Ruzy Rusike

b. 1992, South Africa

Lives and Works in Johannesburg, RSA

Education

The University of the Witwatersrand, Bachelor (Honors) of Fine Arts, 2014

To date – The University of Cape Town, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Honours in Curatorship

Exhibitions

2014 Group Exhibition, “Faces and Clay”, Imba Ya Sarai, Johannesburg

2014 Group exhibition, “Shared Inheritance”, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Jeppestown, Johannesburg

2013 Group exhibition, “The Martienseen Prize Exhibition”, Wits Art Museum, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

 

Auctions

2014 Mandela Memorabilia Auction, Stephen Welz & Co

 

Curatorial Projects

2015 Towards Intersections: Negotiating Subjects, Objects and Contexts | UNISA Art Gallery, Petoria, Museum Africa, Newtown, Johannesburg and Gordon Institute Of Business Science, Hyde Park, Johannesburg (Curatorial researcher and Exhibition co-ordinator) — Curated by Thembinkosi Goniwe, Towards Intersections is an annual exhibition initiated by !KAURU African Contemporary Art Project supported by the South African Department of Arts and Culture (International Relations).

 

2015 Introspection… Where art thou? | The Point of Order, Braamfontein, Johannesburg (curator) — Introspection… Where art thou? engages with the position of the self in the new South Africa, taking self-reflection as its meditative means through the visual works of art. Featuring young artists from different backgrounds

 

2014 The Creative Exchange: Coalition | Wits School of Arts, Braamfontein, Johannesburg (co-curator)–A two day public conference held at the Wits School of Arts. It is a forum in which students have the opportunity to freely present personal ideas, research and projects.

 

2014 Newwork14′ Art Auction| Kalashnikovv Gallery, Braamfontein, Johannesburg (co-curator)- a fundraising initiative by the 2014 graduate students of the Division of Visual Arts, Wits School of Arts, with proceeds used towards the end of year exhibition and catalogue.

 

2014 WITS REVISITED: Race, Representation and Memory| Wits University, Braamfontein, Johannesburg (co-curator) — “In the world through which I travel I am endlessly creating myself” – Frantz Fanon

 

2013 The Creative Exchange: Condensed Form| Wits School of Arts, Braamfontein, Johannesburg (co-curator)–A two day public conference held at the Wits School of Arts. It is a forum in which students have the opportunity to freely present personal ideas, research and projects.

 

Internships

2015 – To date Intern assistant at Gallery MOMO, Cape Town

2014 Intern assistant at Assemblage during the Turbine Art Fair, duties included: Helped with packaging, Installing and de-installing artworks.

2014 Intern assistant to Ayana V Jackson, duties included: Assisting her during The Johannesburg Art Fair as well as assisting her gallery, Gallery MOMO at Jazz in the Cradle.

 

Work experience

2015 – To date  Communication for the South African Foundation For Contemporary Art (S.A.F.F.C.A)

Artworks in the SAFFCA Collection