Sue Williamson


Gallery News for Sue Williamson

Sue Williamson at SCAD

Other Voices, Other Cities is a solo exhibition with works from an ongoing series by Sue Williamson. Since 2009, Williamson has explored the definition of place to cities and citizens. In this age of globalization Williamson and her collaborators explore what it means to live in a particular place – Why residents of a city choose to live there. They explore the essences and messages expressed by cities. In each new city, Williamson works by setting up a workshop of young artists and other residents, asking them discuss what distinguishes their city and the people of that city from any other.
The exhibition at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Geogria is organized by Storm Janse van Rensburg, SCAD head curator of exhibitions, and runs until 24 January 2016.

Sue Williamson in Athens and Rio de Janeiro

From 22 to 24 June Sue Williamson’s video work There’s something I must tell you was included in Fireflies in the Night, a video-art programme shown at Stavros Niarchos Park in Athens, organized by artistic director Robert Storr and curated by Barbara London, Kalliopi Minioudaki and Francesca Pietropaolo. The program of non-stop video screenings featured some of the best video art produced internationally over the past decades. From 1 August to September 19 Williamson will be showing Better Lives as part of the Questão de Família (Family Matters) Curated by Daniella Geo at the Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro.

Sue Williamson At Venice On Crossing Boundaries

Included on the programme Venice Agendas 15 is artist Sue Williamson. Curated by Workinprogress, the theme for this year’s events at Venice is Crossing Boundaries, and includes a series of talks, discussions and performances. These will be followed by a series of outcome events that take place internationally throughout 2015. Williamson is included in the discussion CLOSED BORDERS: Whose boycott is it anyway? on 7 May; as well as on BORDER LINE: Right of Passage due to take place on 8 May. This unique limited edition publication event will consist of the assembling of 100 individual art books constructed on site from work by 25 international artists that have each produced 100 signed photographic works as a ‘one off’.

Sue Williamson in Brazil, Connecticut and solo

Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro hosts artevida (politica) until September 21 that includes five works by Sue Williamson. Curated by Adriano Pedroso and Rodrigo Mouro, artevida examines the relationships between art and life from the late 1950 to the early 1980s taking Brazilian, and particularly Rio de Janeiro, art practices from that period as a point of departure. Five works from Williamson’s A Few South Africans are included in the show which gathers works made in resistance to authoritarian regimes. At the same time Williamson shows For Thirty Years Next to his Heart and the video works, Better Lives on Contemporary Art/South Africa at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut until September 14. More than 30 South African artists are on this survey show featuring work made from the late 60s to the present. Williamson is the subject of a solo show at Cape Town’s Iziko Slave Lodge titled There’s something I must tell you, until June 2015, as well as being included in No Fixed Abode at the New Church Museum in Tamboerskloof.

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  • A Few South Africans

    Last Supper at Manley Villa

    Other Voices, Other Cities

    Men of El Max

    Better Lives

    Truth Games

    From The Inside

    A Tale of Two Cradocks

    Pages From A Government Tourist Brochure

    The Mothers

  • Solo exhibitions

    Sue Williamson / All Our Mothers / 2013

    Sue Williamson / All Our Mothers / 2013

    Sue Williamson / Voices / 2011

    Sue Williamson / Other Voices, Other Cities / 2009

    Group exhibitions

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

    Summer Show / 2012

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

    The Marks We Make / 2010

  • Biography

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Teaching, Lectureships and Workshop

    Professional Appointments and Consultation

    Conference and Workshop Participation

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies


    Selected Articles and Reviews


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  • Videos

  • Press for Sue Williamson

    Sue Williamson / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 11 November 2014

    Artists in the firing line as they test the limits of freedom of expression by Stefanie Jason (775.9 KB)

    Sue Williamson / / 4 November 2014

    Sue Williamson's Diary by Sue Williamson (3.2 MB)

    Sue Williamson / / 3 November 2014

    Truth and Reconciliation: Sue Williamson at Frieze Masters, by Polly Brock (633.8 KB)

    Sue Williamson / Artthrob / June 2014

    Review: There's something I must tell you by Lloyd Pollack (335.8 KB)

    Sue Williamson / Contemporary Magazine / Issue 86

    Profile: Sue Williamson by Barbara Pollack (1.3 MB)

    Sue Williamson / Cape Times / 16 July 2010

    500 year time machine trip by Suzy Bell (581.3 KB)