RESIDENCIES 2014 – 2018

january – june 2018. co-assistant curator with khumo sebambo

 

 

 

 

 

 



May – July 2017.  First Edition – Open Lab, Winter exhibition.

For its 2017 annual winter sculpture exhibition, NIROX inaugurates its program for ongoing collaboration with public institutions to produce and exhibit sculpture, installation and live performance in the NIROX Sculpture Park. 12 dynamic curators appointed by 6 South African universities appropriate the park, toexpress their own insights through the work of 50 alumni artists who experienced their adulthood after the fall of apartheid – with all its promises, hopes and challenges. Historically the vanguard of change, universities and their relations with society could not be more relevant or center stage than they are today. The exhibition brings the universities into conversation with the public and encourages discourse amongst themselves and their students through public walkabouts, workshops and talks before and during the exhibition. Seldom do curators and artists have the opportunity to come together to express their concerns on this scale, with this latitude.

2017 Performances at NIROX Sculpture Park, Kromdraai, Gauteng.

 

  • Hole. May 7th. Nirox Sculpture Park. Winter Fair Preview.
  • Dissonance & Resonance. May 13th. In collaboration with Gina Kraft, Lucy Jane Turpin, Tubatsi Moloi, Leratro Lichaba, Simangaliso Dlamini  (Urban Village). Nirox Sculpture park. Winter fair Public Opening.
  • (w)hole. June 14th. Nirox Sculpture Park.
  • hole(w)hole. September 3rd. Nirox Sculpture Park.
  • #soundpassage. In collaboration with Gina Kraft, Lucy Jane Turpin, Tubatsi Moloi, Leratro Lichaba, Simangaliso Dlamini , Xolani Mtshali (Urban Village) Aardklop Arts Festival, Potchefstroom.

 



Mooi River, KWAzulu natal, south africa
November 2016  –  January  2017 

128412_orig-copyNestled in a vast expansive landscape of hills and cows, horses and stables, dams and irrigation systems, rivers, trees and distant mountains lies a place called the Falconer Foundry. This majestic sanctuary is situated on the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg mountains, just outside of Mooi River in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. On a clear day, from the top of a hill, you can see the supine, slumbering giant rest amongst his castle. The sun and rains are abundant here in the summer season, the vegetation is lush and juicy, perfect conditions for the expansive farmlands that extend into the distant horizons.

Around the end of October 2016, The Falconer’s launched their first ever FLASH RESIDENCY. A unique opportunity to live on a farm, with a studio, a bedroom, shared living space and hands on, experienced based learning about each intricate techniques of the lost wax bronze casting process. Not to mention a casting budget to produce ones own work. They had two spots open, a week to receive proposals, a weekend to decide and a day to notify the artists.

I graciously received one of those spots. The other went to a kindred spirit, Noa Maubane. A humble young artist hailing from the cool capital of Pretoria.

Here is a glimpse into our journey to becoming alchemists.

Life, death, life, breath.
Life, death, life, breath.
Water, earth, fire, wind and ether,
Elements that bind us, as life forms and creatures.
I’m an open, mouldable and adaptable being,
Pressed and heated, in search of freeing,
Seeing,
Perceiving,
Achieving,
Revealing.
My thoughts and practice work with nature.
She is my deepest teacher.
To appease her,
I hear her,
Cease her,
Seek her.
I conceive of her,
To of speak her,
Breathe her,
Trace her
For in my truth I can only believe her.
Of alchemy and cycle,
Of ebb and flow.
To accept, to learn,
To assimilate and grow.
Together we are shaped and shifted with precision and love,
In the details of sentience, we are hand and glove.
We wax and we wane, prevail and get lost,
When ours shells are broken, our essence is embossed.
And whilst working with magic we are guided and wrought,
With this come patience, pursuit and the will to be taught.
Life, death, life, breath.
Immortal, mortal.
Life, death, life, breath.

 

 



Boston, massachusetts, USA
September 2015 –  December 2016

Semester Exchange program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Classes attended:
Sonic Forms by Floor Van der Velde
Performance Open Studios with Danielle Abrams

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September 2015 – January 2016

I resided in Fort Point, at 249 A street Studios and participated in the Annual Fall Open Studios 2015.

Poster

January 2016 

BOSTON PUBLIC ART LAB: The course “Public Art Lab: curating, permitting, and producing ephemeral civic interventions (INT 0002100)”, will explore the initiatives between design, production, and realization, with invitations to key figures of the City of Boston, and various perspectives from City Planners and Chief Directors of Arts to present their perspectives on creating cities that are enliven by public art.

Course by: Ethan Vogt, Jutta Friedrichs, Wendy W Fok

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JOhannesburg, Maboneng precinct, south africa
September – December 2014

Remed’s View

This residency was a self-initiated project I undertook during in my Third year of university in exchange with Propertuity and Remed’s View. I opened a pop up gallery space in mid November based on the notion of empowering students to bridge the gap between being a student and a professional artist. The show consisted of 15 participating 1st – 4th year students from The university of Johannesburg (FADA), Photo Market Workshop and the Design school of Pretoria

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