Sue Williamson


Gallery News for Sue Williamson

Solo exhibition for Sue Williamson in India

The Shrine Empire Gallery in New Delhi presents a solo exhibition for Sue Williamson, titled Sue Williamson: Other Voices, Other Cities (1 November – 9 December). The exhibition is curated by Anushka Rajendran, and features works from Williamson’s series Other Voices, Other Cities, as well as the recent video installation It’s a pleasure to meet you. The opening of the exhibition will feature a conversation between Williamson and Delhi-based artist Sonia Kuhrana.

Sue Williamson on Parisian group exhibition celebrating women

As the first in a series of exhibitions featuring over 50 international artists, Williamson participates on a group museum show, Women House, at La Monnaie de Paris in France (19 October – 21 January). Organised in partnership with the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, the exhibition reflects on the on the daily rituals of domesticity, the home and women’s relationship with the domestic space from the 1960s until today.

Sue Williamson on Joburg Art Fair show curated by Zoe Whitley

As this year’s special guest curator of the FNB Joburg Art Fair (7 – 10 September), Dr Zoe Whitley – Research Curator at the Tate Modern in London – presents a feature exhibition, titled Truth or some other abstraction. The exhibition showcases works by artists ‘active long before 1994 … who not only share with us who they are, but in so doing allow us to see ourselves and to understand our shared histories more clearly’. Sue Williamson will be showing two works from her Museum Case series, dating from 1993. Fragments of homes and possessions picked up from the grassed-over demolition sites of District Six, Cape Town, are encapsulated in small transparent blocks. Arranged neatly on the shelves of display cases, the blocks contain silent remnants of a once vibrant community.

Sue Williamson in conversation with Homi Bhabha and Tamar Garb

Williamson takes part in a conversation with Homi Bhabha (Harvard University), one of the world’s premier post-colonial literary theorists, and Tamar Garb (University College of London) about the ongoing societal implications and impact of apartheid-era traumas. The event at the Stellenbosch University Museum (16 August), titled Art as Visual Conscience of Society, includes a screening of Williamson’s two-channel video art installation, It’s a pleasure to meet you , which forms part of her new video series, No More Fairy Tales. One of the participants in the film, Candice Mama, a young woman whose father was killed by Eugene de Kock, and who forgave de Kock and campaigned for his parole release, will make a guest appearance.

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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)