Igshaan Adams

Jan-Henri Booyens

Jared Ginsburg

Bronwyn Katz

Dorothee Kreutzfeldt

Donna Kukama

Herman Mbamba

Sabelo Mlangeni

Kyle Morland

Cinga Samson

Gerda Scheepers

Lerato Shadi

James Webb

Pedro Wirz

Billie Zangewa

Dorothee Kreutzfeldt

Dorothee Kreutzfeldt (b.1970, Windhoek, Namibia) is based in Johannesburg. Her interest in urban structures and their embedded socio-political histories and imaginations have informed her paintings, research and collaborations over the last twenty years. The city of Johannesburg has played a central role in her life and work, and continues to anchor questions around how the city crafts, undermines and explodes the experiences of time, space and subjectivity. Previous to City Without a Sun at blank projects (2018), solo shows included Extensions to the Lot Line (2017); At Present, (2015); and The Immanent Inauguration of the 5th Corner (2010) at blank projects, and HERE WE (2016) at Room Gallery & Projects in Johannesburg. In 2013 she co-authored the book Not No Place, Johannesburg: Fragments of Spaces and Times with Bettina Malcomess. Concurrent to her artistic practice and travels, Kreutzfeldt lectures at the Wits School of Arts and is working towards a PhD.


curriculum vitae

1970 Born in Windhoek, Namibia



1996 Bachelor of Fine Art, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa (Distinction)

2004 Master of Arts in Fine Art, University of the Witwatersrand, WITS School of Arts (WSOA) (Distinction)


solo and two-person exhibitions

2018 City Without a Sun, blank projects, Cape Town, South Africa (with Blake Daniels)

2017 EXTENSIONS TO THE LOT LINE, blank projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2016  HERE WE, Room Gallery & Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa

2015  at present, blank projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2014  At the End of August, August House, Doornfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa

2010  The Immanent Inauguration of the 5th Corner, blank projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2007  Adversary, Parking Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2007  The Virgins are Trimming Their Wicks, Joao Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2007  FYI, Marks Blond Projects, Bern, Switzerland

2007  When the Man Comes Around, Joao Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (with Simon Gush)

2005  No Condition is Permanent, Premises, Johannesburg, South Africa

2005  Like Nine Pin, Joao Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa


selected group exhibitions + projects

2018 open agenda, blank projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2017  17, blank projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2017 A Painting Today, Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa

2014  Invisible, Mural project, Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2013  My Joburg, La Maison Rouge, Paris & Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden, Germany

2012  Not No Place, Exhibition with Bettina Malcolmess (Dead Heat), Goethe on Main, Johannesburg, South Africa

2011  Ulterior Motors, with Dead Heat, Alternating Currents’, Goethe on Main, Johannesburg, South Africa

2010  Rencontres PICHA – Biennale de Lumumbashi, Lumumbashi, DRC

2010  Reflejo-Reflexion, Johannesburg Art Gallery; Richmond, MAP, Western Cape; Casa Africa, Las Palmas; Sala Parpalló, Valencia (2009) & Nirox, Johannesburg (2008)

2010  Passage, with Bettina Malcomess, Afropolis, City Media Art, Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne, Germany

2010  Us, (curated by Simon Njami and Bettina Malcomess), Johannesburg Art Gallery & Iziko National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2009 We, the people declare, in the pursuit of our desire, here, today, with Dead Heat, Montagsbar, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany

2009  Instructions for the Construction of a Monument, Installation, with Dead Heat, Architecture Department of the Tshwane University, for the ‘African Perspectives’ Conference, Tshwane, South Africa

2009  Nothing Ever Changes’, Group exhibition, KKNK Festival, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

2009  Trifecta. Everything happens for a reason. Everything happens by chance. Exhibition, with Dead Heat, blank projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2008  Upstairs-Downstairs, (curated by Bettina Malcolmess), AVA, Cape Town, South Africa

2008  You Deserve the Truth, Joburg Art Fair, Drill Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa

2007  Same Place, (curated by Maja Marx), Aardklop Festival, Potchefstroom, South Africa

2007  Markers VI/Divine, Group exhibition with Simon Gush, Tent, Venice, Italy

2006  We Stand by Our Leaders – Public project, with the JPP, Drill Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa

2006  3 Point Turn, with Simon Gush & Sam Matenji, Drill Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa

2006  New Painting, (curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg), KSNSA, Durban, South Africa

2006  Surface, Franchise, Johannesburg, South Africa

2005  One Night Stand, with Ingrid Masondo and Keorapetse Mosimane, Joao Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2005  Sweet Nothings, (curated by Sanell Aggenbach), Brendon Bell Roberts, Cape Town, South Africa


residencies + awards

2016  Landing Above, wall painting and residency at A4 Art Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa

2008  Scenographies Urbaines – Participated in 6 week residency project with African and European artists which culminated in a 5 day festival, in Kinshasa, DRC

2005  A Jamais – Residency and exhibition, CRIC Residency, Sierre, Switzerland


collaborative & curatorial projects

2013  Same Time – Conceptualized and coordinated 5 ‘city tours’ for delegates of Wide Angle – Photography as Public Practice (conference and workshop conducted by the Goethe Institut, the Market Photo Workshop and WSOA)

2010  Numbers and Pie Charts – Intervention in collaboration with VANSA at the Joburg Artfair 2010 and in collaboration with students from WITS School of Arts

2010  Reasons to Live in a Small Town Project – Curatorial team for the residency and public art project facilitated by the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA)

2010  Think about Something happening in 5x5metres – Facilitated performance project by Marta Fernandez Calvo and Javier Aquilue, presented at No Soul For Sale, Turbine Hall, London (May) and The Back Loft, Dublin La Cathedral Studios

2009  Urban Scenographies – Management and curation team for the Joubert Park Project (JPP) production, made in collaboration with the French Collective SCu2, a month long series of
interventions, performances and presentations, with 20 international artists

2009  The Work You Requested – Collaboration with Joseph Gaylard, Nastio Mosquito and Bettina Malcomess, for the Joburg Art Fair 2009

2008  Trailer – Short film produced in collaboration with Bettina Malcomess for the TV documentary series Right Through the Arts (SABC2)

2008  Last One Standing – Collaboration between the JPP and the Snowball Fight Association Switzerland. A multi-media snowball-fight tournament, at the Drill, Johannesburg, involving four teams, with the participation of various ‘players’ in the city (soap-opera stars, trolley-pushers, hairdressers, city managers, artists, and boxers); a choir and group of referees

2008  Walking Newspaper – Collaborated and co-facilitated the 6th edition of the newspaper, a project developed by German artist Hans Winkler, within the frame of the JPP residency programme, in partnership with the Goehte Institute and National Arts Council

2008  100 Year We[a]r – Co-curated fashion competition and photographic exhibition in public spaces in the inner city, by Jean Christophe Lanquetin and Athi Patra Ruga, developed within the frame of the JPP residency programme

2008  Kin-Be-Jozi – Directed the 3rd part of the project in Johannesburg at the Drill Hall, hosting Visthois Mwilambwe (DRC), Kura Shomali (DRC), Raphael Urweider (CH), Steffi Weissman (CH), Athi Patra Ruga (SA) and Anthea Moys (SA). The project unfolded in a series of site –specific public performances and an exhibition

2006  Notes to Home – Co-directed and co-managed exchange exhibition with Joseph Gaylard (JPP)and the collective Muvarts (Mozambique), which involved a residency with Mozambican artists and travelling exhibition between the Drill Hall and Maputo

2005  Very Real Time2 – Collaboration with Gregg Smith on a series of discussions at the Drill Hall with the academics, artists, and social workers, aimed to engage the often fraud relations of intimacy, sexual relations and identity within the urban context of South Africa

2005  Preview – curated event/exhibition at the Drill Hall, in collaboration with Keren Ben Zeev. With Usha Seejarim, Stompie, Doung Anwar Jahangeer, Greg Streak, Jabu Tshuma and Mpho Molikeng, Johan Thom, Gerhard Marx, Athena Mazarakis, Craig Morris, Jayne Batzofin and Lunga Radebe as well as school groups from the area

2005  Drill Hall – Designed and produced signs for permanent exhibition at the Drill Hall on the heritage of the site; worked with trainee sign-writers and historian. For the launch ran photography outreach project and exhibition with youth from the inner city, in partnership with trainee managers and photographers from the Market Photo Workshop

2000  Co-founder of the Joubert Park Project


publications, essays + reviews
*denotes publication

2018 Bestall, L. Thin Black Line: Blake Daniels and Dorothee Kreutzfeldt’s City Without a Sun,

Art Throb [online] (Published 26 June 2018)

*2018 Kreutzfeldt, D. and Daniels, B. City Without a Sun, blank projects

2017 Gamedze, T. Spaces are not neutral to the art they show, Mail & Guardiuan

*2016 Dorothee Kreutzfeldt: HERE WE, Room Gallery and Projects

2015 Kreutzfeldt, D. At present – A series of paintings, Contemporary And [online] (Published 9 April 2015)

2015 Shorkend, D. At Present, a solo exhibition by Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Cape Times

2014 Severine Hubard & Dorothée Kreutzfeldt / Ndoto ya baba / Kinshasa 2007, Urbanscenos [online] (Published 18 May 2014)

*2013 Kreutzfeldt, D. and Malcomess, B. Not No Place, Jacana Media

2006 Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Art Africa [online] (Published 1 December 2006)

2000 Williamson, S. Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Art Throb [online](Published 29 January 2000)