Georgina Gratrix

CURRICULUM VITAE

BIOGRAPHY

b. 1982, Mexico City, Mexico.

Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

EDUCATION

2005

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) Hons, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Town, South Africa.

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2018

Crossing Night,  A4 Foundation Artistic Residency Program, Oaxaca, Mexico

Artist in Residence, Ampersand Foundation, New York City, USA.

Discovery Prize, Art Brussels 50th Anniversary, Tour & Taxis, Brussel, Belgium.

Ampersand Fellowship Award, Ampersand Foundation, New York City, USA.

2013

Artist in Residence, Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2009

Artist in Residence, TAKT Studios, Berlin, Germany.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

2019

artmonte-carlo (SMAC Gallery), Grimaldi Forum Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

2018

Solo Presentation, UNTITLED Art Miami Beach (SMAC Gallery), Miami, Florida.

Art Brussels (SMAC Gallery), Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium.

2017

On Repeat, SMAC Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

MiArt (SMAC Gallery), Fiera Milano City, Milan, Italy.

2016

Puppy Love, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2014

Georgina Gratrix: Recent, W|E Projects, Cape Town, South Africa.

2013

Georgina Gratrix: The Berlin Paintings, Die Tankstelle in association with Nolan Judin Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

2012

My Show, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2010

Everything Ecstatic, Ten Haaf Projects, Amsterdam, Holland.

2008

Master Copy, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town, South Africa.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

2019

[upcoming] Punch, Jeffrey Dietch Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.

Art Brussels (SMAC Gallery), Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

2018

Wish You Were Here, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Everybody loves the sunshine, Plus-One Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.

PROOF, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Print Promises, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

2017

X: Part III, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

 ARTISSIMA, (SMAC Gallery), Oval Lingotto Fiere, Turin, Italy.

FNB Joburg Art Fair, (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

 X: Part I, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Cape Town Art Fair (SMAC Gallery),Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

2016

Summer Show ’16, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

 ARTISSIMA (SMAC Gallery), Oval Lingotto, Turin, Italy.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

UPSTART/STARTUP, SMAC Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Cape Town Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

2015

THERE and BACK, W|E Projects, Cape Town, South Africa.

Nandos Broken Monsters Charity Art Show, [Travelling Exhibition], The Craft + Design Institute, Cape Town; Nandos Central Head Office, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Forming Impressions: The Ghost in the Machine, Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart, curated by Marilyn Martin, New Church Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), The Avenue : V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.

2014

Dialogues with Masters: Visual Perspectives on Two Decades of Democracy, curated by Thembinkosi Goniwe, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa .

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Typography, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

MiArt (SMAC Gallery), Fiera Milano City, Milan, Italy.

PAPERWORK: An Exhibition of Contemporary South African Works on Paper, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Cape Town Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), The Pavilion – V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.

2013

Pop Goes the Revolution, New Church Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.

Gift, W|E Projects, Cape Town, South Africa.

The Xmas Show, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Back to the Future: Abstract Art in South Africa Past and Present, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Off the Press, W|E Projects, Cape Town, South Africa.

The Beautyful Ones, curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg, Nolan Judin Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

Paddle 8: Curator’s Selection: ARCOMadrid International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain.

5 Years in Print: 2008-2012, W|E Projects, Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), The Lookout – V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.

2012

Subject as Matter, curated by Penny Siopis, New Church Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.

PAINT I: Contemporary South African Painting 2002 – 2012, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Our Fathers, Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Collection 17: Modern and Contemporary South African Art, Aardklop National Festival, (SMAC Gallery), Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Collection 16, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2011

Horse, Multiple Views of a Singular Beast, curated by Ricky Burnett, CIRCA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Beguiling: The Self and The Subject, University of Cape Town (UCT) Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.

Collection 14, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

¡ALPTRAUM! [Travelling Exhibition], Transformer, Washington D.C, USA; Cell Project Space, London, UK; Deutscher Kuenstlerbund, Berlin, Germany; The Company, Los Angeles, USA; Blank projects, Cape Town, South Africa; Green Papaya Art Project & Telenobela, Manila, Philippines.

Collection 13, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2010

From Pierneef to Gugulective: an overview of South African Art from 1910 to 2010, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Monotype, Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

DIVISIONS: Aspects of South African Art 1948-2010, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Manet’s Too Tight to Mention, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town, South Africa.

2009

Holiday, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town, South Africa.

Fresh Fruits, Ten Haaf Projects, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Printing Money, The South African Print Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

VOLTA5 (WHATIFTHEWORLD), Lysbüchel, Basel, Switzerland.

Studio Visit, Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Conversations, Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Manifesto, CO-OP, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Registration, Warren Editions & João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2008

Big Wednesday, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town, South Africa.

FNB Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Fresh Meat, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town, South Africa.

2007

Finding UCT: Narratives New and Old in the UCT Permanent Collection, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Town, South Africa.

2006

All Creatures Great and Small, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town, South Africa.

Not yet Famous: Nobody Like Nothing, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town, South Africa.

PUBLICATIONS

2018

Gratrix, G | 2018, Some New Paintings By Georgina Gratrix, SMAC Art Publishing, Cape Town, South Africa.

2016

Gratrix, G | 2016, Georgina Gratrix,  SMAC Art Publishing, Cape Town, South Africa.

SELECTED PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

Walsh. D. 2018. 9 of the Most Exciting Artists to Follow from Miami Art Week 2018. Vanity Fair [online]. Available at: https://www.vanityfair. com/style/photos/2018/12/9-exciting-artists-from-miami- art-week-2018. [Accessed 17.01.19].

Corrigall, M. 2016. Art of the matter: Painting’s gone to the dogs. Times Live [online]. Available at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south- africa/2016-02-23-art-of-the-matter-paintings-gone-to-the-dogs/. [Accessed 17.01.19].

Maksimov, D. 2018. Golden Jubilee: the 50th Art Brussels. Ocula Magazine [online]. Available at: https://ocula.com/magazine/reports/golden- jubilee-the-50th-art-brussels/. [Accessed 17.01.19].

Jamal, A. 2015. Symptoms Articulated as Objects | FNB JoburgArtFair 2015. ArtAfrica Magazine. December 2015, Issue 02. Pp.144-153.

Freeman, N. 2018. Art Brussels Dares Collectors to Take Risks on Young Artists – and Succeeds. Artsy [online]. Available at: https://www. artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-art-brussels-dares-collectors- risks-young-artists-succeeds. [Accessed 17.01.19].

Dekat. 2018. Aspire Art auctions in major market breakthrough.Dekat [online]. Available at: https://dekat.co.za/aspire-art-auctions-in-major- market-breakthrough/. Oct 30, 2018. [Accessed 17.01.19].

COLLECTIONS

Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Missoni Collection, Milan, Italy.

Wiese Collection, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Kilbourn Collection, Cape Town, Johannesburg, South Africa.

University of Cape Town (UCT) Art Collection, Cape Town, South Africa.

Spier Arts Collection, Cape Town, South Africa.

Ellerman House Art Collection, Cape Town, South Africa.

Nandos Arts Collection, London, UK.