Kim Berman

SOLO EXHIBITIONSKim Berman

2003
Solo Exhibition, On Their Own: Kim Berman: Recent Work Feb – April 2003, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Mass, USA.

2002
Solo Exhibition, “Kim Berman: New Works” August, 2002 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.

2001
Testimonies of the Truth & Reconciliation’, Cultural Centrum, Sint Niklaas, Belgium, September 2001.

1999
Solo Exhibition, Kim Berman: A Decade of Works August 1999, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.

1996
Kim Berman and Volatile Alliances Print Exchange Frans Masreel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium.

1994
Rediscovering The Ordinary, Berman Gallery, Johannesburg.

1989
MFA Thesis Exhibition, South Africa Under Siege, Gallery Eleven, Tufts University, Medford, Mass.

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2003
Coexistence: Contemporary Cultural Production in South Africa, Jan – June 2003, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass, USA
Inscribing Meaning: African Arts of Communication, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Feb 2003, Washington DC, USA
Artists for Human Rights Portfolio and Artist Proof Studio, Monserrat College of Art Gallery, Mar – Apr 2003
Veerle Rooms and Friends, Feb 2003, Antwerp, Belgium

2002
“Landscape”, February 2002, Old Arts Gallery, University of Pretoria
Transformation: Works on Paper”, curated by Bronwyn Marshall, Art on Paper, Melville,

2001
Alumni Juried Exhibition, Tufts University Gallery, Medford, Mass, Oct – Dec 2001
Borders” Technikon Witwatersrand and Karel de Grote Hoogskool April 2001, University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery
Manuscripts Exhibition, ME3″, Grahamstown Art Festival and Art on Paper Melville

2000
Paper Prayers, AIDS Awareness Exhibition and Kim Berman’ Frauen Museum, Bonn, Germany
Mnmosyne, Wits University, Mar 2000
Artist Proof Studio and Friends – Gencor Gallery, Johannesburg, Association of Arts, Pretoria
(Annual Exhibition) The Rutgers Centre for Innovative Printer Paper Jan 2000, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

1998-99
South African Prints ‘Suid Afrikaanse Drukgrakika, Belgium, (Antwerp, Leuven, Hasselt, Turnoudt)
“Playing Cards” Print exchange between Flemish and South African Artist Travelling exhibition in Belgium and South Africa

1997-98
“Images of Human Rights Portfolio” Travelling Exhibition and Print Portfolio

1997
Works on Paper, Gallery on Tyrone (May)
Women and Walls and Phantasies Invoked by the Vaper of the Red Spirit Creiger – Dane Gallery, Boston (February)
“We are One” Women’s artists – United Nations Building, Pretoria (March)
Rutgers University; Printmakers, New Brunswick, New Jersey (February)
‘Images of Human Rights’ Portfolio travelling national and international exhibition (Durban, Johannesburg, USA?)

1996
‘Alternative Printmaking from Gauteng’ Stellenbosch University Museum, Cape Town (September)
Common and Uncommon Ground South African Art to Atlanta
City Gallery East, Atlanta, USA. Curated by Steven Sack (JAG)
Gynika Women Printmakers And South African Women Printmakers
Carolus Magnus College of Art, Antwerp, Belgium
South African Printmakers – ‘Prentmaksters’ Female Graphic Artists of Cognate Language Cultures Town Museum of Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Yad Vashem – Memorial Foundation Exhibition – The First Gallery (March)
Artist Proof Studio Group Exhibition, IBIS Gallery, New Bethesda

1995-96
Gay Rights Re-Writes, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Gertrude Posel Gallery

1995 1995
Africus Johannesburg Biennale: Volatile Alliances: An International Print Exchange and Exhibition (Coordinator)
Arts Alive: Artist Proof Exhibition, Berman Gallery, Johannesburg (September)
Arts Alive: Steamroller Prints, (September)
New Realities: A South African Evening, Benefit Exhibition For Artist Proof Studio, Stiab Gallery, New York, (August)
De L’Afrique A L’Afrique, Contemporary African Art, Gallery Yahia, Tunisia, (Travelling To France)

1993
Woman On Woman, Seeff Trust Gallery, Cape Town, 1993
First Print Show, Artist Proof Studio, Market Galleries, Johannesburg

1992/3
Faculty Exhibition, School Of The Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston

1990
Contemporary Art Against Apartheid, Stuart Levy Gallery, New York, USA
Comment On The Eighties, Laura Knott Gallery, Bradford College, Mass

1989
South African Expressions Of Resistance, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Witness Of The Time, Urban Institute For Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

1988
Boston Now: Works On Paper, Institute Of Contemporary Art, Boston, Mass

1987
Five South Africans, An Exhibition To Benefit Fund For A Free South Africa, Cambridge, Mass
Hour of The Furnaces: Art About Political Oppression, The Newtown Centre, Newtownville, Mass
Boston Printmakers, Boston, Mass
Women’s Work: Political Art By Women, Femmecore Space, Boston, Mass

1986
Culture And Liberation, Massachusetts College Of Art, Boston, Mass
Evils Of Power, Southeastern Massachusetts University, N.Dartmouth, Mass
Choices: Four South Africans, Four Walls Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

1985
Student Exhibitions, School Of The Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass,(’85-’89)

1984
Art Against Apartheid, Columbia University, New York, USA

1982
Symphony And The System, Trevor Coleman Gallery, Johannesburg

1981
Art And Resistance, Gaborone, Botswana, 1981

1979
Student Exhibitions, University of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (’79-’81)


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

2003
Duxbury Complex Museum, Duxbury, Mass, USA

2002
Sasol, Jhb, South Africa
Billiton, South Africa

2001
Smithsonian Institution – National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, USA
University of Antwerp, Belgium

1999
Sanlam, South Africa
Rutgers Centre for Innovative Print and Paper, NJ, USA

1996-97
Pretoria Art Museum, Sanlam, Gencor collection
UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria
Stellenbosch University, Art Museum
Gauteng Legislature Collection
South African Department Of Foreign Affairs, French Embassy
South African Department Of Foreign Affairs, Argentinean Embassy
Johnson and Johnson International, New Brunswick, USA

1994
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (Purchase)
South African Broadcasting Corporation, Johannesburg, South Africa

1992
Boston Public Library, Boston, Ma, Collection Of Four Books Of Print
Special United Nations Committee ON South Africa, New York, Public Collection

1989
Stuart Levy Gallery, New York, NY

EDUCATION

2003
Registered for DTech, Technikon Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SA

1984-89 M
FA, School Of The Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston Mass Tufts University, Boston, Mass, USA, Graduated with Distinction, Printmaking
1978-81 BFA, University Of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Received Art History Merit in 1980
1977 Matric Exemption, Sandown High School, Johannesburg

EMPLOYMENT

2000-03
Programme Manager/Director, Hand Papermaking Poverty Relief Programme, Technikon Witwatersrand, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

1996-03
Techikon of the Witwatersrand; Senior Lecturer and Head of Division Printmaking, Fine Art Department, Johannesburg

1991-03
Artist Proof Studio – Community Printmaking Centre, Founder and Director

1989-97
School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Associate Faculty Instructor Summer School Printmaking Workshop, Boston, MA, USA

1998
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA, Supervisor for MAED Clinical Training Student, Johannesburg

1989-93
Fund for a Free South Africa/World Education, Boston, USA Development and Field Coordinator, KUSOMA Women’s Training Programme, South Africa

1984-90
Printmaking Instructor Newtown Jewish Community Centre, Boston, Mass

1984-89
‘Master Printer’ – Editioning Colour Etchings, Mixit Studios, Cambridge, Mass, USA

PRINT EXCHANGES:

2002
Sharpeville: ‘ Remembered’ Commemorative Portfolio (Artist Proof Studio and Vaal Triangle Technikon)

2001
‘Break the Silence’ Artists for Human Rights Print Portfolio and Billboard Projects
International Aids Portfolio (exchange with 10 countries)
Portfolio 001- 01, Artist Proof Studio and Rutgers University
‘Proof in Print’: A community of Printmaking Studio Boston, Public Library, Boston, Mass (Public Lecture at Launch of Portfolio)
1999
‘ Address, Redress’: Collaborative Prints ’99, National Museum, Bloemfontein
Images of Human Rights Portfolio, Artists for Human Rights Trust

2000
Proof in Print – A community of Printmaking Studios: A Boston Print Exchange with 25 South African artists and 60 USA artists)

1998-99
“Playing Cards” Print Exchange between Flemish and South African Artists (Coordinator for 13 Gauteng based Artists)
1997 Images of Human Rights Portfolio, South Africa
1991 ‘Print Exchange ’96 Museum School of Fine Art, Boston USA International Institutions (Coordinator for TWR)

1994
Africus Johannesburg Bienale ’95 Coordinator of Print Exchange involving 4 44 artists in 9 countries – Exhibition 95-97 “Volatille Alliances”

OTHER INVITATIONS:

2003
Brandeis University, Mass, USA, Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence Brandeis International Fellows program; Recasting Reconciliation through Culture and the Arts Fellowship award and invitation for 2003-4
Conference; Making Histories Revolution and Representation 2003 Southern Graphics Print Conference, Boston, Mass, April 1-5 Panellist and Artist-in -Residence School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Commencement Guest Speaker, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, May 16 2003
Guest Lecturer, USA: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, April 3, 2003
The Art Complex, Duxbury Museum, April 5, 2003
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, April 9 2003
Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School, April 10 2003
Middlesex College, New Bedford, Mass, April 24, 2003
Wheaton College, Mass, April 21 2003
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass, April 22, 2003
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, April 23, 2003
Montclair University, New Jersey, April 28, 2003.
Art Institute of Boston, Mass, May 7, 2003
University of Michigan, Imagining America Program, May 12, 2003

2001
Artist in Residence, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium (2-13 April 2001)
Public Lecture; Launch of Portfolio: ‘Proof in Print” A Community of Printmaking studios, Boston Public Library

1999
Invited as a visiting artist Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium, (June)
Invited to collaborate on a work with Robbin Ami Silverberg, Dobbin Mills NY, USA Invited to Rutgers Centre for Innovative Print Paper to publish a work with master printer Randy Hemminghaus, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

1992
Artist-In-Residence, Frans Masereel Centre, Antwerp, Belgium Invitation To Deliver Lecturers And Present Two Workshops, Carolus Magnus College, Antwerp, Belgium (March and April)

CURATING:

2004
Southern Graphics Print Conference, Museum School of Fine Arts, Atrium AIDS Awareness exhibition; Paper Prayers quilts and prints from SA

2000
Co-Curator (with Eileen Foti, Rutgers University); Creation Myths – A portfolio by indigenous San people (Botswana)and Native American Indian artists (Crow Shadow Institute, USA)
Convenor: Print Exchange/Belgium Portfolio 00-01 (Artist Proof Studio)

1999
Convenor for Artist Proof Studio; Print Exchanges USA and SA

1998
Convenor – Print Exchange: Common and Uncommon Ground, SA Print Exchange, Grahamstown, Playing Cards, Belgium and SA artists (13 Gauteng artists)

1997
Africus Johannesburg Bienale Fringe Exhibition “Common Ground” Lithographs by 22 SA artists as result of a 3 week residency by Master Printer Eileen Foti, Rutgers University, USA
“DUETS” – a collaborative project David Chamberlain
Emandelo – Recreation- An artist Book, co-curated with Robbin Ami Silverberg (22 artists)

1996
Stellenbosch University Gallery, Printmakers from Gauteng- ‘Alternative Process’

1995
Africus Johannesburg Bienale Volatile Alliances- Print Exchange and Community Collaborations

1994
‘Steamroller Prints’ workshop and exhibition Institute of Contemporary Art, Newtown

1993-2000
Group Exhibitions for Artist Proof Studio

PUBLICATIONS:

2005
Coexistence; Contemporary Cultural Production in South Africa Catalogue essays, “Artist Proof Studio and Phumani Paper, Reflections On Social Transformations” Brandies University, 2003

2002
The National Research Foundation, Annual Publication, September 2002

2001
Catalogue essay, Sept, by Pam Allara: Kim Berman Testimony of Truth and Reconcilliaton, SA Cultural Centrum – Sint Niklaas, Belgium
Manuscripts Exhibition MEZ Catalogue, Botsotso Publishing, Johannesburg

2000
Frauen Museum – Catalogue Paper Prayers, Art Against AIDS – and work works of Kim Berman, ‘Landscapes of the Truth Commission’

1998
Production of a Hand Manual for Teachers and Facilitators “Prayers – Aids Awareness through the art of Printmaking, grant by The Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (DACST)
Printmaking – In transforming South Africa, Hobbs & Rankin, David Phillip Cape Town and Johannesburg
The Collectors Guide to Art & Artists in South Africa and Designers
“Hedendaagse Suid Afrikaanse Drukgrafika” Catalogue for travelling exhibition, University of Stellenbosch, M.Ballot

1993
Art New England (February) ‘A South African Journey; From Boston to Johannesburg’ by Kim Berman

1990
People Printmaking Manual using found material, Published by COSAW

REVIEWS:

2003
“The Aftermath of Upheaval”, Christine Temin, Review of “Kim Berman: After the Fires” The Boston Globe, Feb 28th 2003
“Rebuilding art of the Ashes, Printmaker loses partner and studio to fire in South Africa; Boston Fund-raisers are planned” Christine Temin, The Boston Globe, March 19 2003
“Fire – Metaphor for Cleansing, but also Destruction” Robyn Sassen, SA Jewish Report, March 21,March 28
“After Apartheid South African Art Crosses Boundaries, R Hopkins, The Boston Phoenix, January 12 2003

2002
Issue 05/02 Across Campus, TWR, ‘Kim Berman receives acknowledgement for Phumani Paper’

2000
Magazine Accenten, September 2001, Antwerp, Belgium “Tentioonsteiling” – Kim Berman ‘De Waarheidscommissie’ voorby Frieda Groffy

2001
Gazet van Antwerpen 13/09/01 ‘Kim Berman kyk on haar swarte veleden Zuid Afrika verchoore, Belgium

1999
Sunday Independent – August 9 2000 Nina Johnson: Revelations of the Truth Commission holds the hope of rebuilding a wasteland.
Lucia Berger ;review Kim Berman: A Decade se skeepings, Beeld, SA

1998
The Citizen, Johannesburg, “Techinkon Lectures Wins Overseas Prize…”

1997
The Boston Globe, (March) Review of Exhibition ‘Women & Walls’ Creiger Dane Gallery, Boston ‘With Subjects Political and Whimsical, Printmakers push the ‘Bounds’ by Christine Temin

1996
VUKA SA Vol. 1 No. 6 (May) – Common and Uncommon Grounds: South African Embassy in Belgium (April)
‘Cultural Spectrum, Sint Nklaas (March/April)
‘Prentemaaksters’ Vrouwelijke Grfici Uiy Verwante Taakulturen!

1994
‘Craft Art’ (August) Review Artist Proof Studio
The Boston Sunday Globe (December) ‘The Art of South Africans’ By Christine Temin; review Kim Berman and The Artist Proof Studio

GRANTS AND COMMISSIONS:

2000-3
Research Grant for Activity Area: Hand papermaking for Economic Development, National Research Foundations (NRF)

2002
Committee on International Affairs and the NRF; Travel grant to the USA for research towards a doctoral qualification (R45 000)

1999
Committee on International Affairs: Travelling Fellowship to travel Belgium, Ecuador and USA

1998-9
Research grant from the National Research Foundation for the establishment of a Papermaking Research and Development Unit at the TWR

1998
Received a grant from the National Arts Council (R118 000.00 for Artist Proof Studio)
Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (DACST) Awarded a tender to implement “Paper Prayers” Aids awareness programme through the visual arts in nine SA provinces (for Artist Proof Studio)
Metropolitan Life University/Technikon Competition – Won an award for R10 000.00 for setting up a rural based facility in Handmade Papermaking in Winterveld

1997
HSRC Co-operative Research grant Papermaking Research and Development for Technikon Witwatersrand, Fine Art and Department (R 63 350.00 for 97/8)

1996
Gauteng Legislature – Commission for R 75 000.00, to co-ordinate Artist Proof Studio Collaborative Prints
Grant of R 10 000 received from TWR International Affairs Committee to travel to Belgium
Others: Artist Proof Studio grants and funds raised from Ford Foundation, Johnson & Johnson International, ACT, NAC, Liberty Life etc. Awarded to APS (valued at +/- R3m from 1991 to present)

1999-2004
Phumani Paper, A Poverty Relief programme, awarded approximately R3m/anum from the Department of Science and Technology on behalf of the Technikon Witwatersrand

AWARDS

2001
Runner up in the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) awards 2001 in the category:” Individual for activities other than Research and Innovation over the last two years”.

1999
Technikon Fellowship Awards for 1998/9 Travel Grant for $10 000.00

Artworks in the SAFFCA Collection