diane victor (b 1964)

‘fire starter’

let’s burn some money. let’s make some art

opens sat 13 aug 10am – 2pm | ends sat 10 sep 10am-2pm


Diane Victor gave a live demonstration at Fried Contemporary of a new series of  works made from the burnt ashes of decommissioned currency. Victor, quite literally made  images from the ash, breathing new life into otherwise useless pieces of printed paper.


Diane Victor (b.1964) received her BA Fine Arts Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. She won the SASOL New Signatures Award in 1987 and became the youngest recipient of the prestigious Volkskas Atelier Award in 1988 which granted her a ten-month stay at the Cité International des Artes in Paris. Since 1990, Victor has been a part-time lecturer, teaching drawing and printmaking, at various South African institutions including the University of Pretoria, Tshwane University of Technology, Open Window Academy, the University of the Witwatersrand, Rhodes University and the University of Johannesburg. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in South Africa and internationally and has taken part in several residencies, including those in Poland, Vienna, USA and China. Victor is represented in many public and private collections in South Africa and abroad including The Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She has been the festival artist at ABSA KKNK, Innibos and Aardklop festivals.

Digital Catalogue PDF

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