Abrie Fourie: Prints

Saturday 7 March – Saturday 11 April 2015

The Collector’s Room is pleased to present a selection of never before seen prints by Berlin-based, South African artist Abrie Fourie. A publication about the works on exhibition will be made available online, and will also feature an interview with the artist. Publication dates will be announced in due course.

Born in Pretoria in 1969, Fourie lived, studied and worked in the capital until emigrating to Berlin in 2007. His contribution to the arts span photography, digital media, teaching, publishing and curatorship. He taught the the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) from 1993 – 2007 during which time he also established ‘outlet’ (2003 – 2007). Housed in the projector room of the old painting hall, ‘outlet’ was an experimental exhibition space that provided career opportunities for aspiring artists and curatorial practitioners by hosting a number of  exhibitions and artist-led projects and collaborations. For more information on Outlet in its current form, visit the website here.

Recent curatorial projects include ‘Mine: a selection of short films by South African artists’. Artists include Dineo Seshee Bopape, Jacques Coetzer, Teboho Edkins, Simon Gush and Dorothee Kreutzfelt, William Kentridge, Donna Kukama, Nandipha Mntambo, Robin Rhode, Berni Searle, Lerato Shadi, Penny Siopis, Gregg Smith, Johan Thom and Michael McGarry. The selection of films has traveled to  the Iwalewa-Haus, the Africa Centre of the University of Bayreuth in Germany; the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre, the United Arab Emirates, and in South Africa to the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Free State. He is also the curator of MAP South Africa.

International group exhibitions include Translation/ Seduction/ Displacement at White Box Gallery, New York, USA (2000); ENEMIES/ VYANDE, with Santu Mofokeng, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudtshoorn, South Africa (2002); Sugar in the petrol, The British School at Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy (2004); POST, Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2004); Cosmos Mundo Forever, curated by Fernando Alvim, Trienal De Luanda, Angola (2007) and SEE3, a collaboration with Ella Ziegler, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Germany (2009).

Solo exhibitions include Whatever, Wherever at Camouflage, Brussels, Belgium (2003); End of the World, Museum for African Art, New York, USA (2004) and where-we-r.com, Forum d’art Contemporian, Sierre, Switzerland (2006). Most recent solo exhibitions centered around an ongoing project titled OBLIQUE which has been shown at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (2012); Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa (2012); Iwalewa House, Bayreuth, Germany (2012); SMAC Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (2013); SCAD, Savannah, USA (2013) and SCAD, Atlanta, USA (2014).

He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.