Selected Works

Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Lucy), 2013
Pigment ink in cotton Baryta / Pigment ink in cotton Baryta / Pigment ink on cotton Baryta
68 x 140cm
Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (James), 2013
Pigment ink in cotton Baryta / Pigment ink on cotton Baryta
68 x 140cm
Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Flora), 2013
Pigment ink in cotton Baryta / Pigment ink on cotton Baryta
68 x 140cm
Brenda, 2013
Pencil on cotton paper
Image: 71 x 70 cm Frame: 78 x 77 x 3.5 cm
Mercia, 2013
Pencil on cotton paper
Image: 40 x 47.5 cm Work: 71.5 x 70 cm Frame: 79 x 77 x 3.5 cm
Zipho, 2013
Pencil on cotton paper
Image: 40 x 47.5 cm Work: 71.5 x 70 cm Frame: 79 x 77 x 3.5 cm
Christolene, 2013
Pencil on cotton paper
Frame: 78 x 77 x 3.5 cm Image: 71 x 70 cm
Untitled 1, 2013
Softground and aquatint etching with silkscreen
P: 38 x 51cm
Untitled 2, 2013
Softground and aquatint etching with silkscreen
38 x 51cm
Bouquet III, 2007
Triptych of archival prints
3 pieces, each 26 x 130 cm
Stumbling Block, 2011
performance (documentation: time-lapse photography)

Ek is ‘n Kimberley Coloured, 2007
pigment ink on cotton Baryta
48 x 78 cm
Personal Accounts, 2013
5 channel video installation : digital video, sound

Elegy (video installation), 2019
7 Channel HD video, sound, colour
Variable Dimensions
Elegy (portraits), 2018
7 Framed diasec photographs
Variable Dimensions

Biography

Gabrielle Goliath (b. 1983, South Africa) situates her practice within contexts marked by the traces, disparities and as-of-yet unreconciled traumas of colonialism and apartheid, as well as socially entrenched structures of patriarchal power and rape-culture. Enabling opportunities for affective, relational encounters, she seeks to resist the violence through which black, brown, feminine, queer and vulnerable bodies are routinely fixed through forms of representation.

Goliath has exhibited widely, most recently in the Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev; Conversations in Gondwana, São Paulo Cultural Center, São Paulo; Kubatana – An Exhibition with Contemporary African Artists, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway; Verbo Performance Art Festival, São Paulo, and the Palais de Tokyo’s Do Disturb Festival, Paris. She has won a number of awards including a Future Generation Art Prize/Special Prize (2019), the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award (2019), as well as the Institut Français, Afrique en Créations Prize at the Bamako Biennale (2017). Her work features in numerous public and private collections, including the Tate Modern, the Iziko South African National Gallery, Johannesburg Art Gallery, and the Wits Art Museum. Goliath is currently a Ph.D. candidate with the Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.