abrie fourie

Collector’s Room

Prints | 7 Mar – 11 Apr 2015

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Rooms 1 & 2

Oblique: the so-called fruits of life | 7 Mar – 11 Apr 2015

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Abrie Fourie (1969) is a South African artist based in Berlin, Germany. He was born in Pretoria, South Africa where he lived, studied and worked until emigrating in 2007. His practice is largely photography based, but he is also active in teaching, publishing and curatorial projects. Whilst lecturing at the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa (1993 – 2007), he established outlet (2002-2007), an experimental exhibition space. Curatorial projects include Mine, a traveling exhibition of South African video art which has been shown internationally, including Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Bayreuth, Germany and Johannesburg, South Africa. A revised version of Mine titled The Film Will Always Be You: South African Artists On Screen was staged at Tate Modern London as part of SA-UK Seasons 2014-2015. Since 2005 he is the curator and facilitator for Modern Art Projects South Africa(map-southafrica.org.) Fourie has exhibited in important group exhibitions internationally. This includes 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); SEE3, a collaboration with Ella Ziegler, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Germany (2009); 1910 – 2010 From Pierneef to Gugulective: A Fresh Look at a Century of South African Art, curated by Riason Naidoo, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (2010); Positioning Osmotic Impulses, curated by Pauline Doutreluingne and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Prison Neukölln, Berlin, Germany (2012); THE SPACE BETWEEN US, curated by Marie-Hélène Gutberlet, a project by IFA, public space of Berlin (2013) & Stuttgart (2014) and The Day will come when Photography revises, curated by Bettina Steinbrügge and Amelie Zadeh, Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Germany (2015). 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); SCAD, Atlanta, USA (2014) & Fried Contemporary, Pretoria, South Africa (2016).

Fourie has presented a number of solo exhibitions at institutions including the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin, Germany), Iwalewa House (Bayreuth, Germany), the Museum for African Art (New York, USA) and the Forum d’art contemporarian FAC (Sierre, Switzerland) amongst others. He was a recipient of the inaugural Africa Center Spier Contemporary Award (Cape Town, South Africa) and has participated in group exhibitions at Daimler Contemporary (Berlin, Germany), Iziko South African National Gallery (Cape Town, South Africa) and the Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Wien, Austria) amongst others.

Selected solo exhibitions and projects

2016 Oblique, the so-called fruits of life, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria, South Africa

2015 Abrie Fourie: Prints, curated by Mika Thom, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria, South Africa

2014 Oblique, curated by Storm Jansen van Rensburg, Gallery 1600, SCAD, Atlanta, USA; Oblique, curated by Storm Jansen van Rensburg, SCAD Atlanta, USA

2013 Oblique, curated by Storm Jansen van Rensburg, SCAD Savannah, USA;  Oblique, curated by Storm Jansen van Rensburg, SMAC Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2012 Oblique, curated by Storm Jansen van Rensburg, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa and Iwalewa-Haus, Africa Centre of the University of Bayreuth, Germany; Labor Berlin 11: Oblique, curated by Storm Jansen van Rensburg, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

2009 Oblique Black & White, Outlet, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa; Oblique, Vladimiro Izzo Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2006 where-we-r.com, Forum d’art contemporian FAC, Sierre, Switzerland

2005 End of the World, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa

2004 End of the World, Museum for African Art, New York, USA

2003 Whatever, Wherever, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; observatório # 4 Whatever, Wherever, Abrie Fourie, Camouflage, Brussels, Belgium

2001 Philippians 4.8, New Media Exhibition, MTN Art Institute, MTN Sciencenter, Cape Town, South Africa

2000 Memorial (Upside Down Bikes), Museum of Temporary Art, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa

1998 Does not the ear test words like the tongue taste food, The Market Theater Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa; Ilayibri ekufutshane indawoni imuziyem, C.P. Nel Museum, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

1997 Imagine No Petrol Stations Inside, Inside this House, Michael House, Pretoria, South Africa

1996 Inside this House, 1993-1996, Verwoerdburg Art Gallery, Centurion, Pretoria, South Africa

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 What the tortoise murmurs to Achilles, On Laziness, Economy of Time, and Productivity, curated by Dr. Bonaventure Ndikung, Dr. Elena Agudio & Saskia Köbschall, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany; 1884 to 1915- an artistic position, curated by Helen Harris und Dr. Spunk Seipel, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia; The Day will come when photography revises, curated by Bettina Steinbrügge and Amelie Zadeh, Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria

2015 Die Lichtenburg Norm, a project by Stephan Kruhl, Ansgar Lobwitz and Spunk Seipel, Zwitschermaschine, Berlin, Germany; Monologues, curated by Meredith Randall “Aardklop” National Festival, Potchefstroom, South Africa; The Day will come when photography revises, curated by Bettina Steinbrügge and Amelie Zadeh, Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Germany

 

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