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Born in Johannesburg, 1982
Lives and Works in Birmingham



2023 - 2025 Masters in Arts and Education Practices, BCU, Birmingham (In process)

2005 – 08  Postgraduate Dipl. Royal Academy Schools, London
2001 – 04  BA (Hons.) Fine Art, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg


Solo Shows


Always the Land, Recent Activity, Birmingham, UK, 2021

Sunset Debris, Montresso Art Foundation, Marrakech, 2020

Gentlemen, I Just Don't Belong Here, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, 2019

The Super-Suburb Defence Authority, Josh Lilley, London, 2016

Choice. Click. Bait. , Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, 2016

Polish Your Speech, Polish Your Teeth, The Workbench, Milan, 2015
Carla Busuttil – solo presentation with Josh Lilley, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, LA, 2015
A Change of Tongue, Space K, Seoul, 2014
Post-National Bliss, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, 2013

Generation V, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, 2013
Exit Mode, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, 2012
Rug & Gut & Gum, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, 2011
Tuxed Fucks – And other curious outfits, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, 2009


Group Shows

The Image Factory, presentation and workshops, Birmingham School of Art, 2024

Nothing but Thresholds, Ingot Studios, Birmingham, 2023

Night School, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham, 2023

Good Neighbours, Nirox Sculpture Park, Johannesburg, 2022

Empire through the Lens, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham, 2022

Bohlale Ba Maka, Performance and Open Studio Exhibition, Nirox Sculpture Park, Johannesburg, 2022

IDENT, with Schemata and Corsica Studios, New Art City, 2021
Ikon for Artists, Ikon gallery, Birmingham, 2021

Distorted Figure, Space K, Seoul, 2020

Sir, 'Where is this Place?: 8.7832° S, 34.5085° E, curated by Megan Mace, A. C. Embassy Art Museum, Beijing, 2019

Rules of Freedom, Curated by Rosalind Davis, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, 2019

John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition, Walker Gallery, Liverpool, 2018

Another World Charity Postcard Sale, Curated by Tracey Emin, Frieze Art Fair, London, 2018

Scenes from a Chasm, Curated by Gary Charles, Artist Alliance - Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, 2018

Fashion Art Commission show with Sadie Williams, Christies, London, 2018

Fashion Art Commission presentation with Sadie Williams, 180 Strand, London Fashion Week, 2018

Summer Exhibition, Curated by Yinka Shonibare, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2017

Water Biscuit, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, 2016

New Revolutions - Goodman Gallery 50th Anniversary Show, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, 2016

We see (in) the Dark , Museum of African Design, Johannesburg, 2015

Edge of Silence, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, 2015

Tutti Frutti, Turps Gallery, London, 2015

Videovada, Ovada Space, Oxford, 2015
Figuratively Speaking, Heike Moras, London, 2015
100 Painters of Tomorrow Exhibition, Beers Contemporary, London, 2015
It’s All Video, Video, Video, The Bioscope, Johannesburg, 2014
About Your Full-time Position, Joburg Fringe, Aerial Empire,  Johannesburg, 2014
Unboxed, Nirox Residency Collection Exhibition, Museum of African Design, Johannesburg, 2014
Nirox Sculpture – Winter Show, Nirox Sculpture Park, Johannesburg, 2014

Nalepastrasse, Funkhaus, Berlin, 2013
Creative London, Space K, Seoul, Gwacheon & Gwangju, 2012
One Giant Leap: Works from the Saatchi Gallery, Hyatt Regency, London, 2012
Transformed Human, Space K, Gwangju & Daegu, South Korea, 2012
Advance / Notice, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, 2012
Sovereign Art Prize Exhibition, Haskoy Yarn Factory, Istanbul, 2011
Saatchi in Adelaide : British Art Now, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2011
Gifted, curated by Ben Street, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, 2010
Vicissitude, Kabin Collection, London, 2010
Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2010
Puce Moment, Transition Gallery, London, 2010
Borders, Deutsche Bank Awards Show, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2010
Review II, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, 2010
Between my Finger and my Thumb, curated by Kobetsvasey, Schwartz Gallery, London, 2009
Daily Miracles, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, 2009
Franks-Suss Collection, London, 2009
Jerwood Contemporary Painter Prize, London (toured UK), 2009
The World’s Most Dangerous Ideas, Dray Walk Gallery, Truman Brewery, London, 2008
Saatchi Online at Concrete and Glass Festival, Beach Blanket Babylon, London, 2008
Yellow Freight, Fold Gallery, London, 2008
Royal Academy Schools Summer Show, Royal Academy, London, 2008
MA Show, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset, 2008
Neck to Nuts, La Viande Gallery, London, 2007
Painting Music – Performance, Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, 2007
Group Show, Chelsea Arts Club, London, 2007
Influx, Nolias Gallery, London, 2007
Premiums Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2007
Group Show, La Viande Gallery, London, 2006
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition, Painters’ Hall, London, 2006
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show, London, 2006
University of Witwatersrand Degree Show, The Mills, Johannesburg, 2004
Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, 2004
Negotiate: Conciliation, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, 2004
Herd – Wits University Group Show, Bag Factory, Johannesburg, 2004
Martienssen, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2003
Choose Your Own, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2003


Publications (Selected)

ArtThrob: 25 Years of Art Writing in South Africa, an edited anthology of ArtThrob articles from 1997 to 2022

Author: Sue Williamson

Publisher: Artthrob Publication, 2023


The Infrastructures of Security: Technologies of Risk Management in Johannesburg

Author: Prof. Martin Murray

(Book contains an illustrated postscript/chapter on my collaborative art project Mosquito Lightning)

Publisher: University of Michigan Press, 2022

Contemporary Painting (World of Art)

Author: Suzanne Hudson

Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd. London, March 2021

A Short Affair

Edited by Simon Oldfield

Publisher: Pin Drop Studios, London, 2018


New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

Author : Sean O' Toole
Publisher: Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, 2016

Picturing People
Author: Charlotte Mullins
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, September 2015


Painting Now
Author: Suzanne Hudson
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, March 2015


100 Painters of Tomorrow
Author: Kurt Beers
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, September 2014


Newspeak: British Art Now: From the Saatchi Gallery Collection
Author: Patricia Ellis
Publisher: Booth-Clibborn Editions, May 2010



NIROX Foundation, Johannesburg, Feb - March 2022

Montresso Arts Foundation, Jardin Rouge Artist Residency, Marrakech, May 2019, Oct 2019, Feb 2020

Joburg Now, Aerial Empire, Maboneng, Johannesburg, Dec - Feb 2016

12 Decades Residency, Maboneng, Johannesburg, March 2014

NIROX Foundation, Johannesburg, Nov – Feb 2014
Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, Jan – March 2012


Prizes and Awards

DYCP Arts Council grant, 2021

Villa Trust Artist Grant Program 2020

Jerwood Contemporary Painters Prize 2009
Deutsche Bank Award 2008



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