artist nominated by Zoé Whitley

Brownwyn Katz

1993 · Kimberley, South Africa

Incorporating sculpture, installation, video and performance, Bronwyn Katz’s practice engages with the concept of land as a repository of memory, reflecting on the notion of place or space as lived experience, and the ability of the land to remember and communicate the memory of its occupation. Conceptually, her work refers to the political context of its making, embodying subtle acts of resistance that draw attention to the social constructions and boundaries that continue to define those spaces. Katz completed her MFA from the University of Cape Town and her recent exhibitions are: / // ! #, at blank projects, Cape Town (2019); A Silent Line, Lives Here, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018); Not a Single Story, Nirox Foundation, Johannesburg (2018); Tell Freedom, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort (2018). Katz is a founding member of iQhiya, an 11-women artist collective which has performed across various spaces, including Documenta (in Kassel and Athens), Greatmore Studios and Iziko South African National Gallery. Katz lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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