Selected Works

Gabrielle Goliath

This song is for..., 2019 22-channel 4K video, sound, lighting, floor cushions and vinyl text.

Gabrielle Goliath

Elegy (video installation), 2019 Seven channel HD video with sound and colour variable

Gabrielle Goliath

Personal Accounts, 2013 five channel video installation of digital video and sound

Gabrielle Goliath

Stumbling Block, 2011 performance (documentation: time-lapse photography)

Gabrielle Goliath

Berenice 10 - 28 , 2010 Pigment inks on cotton baryta

Gabrielle Goliath

Bouquet III, 2007 Triptych of archival prints

Gabrielle Goliath

Ek is ‘n Kimberley Coloured, 2007 pigment ink on cotton Baryta 48 x 78 cm


Gabrielle Goliath (b. 1983 Kimberley, South Africa) situates her practice within contexts marked by the traces, disparities and as-of-yet unreconciled traumas of colonialism and apartheid, as well as socially entrenched structures of patriarchal power and rape-culture. Enabling opportunities for affective, relational encounters, she seeks to resist the violence through which black, brown, feminine, queer and vulnerable bodies are routinely fixed through forms of representation.

Goliath has exhibited widely, most recently as part of the Future Generation Art Prize exhibition at the Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev; Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg; IZIKO Sang, Cape Town; Conversations in Gondwana, São Paulo Cultural Center, São Paulo; Kubatana – An Exhibition with Contemporary African Artists, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway; Verbo Performance Art Festival, São Paulo, and the Palais de Tokyo’s Do Disturb Festival, Paris.

Goliath has won a number of awards including the Future Generation Art Prize/Special Prize (2019), the Standard Bank Young Artist Award (2019), and the Institut Français, Afrique en Créations Prize at the Bamako Biennale (2017). Her work features in numerous public and private collections, including the Tate Modern, the Iziko South African National Gallery, Johannesburg Art Gallery, and the Wits Art Museum. Goliath is currently a Ph.D. candidate with the Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.



I've grown roses in this gard...

03 October - 30 October 2019

[In Context] Where We Are / 2016

29 October - 07 December 2016

New Revolutions: Goodman Gall...

02 June - 20 July 2016

Gabrielle Goliath / Elegy /

15 October - 24 October 2015


Gabrielle Goliath ‘This song ...

Posted 14 October 2019

Gabrielle Goliath's 'Elegy' o...

Posted 31 August 2019

Gabrielle Goliath exhibition ...

Posted 26 July 2019

Gabrielle Goliath on Future G...

Posted 06 February 2019


Gabrielle Goliath / Design In...

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Gabrielle Goliath / Whitewall...

Gabrielle Goliath / Mutual Ar...