Selected Works

Haroon Gunn-Salie

Carrot and the stick, 2019

Haroon Gunn-Salie

Senzenina, 2018 Sculptural installation with sound element, 17 life-size crouching figures cast in Bronze Each figure approx: 70 x 100 cm

Haroon Gunn-Salie and Aline Xavier

Casa Aparecida, 2016 Single-Channel video 4min 16s

Haroon Gunn-Salie and Aline Xavier

Prophecy - Agridoce series, Installation, M1 casts Variable Dimensions

Haroon Gunn-Salie and Aline Xavier

Prophecy - Jeremiah, 2019 M1 reinforced with polyurethane foam

Haroon Gunn-Salie and Aline Xavier

Agridoce I, 2016 Matt Lightjet and diasec Work: 39.6 x 59.4 cm

Haroon Gunn-Salie

Kom Oor Die See, 2014 Steel Work: 24 x 238 cm

Haroon Gunn-Salie

Sunday Best (bronze), 2014 Bronze Work: 56 x 44 x 96 cm

Haroon Gunn-Salie in collaboration with James Matthews

Amongst Men, 2014 300 M1 casts with marble aggregate and fiber-glass blanket, gut and sound element Variable Dimensions

Haroon Gunn-Salie in collaboration with Fatiema Haron-Masoet

Remember - I love you, 2015 Custom blown glass and light fitting Variable Dimensions

Haroon Gunn-Salie

On the Line 1, 2016 Pair of shoes bronze plated

Haroon Gunn-Salie

Soft Vengeance (Jan van Riebeeck), 2015 Reinforced urethane


Haroon Gunn-Salie (b. 1989, Cape Town) translates community oral histories into artistic interventions and installations. His multidisciplinary practice utilises a variety of mediums, drawing focus to forms of collaboration in contemporary art based on dialogue and exchange. Gunn-Salie completed his BA Honours in sculpture at Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town in 2012, where his graduate exhibition titled Witness presented a site-specific body of work focusing on still unresolved issues of forced removals under apartheid. The artist worked with veteran residents of District Six, an area in central Cape Town where widespread forced removals occurred following the Group Areas Act of 1950.

Significant exhibitions and projects that have featured Gunn-Salie’s work include: Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist’s 89-plus project, for which he participated in the 89plus programme with Obrist at the 2014 Design Indaba in Cape Town; Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, which travelled to the Vitra Design Museum and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (2015); What Remains is Tomorrow, the South African Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia (2015); and the 19º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc Videobrasil (2015).

Gunn-Salie was placed in the top five of the Sasol new signatures competition in 2013. At the 19º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc Videobrasil in 2015 he was awarded the first ever SP-Arte/Videobrasil prize, designed to encourage and publicise the work of young artists whose lines of research focus on the debate surrounding the Global South. As part of the award, Gunn-Salie presented a solo exhibition at Galpão VB during the SP-Arte fair in São Paulo in 2016. In 2018, the artist’s work commemorating the Marikana Massacre, Senzenina, formed part of the Frieze Sculpture exhibition, London, and in the same year he was the recipient of the FNB Art Prize.

Haroon Gunn-Salie is currently based between Cape Town and Johannesburg.


Haroon Gunn Salie
In Conversation with Prof. Anitra Nettleton
August 2015
For the exhibition History After Apartheid
4 minutes 27 seconds


I've grown roses in this gard...

03 October - 30 October 2019

Acts of Reading / 2019

25 May - 13 July 2019

[South-South] Let me begin ag...

28 January - 04 March 2017

[In Context] Where We Are / 2016

29 October - 07 December 2016


Haroon Gunn-Salie's 'Senzenin...

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‘Hacer Noche’ group exhibitio...

Posted 10 November 2018

Haroon Gunn-Salie is named wi...

Posted 01 September 2018

Haroon Gunn-Salie on Frieze S...

Posted 28 June 2018


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