Vincent Bezuidenhout

V I N C E N T B E Z U I D E N H O U T
W: VINCENTBEZUIDENHOUT.COM
E: vincentbezuidenhout@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2014
Photoglobal, School of Visual Arts, New York.
2011
Master of Fine Art, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of
Cape Town, South Africa.
2000
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Central University of Technology,
Bloemfontein, South Africa.

EXHIBITIONS

2017
PhotoLA, Curated by Penelope Umbrico, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

2016
2nd Biennale Boda Boda Lounge Intercontinental Video Project: Ethiopia, Mail, Senegal, DRC, South Africa,
Egypt, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Angola, Cote d’Ivoire and Uganda
Future Isms, Humble Arts Foundation, New York City, U.S.A.
100 Geographies, Stellenbosch University Museum, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Nothing is Impossible, No Show Museum travelling exhibition: New York, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto,
Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles
Fail Deadly, Goethe on Main, Johannesburg, South Africa
She Watches Over, Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2015
Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa
The Persistence of Memory, Untitled, Cape Town, South Africa

2014
PhotoGlobal 2007 – 2014, SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York City
Boda Boda Lounge, Intercontinental Video Project: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia,
South Africa, Egypt, Mali, Nigeria, Angola, Zimbabwe, Cape Verde, Uganda
Morse Code: Distress Call, Returning to Sender, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
I Take It All Back, Nirox Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa
Gesture, US Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Gesture, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg
SITE: Photography and National Trauma in South Africa, US Gallery, Stellenbosch
PHOTOGLOBAL New Releases, Site 109, New York
Neighboring Walls ♯3, Human, Brooklyn, New York
Neighboring Walls ♯5, Rugged, YouMeHaus, New York

2013
Cape Town Art Fair, South Africa
NYC25, Westwood Gallery, New York
An Exhibition of Past Recipients: The Tierney Fellowship, Photoville, NY
ABSA ‘L Atelier, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Pentimenti & More, Art. b Gallery, South Africa
New Beginnings, Art. b Gallery, South Africa

2012
Exposure Now, Merchants on Long, Cape Town Month of Photography
Joburg Fringe, Johannesburg, South Africa
MFA Grad Show, Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Speke Photographic, Circa on Jellicoe, Johannesburg, South Africa

2011
Separate Amenities, Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Separate Amenities, Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Tierney Fellowship Exhibition, The New York Photo Festival, Brooklyn, New York
Heimlich Maneuver’s, Michaelis MFA Exhibition, Michaelis Gallery, South Africa
Aperture Foundation; What Matters Now? Proposals for a new front page, New York

2010
ABSA L’Atelier, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Scope Miami, Miami, U.S.A.
This Is Not Final, Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town and Substation Gallery, Johannesburg

2009
ABSA L’Atelier, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
London Calling, Scream Gallery, London
Sasol New Signatures, South Africa
Sanlam Vuleka, Art. b Gallery, South Africa

2008
Bridge Art Fair ’08, Miami, U.S.A.

2005
Nature Morte, Cape Town Month of Photography, Cape Town

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2016
Goethe Institut Individual Project Funding
National Arts Council of South Africa: Fine Art Bursary

2015
Sasol New Signatures, South Africa (finalist)

2013
Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Bursary
Tierney Family Foundation Bursary, School of Visual Arts, New York
ABSA L’Atelier, South Africa (top ten finalist)

2012
National Arts Council of South Africa: Visual Arts Project Funding

2011
National Research Foundation Grant (University of Cape Town)
Harry Crossley Fund (University of Cape Town)

2010
Tierney Fellowship recipient
Harry Crossley Fund (University of Cape Town)
ABSA L’Atelier, South Africa (top ten finalist)
Jules Kramer Music & Fine Art Grant (University of Cape Town)
National Arts Council of South Africa: Fine Art Bursary
Art Association of Bellville: Student Bursary

2009
Sasol New Signatures, South Africa (finalist)
ABSA L’Atelier, South Africa (finalist)
Sanlam Vuleka, South Africa (finalist)

2007
Prix De La Photographie, Paris (finalist)
International Photography Awards (Lucie’s – Highly Commended)

1998
Ilford Student Bursary (Central University of Technology)

2000
Academic Merit Bursary (Central University of Technology)

MONOGRAPHS AND AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS

2016
She Watches Over, Vincent Bezuidenhout, Chad Rossouw, University Of Cape Town, Catalogue.

2012
Separate Amenities: Topographics of Recreational Spaces in South Africa University Of Cape Town, 170 pages.

2011
The Tierney Fellowship: Vincent Bezuidenhout, Juan Orrantia and Thabiso Sekgala. Blurb, 65 pages.

2010
Rituals of Recreation, The Photographic Angle, U.K.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016
African Photography Initiatives, Multiple Gazes of a Country’s Photographed Past, October 2016:76-79.
Smith, Tymon. Fail Deadly – Tödliches Versagen und Ende der Diskussion, Afrika Süd, 45/5,
September/October 2016, Germany: 31-32.
Ons Klyntji, August 2016, South Africa.
Smith, T. Vincent Bezuidenhout’s ‘Fail Deadly. Artthrob, July 22, [ONLINE].
Van Der Merwe, M. Weapon of Mass Instruction: Apartheid SA’s nuclear arsenal in mixed media, Daily
Maverick, 22 JUL 2016, [ONLINE].

2015
Pelser, M. & Elmaleh, L. (eds.), 2015, The Tierney Fellowship, U.S.A: The Tierney Family Foundation, 100-101.
Kala, E. (Ed). Boda Boda Lounge Project: From Space (Scope) to Place (Position), 2015, South Africa: 26-27.

2014
Fototazo: Dialogues, from Africa: Juan Orrantia and Vincent Bezuidenhout, Colombia [Online: Fototazo.com]
Chandler, J. Between the Tides of Apartheid. Harvard Design Magazine, No. 39, Winter, Cambridge: Harvard
University Press: 162.
ITCH, The Creative Journal. Issue 13, Detection, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Ons Klyntji, August 2014, South Africa: 118.
The Visual Opinion, Vol. 9, Issue 4, School of Visual Arts, New York: 7-8.

2013
Ons Klyntji, August 2013, South Africa: 133.
Domus Magazine, June 2013, Italy.
ABSA L’Atelier, South Africa: 24-25.
ILOVETHATPHOTO Magazine, Winter, 2013 [Online: ilovethatphoto.net]

2012
The Visual Opinion, Vol. 9, Issue 4. School of Visual Arts, New York: 50-51.
Blackman, M. A Tale of Two Systems, Art Review, September 2012, U.K.: 108.
Art Times, June 2012, South Africa: 20.
Masters Grad Show, A selection of work from participating MFA Graduates, Michaelis
School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa: 1-4.
Photo District News (PDN EDU), Spring 2012, U.S.A.: 23.
Photoworks: Showcase, [Online: Photoworks.co.uk]

2011
Hunter Magazine, Issue19/ Autumn Winter 2011, Italy: 166-137.
Heimlich Maneuver’s, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa: 10-13.

2010
ABSA L’Atelier, South Africa: 38,44.
Michaelis/Wits MFA Exhibition, This is Not Final, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa

2009
ABSA L’Atelier, South Africa.
Sasol New Signatures, South Africa: 13.

2008
Itch, Bell Roberts Publishers, South Africa.
AOP Assistant Awards, The Association of Photographers, U.K.: 32.

2007
AOP Open, The Association of Photographers, U.K.

2005
Cape Town Month of Photography, South Africa: 30.

2001
SAPHOTO Magazine, Breaking Away from Tradition, July/August, South Africa: 20-22.

Artworks in the SAFFCA Collection