Bronwyn Katz

Bronwyn Katz is an award winning multi-disciplinary South African artist. Incorporating sculpture, installation, video and performance, Bronwyn’s practice engages with concepts of mapping, memory and language relative to land and culture. Conceptually, her works refer to the political context of their making, embodying subtle acts of resistance that draw attention to the social constructions and boundaries that continue to define those spaces. Bronwyn is also a founding member of iQhiya, an art collective and network of black women artists and cultural workers in South Africa formed in June 2015 in Cape Town.

Bronwyn completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2015, receiving the Simon Gerson Prize at the University of Cape Town for a distinctive body of work related to collective history and memory linked to the spaces and objects around them. Bronwyn has held a number of solo exhibitions and participated in several group exhibitions including:

  • The 12th Dak’Art Biennale in Senegal (2016)
  • Le jour qui vient – Galerie des Galeries in Paris (2017)
  • Tell Freedom – Kunsthal KAdE in Amersvoort (2018)
  • Sculpture – Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Port Louis in Mauritius (2018)
  • A Silent Line, Lives Here at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2018)
  • Salvaged Letter at Peres Projects in Berlin (2019)
  • Blank Projects in Cape Town (2019)
  • Là où les eaux se mêlent (Where the water mingles) (Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, 2019)
  • The Empathy Lab (Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, 2019)
  • Material Insanity – Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden in Marrakech (2019)
  • Road to the Unconscious – Peres Projects in Berlin (2019)