MARGARET COURTNEY-CLARKE

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

1971

Diploma in Photography and Art, University of KwaZulu Natal (previously Natal College), Durban, South Africa.

1974

Scuola Libera di Roma, Rome, Italy.

1978

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Photojournalism, New York University (NYU), New York City, USA.

 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2019

8th Contemporary African Photography (CAP) Prize – shortlisted, PhotoBasel International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland.

Prix Picet – Global Award in Photography & Sustainability – shortlisted, Roman Theatre in Arles, France.

 

2018

Krasznz-Krausz Book Award  – Best Photography Book Long list, CRY SADNESS INTO THE COMING RAIN, Kraszna – Krausz Foundation, London, UK.

Photo District News (PDN) Award for A Lifelong Obsession with Finding Shelter, New York City, USA.

2015

Henri Cartier-Bresson (HBC) Award  – Nomination, for her series On Borrowed Time, Fondation Catier-Bresson, Paris, France.

2002

Kodak Bronze Award, Colors of Africa, Munich, Germany.

1997

Children’s Book of Distinction, Hungry Mind Review, Saint Paul, USA.

1994

10 Best Books of the Year Award, Entertainment Weekly, Tampa, USA.

1994

Children’s Book Award, New York Public Library, New York City, USA.

10 best Books for Distinguished Achievement in Children’s Literature, New York City, USA.

Best Book Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, New York City, USA.

1993

Silver Award, Art Directors Club, New York City, USA.

1986

Gold Award, Photo Design, New York City, USA.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

2018

CRY SADNESS INTO THE COMING RAIN, curated by Prof. Nicola Brandt, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

The Fragility of Existence, P46 Gallery, Camogli, Italy.

2017

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

2009

La Ciociaria, Palazzo Comunale, Amaseno, Italy.

2008

Forty Years, Studio 77, [Travelling Exhibition], Windhoek; Woermann Haus, Swakopmund, Namibia.

2007

The Art Of African Women: Empowering Traditions [Travelling Exhibition], The African American Museum, Philadelphia, USA.

2006

Ndebele, Museo Della Terra, Latera, Italy.

2004

The Art of African Women: Empowering Traditions, [Travelling Exhibition], curated by Deborah Mack, New York State Museum, New York City; National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, USA.

2002

The Art of African Women: Empowering Traditions, [Travelling Exhibition], curated by Dr Deborah Mack, The Schomburg Centre for Research in Black Culture, New York City, USA.

2001

The Art of African Women / The Ndebele Foundation, Palazzo Comunale, Victorchiano, Italy.

2000

African Canvas / Ndebele, Omba Gallery, Windhoek, Namibia.

1997

Teatro General San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Imazighen Exhibition, Port Washington Public Library, New York City, USA.

Places in The Sand, Witkin Gallery, New York City, USA.

1996

Kofi and His Magic, Book Presentation, Witkin Gallery, New York City, USA.

Imazighen Exhibition and book presentation, Witkin Gallery, New York City, USA.

Die Berebr Frauen, Africa House, Münich, Germany.

Itinerant Exhibition in 12 Museums, curated by the Institut für Kulturaustausch, Tuebingen, Germany.

1995

Ndebele and African Canvas, Helferei Grossmünster, Zurich, Switzerland.

1994

Ndebele, La Libertà Dipinta dalle Donne, curated by Comitato Internazionale 8 Marzo Associazione, Rocca Paolina, Perugia, Italy.

1993

Ndebele, La Libertà Dipinta dalle Donne, curated by Produrre e Riprondurre, Torini, Italy.

Die Farben Afrikas, Seidlvilla, Munich, Germany.

1992

Saibu Gallery, Tokorozawa, Japan.

Sala degli Archi, Ceccano, Italy.

CIVILTA’: Femminile plurale, African Canvas, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy.

1991

African Canvas, Festa delle Donne, Rimini, Italy.

Images of Africa Festival, Copenhagen International Theatre, Arhus, Odense & Copenhagen, Denmark.

In the Room Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

Festa Nazionale de L’Unità, Bologna, Italy.

1990

Galleria Il Filo di Arianna, Bergamo, Italy. Libreria Agora Torino, Italy.

IL Diaframma, Milan, Italy.

African Canvas, The Witkin Gallery, New York City, USA.

1986

Overseas Press Club, New York City, USA.

Exhibition and Book Presentation, International Center for Photography Book Store, New York City, USA.

Ndebele, Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, Boston, USA.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

2020

[upcoming] Photo London (SMAC Gallery), Somerset House, London, UK.

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

2019

Hope, [ Prix Pictet Award Travelling Exhibition], Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; Hillside Forum; Tokyo; Zurich; Monaco; Moscow; New York City; Barcelona and Lausanne.

Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, USA.

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

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.

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

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

2017

Namibia: Art of a Young Generation, Forum Würth Rorshach, Rorshach, Switzerland.

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

Peer, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2016

NAMIBIA: Art of a Young Generation, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany; National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN), Windhoek, Namibia.

2013

Land Matters in Art, National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN), Windhoek, Namibia.

2011

Walter Van Beirendonck: Dream the World Awake, MoMu Fashion Museum of Antwerp, Belgium.

2010

Esther Mahlangu, BMW Museum, Munich, Germany.

2003

Earth, Festival Couleur Café, Brussels, Belgium.

2004

Beads for life, Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Québec, Canada.

1998

African Canvas, Lexington Children’s Museum, Lexington, USA.

Sur La Tête, Witkin Gallery, New York City, USA.

1997

African Canvas, Dimock Community Center, Boston, USA.

1996

Under 8 x 9 inches, Witkin Gallery, New York City, USA.

Der fliegende Koffer-eine Reise nach Ghana, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany.

1995

Ndebele: Volkskunst aus Südafrika, The Huberte Goote Gallery, Zug, Switzerland.

Staffs and Wands from Africa, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA.

Amandebele: Signals of Color from South Africa, Museum Het Kruithuis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Colour in Town-planning, De Kunstpaviljoens, Nieuw-Roden, Netherlands.

Ndebele, Iziko National Gallery of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa.

Der fliegende Koffer-eine Reise nach Ghana, Museums Padagogischer Dienst, Berlin, Germany.

Pottery and Architecture in West Africa, Pyynikilinna, Helsinki, Finland.

1993

I Biennale Donna Arte, Sala Amministrazione Provinciale, Frosinone, Italy.

Mostra dell’artigianato tradizionale delle Donne Ndebele, Embassy of South Africa, Rome, Italy.

1991

Encountering the Others, University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany.

ORISIRISIAll Different Kinds, The Children’s Museum, Seattle, USA.

Tableau d’Afrique, Le Centre Culturel Français de Dakar, Galerie 39, Dakar, Senegal.

Artistes Africaine, Atelier Les Almadies, Dakar, Senegal.

amaNDEBELE: Farbsignale Aus Sudafrika, Haus der Kulturen der Walt, Berlin, Germany.

1990

Beads, Department of Arts of Africa, The Americas and Oceania, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA.

Apropos Aprons, The Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of the Art, New York City, USA.

Artists Against Apartheid, Taos, New Mexico.

1988

Le Città del Mondo ed il futuro delle metropoli, XVII Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy.

1987

Chairs, Witkin Gallery, New York City, USA.

1978

Fotoreporter Donna, IF Laboratory, Palermo, Italy.

1977

Fotografi e fotografie, Galleria d’Arte Lastasia, Rome, Italy.

PUBLICATIONS

2018

 Courtney-Clarke, M. | 2018, CRY SADNESS INTO THE COMING RAIN, Foreword by David Goldblatt, Essay by Sean O’Toole, Steidl Books. Göttingen, Germany.

2003

Angelou, M. | 2003, My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me, Crown Books for Young Readers, New York City, USA.

2002

Courtney- Clarke, M. | 2002, Ndebele: The Art of an African Tribe, Thames & Hudson, London, UK.

2000

Courtney-Clarke, M. | 1997, Places in the Sand, The Monacelli Press, New York City, USA.

1999

Courtney-Clarke, M. | 1999, Maya Angelou: The Poetry of Living, Clarkson Potter, New York City, USA. /2000 VIRAGO (LITT), London, UK

1997

Courtney-Clarke, M. | 1999, Maya Angelou: The poetry of Living, VIRAGO (LITT), New York City, USA.

1996

Courtney-Clarke, M. | 1996, Imazighen: The Vanishing Traditions of Berber Women, Clarkson Potter, New York City, USA.

Angelou, M. | 1996, Kofi and His Magic, Knopf Books For Young Readers, New York City, USA.

1990

Courtney-Clarke, M. | 1990, African Canvas: The Art of West African Women, Rizzoli, New York City, USA.

1986

Courtney- Clarke, M. | 1986, Ndebele: The Art of an African Tribe, Rizzoli, New York City, USA.

1981

Courtney-Clarke, M. & Goldblatt, D. | 1981, Cape Dutch Homesteads, C. Struik Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa.

COLLECTIONS

WÜRTH Collection, Munich, Germany.

Robert Devereux Collection, The African Arts Trust, London, UK.

New York Public Library’s Schomburg Centre for Research in Black Culture, New York City, USA.

Jerry Thomas Arts, Atlanta, USA.

Hermés Collection, Paris, France.

BHP Billiton Collection, Melbourne, Australia.

Private Collections in Europe, USA & Namibia.