Igshaan Adams

Jan-Henri Booyens

Jared Ginsburg

Bronwyn Katz

Dorothee Kreutzfeldt

Donna Kukama

Herman Mbamba

Sabelo Mlangeni

Kyle Morland

Cinga Samson

Gerda Scheepers

James Webb

Pedro Wirz

Billie Zangewa

Bronwyn Katz

Incorporating sculpture, installation, video and performance, Bronwyn Katz’s practice engages with the concept of land as a repository of memory, reflecting on the notion of place or space as lived experience, and the ability of the land to remember and communicate the memory of its occupation. Using found materials as the departure point for her works, Katz’s approach to making is driven foremost by formal concerns such as composition and line, expressed in an abstract minimalist language. Conceptually, her sculptures refer to the political context of their making, embodying subtle acts of resistance that draw attention to the social constructions and boundaries that continue to define those spaces.

Katz has held four solo exhibitions to date, most recently / // ! ǂ at blank projects in Cape Town (2019) and A Silent Line, Lives Here at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2018). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Material Insanity (Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden, Marrakech, 2019); Road to the Unconscious (Peres Projects, Berlin, 2019); Not A Single Story (Nirox Foundation, Johannesburg, 2018); Sculpture (Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Port Louis, Mauritius, 2018); Tell Freedom (Kunsthal KAdE, Amersvoort, 2018); Le jour qui vient (Galerie des Galeries, Paris, 2017); the 12th Dak’Art Biennale (Senegal, 2016); and The Quiet Violence of Dreams (Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, 2016).

Katz is a founding member of iQhiya, an 11-women artist collective which has performed across various spaces, including Documenta (in Kassel and Athens), Greatmore Studios, and Iziko South African National Gallery.

Born in 1993, in Kimberley, South Africa, Katz lives and works in Johannesburg.


curriculum vitae

 

1993 Born Kimberley, South Africa

 

education

2015 BaFA (Hons), University of Cape Town, South Africa

 

solo exhibitions

2019 / // ! ǂ, blank projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2018 A Silent Line, Lives Here, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

2017 Grondskryf, blank projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2016 Groenpunt, blank projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2015 Grond Herinnering, Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town, South Africa

 

selected group exhibitions

 

2020  NIRIN, 22nd Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2019 Là où les eaux se mêlent (Where the water mingles), curated by Palais de Tokyo, Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France

2019 Sculpture, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Réunion, Réunion Island

2019 Material Insanity, Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) Marrakech, Morocco

2019 Road to the Unconscious, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany

2018 9 More Weeks, Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg

2018 blankGalerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany

2018 NOT A SINGLE STORY, Nirox Foundation, Krugersdorp, South Africa

2018 Sculpture, Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Port Louis, Mauritius

2018 More for less, A4 Arts Foundation, Cape Town South Africa

2018 Tell Freedom, Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort, Netherlands

2017 Le jour qui vient curated by Marie-Ann Yemsi, Galerie des Galeries, Paris, France

2017 WE CALL IT “AFRICA” curated by Silvia Cirelli, Officine dell’Immagine Gallery, Milan, Italy

2016 Figure, blank projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2016 The Quiet Violence of Dreams, Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg

2016 Nothing Personal, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch

2016 12th Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal

2016 New Monuments, Commune.1, Cape Town, South Africa

2016 iQhiya Group Show, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2016 #theopening, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa

2016 3 881 days, blank lab, Cape Town, South Africa

2015 Sasol New Signatures, The Pretoria Art Museum, Tshwane, South Africa

2015 Revisiting the Latent Archive, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa

2014 Sasol New Signatures, The Pretoria Art Museum, Tshwane, South Africa

 

iQhiya performances

2017 The Portrait I, Documenta 14, Athens School of Fine Art, Athens, Greece

2016 The Portrait III, Infecting the City, The Women’s Court, Langa, Cape Town, South Africa

2016 The Portrait II, V & A Waterfront, in association with Museum Night and Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2016 The Commute pt II, Institute For Creative Arts, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

2016 The Commute pt I, in association with Museum Night and Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2016 The Portrait I, #theopening, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa

 

awards + residencies

2018 SAM Art Projects residency, Paris, France

2018 CBK Zuidoost residency, Amersfoort, Netherlands

2018 NIROX Sculpture Park residency

2015 Simon Gershwin Prize, University of Cape Town,

2015 Merit prize, Sasol New Signatures

 

publications, essays + reviews

2019 Phonetic Signifiers with Katz at blank, Ipanama Writing

2019 Bronwyn Katz’s “/ // ! ǂ”, by Sean O’Toole, Art Agenda

2019 Archaeology of an Absence: Bronwyn Katz’s ‘/ // ! ǂ’, by Ashraf Jamal, Art Throb

2018 Katz makes a jump from her mattress, by Raison Naidoo, Mail & Guardian

2018 Bronwyn Katz: Overcoming Boundaries in Poetic Ways, by Will Furtado, Contemporary And

2018 In Conversation with Bronwyn Katz: Uses Beds to Trace How People Move in the City, by AÏcha Diallo, Contemporary And

2017 Ghost Stories: Bronwyn Katz’s ‘Grondskryf’, Art Throb

2017 In Conversation – Bronwyn Katz, Clementine Zine

2016 Bronwyn Katz ‘Groenpunt’, ART AFRICA

2016 Bronwyn Katz Reflections on Memory, by Christa Dee, Bubblegum Club

2015 Bronwyn Katz wins merit award for her ground breaking video, Grond Herinnering, Sasol New Signatures

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