Gabrielle Goliath


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Gabrielle Goliath on Future Generation Art Prize exhibition at Pinchuk Art Centre in Ukraine

Gabrielle Goliath is on an exhibition at the Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev alongside 20 other artists shortlisted for the 2019 Future Generation Art Prize (9 February – 7 April). This global award, established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, offers artists aged 35 or younger the chance to produce new work for the Venice Biennale. The winner of the prize, which will be announced in March, is to receive $100,000 to help further their practice. The prize jury will also award up to $20,000 to five other artists on the shortlist. After being shown in the Ukraine, the exhibition will travel to Venice later this year.

Gabrielle Goliath named 2019 Standard Bank Artist of the Year for visual art

Johannesburg-based multidisciplinary artist Gabrielle Goliath has been named the Standard Bank Artist of the Year for Visual Arts. Goliath has been recognised for her socially-based practice which involves the negotiation of complex social concerns, particularly in relation to situations of gendered and sexualised violence. As winner of this award Goliath will realise a project that continues her interest in exploring music’s capacity to both commemorate and evoke nostalgic memory, while navigating the possibilities and ethical demands of performing and making ‘shareable’ traumatic recall of rape survivors in South Africa. Once complete, the finished work will be exhibited throughout the country.

Gabrielle Goliath hosts collaborative ‘Lesser Violence Reading Group’

At her new studio space Gabrielle Goliath has started hosting the Lesser Violence Reading Group, an initiative organised by GALA (Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action) and VIAD (Visual Identities in Art and Design, UJ). The group will meet over four interactive sessions where participants are guided through readings that cover the broad subjects of gender, sexuality, violence and visuality, with an emphasis on performance. The aim of the group is to provide an open platform to discuss issues related to the contemporary South African context, and in dialogue with concurrent discourses from the continent and its diaspora. Each session will be led by a different group of invited presenters involved in the broad fields of activism and social justice, art, performance, theatre, and journalism.

Gabrielle Goliath’s ‘Elegy’ at National Arts Festival, Verbo in Mexico and Video Brasil

A durational performance conceived by Gabrielle Goliath titled Elegy brings together a group of female vocal performers to enact a mourning ritual. Intended as a response to the epidemic of violence perpetrated against women in South Africa, Elegy viscerally evokes the ongoing pain of countless individuals “whose subjectivities have been fundamentally violated – and who, as such, are all too easily consigned to a generic, all-encompassing victimhood.” Over the next month, Elegy will be performed at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown (28 June – 8 July) before travelling to the Verbo festival in Mexico (3 – 7 July) and Video Brasil (7 – 27 July).

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  • Faces Of War

  • Solo exhibitions

    Gabrielle Goliath / Stumbling Block / 2016

    Gabrielle Goliath / Elegy / 2015

    Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014

    Group exhibitions

    In Context: Where We Are

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    [Working Title] / 2012

  • Biography

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    Group Exhibitions

    Teaching, Lectureships and Workshop

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies



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  • Videos

    Personal Accounts (Christolene), from video cycle Personal Accounts

  • Press for Gabrielle Goliath

    Goliath Gabrielle / Artthrob / South Africa / 23 - 15 January 2014

    A Review of Faces of War, Gabrielle Goliath at Goodman Gallery by Nicola Kritzinger (1.9 MB)

    Goliath Gabrielle / Business Day Live / South Africa / 30 January 2014

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    Goliath Gabrielle / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 24 - 30 January 2014

    Abuse: A Goliath Undertaking by Zodwa Kumalo - Valentine (212.4 KB)

    Goliath Gabrielle / Design Art / South Africa / Issuu No. 2 December 2010

    Scene Too Much Gabrielle Goliath by Bettina Malcomess (1.2 MB)