Art South Africa Volume 5: Issue 04
AND STAKING MY OWN PLACE IN THAT… JUST TO MESS IT UP A BIT.”
About Pierre Fouche: Born in 1978, Fouche last year completed a Masters in Fine Art (cum laude) at Stellenbosch University. His production spans a number of distinctive media, including embroidery materials, pencil, craft paper and re-contextualised found objects (most memorably, 6000 resin dice), “His work is selfreflexive and quiet and very, very labour intensive,” observes art historian Lize van Robbroeck. The Distance Between Us (2006), his most recent solo exhibition, held at Bell-Roberts Contemporary, followed on his 2005 one-man show, Excluded and Unsaid. He has participated numerous group shows, including the District Six Public Sculpture Festival (1997), Softserve (1999), Sex & Kultuur Queer Arts Festival (2004) and Paper never lies (2005).
About Lawrence Lemaoana: Born in Johannesburg (1982), Lemaoana lived in Welkom before returning to Johannesburg to complete his schooling. A graduate of the Technikon of Witwatersrand, where he obtained a National Diploma in Fine Art (2003), he won the 2005 Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award. Currently enrolled at the University of Johannesburg where he is currently completing further studies towards a degree, Lemaoana will present an exhibition of new work at ABSA Gallery in Johannesburg in June. A travelling exhibition organised by Alliance Française will be in Johannesburg (July 19 – August 9) and Pretoria (August 16 – September 6).
About Ruth Sacks: Port Elizabeth-born (1977) Sacks completed an Honours degree in Fine Art at the University of Cape Town (1999), where she is currently reading for a Masters of Fine Art degree at the Michaelis School of Fine Art. She has presented two solo shows at João Ferriera Gallery, When the Inside Stays Inside (2005) and Works in Wax and Plastic (2003). She has participated on numerous group shows, including GIMBERG/ NERF/ SACKS/ YOUNG (2007) at SMAC, Liste 06: The young art fair in Basel (2006) in Basel, and Check List (2007), part of 2007 Venice Biennale. She has been selected to participate on a three-month residency at the iaab International Exchange and Studio Programme, in Basel.