South Africa

Liza Grobler

Liza Grobler
Born 1974 in Cape Town, South Africa
Lives and works in Cape Town

Since receiving her Masters Degree in Fine Art with distinction from Stellenbosch University in 1999, Grobler has worked in a diverse range of artistic practices, from traditional craft techniques to site-specific work. Her art facilitates a conversation between image, language and daily life. She is a part-time drawing lecturer at the UCT School of Architecture.

Gina Heyer

Gina Heyer
Born in 1983, South Africa
Lives and works in South Africa

Heyer graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Stellenbosch University in 2011. She is currently lecturing drawing at the Visual Arts Department, Stellenbosch University. Her most recent solo exhibition at Art Gallery (now Brundyn + Gonsalves) entitled Threshold was concerned with subtle metaphysical and uncanny aspects of seemingly ordinary and unoccupied interiors.

Carla Liesching

Carla Liesching
Born in 1985, South Africa
Lives and works in South Africa

Carla Liesching is a photographer from Johannesburg, South Africa. She received a BFA from Rhodes University in 2007, specializing in photography, video, and theatre and has since taught photography at various institutions around the world. Liesching has exhibited widely in her home country and internationally. Recent exhibitions include a showcase at the Foto Museo in Bogota, Colombia; the Belgium based RecycleArt’s Africa Number Two and the noteworthy Beer’s Lambert exhibition I am solitary I am an army at Surface Gallery in England.

Matthew Hindley

Matthew Hindley
Born in 1974, Cape Town, South Africa
Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa

Matthew Hindley graduated at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town in 2002, where his final exhibition won him the Michaelis Prize. Recent solo shows include, An Everlasting Once (2011) at iArt Gallery (now Brundyn + Gonsalves) and Like, like, like, like a circus (2009) at iArt Gallery Wembley project space. Hindley has exhibited both locally and abroad including presentations at Biksady, Budapest (2013) and the new Eli and Eydthe Broad Museum, Michigan (2012).

Dineo Seshee Bopape

Dineo Seshee Bopape
Born 1981 in Polokwane, South Africa
Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa

Dineo Seshee Bopape was born in 1981 on a Sunday. If she were Ghanaian, her name would be Akosua/Akos for short. In the year of her birth, the Brixton riots took place; two people were injured when a bomb exploded in a Durban shopping centre. Bobby Sands dies, MTV is launched, the Boeing 767 makes its first air flight, Umkhonto we Sizwe performs numerous underground assault operations against the apartheid state. There was an earthquake in China that killed maybe 50 people. Hosni Mubarak was elected president of Egypt, there was a coup d'etat in Ghana. Princess Diana of Britain married Charles.

Kieron Jina

Kieron Jina
Kieron Jina, originally from Durban, South Africa, is a professional freelance screen-dance filmmaker, performer, lecturer/teacher, facilitator, dancer, choreographer, activist, director, cinematographer and video editor. As a choreographer and performer he has worked within physical theatre and contemporary dance. He is perhaps best recognised for his solo choreographic creations Facing Shadows, Infectious, Sin and Homodryer. Jina recently completed a tour of his solo work in Africa and Europe.

Nelson Makamo

Nelson Makamo
*1982, Modimolle, South Africa. Lives and works in Johannesburg

Nelson Makamo was born in Nylstroom (now Modimolle), Limpopo province, in 1982. Makamo moved to Johannesburg to join the Artist Proof Studio in January 2003. He was the recipient of the Johnson and Johnson bursary (2005) and the Pinpointone Human Resources Scholarship (2005). Makamo has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in South Africa, France, Italy, America, Netherlands and Scotland. His first solo exhibition, Walk with Me, was held at the Obert Contemporary Gallery in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.

Lien Botha

Lien Botha
Maria Elizabeth (Lien) Botha

*1961, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Lien Botha studied languages at the University of Pretoria and worked as a Press photographer for Beeld before moving to Cape Town in 1984. In 1988 she obtained a BA Fine Arts degree from the University of Cape Town. Since that time she has participated in over eighty South African group exhibitions and forty international group exhibitions and has held nine solo exhibitions. Botha's work is represented in pivotal collections throughout South Africa as well as in key private collections locally and abroad.

Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen
* 1950, New York, USA.

Lives and works in Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa.

Roger Ballen has lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa for almost 30 years. During this period from 1982 to 2008 he has produced eight books and his style has evolved from photo-journalism to a unique artistic vision. The subject of animals has been an essential theme to Ballen’s work since he started photography over 40 years ago. His next book (to be published in 2013) will be on birds photographed in a strange surrealistic place.

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