Sue Williamson


Gallery News for Sue Williamson

Solo show by Sue Williamson at the Apartheid Museum, March – May

Sue Williamson’s solo exhibition, Can’t Remember, Can’t Forget, will be on at the George Bizos Gallery at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg (21 Match-31 May). In this exhibition Williamson presents two new videos, It’s a Pleasure to Meet You and What is this thing called freedom?, alongside a range of mixed-media work from the past three decades of her career. More information can be found at

Sue Williamson at the Birmingham Museum of Art

Sue Williamson’s Mementoes of District Six (1993) will be included in Third Space /shifting conversations about contemporary art, an upcoming exhibition at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama, curated by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. The exhibition will run from 27 January 2017 to early January 2019. Third Space brings together more than 100 works of art, primarily from the Museum’s permanent collection of contemporary art, to examine the notion of the Global South from the perspective of the American South, and to challenge visitors to see a reflection of their culture within a global context. Mementoes of District Six was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1993.

Sue Williamson in Rochechouart

From 7 July to 15 December Williamson’s work appears on the next leg of the exhibition Lucy’s Iris at the Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart in France. Twenty artists show Africa from various perspectives, looking at the role of women on the continent, addressing issues such as the environment, memory, colonial history or identity.

Sue Williamson in New York and Washington DC

Sue Williamson will present her recently published monograph Sue Williamson: Life and Work (Skira Editore, 2015), as part of the events program for the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in New York, on Sunday May 8, 4–5pm. The presentation will feature a public conversation between Williamson and the art historian and curator Chika Okeke-Agulu.

The exhibition Senses of Time: Video and Film-based Works of Africa opens at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington DC on 18 May. The show features works by six internationally recognized African artists that repeat, resist, and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward, and will include Sue Williamson’s major video installation There’s Something I Must Tell You.

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  • A Few South Africans

    Last Supper at Manley Villa

    Other Voices, Other Cities

    Men of El Max

    Better Lives

    Truth Games

    From The Inside

    A Tale of Two Cradocks

    Pages From A Government Tourist Brochure

    The Mothers

  • Solo exhibitions

    Sue Williamson / The Past Lies Ahead / 2016

    Sue Williamson / All Our Mothers / 2013

    Sue Williamson / All Our Mothers / 2013

    Sue Williamson / Voices / 2011

    Sue Williamson / Other Voices, Other Cities / 2009

    Group exhibitions

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

    Summer Show / 2012

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

    The Marks We Make / 2010

  • Biography

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Teaching, Lectureships and Workshop

    Professional Appointments and Consultation

    Conference and Workshop Participation

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies


    Selected Articles and Reviews


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  • Videos

  • Press for Sue Williamson

    Sue Williamson / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 11 November 2014

    Artists in the firing line as they test the limits of freedom of expression by Stefanie Jason (775.9 KB)

    Sue Williamson / / 4 November 2014

    Sue Williamson's Diary by Sue Williamson (3.2 MB)

    Sue Williamson / / 3 November 2014

    Truth and Reconciliation: Sue Williamson at Frieze Masters, by Polly Brock (633.8 KB)

    Sue Williamson / Artthrob / June 2014

    Review: There's something I must tell you by Lloyd Pollack (335.8 KB)

    Sue Williamson / Contemporary Magazine / Issue 86

    Profile: Sue Williamson by Barbara Pollack (1.3 MB)

    Sue Williamson / Cape Times / 16 July 2010

    500 year time machine trip by Suzy Bell (581.3 KB)

    Sue Williamson / / February 2016

    Beauty offset by stark reality, by Danny Shorkend (71 KB)