PARTICIPANT / Simon Gush

  • Name Simon Gush
  • Country South Africa
  • Vocation Not Available
  • Education Not Available
 

Education:

2019

Master of Arts by Research Report in Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

2008

Post Graduate Certificate, Hoger Instituut van Schone Kunsten (HISK), Ghent, Belgium

2003

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Fellowships:

2016/17

Tierney Fellowship for Photography, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

2011

Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts FellowshipUniversity of Cape Town

Solo Exhibitions:

2020

SG, 59 Joubert Street, Johannesburg, Sala10, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City

2019

Welcome to Frontier Country, Stevenson, Cape Town

2018

Al final del trabajo, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City

2017

The Island, Stevenson, Johannesburg

2016

Nightfall, Stevenson, Johannesburg

2015

9 o’clockFort Selwyn, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown

WorkplaceStevenson, Johannesburg

After WorkJette Rudolph, Berlin

Red, Ann Bryant Gallery, in conjunction with Red Assembly, African Critical Inquiry Programme, East London

RedArtEC, Port Elizabeth

2014

Red, Goethe-Institut gallery, Johannesburg

2013

WorkStevenson, Cape Town

2011

RepresentationStevenson, Johannesburg

2010

4 for FourStedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunsten (SMAK), Gent

4 for FourStevenson, Cape Town

1st and 3rdWest, Den Haag

2009

SidestepStevenson, Cape Town

SidestepStevenson, Johannesburg

Film Screenings and Festivals

2020

Rethinking Economics for Africa Festival, University of the Witwatersrand, (online)

2019

Simon Gush, Wilden, Wolf Kino, Berlin

Avant-NoirPalais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

2018

Affinities or the Weight of Cinema, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

2017

Avant-Noir, ICA, London

Focus South Africa, Vision du Réel, Nyon

Encounters Documentary Film Festival, Cape Town and Johannesburg

Matšatši a …, The Bioscope Independent Cinema, Johannesburg

63rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen of Sound and Movements, Videobox Festival,  Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

Daytime BioscopeGallery of the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch

Carte blanche Visions du Réel, 12e Festival cinémas d’Afrique, Geneva

8º edition CineMigrante International Film Festival, Buenos Aires.

2016

Travailleurs Les Rencontres Internationales, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin

TravailleursLes Rencontres Internationales, Gaite Lyrique, Paris

2015

The Film Will Always Be You: South African Artists On Screen, Tate Modern, London

Workers, Les Rencontres Internationales, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin

Monuments and Follies, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam

2014

Workers,Les Rencontres Internationales, Gaite Lyrique, Paris

Metabolizing Labor, Videoholica, Varna

2013

New Narratives, Rencontres Internationales, Palais De Tokyo, Paris

New Narratives, Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Mine – A selection of films by SA artistsDubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre, Dubai

2011

Mine – A selection of films by SA artistsIwalewa-Haus, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020

Sounding the Land, virtual National Arts Festival, Makhanda (online)

Short stories of an instrumental animal, Lab 27, Treviso

Intimacy and Resistance, An intergenerational dialogue on photobooks in South Africa, Galleri Image, Photobook Week Aarhus, Aarhu

2019

Every leaf is an eye, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborgs

2018

African Metropolis. An imaginary cityMAXXI, Rome

Meditations on Place: Four Perspectives; Four African Cities, The Cleveland Museum of Art

Of traps and tropes, Kerkennah #01, Tunisia for the international photography festival, Kerkennah

Both, And, Stevenson, Johannesburg

Art and Football, Goethe-Zentrum, Baku

palm, palm, palmar, POOL, Johannesburg

Een Biënnale van Ideeën, Cultuurcentrum De Steiger Menen

Buiten, public art exhibition coordinated by the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunsten (SMAK), Gent

2017

Recent Histories: Deconstructed Spaces, Surveyed Memories, 11th Rencontres de Bamako

Global Players, Farewell Photography, Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen

Recent Histories – New African Photography and Video Art, The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm

Afriques CapitalesLa Villette, Paris

The New Parthenon, Stevenson, Cape Town

Madgermanes / Mystery Of Foreign Affairs, Kunstverein Schwerin

Uzoyithola kanjani uhleli ekhoneni, Rhodes University Gallery, Grahamstown

2016

Recent Histories: New Photography from Africa, Walther Collection Project Space, New York

The City in the Blue Daylight, Dak’Art 2016, La Biennale de l’Art contemporain Africain de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

Katrin Plavčak – Paule Hammer – Simon Gush, Gallerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin

I Love You Sugar Kane, Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Port Louis, Mauritius

SexStevenson, Johannesburg

2015

How to live? Visions of the future yesterday and today, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany

Playing with Rules, CBK Drenthe, Assen, The Netherlands

While You Were Out, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Telling Time, 10th Bamako Encounters, African Biennale of Photography, Bamako

Conversations at Morija #2, Morija House, Morija, Lesotho

Drawings in the SkyABSA Lumen, Parts and Labour, Johannesburg

2014

500 years in the Future, 2nd Montevideo Biennial, Montevideo

Artists Engaged? Maybe., Next Future Programme, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

This is Not Africa, This is Us, West, Den Haag

D.ARTDijlefeesten Kunstroute, Mille, Mechelen

Futebol – O Jogo Só Acaba Quando Termina, SESC Vila Mariana, São Paulo

FUTEBOL / Das Spiel hört erst auf, wenn es zu Ende ist, Kunsthaus, Nürnberg

FUTEBOL / Das Spiel hört erst auf, wenn es zu Ende ist, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden

FUTEBOL / Das Spiel hört erst auf, wenn es zu Ende ist, Lichthof des Auswärtigen Amts, Berlin

Nomad Bodies, Royal Academy of Fine Art, Antwerp

Nomad Bodies, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria

2013

Plus Jamais Seul (Never more alone)STANDARDS, Rennes

A Sculptural Premise, Stevenson, Cape Town

A note to a stranger, Public Exhibition, Dias Bar, Cape Town

My JoburgLa Maison Rouge, Paris

My JoburgStaatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden

2012

Present UnlimitedSofia Contemporary, Fabrica 126, Sofia

The Loitering Presence of a Rational Actor, Universal Studio, New York

Mind the System, Find the GapZ33, Hasselt

If a Tree…Stevenson, Johannesburg

Evolution de l’Art, Kunstverein (Milano), Milan

2011

Connections, Kunsthalle Luzern, Luzern

what we talk about when we talk about love, Stevenson, Cape Town

RepublicCape Town City Hall, Cape Town

2010 

This is Our Time, Stevenson, Cape Town

Halakasha, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg

From Pierneef to Gugulective,  Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town

Culture Shock: video interventions at the Q.E.T., Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

2009

If Only I Was More Like You, Amsterdam

Ename Actueel: Hoofdstuk V, Ename

Polyfonie: HISK in Watou 2009, Watou

Lab09Lulea Art Biennial, Lulea,

Korte Metten, Vooruit, Gent

De Keuze van Koen van den Broek, Indian Caps, Antwerpen

Self / Not-Self, Stevenson, Johannesburg

Bad Moon Rising 3, Boots Contemporary Art Space, St Louis

Test Patterns: Recent Video Work From South Africa, SF Camerawork, San Francisco

 

Curatorial Projects

2006

Founder and curator of the Parking Gallery

2012-13

Co-curator of the Parking Gallery

Associated Programmes