Haroon Gunn-Salie


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Haroon Gunn-Salie and Gerald Machona on The Art of Disruptions at Iziko SANG

The Art of Disruptions marks milestones in the history of South Africa: the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Women’s March to Pretoria against pass laws, the declaration of District Six as a whites-only area in 1966, the 40th anniversary of the 1976 youth protests and the 1986 declaration of a state of emergency. The exhibition highlights strategies artists have employed in the current milieu to deal with and comment on the various issues that plague our society; issues like racism, sexism, homophobia, inequality and privilege, migration and environmental degradation. Artists included are Gerald Machona and Haroon Gunn-Salie. At the Iziko South African National Gallery until 23 October.

Haroon Gunn-Salie in São Paulo

Winner of the SP-Arte/Videobrasil prize, Haroon Gunn-Salie presents the exhibition Agridoce [Bittersweet] at Galpão Videobrasil from 2 April. The exhibition revolves around the recent environmental tragedy caused by the collapse of two dams in the town of Mariana, in Minas Gerais, Brazil that made headlines across the world. Created in collaboration with residents of the affected region, the exhibition features fragments of a house, around which the other featured video, sound and photographic works gravitate. Gunn-Salie also has a solo presentation of new work at Mendes Wood DM.

Making Africa in Barcelona

Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona presents the acclaimed traveling exhibition Making Africa from 23 March until 28 August. The exhibition focuses on the design accomplishments of the continent without, in the words of Okwui Enwezor, “being obsessed with the usual tropes of recycling, humanitarian design or traditional crafts”. Included are Goodman Gallery artists Kudzanai Chiurai, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Hank Willis Thomas as well as Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse.

Haroon Gunn-Salie awarded SP-Arte/Videobrasil Prize

Haroon Gunn-Salie is among a group of 53 artists from 22 countries selected by the curatorial committee of Videobrasil and set to take part in the 19th edition of the festival, running until December 2015 in Sao Paulo. For the first time, the Festival is awarding the SP-Arte/Videobrasil Prize, and the prize has been awarded to Gunn-Salie for his sculpture Sunday Best. The initiative is part of SP-Arte’s program, in partnership with Videobrasil, to provide incentive to artists and foster up-and-coming talent, and is designed to encourage and publicize the work of young artists whose lines of research focus on the debate surrounding the Global South. Gunn-Salie will be featured in a solo exhibit at Galpão VB during the SP-Arte fair (in April, 2016), in a time when São Paulo takes to the global stage as it hosts one of the most important art fairs in the Southern Hemisphere.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / History after Apartheid / 2015

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / In the Viewing Room / 2014

    Group exhibitions

    In Context: Where We Are

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Edge of Silence / 2015

    Other People's Memories / 2015

    The Poetry In Between: South-South / 2015

    [Working Title] 2013 Catalogue Launch / 2014

    Surfacing / 2014

    C-16 / 2013

  • Biography

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies


    Selected Articles and Reviews

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  • Videos

    Haroon Gunn Salie in Conversation with Prof Anitra Nettleton

    Zonnebloem Renamed

    Amongst Men - Film Documentation

  • Press for Haroon Gunn-Salie

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / The Star, Johannesburg / September 2015

    Finding the true heroes of apartheid by Ilanit Chernick (660.2 KB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Sunday Times / September 2015

    Speak, Memorial by Tymon Smith (2.1 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / The Times / August 2015

    Breaking power into large art pieces by Sylvia Mckeown (536.5 KB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Between 10 and 5 / South Africa / 30 June 2015

    Young South Africa: Haroon Gunn-Salie | It’s Time to Tell a New Story By Jessica Hunkin (1.3 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / The Star / South Africa / 23 June 2015

    Joburg's first magistrate tickled pink By IIanit Chernick (107 KB)

    Stormy Waters Notes from a superexhibition / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 24 May 2015

    stormy Waters notes from a superexhibition By Linda Stupart (4.8 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 20 May 2015

    Venice Biennale: View from the ground By Jeremy Kruper (2.3 MB)

    South African Pavilion at 56th Venice Biennale: Artists Announced / Art South Africa / South Africa / 17 April 2015

    South African Pavilion at 56th Venice Biennale: Artists Announced By Art South Africa (1.1 MB)

    Haroon Gunn Salie / News24 / South Africa / 7 May 2015

    Statues still cast sinister shadows, says Cape Town artist By Etheridge (182 KB)

    Artists explore Brazilian, SA parallels / Cape Times / South Africa / 19 January 2015

    Artists explore Brazilian SA parallels By Nicolette Dirk (4.3 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / April 30 - May 7 2015

    SA trips again on the steps of the Venice Biennale By Stefanie Jason (7.2 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Cape Argus / South Africa / 28 April 2015

    Van Riebeeck lends a hand to help SA mould better future By Emily Huizenga (1 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Cape Times / South Africa / 29 April 2015

    Molding 'vengeance' in soft 3D By Terri Dunbar-Curran (704.7 KB)

    Haroon Gunn - Salie / Cape Town Partnership / South Africa / 27 January 2015

    Making art in Cape Town By: Ambre Nicolson (311.2 KB)

    Surfacing / Cape Times / Cape Town / 2 April 2014

    Breaking Through Surfaces to Undeclared Spaces by Genna Gardini (3.5 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Times Live / South Africa / 18 March 2014

    Art Spot: Picking Up The Pieces by Staff Writer (279.3 KB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Cape Times / South Africa / 22 January 2014

    Being A 'Witness': Forced removals a central theme of artist's work by Genna Gardini (576.3 KB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Mahala / South Africa / 5 September 2013

    No Man's Land by Rob Scher (1.9 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / The Star / South Africa / 9 December 2013

    Rapper P Diddy buys SA sculpture by Siyavuya Mzantsi (86.1 KB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Wanted / South Africa / September 2013

    Young African Artists by Meredith Randall (5.3 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / The Cape Towner / South Africa / 15 November 2012

    Highlighting Heartbreak by Monique Duval (1.4 MB)