Stephan Erasmus

Stephan Erasmus

Born in South Africa
Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa
 
Stephan Erasmus is a Johannesburg based artist, curator and lecturer. His work is held in various collections: The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria, Egypt, Johannesburg Art Gallery and ABSA collection, to name but a few. He has participated in countless group and solo exhibitions across the country.
 





Education:   

  • 2007. Completed a Masters degree in Fine Art at the University of the Witwatersrand  
  • 1999. B-Tech degree with Honours in Fine Art at the Technikon Witwatersrand (T. W. R.) now called the University of Johannesburg (UJ)
  • 1997. Completed National Diploma in Fine Art at T.W.R. (Merit Award). Majors: Sculpture and Printmaking


Non-accredited courses:  
 

  • 2005. 17 th  Century Book Binding course with Peter Carstens.
  • 2004. Papermaking workshop with Robin Silverburg, New York.


Solo exhibitions: 
 

  • 2011. Hartland, Brundyn + Gonsalves , Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2010. Hartland, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • 2008. Die Middernag Son, Woord Fees, University of Stellenbosch Museum Dorp Street Gallery,  Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
  • 2007. Die Middernag Son – Oliewenhuis Art Museum Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • 2005. Requiem for a Cipher, Gordart Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1999. The God Prosthetic, Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa


Selected group exhibitions: 

  • 2012. Pointure, UJ Art Centre, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg Gauteng, South Africa
  • 2010. Bitter Fruit / Bittervrug, Jozi art:lab, Arts on Main, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • 2010. Skilder met Woorde II - Dis Afrikaans, Aardklop, Potchefstroom, North West Provence.  
  • 2010. The 4 th  International Biennale for the Artist Book, Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
  • 2010. Transgressions and boundaries of the page-project, Woordfees, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa 
  • 2010. Transgressions and boundaries of the page-project, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2010. Current Matters, Grand Provence Estate, Franschoek, Western Cape.
  • 2010. Transgressions and boundaries of the page-project, NWU-Gallery, Potchefstroom. Northern Provence
  • 2010. The Land Revisited, KKnK, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape
  • 2010. Transgressions and boundaries of the page-project, Woordfees, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
  • 2009. Angels4Good, Grand Provence Estate, Franschoek, Western Cape, South Africa
  • 2009. Obsession, KKnK, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa
  • 2009. Sub-Text, Woord Fees, University of Stellenbosch Museum Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
  • 2008. intervention – UNISA Art Gallery, UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa
  • 2007. (re)view – Gorilla Gallery (experimental gallery), Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2007. Secrets and Love Letters Gordart Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2007. Cultivaria Festival Paarl, Cape Town.
  • 2007. Love Story, IArt Gallery Cape Town.
  • 2007. Rendezvous Focus on Sculpture, Johannesburg.  
  • 2006. 40 x 40 exhibition, KKNK and Aardklop, curated by G Froud.
  • 2006. 4 th  International Artist Book Exhibition, St King Stephan Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
  • 2005. Imprints: Work on Paper, Axis Gallery. New York, USA
  • 2003. Student exhibition for the launch of the Wits School of Art, Gertrude Posel Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa   
  • 2003. Performance Piece for the launch of the Wits School of Art, WSOA, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2000. Weft and Warp, Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2000. Wasting Time, Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2000. New Blood, Sparks Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2000. Bottled at source at the Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1999. Renaicide / Mortenaissance, Millennium Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1999. Book exhibition at Carfax, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1999. Babel Tower, Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1998. Tongue in Cheek, Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1998. Buttons curated by Gordon Froud, Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, Soth Africa
  • 1997. Group exhibition, Springs Library Gallery, Springs.
  • 1997. Elvis kidnapped by Aliens, Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 1995. T.W.R. Fringe student exhibition, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 1995. Response to HIV. Paper Prayer exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa

 
Awards:  

  • 2009.  Merit Award ABSA L’Atelier art competition.
  • 2008.  Top 10 ABSA L’Atelier art competition.  
  • 1997.  Merit Award T.W.R.

 
Fellowships:  

  • 2004  Ampersand foundation, New York, USA.


Talks and workshops:
 

  • 2012. Artist talk, Pretoria University, Pretoria, South Africa
  • 2012. Artist’s Bookbinding workshop, University of Johannesburg, FADA, South Africa 
  • 2011. Artist’s Bookbinding workshop, University of Johannesburg, FADA, South Africa 
  • 2010. Artist’s Bookbinding workshop, University of Johannesburg, FADA, South Africa 
  • 2010. Bookbinding workshop, Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2009. Bookbinding workshop, Vaal University of Technology, Kempton Park.
  • 2009. Bookbinding workshop, University of the North West, Potchefstroom.
  • 2009. Artist Book talk, Pretoria University, Pretoria.
  • 2008. Bookbinding workshop, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein.
  • 2007. Bookbinding workshop, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein.
  • 2006. Artist talk, Pretoria University, Pretoria.


Collections: 

 
Telkom Foundation, ATKV, The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt (Artist Book
Collection), Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Hollard Insurance Ltd
(SA), ABSA Collection, St King Stephan Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary (Artist Book
Collection), UNISA Artist Book Collection as well as several private collections nationally
and internationally including Jack Ginsburg Artist Book collection.