. Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
2010: What am I doing here? Ke Dirang Ha?. Bicha Gallery, Gabriel's Wharf, London.
2009: Goddesses and Super Heroes. Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.
2006: Linhas De Sangue, Territories of the Heart. Museu Nacional de Arte, Maputo.

Exhibitions (group)

2020: Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Guns & Rain, Cape Town. 
2020: Difficult Women, Gaborone Museum, Gaborone. 
2019: Love Is …, The BKhz Gallery, Johannesburg.
2018: Also Known As Africa (AKAA), Guns & Rain, Paris.
2018: Cape Town Art Fair, Guns & Rain, Cape Town.
2017: All Your Secrets, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg.
2017: Omang, AVA Gallery, Cape Town.
2017: Art Africa Fair, Cape Town.
2016: Turbine Art Fair, LL Editions and Guns & Rain, Johannesburg.
2015: Under an African Sun, with Leo Hassaris, London.
2015: Turbine Art Fair, LL Editions and Guns & Rain.
2015: Turbine Art Fair. LL Editions and Guns & Rain, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2008: Word. The Monument, Grahamstown festival.
2008: Dumbo. Open Studio, Triangle Workshop, New York.
2005: Bienal 05 TDM. National Museum of art, Maputo, Mozambique.
2003: Abale. Lusaka, Zambia.
2003: Womanifesto, Procreation-Postcreation. Bangkok, Thailand.
2003: 9th Le Donne Ridono. Biennale a cura del Centro Docementazione Donna di Ferrara, Italy.
2002: Monomotapa. Residency exhibition, Fordsburg Studios, Johannesburg.
2001-2002: Hoche Koche (multimedia event, coproduced with Steve Dyer). HIFA, Harare; The Dance Festival, Avignon, France; The Grahamstown festival; and Dance Umbrella, Wits Theatre, Johannesburg.
2001: Thapong International Artists Workshop exhibition. Gaborone, Botswana.
2001: Thupelo International Artists' Workshop exhibition. Cape Town, South Africa.
2000: Three Women Perspectives. Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Windhoek and Gaborone, Alliance Francaise, Botswana.
1997: Botswana Live. The Commonwealth Institute, London; and Stockholm.
1995: Botswana Live. The Commonwealth Institute, London; Chicago; and Washington.
1995: The Mbile International Artists Workshop exhibition. Lusaka, Zambia.
1993: 5th Le Donne Ridono, Biennale a cura del Centro Docementazione Donna di Ferrara, Italy.
1993: Thapong International Artists Workshop exhibitions, Gaborone, Botswana.
1993: Botswana Live, The Commonwealth Institute, London.
1991: 4th Le Donne Ridono, Biennale a cura del Centro Docementazione Donna di Ferrara, Italy.
1991: Thapong International Artists Workshop exhibition. Gaborone, Botswana.

Residencies & Workshops

2018: IASPIS Residency, Stockholm.
2008: Triangle. New York, USA.
2002: Fordsburg Art Studios. The Bag Factory, Johannesburg.
2001: Thapong. Botswana
2000: Thupelo. South Africa.
1998: MBILE. Zambia
1993: Thapong. Botswana
1991: Thapong. Botswana

Public collections


The Sainsbury Africa Galleries, The British Museum, London, UK.
The Triangle International Art Workshops, New York, USA.
The Alliance Francaise, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The National Museum, Gaborone, Botswana.
The Thapong International Art Workshop, Gaborone, Botswana.
The Mbile Art Collection, Lusaka, Zambia.
Botswana Life Insurance Limited.
Penrich Insurance Brokers, Gaborone, Botswana.
The Bank of Botswana Fine Art Collection, Gaborone, Botswana.
The Michaelis Art Library, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Publications by Ann Gollifer


2012 Concept: A forum for creativity, quarterly magazine edited by Ann Gollifer, published for the first time in Botswana in April 2012.

2011 I don't know why I was created. DADA, Coex'Ae Qgam by Ann Gollifer and Jenny Egner. A biography/portrait of Coex ae Qgam, Ncoekhoe painter of the Kuru Art Project, D'Kar, Botswana. Published by Eggson Books, Gaborone, 2011. ISBN978-99912-938-1-3

2009 Urban Camouflage, Street safaris, Africa e Mediterraneo 3-4 09, (69-70)

2005 Transitions catalogue for the exhibition presented by The Africa Centre from the collection of Robert Loder of the Triangle Arts Trust

2004 The Nata Baobab written and illustrated by Ann Gollifer. Botsalano Press, Gaborone, 2004. ISBN99912-531-5-7

Publications on Ann Gollifer


2014 Polly Savage (ed) Making Art in Africa

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Avhashoni Mainganye

b. Venda, Limpopo, South Africa, 1957. Lives in Thohoyandou.
Avhashoni Mainganye is an artist, art educator, cultural activist and poet, and has been instrumental in promoting artistic activity in Limpopo. Initially producing art with strong socio-political overtones, his work has become increasingly abstract,  with questions of African culture interfacing with broader humanist concerns. 


 
 

 

Phillipa Hobbs, Messages and Meaning: The MTN Art Collection, (David Krut Publishing, Johannesburg, 2006), 147)
 

 

 

 

Brett Kebble Awards 2004, (Marulelo Communications: Cape Town, 2004), 146-147)

 

 

 


Art education


1981-82 Rorke's Drift Art & Craft Centre, Kwa-Zulu Natal
1985-89 Funda Art Centre, Soweto, Johannesburg

Selected Exhibitions


2019: The Mahlakasela collection, Henry Ponder Gallery, South Carolina 
2016: Johannesburg Art Fair, Johannesburg
2015: Art Santa Fe 2015, Sante Fe Convention Center, New Mexico, USA
2015: Opening the Drawers: A Limited Edition Print Pop Up Shop, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg
2015: Venda Tsonga Craft Art Exhibition, Madi a Thavha Lodge, Limpopo
2014: Work on Paper, Trent Gallery, Pretoria
2011: Collages, African Studies Centre, Leiden, Netherlands
2010: Journey, solo exhibition, iZArte, Zutphen, Netherlands
2008: Journey, solo exhibition, Association for the Visual Arts, Cape Town
2007: 30 Years of Soweto Printmaking, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
2006: Avashoni Mainganye and Sandile Zulu – New Works, David Krut Projects, Parkwood
2004 - 5: Soul Of Africa: Art as a Cornerstone for Development, The Development Bank of Southern Africa, Midrand
2001: Golelanwali, Alliance Francais, Johannesburg. 
2000: Solo exhibition, Coker College, North Carolina, USA
1995: Spring Time in Chile, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile
1995: Africa95, Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom
1994: Artists for Peace, Geneva, Switzerland
1992: Solo exhibition, Polokwane Art Museum, Polokwane
1989: Women, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg
1988: VhaVenda / Shangaan Wood Sculptures, South African Association of Arts, Pretoria
1987: National Museum & Gallery, Gaborone, Botswana
1985: BMW Tributaries, Africana Museum in progress, Johannesburg
1985: Artimo (Art in Motion), Market Gallery, Johannesburg

Workshops & Residencies


2016: Transvisions in Wood, Karoo
2008: International AIDS Conference, Polokwane Art Gallery, Polokwane
2007: Triangle workshop, Isle of Tanera Mhor, Scotland
2006: Greatmore Studios residency, Cape Town
2005: Venda Land of Legends, Venda & Tsonga wood carving workshop, Netherlands
1999: Craft/Art, Joint wood carving workshop with Graham Jones, Grahamstown Arts Festival, Grahamstown
1995: Spring in Chile cultural exchange programme, Chile
1994: Koma, collaboration with Stefano Kofmehl of Locarno, Switzerland
1990: Soweto Action, Art Residency, France & Switzerland
1986 - 2006: Thupelo Art Workshops, Cape Town

Awards

2020: ACT Lifetime Achievement award for Visual Arts
2016: MEC Achievers Award, Limpopo Department of Arts and Culture, Polokwane
2008: Top five, Sasol Wax Art Awards, University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
2007: Top ten, Sasol Wax Art Awards, University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
2005: Achievers Award, Limpopo Mapungubwe Arts Festival, Polokwane
2004: Finalist, Brett Kebble Awards
1994: Participant, FNB Vita Awards
1985: Solomon Reuben and Ann Winer Bursary

Other


2014 Hosted the Ubuntu Trust, Thohoyandou Arts & Culture Centre, Thohoyandou
2009 Department of Arts and Culture's Arts & Craft Awards selecting panel
2004 - 5 Soul of Africa exhibition selecting panel, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Johannesburg
2001 Art teacher, printing, Feniks International 20th Anniversary, Belgium
2000 Art teacher, painting and printing at Coker College, United States
1999 Arts facilitator, Thohoyandou Arts and Culture Centre, Thohoyandou
1985 - 2006 United States - South Africa Leader Exchange Program (USSALEP)

Public collections


IBM South Africa, Cape Town
MTN, Johannesburg
Anglovalal Mining Company, Johannesburg
Fur Volkerkunde Museum, Hamburg, Germany
Totem Meneghelli Gallery, Johannesburg
Polokwane Art Museum, Polokwane
University of Zululand, Richards Bay
University Limpopo, Mankweng
University of Venda, Thohoyandou
The Ghandi Foundation, London, United Kingdom

Links

Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa

b. Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 1956. Lives in Johannesburg.

Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa is an artist, art educator and one of South Africa’s first black curators. She began making art in the late 1970s as a response to life under apartheid. With a strong focus on the political, her aims include giving voice to the rural and urban histories of black women.

Arts Education


1978 - 1979: Fine Arts Diploma (Printmaking), The Evangelical Lutheran Church Art and Craft Centre at Rorke's Drift, Natal, South Africa.

Exhibitions

2018: The Friends of JAG and Keyes Art Mile  Fuba 40th Anniversary. Exhibition, Trumpet Building, Keyes Art Mile, Johannesburg, South Africa
2017: A Labour of love, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
2015: A Labour of Love, Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, Germany.
2014: Impressions of Rorke’s Drift - The Jumuna Collection, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
2012: A Fragile Archive, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2010: Strengths and Convictions: The Lives and times of South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo, Norway.
2003: Rorke's Drift: Empowering Prints 1962 - 1982, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa.
2003: Time, Memory and Desire, Standard Bank Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
1999: [Rewind] Fast Forward.za, Van Reekum Museum of Modern Art, Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
1998: Trans Figurative, Association of Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
1989 - 1990: Art/Images in Southern Africa, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.
1988: The Neglected Tradition, Johannesburg Art allery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
1986: Images of South Africa (solo), Gabarone, Botswana. 

Other

2020: Panelist, “Building legacies: Investing in Culture”, Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town.
2019: Curator, Admission of Guilt, 179 Buitengracht St, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa.
2016: Panelist, "A reflection on the role of the arts in the struggle" panel discussion, Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2016: Curator, Workshop, Assemblage.
2014: Panelist, Seminar: Towards a working concept of socially engaged Art in 2014, KZNSA, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
2013: Co-Curator, Umhlaba 1913–2013: Commemorating the 1913 Land Act, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
2013: Facilitator, Print Workshop, National School of the Arts (NSA), Johannesburg, South Africa.
2009 - 2013: Curatorial Content Manager, Steve Biko Centre, King William's Town, South Africa.
1994 - 1999: Committee member, Acquisitions Committee, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
1986 - 1988: Coordinator, Alexandra Art Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
1983 - 1985: Curator, FUBA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
1980 - 1983: Worked at the African Art Centre, Durban, South Africa.

Publications

Dhlomo, B and Godby, M “Art and Politics in a Changing South Africa: Bongi Dhlomo in Conversation with Michael Godby."African Arts, vol. 37, no. 4, 2004, pp 62-96.

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.

Ernestine White-Mifetu

Ernestine White-Mifetu

b. Cape Town, 1976. Lives in Kimberley, Northern Cape.

An innovative print-maker, Ernestine White’s work investigates notions of place, identity and belonging in the context of South Africa’s political and social history.

Education


2020: Finance for Non-Financial Managers, GIBS, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2013: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Specialising in Curatorship, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
2007: Project Management Certificate, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town.
2004: Master of Fine Art, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town. 
2001: Master Printer Certificate, Tamarind Institute, New Mexico.
2000: Professional Printer Program, Tamarind Institute, New Mexico.
1999: Bachelors in Fine Art, School of Art and Design, SUNY Purchase College, New York.

Exhibitions


2011: Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
2009: Innovative Women, Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg.
2009: ABSA Atelier Award (Top 100 selection), Johannesburg.
2008: Print ’08: Myth, Memory and the Archive, Bell Roberts Contemporary Art Gallery, Cape Town.
2008: Scratching the Surface, AVA, Cape Town.
2007: africa south, AVA Gallery, Cape Town. 
2007: ReCenter, Lookout Hill, Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
2007: Glamouraid, Kizo Art Gallery, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
2007: Amarula Room, Sandton City, Johannesburg.
2007: Women for Children, The Museum Room, Parliament of South Africa, Cape Town.
2006: Cape Town: Contemporary Prints, Polvo, Chicago.
2006: Women for Children, Art for Humanity, Tatham Gallery, Pietermaritzburg and Cape Town.
2006: Print 2006, Bell Roberts Gallery, Cape Town and Art on Paper, Johannesburg.
2005: Krisp, Art B Gallery, Bellville, Cape Town.
2005: Artists thinking in beads, Coeo Art Collaborative, Cape Town.
2005: Botaki Exhibition 3, Old Mutual Asset Managers, Cape Town.
2005: Botaki Exhibition 2, Old Mutual asset Managers, Cape Town.
2004: Woolworths, Canal Walk, Cape Town.
2004: Art Cool-LG Electronics, Roodebloom Wine Launch, Johannesburg
2003: Surface=Print, AVA, Cape Town.
2003: Picnic, Bell Roberts Gallery, Cape Town. 
2003: Voicing the Abstract, Community Arts Project, Cape Town.
2002: Tamarind impressions, Allan Greene Gallery, New Mexico.

Work experience

2019-Present: Director, William Humphrey's Gallery, Kimberley.
2016-2019: Curator of Visual Arts Programme, National Arts Festival, Makhanda, Port Elizabeth.
2014: Guest Curator of Contemporary Art, Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town. 
2011: South African Regional Coordinator, Freedom to Create, Cape Town.
2007- 2011: Senior Projects Coordinator: Parliamentary Millennium Programme, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa.
2003- 2006: Exhibitions Coordinator-Curator: Parliamentary Millennium Project, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa.
2005: Part-time Lecturer: Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.
2004: Collections Manager, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2002-2003: Tours-Coordinator: Parliamentary Millennium Project, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa.
2003: Press Assistant: Impact International Print Conference, Cape Town.
2002: Visual Arts Coordinator/Performer: Clanwilliam: A story is like the wind, University of Cape Town
2000-2001: Tamarind Master Printer: Tamarind Institute, New Mexico.
1999- 2000: Tamarind Professional Printer Training Program, New Mexico.
1999: Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Woodcut and Lithography, SUNY Purchase College, New York.
1998-99 Internship: The Printmaking Workshop, Manhattan, New York.

Exhibitions curated

2019: Trading Places, 14th Curitiba Biennale, Brazil.
2018: Visual Arts Programme, National Arts Festival, Makhanda
2018: El Anatsui – Meyina, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2017: The Art of Disruptions, Visual Arts Programme for National Arts Festival, Makhanda.
2017: Lionel Davis- Gathering Strands, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2017: Beth Diane Armstrong: in perpetuum, Standard Bank Young Artist for 2017, Iziko
South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2016: Women's Work: Crafting Stories, Subverting Narratives, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, SA
2016: The Art of Disruptions, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town. SA
2015: History will Break your Heart: Kemang Wa Lehulere. Standard Bank Young Artist
for 2015, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town. 
2015: Studio: Celebrating the Lives and Works of South African artists, Iziko South
African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2014: Time and Again: Retrospective Exhibition by Penny Siopis, Iziko South African
National Gallery, Cape Town. 
2014: Brave New World: 20 Years of Democracy, Iziko South African National Gallery,
Cape Town. 
2014: Altered Perspectives: Featured artist Lyndi Sales, Cape Town Artfair, V&A
Waterfront, Cape Town. 
2013: Between Words and Images, Iziko Rust En Vreugd House Museum, Cape Town.
2007: Women for Children, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Cape Town. 
2006: Perspectives and the Mapping of Africa, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Cape Town. 
2006: Voices of Women, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town.
2004: 10 Years of a Democratic Parliament, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Cape Town. SA

Collections


Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Printmaking Workshop, Manhattan, New York
Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town
Irma Stern Museum, University of Cape Town

Publications


2005: Mario Pissarra, Botaki: Exhibition 3, Conversations with Donovan Ward, Old Mutual Asset Managers, Cape Town
2005: Mario Pissarra, Botaki: Exhibition 2, Conversations with Sophie Peters, OMAM, Cape Town (exhibition catalogue)
2005: Ernestine White, from Then and Now, Chimurenga vol. 7, July.
2004: Sophie Perryer (ed.) 10 years, 100 Artists: Art in a Democratic South Africa, Bell Roberts Publishing, Cape Town
2003: Picnic (catalogue, exhibition curated by Andrew Lamprecht)
2001: Technical Talk. Tamarind Institute Art on Paper. NY (Jan- Feb; Mar– Apr; and Nov- Dec)
2001: Magazine of the Arts (MOA), Purchase College, NY. American Red Cross, Centennial celebration, NY

Commissions


2006: Artists for Humanity [billboard, Langa, Cape Town]; Coeo Art Collective
2005: Bell Roberts Gallery [print]
2004: LG Electronics; and Coeo art Collective
2003: KWV

Grants and scholarships


2002 and 2004: Katrine Harries Memorial Bursary and McIver Scholarship, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
2002: National Research Foundation Grant. University of Cape Town

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

Solo exhibitions

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

Group exhibitions

2020: FNB Art Joburg, Luamba Muinga, Johannesburg. 
2020:  Qual Futuro, Online exhibition.
2020:  The Borders of Memory, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg.
2020:  Covert Bioscope, Bag Factory Artist Studios. 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, Offsetculture.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, Krugersdorp, South Africa.
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.

 

Ishmael Thyssen

b. Jan Kempdorp, Northern Cape, 1953. Lives in Steenberg, Western Cape.

Primarily a wood sculptor, Thyssen also paints, prints and carves relief panels. His often contemplative figures are influenced by modernist and African sources, as well as by social concerns.



Education


1976-1977: Art Class, Methodist Church, Somerset West, South Africa.
1980-1984: Studied at Community Arts Project (under Cecil Skotnes), Woodstock, Cape Town.

Exhibitions (solo)


2013 Return, The Framery Art Gallery, Sea Point, Cape Town.
2000 Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2000 Winchester Hotel, Seapoint, Cape Town.
1991 Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town.
1987 Riverside Centre, Rondebosch, Cape Town.

Exhibitions (group)


2014 ‘Against the Grain’, Sanlam Art Gallery, Bellville, South Africa.
2013 ‘Against the Grain’, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
2006 Kalk Bay Modern (with Peter Clarke), Kalk Bay, Cape Town.
2002 ‘New directions’, The Framery Gallery, Sea Point, Cape Town.
2000 Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town.
2000 Retreat Municipal library, Retreat, Cape Town.
1996 Galerie Knud Grothe, Charlttenlund, Denmark
1993 Manneberg Jazz Cafe’ (with Donovan Ward), Cape Town.
1992 Primordial Stirrings, Primart Gallery, Claremont, Cape Town.
1992 Village Studio, Constantia, Cape Town.
1992 ‘Made in Wood’, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1991 Gallery International (with Willie Bester and Isaac Makeleni), Cape Town.
1990/1991 ‘Art-on-the-box, [Primart], Cape Town.
1990 [Members exhibition], Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
1989 Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town.
1989 Rahmen Galerie(with Peter Clarke and Tyrone Appolis), Langen, Germany.
1989 ‘Images of Wood’, Johannesburg Art Gallery.
1987 Cavendish Square, Claremont, Cape Town.
1987 African Treasures, National Touring exhibition, South Africa.
1986 South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
1984 Riverside Centre, Rondebosch, Cape Town. (organised by South African Institute of race relations)
1983 Gowlett gallery, Cape Town.
1982 Hugo Naude House, Worcester, South Africa.

Collections


Iziko South African National Gallery
Centre for African Studies (UCT) Collection
University of the Western Cape
Investec Bank Collection
Standard Bank

Publications


2013 Mario Pissarra, 'Against the Grain’, Cape Town : Africa South Art Initiative.
1993 Martin, Marilyn; Proud, Hayden; et al, ‘Made in Wood: Work from the Western Cape’, South African National Gallery, Cape Town
?1989 Images of Wood

Education

Other

Joe Madisia

b. 1954, Luderitz Namibia.

A veteran artist who specialises in printmaking, sculpture and mixed media.

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This video was produced in 2015 by Namibian Visual Artist Joe Madisia as part of his ART exhibition and book launch titled: “AFRICAN PARADOX – Experienced in Namibia” held at Franco Namibian Cultural Centre in Windhoek in September.

Education


1996 -1999 BA Fine Arts, UNAM (University of Namibia) BA Fine Arts.
1983 Attend “ecc” Evening classes.

Employment


2005 Director - National Art Gallery of Namibia.
2001 Acting director - John Muafangejo Arts Centre. Katatura.Windhoek, Namibia.
2000 Lecturer - Arts Management and Development.National government.
1991 Art Workshop Coordinator - Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek
1987 Media Technologist - Academy for Tertiary Education , Namibia
1983 Reprographic and photographic staff - “Namib Advertising and Public Relations” advertising agency.
1978 Senior Operator Instructor/Supervisor - Rossing Uranium Mine, Swakopmund

Positions held


2001- 2003 Technical advisor to the Technical Committee for The Independence Memorial Museum, Namibia
2001 Assisted in arranging 1st National Conference on Art and Culture Policy in Namibia.
2001 Board of Directors member. Franco Namibian Cultural Centre.
2001 Team member of the Technical Committee for establishing Katutura Communittee Arts Centre.Windhoek , Namibia
2000 Facilitator - SADC Arts and Culture – theory workshop at GOP
2000 Member of committee for National Standard Setting Body for Arts and Culture, Namibia
1994 Founder member of the “Tulipamwe International Artist’s Workshop”, Namibia.
1993 Member of Technical Committee - Namibian monetary currency, Bank of Namibia.
1990 Member of National Symbols Technical Sub-Committee , Namibia
1990 Member of greater steering committee for the establishment of the National Art Gallery of Namibia

Solo Exhibitions (Namibia)


2015 African Anthologies.
2010 Franco Namibian Cultural Centre – “Quarter of Century Black &White Printmaking”
Retrospective of Black & White prints 1985 – 2010. Windhoek, Namibia
2005 Franco Namibian Cultural Centre. Windhoek, Namibia.
2000 National Art Gallery of Namibia – “Retrospective 1982 - 2000 ”. Windhoek, Namibia.
1995 National Art Gallery of Namibia – “Impressions of Walvis Bay". Windhoek, Namibia.
1994 ”Walvis Bay, Namibia” Exhibition
1991 Commercial Bank Foyer (today Nedbank) – Bulow str. Windhoek, Namibia
1991 Exhibition of Card board Prints in colour. “Loft” Gallery. Windhoek,Namibia
1990 Impression of India. “Artelier Kendzia” – Windhoek, Namibia
1990 Exhibition that coincides with launch of Legal Assistance Human Rigths Calendar for
which Madisia’s lino prints was used at: Council of Churches Hall in Katutura. Windhoek , Namibia.
1989 Die Muschel Gallery. Swakopmund, Namibia
1983 SWABANK – Swakopmund. Namibia
1982 AMA Gallery. Windhoek, Namibia

Group Exhibitions (Namibia)

2015 Bipolar Dreams, Fine Art Gallery, Swakopmund
2013 The third Annual Visual Art Museum Programme Exhibition opened last week at the
National Art Gallery of Namibia.
2009 “Sculptures in Space” at Franco Namibian Cultural Centre. Windhoek, Namibia.
2003 Group exhibition with artist: Max Katschuna, Shikongeni at NAGN. Windhoek, Namibia.
1997 “Ondambo” International Artists Conference/Workshop Exhibition at NAGN. Windhoek, Namibia.
1995 Standard Bank Namibia Bienalle. Windhoek, Namibia.
1994 Tulipamwe International Artists Workshop. National Art Gallery of Namibia. Windhoek.
1994 Koos van Ellinckhuijsen & Joe Madisia. Woerman Haus Gallery. Swakopmund, Namibia.
1992 Joe Madisia and Friends. Franco Namibian Cultural Centre. Windhoek,Namibia
1990 Malo Hoebel & Joe Madisia at Woermann Haus Gallery. Swakopmund, Nambia.
1986 “Namibia Art Today”. Arts Association of Namibia (NAGN). Windhoek, Namibia.
1985 Standard Bank Art Bienalle. Windhoek, SWA/Namibia.
1984 “Namibia Art Today” Arts Association of Namibia. National Art
Gallery of Namibia (NAGN). Windhoek, Namibia.
1983 Luderitz Centenary Festival Exhibition with Bill Parker. Luderitz, Namibia

Group Exhibitions (International)


2012 “Made in Africa – Towards Cultural Liberation” at Sandton Gallery, Nelson Mandela Square on 24 May.
2009 “Dialogue among Civilizations” Art for Human Rights exhibition at University of Technology – Durban, South Africa.(catalogued)
2004 “Generation of Namibian Printmakers” traveling exhibition to Burundi, Comores
Islands, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagaskar, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia,
Zimbabwe and South Africa by Namibia Artists – Alliance Française project.
2003 “Omaheke” Zeitgenossische Graphik aus Namibia – Tecklenburg, Germany.
2001 “Break the Silence” Artist for Human Rights Trust bill board exhibition at University
of Technology – Durban, South Africa.
1995 “Thapong International Artists’ Workshop” Exhibition at National Art Museum –
Gaberone, Botswana.
1995 “11th International Print Bienalle” – Frederikstad, Norway (catalogued).
1995 “21st International Print Bienalle” – Ljubljana, Slovenia (catalogued).
1995 “Right to Hope” Trust International traveling exhibition - World Wide
(Commemoration of United Nations’ 50th Anniversary) – New York (catalogued)
1994 “Namibian Artists” Exhibition at Grahamstown Art Festival – South Africa
(catalogued).
1994 “22nd Sao Paolo Bienalle” – Sao Paolo, Brazil (catalogued).
1991 Joe Madisia and John Liebenberg – “Aphone Gallery” L’Usine. – Geneve,
Switzerland.
1991 “Namibian Artists” at Baxter Gallery – Cape Town, South Africa.
1991 “Namibian Art” at Volksbank – Trossingen, Germany.
1990 SADC Visual Art Exhibition – Gaberone, Botswana.
1990 Africa Day Festival Exhibition at Pragadi Maidan Centre – New Dehli, India.

Exchange programs


2009: UNESCO workshop on the protection of National Heritage
2007: Cologne, Germany official opening of an archeological exhibition titled “ In the Shade of the Acacia” at the
“Rauschenstrauch –Joest Museum.
2007: Fellowship - Historical and Contemporary Art Museums in Washington, Baltimore, Forthworth, Dallas, San
Diego, Indianapolis and New York.
2007: Conference- Luanda, Angola organized by UNAP (Union of Angolan Plastic Arts)
2007: Invitation to Caracas in Venezuela to participate in African Conference of Latin American and African Countries; South Africa, Mali, Ghana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Senegal, Angola, Niger, Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay
2000: Goethe Institute, Berlin Curation and Museum Conference
1994: Bremen - “Practische Solidariteit von Volk zu Volk
1993: Exchange programme and exhibition with artist: Zigi Harder, Ravensburg, Germany.
1993: Exchange Programme and exhibition with artist: Dagman Staurheim, Hågå -Aus- Torpa, Norway.
1991: Zurich and Geneva – Switzerland – Spent three weeks with Zimbabwean artists,playwrights and musicians.
1990: New Delhi – India – Spent one month with fellow Africans from the continent.

Publications


2004 Namibian – PM’s Birtday Supplement – 23 January; Q&A with the PM. Pg.8
2004 “The Concept of Progress in Different Cultures”. A cooperative conference project of Goethe Institute, Deutsche Gessellschaft fur Technische Zussamenarbeit and Namibian Economic Policy Unit. ISBN 99916-16-68-14-4
2003 “Omaheke –Getrennte Vergangenheit – Gemeinsame Zukunft – Zeitgenossische Grafik aus Namibia” Kerstin-A. Hempker – Kirchenkreise Steinfurt-Coesfeld-Borken und Tecklenburg. Martin Rehkopp – Kulturforum Rheine. Druckerei Rennemeier – Rheine.
2009 “Secret Namibia”. Lily and Marcel Jouve. ISBN 978 1 77007 649 5
2010 “John Ndevasia Muafangejo – Etchings, woodcuts and linocuts from the Collection…” ©Arts Association Heritage Trust. ISBN 978-99945-71-11-6.
2009 “Posters in action” – “Visuality in the Making of an African Nation.” Edited by Gorgio Miescher, Lorena Rizzo and Jeremy Silvester: Basler-Afrika Bibliographien. ISBN 978-3-905758-09-2.
2005 Algemeine Zeitung: 25 Februar, pg 11
2004 “Insight, Namibia” November 2004. Ed: Tangeni Amupadhi and Robin Sherbourne: ISBN 1812-9943.
2000 “ Different perspectives – SADC 2000 Lecture Series”. Capital Press (PTY) Ltd. ISBN 99916-50-70-x.
2000 “Ondambo – Afrika Kunst Forum”. H.Bogatzke, R.Brokmann, C.Ludziweit– Gamsberg Macmillan. . ISBN 99916-0-211-9
1997 “Printmaking in a transforming South Africa”. Phillipa Hobbs & Elizabeth Rankin. National Book Printers, Drukkery Street, Goodwood, Western Cape. ISBN 0 86486 334 9.
1997 “Art in Namibia” - National Art Gallery of Namibia. Adelheid Lilienthal. ISBN 99916 30 73 2.
1995 “The Right to Hope”. Essay - “A Creative Response to our World in Need”. Edited by Catherine Thick. ISBN 1-85383-39-6
1992 Revue Noire – Art Contemporain Africain. ISSN 1157-4127.
1992 The Windhoek Advertiser; Saterday - 8 August; pg.60. “Joe Madisia & Friends”.
1991 Namibia Today; 25-31 October; page 19: “The power of arts”
1985 The Namibian; Friday 30 August; page 27: Live Arts.- “Artist with a conscience”.

Other


2011 Art and Social Justice workshop, Ziphathele Secondary, Clermont, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2011 Art for Humanity workshop, Chesterville Secondary School, Durban, South Africa

Links


Biography by Olja Dzuverovic - pdf (681kb)

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.

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

2018:Manifestation of the self / A new chapter, The Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek.
2016: Naked Spaces.
2015: Provocatore, Jojo’s Art and Music Cafe,Windhoek.
2015: Silent Violence, The Warehouse Theatre, Windhoek.

Group Exhibitions

2016: ARTiculate Africa, Beyond Bineries, Essence Festival in Durban. 
2016: I Am a Differant me, queer/ trans/lesbian photographic project, the Other Foundation, Johannesburg.
2016: ARTMESIA, DF Contemporary, Cape Town.
2016: Fierce, Afrovibes, Amsterdam.
2016: I Am a differant me, Franco Namibian Cultiral Centre (FNCC), Windhoek.
2016: ARTiculate Africa, Beyond Bineries, Essence Festival, Durban.
2016: Amazing Namibian Women, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek.
2016: Conversations: Collaboration between JuliART and Oddgtl, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek.
2016: So Namibia Collective, That Art Fair, Cape Town.
2015: FOR TONY, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek.
2015 :XOM/ETOSHA, Vänersborg, Sweden.

Other


2017: Short List, 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