Selected Works

Nolan Oswald Dennis

No compensation is possible (working diagram), 2018 wallpaper, archival notes, hand drawn notes, found objects.Wallpaper, pencil drawings, chalk, found objects

Nolan Oswald Dennis

excerpt: constellations (Black Liberation Zodiac), 2017 Wall mural installation

Nolan Oswald Dennis

no conciliation is possible (compensation set), 2019 wallpaper, archival notes, hand drawn notes, found objects.

Nolan Oswald Dennis

prop. 8 [prou(k)n], 2018 Set of two drawings: graphite, washi tape, marker on butter board Work (each): 61 x 45.7 cm Frame (each): 68.5 x 53.2 cm

Nolan Oswald Dennis

prop.10 [prou(k)n], 2018 Set of two drawings: graphite, washi tape, marker on butter board

Nolan Oswald Dennis

prop.5 [prou(k)n], 2018 Set of two drawings: graphite, washi tape, marker on butter board

Nolan Oswald Dennis

after-world I (proof), 2018 Pencil and collage on paper Work: 84.1 x 59.4 cm

Nolan Oswald Dennis

after-land (broken string theory), 2018 Pencil and collage on paper Work: 84.1 x 59.4 cm

Nolan Oswald Dennis

After-Land (Fall), 2018 Ink, letratag label, silicon tube and aluminium tape on paper

Nolan Oswald Dennis

habeas viscus (systems vocabulary), 2019 13 ink, collage and annotation on paper drawings

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Polymelia (Mali / Milano), 2018 Ink and collage on paper

Nolan Oswald Dennis

working through (nand gate) , 2018 Ink, pencil painters plastic, digital print on paper

Nolan Oswald Dennis

return (mayibuye), 2018 Ink, pencil painters plastic, digital print on paper

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Another Country I, 2015 Ink on paper 29 x 21 cm

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Another Country III, 2016 Ink on paper Work: 29 x 21 cm Frame: 34 x 26 cm

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Another Country V, 2015 Ink on paper Work: 29 x 21 cm Frame: 34 x 25.5 x 3.5 cm

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Another Country VI, 2015 Ink on paper 29 x 21 cm

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Another Country VIII, 2015 Ink on paper Work: 29 x 21 cm Frame: 34 x 26 cm

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Dark Places I, 2015 Ink and collage on paper Work: 69.5 x 50 cm Frame: 81 x 61 x 4 cm

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Dark Places II, 2016 Work: 70 x 50 cm Frame: 81 x 61 x 4 cm

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Dark Places III, 2016 Ink and collage on paper Work: 71 x 50 cm Frame: 81 x 61 x 4 cm

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Other Country, 2016 Ink, collage and gaffer's tape on paper

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Aporia III, 2016 Light box (plywood, fluorescent lights, utility blanket)

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Aporia II, 2016 Light box (plywood, fluorescent, utility blanket)

Nolan Oswald Dennis

xenolith IV, 2018 Soil, steel armature, adapted globe Work: 142 x 40 x 40 cm

Nolan Oswald Dennis

xenolith V:prepositions, 2018 Soil, steel armature, soil residue sculpture: 100 x 40 x 40 cm text: 212 x 105 cm

Nolan Oswald Dennis

xenolith I, 2018 Soil, steel armature, books Work: 135 x 40 x 40 cm

Nolan Oswald Dennis

xenolith II, 2018 Soil, steel armature Work: 100 x 40 x 40 cm

Nolan Oswald Dennis

xenolith III, 2018 Soil, steel armature Work: 100 x 40 x 40 cm

Nolan Oswald Dennis

Biko / Fanon (2.0), 2019 2 receipt printers, microcontroller,

Nolan Oswald Dennis

biko.shabazz (al.ways/means), 2019 Receipt printer and microcontroller

Biography

Nolan Oswald Dennis (b. 1988, Zambia) is an interdisciplinary artist from Johannesburg, South Africa. His practice explores what he calls ‘a black consciousness of space’: the material and metaphysical conditions of decolonization.

His work questions the politics of space and time through a system-specific, rather than site-specific approach. He is concerned with the hidden structures that pre-determine the limits of our social and political imagination. Through a language of diagrams, drawings and models he explores a hidden landscape of systematic and structural conditions that organise our political sub-terrain. This sub-space is framed by systems which transverse multiple realms (technical, spiritual economic, psychological, etc) and therefore Dennis’ work can be seen as an attempt to stitch these, sometime opposed, sometimes complimentary, systems together. To read technological systems alongside spiritual systems, to combine political fictions with science fiction.

He holds a degree in Architecture from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a Masters of Science in the Art, Culture and Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Exhibitions

How To Disappear

14 March - 25 June 2020

I've grown roses in this gard...

03 October - 30 October 2019

Acts of Reading / 2019

25 May - 13 July 2019

Nolan Oswald Dennis / Options...

24 January - 09 March 2019

News

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Press

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