Tracey Rose

Born in Durban, South Africa, in 1974
Lives and works in Durban

EDUCATION

2007 Masters of Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
2004 Editing and Cinematography, The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA), Johannesburg, South Africa
1996 BA Fine Arts (Honours), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg,
South Africa
1990 Johannesburg Art Foundation, Johannesburg

RESIDENCIES

2014 Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, UK
2012/13 DAAD, Berlin, Germany
2012 Darb1718, Cairo, Egypt
2011 Cruzes, Montevideo, Uruguay
2005 Khoj International Artists Workshop, Vasind, India
Africa 2005 Residency, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
2004 Hollywood Hills Horrorhouse, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2001 Fresh, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2000 OK Centrum, Linz, Austria

VISITING PROGRAMMES

2011 Cruses Performance Art workshop, Frei Bentos, Uruguay
2008 University of Pretoria Fine Arts Department, South Africa
2006 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA
2006 Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL, USA
2006 Visiting Lecturer, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, USA
2001 Lecture, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape town, South Africa
1999 Fine Arts Department, Video Workshop, Kumasi Polytechnic, Ghana
1998 Lecture, School of Visual Arts, New York
1998 Studio Visits, University of Umea, Umea, Sweden

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Limerick City Art Gallery, Limerick, Ireland
2016 Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg & Cape Town, South Africa
2015 Dan Gunn, Berlin, Germany
2014 (x), Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
2013 The Black Paintings, Dan Gunn, Berlin, Germany
The Shoah, GAT (Bundesplatz 17), Berlin, Germany
2012 Waiting For God, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 Waiting For God, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, travelling to Bildmuseet, University of Umea, Umea, Sweden
2010 KniggerKhaffirKhoon, XHomes, Soweto Hotel, Freedom Square, Kliptown, Soweto, South Africa
2009 Pied Noir, Alliance Francaise, Johannesburg, South Africa
Raison d’être, Doualart, Douala, Cameroon
2008 The Cockpit, MC Kunst, Los Angeles, CA
Plantation Lullabies, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2007 The Project, New York, NY, USA
Goldsmiths College, MA Final Exhibition, London, United Kingdom
Caryatid & BinneKant Die Wit Does, The Project, Dusseldorf Art Fair, Dusseldorf, Germany
2006 ¿Le molesta que dé de pecho aqui? Polvo, Chicago, IL
Imperfect Performance: A tale in two states, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2004 The Thieveing Fuck and the Intagalactic Lay, The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Lucie’s Fur, The Project, New York, NY
2003 Ciao Bella, Gallery in the Round, Grahamstown, South Africa
2002 TKO, Yvon Lambert Le Studio, Paris, France
The Project, New York, NY
Ciao Bella, The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2001 La Panaderia (with Uri Tzaig), Mexico City, Mexico
2000 00.1 TKO, ArtPace, San Antonio, TX
The Project, New York, NY
The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2011 Rose O’Grady, with Lorrain O’Grady, The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Still (the) Barbarians, EVA International 2016, curated by Koyo Kouoh, Limerick, Ireland
2015 Body Talk: Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of African Women Artists, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium, travelling to Lunds Konsthal, Lund and FRAC Lorraine, Metz
2014 Theory of Colour, MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico
2013 Virtuosity, The Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
Masters of Chaos, Caixa Forum, Madrid
Le Pont, Musee d’art contemporain de Marseille, France
Female Power, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, The Netherlands
My Joburg, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
2012 The World is not Fair, Templehof Airport, Berlin, Germany
Sapere Aude, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium
Actions, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
It is not (A)Fair, Tanzquartier, Vienna, Austria
2011 A Terrible Beauty is Born, Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France
2010 Salon Urbain de Douala, SUD2010, Doual’art, Douala, Cameroon
Xenoglossia, The Centre for Historical Reenactments, Johannesburg, South Africa
From Pierneef to The Gugulethu Collective, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
An Unpardonable Sin, Castillo/Corrales, Paris, France
Art Dubai, Bedouin Magazine, Dubai, UAE
Disidentification, Gotenborg Konsthall, Gotenborg, Sweden
Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Darkroom, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA
Life Less Ordinary, The Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham and Ffotogallery, Wales, UK
2009 Rebelle, Museum Moderne Kunst Arnhem (MMKA), The Netherlands
The Tropics, South African National Gallery (SANG), Cape Town, South Africa
Separating Myth from Reality, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
2008 Laugh Track, 1st Brussels Biennial, Brussels, Belgium
The Sasol Wax Award, University of Johannesburg Gallery, Johannesburg
S &M: Shrines and Masquerades in Cosmopolitan Times, New York University, Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY
2007 Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
El mirall sud-africa, Center De Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Mouth Open, Teeth Showing: Major Works from the True Collection, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Memories of Modernity, Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden
Check List: Luanda Pop, African Pavillion, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Heterotopias, Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki, Greece
Global Feminisms, The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2006 Perfect Performance, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Houses of Memory, Durban Art Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
Don Giovanni, Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna, Austria
Masquerade: Representations and the Self in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography, International Centre of Photography, New York, NY
Olvida quien soy, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
2005 David Exhibition, Michealangelo Towers, Johannesburg, South Africa Orientations and Illusions, prog:Me, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (video banned) Fair Play, Play Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Click, The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Project (with Jessica Rankin and Maria Elena González), Los Angeles, CA, USA
African Queen, The Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY
The Healers, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom (video banned)
Africa Remix, The Haywood Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2004 Horisonter, The Museum of World Cultures, Göteberg, Sweden
Trouble, Le Grand Café, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Saint-Nazaire, France
How to Resist, L.A. Freewaves, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Making Waves, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Negotiated Identities: Black Bodies, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa
X, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Africa Remix, Museum Kunst Palest, Dusseldorf, Germany
Double Vision, Worldwide Video Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Seeds and Roots, The Studio Museum, New York, NY
Tremor, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, Belgium
Decade of Democracy, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Through the Looking Glass, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa
Coexistence, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2003 Writing Identity, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
The Squared Circle: Boxing in Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Espacios Mestizos, Osorio, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Transferts, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
More Than a Thousand Words, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2002 Playtime, Museum Afrika, Johannesburg, South Africa
Suvivre á l’Apartheid, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
Africaine, The Studio Museum, New York, NY
Winterkabinet, Paraplufabriek (Umbrella Factory), Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Goddess, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY, USA
2001 The Project (with Grazia Toderi and Uri Tzaig), Los Angeles, USA
A little bit of history repeated, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany
Projects for a Revolution, Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Canada
The Hope I hope, Faces of Truth, Ayloul Festival, Beirut, Lebanon Aggressions, Espacio C, Carmargo, Spain
PRO.(TEST).1, The Zone, Johannesburg, South Africa
19th Worldwide Video Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plateaude l’humanite, 49 Esposizione Internazionale D’Arte la Biennale di Venizia, Venice, Italy
In the meantime…, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fresh: Artist in Residence, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2000 Socialisme, Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
Mostra Africana de Arte Contemporanea, SESC Pompéia, SaoPaulo, Brazil
Dakar Biennale, Dakar, Senegal
South Meets West, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland
1999 Videodrome, The New Museum, New York, NY
Channel, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Video Cult/ures, Zentrum Fúr Kunst and Medientechnologie (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany
Dialog: Vice Verses, OK Centrum, Linz, Austria
1998 Triennale of Small Sculptures, Sudwest LB Forum, Stuttgart, Germany Guarene Arte 98, Fondiazione Sandretto per l’arte, Torino, Italy
Democracy’s Images, Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden
Human Rights Day, Hillbrow Fort, Johannesburg, South Africa
Dark Continent, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
1997 Graft, Trade Routes History and Geography, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South African National Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
FNB Vita Awards, Sandton Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
50 Stories, ‘Top of Africa’ Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Cross/ings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL
Purity & Danger, Gertrude Posel Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
1996 Hitchhiker, Generator Art Space, Johannesburg, South Africa
Scramble, Civic Theatre Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

PERFORMANCES

2014 Let’s Risk the Body, performance festival, City of Hamburg
2013 Duppy Conqueror, Virtuosity, The Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
Duppy Dance, with Sara Mikolai, Salon de Gat: Mi Casa “The Art of Living” Helmstedter Strasse, Berlin, Germany
2012 The world is not fair, in association with the HAU Theatre and RaumLabor, Templehof Airport, Berlin, Germany
2010 KniggerKhaffirKhoon, XHomes, Kliptown, Freedom Square, Soweto, South Africa
2008 ¡XAW!, Sasol Wax Art Award, University of Johannesburg Gallery, South Africa
DJ Hottentot Venus, The House of Nsako, Brixton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Humps, The Bag Factory Artists Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa
2007 The Cant Show (The Re-Presentation Version), The Recital Hall, Goldsmiths College, London, United Kingdom
The Cant Show (The Extended Version), Feminism Without Borders, The Cantor Auditorium, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
The Cant Show (The Original Version), The Elizabeth A. Sackler Centre for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Shittin Bullion, Seminar Group E, Goldsmiths College, London, United Kingdom
For King & Cunt, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
Caryatid & BinneKant Die Wit Does, Dusseldorf Art Fair, Dusseldorf, Germany
2006 Medley, Memories of Modernity, Malmö, Sweden
Welcome to Johannesburg, Black Pisces & The Mayfairs, Fuel Café, Johannesburg, South Africa
kiss my black ass, Picasso and Africa, Standard Bank Galleries, Johannesburg, South Africa
¿Le molesta que dé de pecho aqui?, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
2005 The Tar Baby Chronicles: #1. Internal Coon, eKapa Sessions: States of the Art, Cape Town, South Africa
Die Kerrie, Fashion TV Café, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Demythologizing David, Michelangelo Towers, Johannesburg, South Africa
For King & Cunt, The Fat Slag Club, London, United Kingdom
San Pedro V: “The Hope I Hope,” East Jerusalem, Israel
Waiting for God, The Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
Suicide Bomb no.’s 1, 2, 3, Six, Johannesburg, South Africa
Mississippi Mud Pie, The Silver Knuckle, London, United Kingdom
2004 KooKie Kutta – Movement in Teal-cum-Inside my Whorl, GAT (Mayfair), Johannesburg, South Africa
2003 The Silent Performance of Objects, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
Lucie’s Fur – The Prequel, Espacios Mestizos, Osorio, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
2002 Lullabye 2/4 a Ladybird, Playtime, Museum Afrika, Johannesburg, South Africa
2001 Tracings, A little bit of history repeated, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany San Pedro [Part IV], La Panderia, Mexico City, Mexico
The Hope I hope [San Pedro Part II], Faces of Truth, Beirut, Lebanon
San Pedro [Part I], Aggressions, Espacio C, Carmargo, Spain
San Pedro [Part III], PRO.(TEST).1, The Zone, Johannesburg, South Africa
1998 Unravelled, Dark Continent, Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees, Oudshoorn, South Africa Untitled, Bildtmuseet, Umea, Sweden
1997 Span I & Span II, Trade Routes History and Geography: 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
1996 Untitled (censure), Scramble, Civic Theatre Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

1997 50 Stories, Top of Africa, Carlton Centre, Johannesburg (with Storm van Rensburg)

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2008 The Sasol Wax Art Award, Johannesburg, South Africa
2007 The Oppenhiemer Memorial Trust Scholarship
2002 Prix Gilles Dusein, MEP-Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris (finalist)
1998 Guerene 98, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’arte, Torino, Italy
1997 FNB Vita Award, Johannesburg, South Africa

VIDEOGRAPHY

2008 Staffrider in collaboration with Khulile Nxumalo
The Cockpit, video installation made for SABC 2 Television “Right Through the Arts”

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014 Diarra, Lilian. “Ten African artists to look out for”, The Guardian, Wednesday, March 26.
2011 Zvomuya, Percy. “A Rose thorn in the flesh”. Mail & Guardian, Friday, March 4-10, pages 8-9.
O’Toole, Sean. “The seditious Rose”. Sunday Times, Lifestyle Magazine, March 13, page 18
Bambalele, Patience. “Tracey Rose tests our decency standards”. The Sowetan, Time Out, Friday, February 25th, page 2
2010 Völzke, Daniel. “Status Jo”. Monopol Magazin, 6/2010Juni, pp46-48
2009 Williamson, Sue. “South African Art Now”. Harper and Collins, New York 2009, pp264-267.
2008 Brownlee, Andrea Barnwell and Cassel-Oliver, Valerie. “Cinema Remixed & Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970”, exhibition catalogue. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and Spellman College Museum of Fine Art.
Buys, Anthea. “Plantation Lullabies.” The Guide Online. April 4, 2008.
2007 Kurzner, Lisa. “Black Women Remixed.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 14
Herbert, Martin. “Africa in the Present Tense.” Modern Painters, June 2007, pp78-87.
Fall, N’gone. “Providing a Space of Freedom: Women Artists from Africa.” In Global Feminism: New Directions in Contemporary Art, by Maura Reilly and Linda Nochlin, 71-73. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum of Art, 2007.
Kim, Christine Y. “Tracey Rose.” Studio Magazine, Fall-Winter 2006-07, 20.
“They Are Artists Who Are Women; Hear Them Roar.” The New York Times. March 23, 2007.
“Ethiopian-American Artists Make Their Mark.” NPR, March 14, 2007.
2006 “The 50 Best African Artists.” The Independent, December 1, 2006, 6.
Meyer, James. “Snap Judgments.” Artforum, vol. XLV no. 2, October 2006, 257.
Brielmaier, Isolde. “I Am Not Myself: A Quick Take on the Photographs of Samuel Foss and Tracey Rose” and “Tracey Rose.” In Masquerade: Representations and the Self in Contemporary Art, exh. cat., edited by Isolde Brielmaier, Rachel Kent, and Shelley Rice, 28-33; 88-91. Sydney: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2006.
Cotter, Holland. “What Africa Looks Like Now.” The New York Times. March 17, 2006, E33; E40.
2005 Murinik, Tracey. Tracey Rose: plasticienne. Translated by Sally Laruelle. Western Cape: Double Storey, 2005.
Bambalele, Patience. “Black Artists Say eKapa Too White.” Sowetan. December 13, 2005, 19.
Moore, Allison. “Africa Remix.” Artforum, vol. XLIV no. 4, December 2005, 288. Botha, Nadine. “A Rose Among Thorns.” Mail & Guardian, July 29- August 4, 2005, 11. Mkefa, Zingi. “Tracey Rose.” Art South Africa, vol. 3 no. 3, Autumn 2005, 70. Waldemar Januszczak. “The Poverty Trap.”The Sunday Times (London), Feb 20, 2005, 6-7.
2004 Bedford, Emma and Sophie Perryer. 10 Years 100 Artists: Art in a Democratic South Africa. Cape Town: Struik, 2004.
Jamal, Ashraf. “The Unbearable Lightness of Tracey Rose’s ‘The Kiss’.” www.chimurenga.co.za.
Kauffman, Kyle D. “A Decade of Democracy, Iziko: South African National Gallery, Cape Town.” Flash Art, December 2004.
Murinik, Tracey. “The Gospel of Tracey Rose.” Art South Africa, vol.2. no. 4 Winter, 30.
O’Toole, Sean. “Lucie’s Fur.” Dazed & Confused, no. 115, July 2004.
Bester, Rory. “It’s a Sporting Life.” Art South Africa, vol. 3 no. 2, Summer 2004.
Murray, D. C. “Tracey Rose at The Project.” Art in America, December 2004.
Jones, Kellie. “Tracey Rose: Post Apartheid Playground.” NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, no. 19, Summer 2004, 26-31.
2003 Bedford, Emma and Kellie Jones. Tracey Rose: Fresh, exh. cat. Cape Town: South African National Gallery, 2003.
Coombes, Dr. Annie E. History After Apartheid: Visual Culture and Public Memory in a Democratic South Africa. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003.
2002 Avgikos, Jan. “Tracey Rose: The Project.” Artforum, vol. XLI no. 2, October 2002, 152.
Cotter, Holland. “Tracey Rose.” The New York Times, May 31, 2002.
Kellner, Clive. Review. Flash Art. May-June, 142.
Suraya Murray. “Africaine.” Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art. Fall -Winter 2002.
Powell, Richard J. Black Art A Cultural History. London: Thames & Hudson, 238.
2000 Smith, Roberta. “Jesse Lopez/ Tracey Rose.” The New York Times. March 24 , 2000, E35.
1999 Smith, Gail. “Coming up Rose.” Elle (South Africa), September 1999.
Kellner, Clive. “A History of Invention.” co.@rtnews, February 1999.
1998 Shantell, Lauren. “Feathers Fly at Fest”. The Mail & Guardian, October 31- November 6, 1998.
Haye, Christian. “Spin City.” Frieze, January 1998.
van Bosch, Cobus. “Lang Arm Gryp in Toe die Doilies Begin Krap.” Krit. April 6, 1998.
1997 Roper, Chris. “Hair and Now.” The Mail & Guardian, October 31-November 6.
Atkinson, Brenda. “Vital Signs.” The Mail & Guardian, October 24-October 30
Geers, Kendell. “Planet Art.” Elle (South Africa), October 1997.
Hobbs, Stephen. “Page Forty.” Circuit, no. 4, 1997.
Jones, Daisy. “The View from the Top.” The Star, November 11, 1997

Artworks in the SAFFCA Collection